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Friday, June 22, 2018
Macy's to drive Market concept with B8ta acquisition  (2018-06-15)
  US department store retailer Macy's has taken a minority stake in software-powered retailer B8ta in a move aimed at scaling its Market@Macy's pop-up concept.
Filippa K debuts water repellent technology for clothing  (2018-06-15)
  Swedish fashion retailer Filippa K has partnered with cleantech company OrganoClick to use its water repellent technology in a range of clothing items.
Adopting automation key for Vietnam manufacturers  (2018-06-15)
  Vietnam-based garment-makers should embrace technology-driven automation to address the new realities of accelerating wage growth and the global shift towards placing smaller orders.
H&M books second straight quarter of flat sales  (2018-06-15)
  Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has booked its second straight quarter of flat sales growth as the Swedish fashion retailer battles with slowing store traffic.
Gerry Weber to rebuild business model and cut jobs  (2018-06-15)
  German fashion house Gerry Weber has initiated a new performance programme to focus on digitisation and building a leaner businesses structure that will result in up to 150 job cuts.
Nike under fire over World Cup supply deal for Iran  (2018-06-15)
  Nike has come under fire again over its role in the FIFA World Cup after the Iranian national team accused the US sporting giant of failing to provide them with football boots just days before the tournament started.
Simply Be debuts new line of sustainable jeans  (2018-06-14)
  N Brown brand Simply Be has become what is thought to be the first UK retailer to sell jeans made from a blend of cotton and recycled bottles.
Bangladesh Alliance brand group's mandate renewed  (2018-06-14)
  The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has also received a renewed mandate to carry on its health and safety work.
Canada sourcing event to showcase smart apparel  (2018-06-14)
  The new Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show is returning for a second event in August, with organisers promising the unveiling of many breakthrough technologies.
Clothing helps boost US retail sales in May  (2018-06-14)
  A rise in sales at US clothing retailers in May has helped US retail sales build on improvement seen in April, new figures show.
US university develops software for 3D knitting  (2018-06-14)
  Computer scientists at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in the US have engineered a system that is capable of translating a wide variety of 3D shapes into stitch-by-stitch instructions that can be used by computer-controlled knitting machines.
Rue21 taps Chico's exec Van Brunt as CEO  (2018-06-14)
  Rue21 has reshuffled its leadership team in a move that sees former Chico's FAS executive, Laurie Van Brunt, named president and CEO.
Polartec Power Fill insulation gets sustainable upgrade  (2018-06-14)
  Polartec says its Power Fill insulation has received a sustainable upgrade and is now made from 100% post-consumer recycled materials.
Primaloft debuts post-consumer recycled insulations  (2018-06-14)
  Insulation, fabric and yarn specialist Primaloft has debuted its first insulations made entirely from post-consumer recycled material, moving the company towards its goal of incorporating at least 50% recycled content in 90% of product by 2020.
Denim Expert latest to join Sustainable Apparel Coalition  (2018-06-14)
  Denim Expert Ltd has become what is understood to be the first Bangladeshi manufacturer to join the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).

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