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Friday, March 23, 2018
15 start-ups chosen to re-think fashion industry  (2018-03-19)
  A new technology that uses apples to create a leather-like material, an ethical ratings mobile app, textiles made from kelp, and a biodegradable bio-polyester are among the innovations chosen under a new global initiative aimed at helping brands and manufacturers find more innovative and sustainable ways of producing fashion.
Concern over Myanmar labour law reform process  (2018-03-19)
  The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the Fair Labor Association (FLA) have welcomed the labour law reform process underway in Myanmar, but say it needs to lead to the implementation of laws and regulations for the country's garment and footwear sectors.
Physical and digital retail increasingly intertwined  (2018-03-19)
  Bricks and mortar stores remain a key part of the retail experience, a new study suggests, as traditional and digital continue to merge and consumers seamlessly shop across the two touchpoints.
VF to sell Nautica to Authentic Brands Group  (2018-03-19)
  US apparel giant VF Corp has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Nautica brand business to Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Juicy Couture and Jones New York.
New policies needed to reduce microfibre pollution  (2018-03-19)
  A new study says new policies and technologies to substantially reduce release of textile microfibres "are urgently needed."
Vietnam apparel sector set to reap CPTPP benefits  (2018-03-19)
  Vietnam is expected to yield comprehensive gains from the Comprehensive and Progressive Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a new report predicts, with the country's apparel sector one of the main beneficiaries.
SAC and GAFTI team up on sustainable standards  (2018-03-19)
  Two leading initiatives trying to move the apparel industry towards a single solution for compliance and sustainability are to practice what they preach by working together in a bid to reduce the time and money spent on duplicated auditing.
Credibility key to new Bangladesh safety organisation  (2018-03-16)
  Having announced it will transfer its operations to a new safety monitoring organisation before the end of the year, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has a busy nine months ahead if it is to also complete the vast majority of remediation across its affiliated factories. Yet, country director Jim Moriarty tells just-style he remains confident the total number of factories having completed their (CAPs) will reach the 500 mark within the next four to five months.
Auchan Retail chooses PLM for product development  (2018-03-16)
  Supermarket giant Auchan Retail has invested in a new PLM system to harmonise product development processes for its non-food lines - including clothing.
Free trade zones used to traffic counterfeit goods  (2018-03-16)
  Free trade zones drive foreign investment, jobs and growth - but they also unwittingly offer criminals a safe haven for trafficking counterfeit goods, which are a drain on economies and carry health and safety risks, a new report suggests.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-03-16)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a review of research that argues garment workers' health and safety is under attack everyday as a normal part of 'business as usual', Target Corp launching a denim recycling pilot with German company I:Collect (I:CO), VF Corp inking an agreement to acquire the Altra footwear brand, and Reebok unveiling the first running shoe built with its latest upper technology.
Nike CEO Parker commits to continue beyond 2020  (2018-03-16)
  In a number of executive changes announced by US sporting goods giant Nike, the company's chairman, president and CEO Mark Parker is to remain in the role beyond 2020 - while Nike brand president Trevor Edwards, who had been seen as a potential successor to Parker, is to leave the business this summer.
Euratex in strategic review with new leadership team  (2018-03-16)
  The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) is reviewing its role as the voice of the European textile and apparel industry in Brussels, and is parting company with its long-serving director general Francesco Marchi.
US to challenge India's export subsidy programmes  (2018-03-16)
  The US has requested dispute settlement consultations with the Government of India at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the country's subsidy programmes.
VF Corp creates new role of chief digital officer  (2018-03-16)
  Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation has named Velia Carboni to the new position of chief digital officer, tasked with coming up with new, innovative online shopping experiences.

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