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Friday, March 23, 2018
Sensient digital inks get Eco Passport certification  (2018-03-20)
  Sensient Imaging Technologies, a division of Sensient Technologies Corporation, has been awarded the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification for its newly-released digital sublimation inks, ElvaJet Opal SC.
PTC releases latest CAD software  (2018-03-20)
  Software firm PTC has launched Creo 5.0, the latest release of its Creo 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software, which enables users to go from concept to manufacturing in one design environment.
UK retailers call for Brexit resolution on Irish border  (2018-03-20)
  UK retailers have called for further clarity on future trading across the Irish border, as Britain and the European Union (EU) agree on a Brexit transition deal.
Kelheim Fibres earns Biobased label  (2018-03-20)
  Viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has earned the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biobased Certified Biobased Product label.
House of Fraser engaging suppliers in resource efficiency  (2018-03-20)
  House of Fraser has partnered with telecommunications provider 2degrees in a move designed to drive a resource efficient supply chain by encouraging its suppliers to use a digital designed tool which enables them to more easily identify, investigate and implement resource efficiency gains across their operations.
US retailers urge Trump to reconsider China tariffs  (2018-03-20)
  Groups representing some of the largest apparel and footwear brands and retailers have written to the US Administration expressing their concern over a potential increase in tariffs on imported goods from China, which they say would hit jobs and result in higher consumer prices.
Gap aims to conserve 10bn litres of water by 2020  (2018-03-20)
  US speciality retailer Gap Inc has committed to conserve 10bn litres of water by the end of 2020 and says product innovation and efficiency improvements at fabric mills and laundries will be key to savings.
WTO urges effort to avoid escalating trade tensions  (2018-03-20)
  The World Trade Organization (WTO) has said its members need to work together to "step back from the brink" of an escalation in trade tensions in response to new US tariffs on steel and aluminium, which enter force this week.
US clothing in firing line as EU plots tariff retaliation  (2018-03-20)
  The European Union (EU) has warned it is prepared to impose temporary safeguard duties on imports of US-made apparel and textiles, as part of its response to American duties on aluminium and steel imports.
IFAI to co-host Smart Fabrics Summit  (2018-03-19)
  The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) is to co-host the Smart Fabrics Summit 2018 alongside the US Department of Commerce is to co-host the Smart Fabrics Summit 2018 in Washington next month.
Crocs loses Europe design protection for clogs  (2018-03-19)
  US footwear manufacturer Crocs Inc has lost the registered design protection for its well-known shoe in the European Union (EU).
Citi Trends names Smith permanent CEO, hails Q4  (2018-03-19)
  Citi Trends has hailed a comparable sales increase as the "highlight" of its fourth-quarter as the US value fashion retailer promoted Bruce Smith to permanent CEO.
Indorama strengthens PET position with Brazil buy  (2018-03-19)
  Thailand based chemicals, fibres and woollen yarns conglomerate Indorama Ventures Group Ltd (IVL) is to acquire the assets of M&G Polimeros Brazil, strengthening its position in the Polyethylene Terephthalate Resin (PET) market.
Adidas sells 1m ocean waste running shoes  (2018-03-19)
  German sportswear giant Adidas has surpassed its goal to create 1m pairs of its first mass production running shoe made from up-cycled marine plastic, having sold 1m shoes made out of ocean plastic last year.
London fashion hub gets a GBP2m boost  (2018-03-19)
  East London's fashion hub is to get a cash boost to the tune of almost GBP2m (US$2.8m) following a successful bid to the Mayor of London by a partnership convened by London College of Fashion and the University of the Arts London (UAL).

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