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Sunday, December 9, 2018
Timberland continues to accelerate sustainability efforts   (2018-12-03)
  Timberland has once again increased the use of organic, US-origin and Better Cotton in its products and continues to progress towards its 2020 sustainability goals.
Vidalia Denim to use Lubrizol sustainable stretch fibres  (2018-12-03)
  New US textile maker Vidalia Denim is moving forward on its mission to "build the most efficient and environmentally friendly denim mill in North America" by teaming up with The Lubrizol Corporation as a preferred supplier of stretch fibres in its fabrics.
USMCA signed but early NAFTA exit will create "havoc"  (2018-12-03)
  The US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) replacing the 25-year old NAFTA free trade pact has officially been signed off following almost two years of deliberations - but some industry bodies have warned terminating the original before the new version comes into play will wreak havoc.
Top stories on just-style in November...  (2018-12-03)
  Top stories on just-style in November include an interview with Pamela Mar, director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, how the US-China trade war could accelerate sourcing from Africa, and reports of poor working conditions, low wages, modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK garment industry. Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) is preparing to launch the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion' next year.
HBC completes Galeria Kaufhof and Karstadt merger   (2018-12-03)
  Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) and retail estate business Signa Holding have announced the successful completion of a deal to merge their respective retail operations and the formation of the companies' real estate joint venture.
Ethiopia project helps female garment workers guard against exploitation   (2018-11-30)
  A five-day workshop has been held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this week to train women working in the country's growing textile and garment sector on labour law in bid to help them guard against exploitation. 
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-11-30)
  Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the US-China trade war could accelerate sourcing from Africa, the Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC) says the progress reached on fire safety by the Bangladesh Accord is under "severe threat" if it closes at the end of the month, and Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to close down its Cheap Monday brand.
Hong Kong takes another step towards circularity  (2018-11-30)
  More than nine tonnes of unwanted clothing has been collected in a single month in Hong Kong as part of the territory's efforts to build a circular economy for clothing and speed up its development.
Bangladesh Accord future in doubt as hearing postponed  (2018-11-30)
  The Bangladesh High Court has postponed its hearing over the future of the Transition Accord in a move that leaves the alliance's future in doubt for another week.
Callaway Golf to acquire Jack Wolfskin for US$476m  (2018-11-30)
  Callaway Golf Company is to acquire German outdoor clothing and footwear brand Jack Wolfskin for EUR418m (US$476m) in a move that furthers Callaway's push into the premium active lifestyle category.
Australia passes Modern Slavery Act  (2018-11-30)
  Large companies in Australia will be under obligation to report their efforts to identify and mitigate human rights risks such as human trafficking and child labour in their global operations after the government passed the world's second Modern Slavery Act.
Potential impact of blockchain on world trade?  (2018-11-29)
  A new publication launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) calls for multi-stakeholder dialogue to assess the practical and legal implications of blockchain to analyse its capacity to transform world trade.
Discussion required as to whether blockchain can transform world trade  (2018-11-29)
  A new publication launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) calls for multi-stakeholder dialogue to assess the practical and legal implications of blockchain to analyse its capacity to transform world trade.
Mango digital innovation centre to support online growth  (2018-11-29)
  Spanish fashion retailer Mango says its new digital innovation centre in Barcelona will help accelerate its e-commerce and omni-channel selling, and take it closer to becoming a "digital leader" in the fashion sector.
Patagonia to donate US$10m tax break to environmental NGOs  (2018-11-29)
  Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has announced it will give away the US$10m in unplanned cash it saw as a result of what it called "last year's irresponsible tax cut" to environmental groups.

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