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Monday, March 25, 2019
Tajikistan eyes US$300m investment for new textile park  (2019-03-18)
  A Chinese state-owned corporation has committed to help raise US$300m to build of a new textile park in Tajikistan.
Winning ways to support organic cotton farming in Brazil  (2019-03-18)
  The C&A Foundation has named a number of innovations that it intends to support to help smallholder organic cotton farmers in Brazil to increase their overall productivity and living standards.
PrimaLoft Bio "first" insulation to support circularity  (2019-03-18)
  PrimaLoft Inc. has confirmed its PrimaLoft Bio polyester fibres supports circularity in the fashion industry after tests revealed the product is capable of being chemically recycled.
UN launches Alliance on Sustainable Fashion  (2019-03-18)
  The United Nations (UN) has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion' with the goal of creating an industry-wide push for action to reduce fashion's negative social, economic and environmental impacts.
10 new start-ups chosen to reshape fashion industry  (2019-03-18)
  Ten new start-ups focusing on innovative data management, new materials, dyeing technology, and end of use solutions are among the latest batch of innovations that will be nurtured for their potential to accelerate the shift to a circular fashion industry.
JD Sports acquires Footasylum in $119m deal  (2019-03-18)
  UK sports apparel retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc is to acquire struggling rival Footasylum in a GBP90.1m (US$119.4m) deal.
Under Armour achieves FLA accreditation  (2019-03-15)
  The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has accredited US sportswear brand Under Armour's social compliance programme in a move that confirms the company has strong policies and practices in place to set goals, monitor, and remediate problems to improve conditions for the workers within its global supply chain.
Zara to launch first customisable denim range  (2019-03-15)
  Fast fashion chain Zara, which is owned by Spanish clothing giant Inditex, has revealed plans to launch its first capsule collection of customisable denim last this month. 
US mulls changes to KORUS apparel rules of origin  (2019-03-15)
  The United States has launched a new investigation on possible modifications to some apparel and textile rules of origin in the new US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).
Primark's John Lyttle joins Boohoo as new CEO  (2019-03-15)
  The former chief operating officer at value fashion retailer Primark has today (15 March) started his new role as CEO at online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group.
US apparel retailers' February 2019 sales roundup   (2019-03-15)
  February proved a truly dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly sales, with all booking a fall in monthly comps and two announcing the end of their monthly same-store sales reports.
H&M shares down despite Q1 sales hike  (2019-03-15)
  Shares in H&M were down by almost 4% this morning (15 March) despite the Swedish fast fashion retailer reporting a double-digit rise in first-quarter sales.
Under Armour publishes list of supplier factories  (2019-03-15)
  US sportswear brand Under Armour has published a factory list representing about 90% of its production volume as part of efforts to have its social compliance programme accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2019-03-15)
  Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how Bangladesh's US$30bn clothing industry is seeking to establish a reputation for environmental excellence by investing in so-called green factories, Primark launches its first range of jeans made with 100% sustainable cotton, and the UK has set out tariffs on clothing imports in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Tunisia government-industry pact to push apparel growth  (2019-03-14)
  Tunisia's textile and garment manufacturers hope that the signing of a new public/private partnership pact with the government will enable industry to meet its full potential.

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