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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Sustainable clothing line tackles fast fashion   (2017-05-23)
  A UK research project, designed to tackle fast fashion by creating clothing with a purposeful second life, has led to the development of a sustainable apparel line with plants and seeds pressed inside the fabric that can be planted into the ground once the garments have reached the end-of-life phase.
Asos warehouse fire hits GBP6.3m of stock  (2017-05-23)
  Online fashion giant Asos has remained tight-lipped over the degree to which the recent fire at its distribution centre in Germany has impacted its ability to fulfill orders and whether repairs will delay development of the Eurohub site, as it revealed the incident affected GBP6.5m of stock. 
US cotton industry urges continued participation in NAFTA  (2017-05-23)
  The National Cotton Council (NCC) has become the latest US industry group to come out in favour of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after President Donald Trump last week announced plans to renegotiate and modernise the pact.
India lowers textile and apparel export target to US$45bn  (2017-05-23)
  India's government is understood to have trimmed the country's textile and clothing export target to US$45bn for the current fiscal year, as Chinese demand for cotton and yarn has waned and demonetisation hit the sector.
Compression sportswear gets graphene boost from Directa Plus   (2017-05-23)
  Graphene-based product supplier Directa Plus and Italian sportswear firm Deewear have partnered on the development of the first graphene-enhanced compression sportswear.
Partnership will fight CO2 emissions in supply chains  (2017-05-23)
  The Business Environmental Performance Initiative (BEPI) has partnered with a Swiss non-profit organisation as part of a bid to further support participating companies in their efforts to measure and mitigate carbon emissions in their supply chain.
Better Work and Fair Wear Foundation join forces  (2017-05-19)
  Two initiatives aimed at improving working conditions in the garment industry are to collaborate in a bid to streamline aspects of their factory-level operations and offer new benefits to their respective business partners.
Gymboree Corp taps former Tilly's chief as CEO  (2017-05-22)
  Children's apparel retailer Gymboree Corp has named former Tilly's chief Daniel Griesemer as president and CEO.
EU hikes duty on some US women's and girls' jeans  (2017-05-23)
  The European Union (EU) has gone ahead with a ten-fold hike in duties on imports of some women's and girls' jeans from the United States.
Current fashion shopping habits are unsustainable  (2017-05-23)
  A new survey into fashion shopping habits has found that consumers no longer shop because they need something - and up to half of them buy more clothes than they need and use.
AsiaInspection expands in Mexico with Goal acquisition  (2017-05-23)
  Quality control and supplier compliance specialist AsiaInspection is expanding its footprint in Latin America with the acquisition of Goal, the Mexican provider of pre-customs clearance inspections (PEO, or Previo en Origen) services.
Global news roundup  (2017-05-22)
  The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
G-III Apparel inks DKNY deal in US and Canada   (2017-05-22)
  G-III Apparel Group has inked a multi-year licensing agreement with PVH Corp, in a move that will see the US apparel giant design and distribute menswear for the DKNY brand in the US and Canada.
Efforts still needed to strengthen workers' rights in Bangladesh   (2017-05-22)
  Representatives of the EU, US, Canada, Bangladesh and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have recognised the progress made by Bangladesh in the third annual review of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact, but reaffirmed the need to ensure workers enjoy freedom of association and collective bargaining rights.
Wage initiative is recognised by G20  (2017-05-22)
  An initiative which aims to change the way companies source garments to ensure higher wages can be paid, has been recognised by G20 Labour Ministers as an example of the essential role of social partners in reducing inequality, eliminating poverty wages and achieving sustainable wage growth.