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Thursday, December 13, 2018
Vaude honoured for sustainable business management  (2018-12-12)
  German outdoor clothing company Vaude has been honoured for its sustainable business management in a move CEO Antje von Dewitz says serves to encourage other companies to join efforts in the face of major global challenges.
Lack of discounting boosts Inditex profit and sales  (2018-12-12)
  Spanish clothing giant Inditex has maintained its sales and margin guidance for the full year amid increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.
Superdry to shake up supply chain as H1 profits plunge  (2018-12-12)
  Superdry Plc. has pointed to "unseasonably warm weather" and a "lack of innovation in some core categories" for a failure to deliver on profits during the first half of 2019 but has promised it is addressing the issues, with its structure and supply chain set to undergo scrutiny in the coming months.
Bangladesh Alliance releases final factory safety report  (2018-12-12)
  The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety released its fifth and final annual report on factory safety improvements during its tenure - claiming a 93% remediation rate across factories affiliated with the programme and close to 1.6m workers trained to protect themselves in case of a fire emergency.
Dry weather hits Australia cotton and wool production  (2018-12-12)
  Dry weather conditions are expected to impact wool and cotton output in Australia for the 2018-19 period, a report from the Australian government has revealed.
EU-Japan trade agreement on track for 2019 start  (2018-12-12)
  The trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Japan is on track to enter into force in February 2019 after being approved by the European Parliament.
Major apparel brands still failing to tackle worker exploitation  (2018-12-12)
  Clothing and footwear companies are failing to tackle the exploitation of workers in their supply chains, according to a new benchmark report that measures companies' efforts to address forced labour.
What's in store at next Fashion SVP event?  (2018-12-11)
  UK apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP returns to London in the New Year with speakers including Jo Byrne, head of buying at fashion retailer New Look.
H&M presents progress on fair living wage strategy  (2018-12-11)
  Swedish apparel retailer H&M has hosted a Fair Living Wage Summit in Cambodia to update brands, academics, trade unions and representatives on its progress towards achieving fair living wages for workers in global supply chains.
What's in store at nextFashion SVP event?  (2018-12-11)
  UK apparel sourcing event Fashion SVP returns to London in the New Year with speakers including Jo Byrne, head of buying at fashion retailer New Look.
US fashion industry backs US-Japan trade agreement  (2018-12-11)
  The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has lent its support to a potential trade agreement between the US and Japan - the third-largest consumer market in the world, as well as an important sourcing destination for high-quality textiles.
Ted Baker CEO steps aside amid "serious allegations"  (2018-12-11)
  UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker has announced its chief executive, Ray Kelvin, is to take a voluntary leave of absence after the company's board learned of "further serious allegations" regarding his conduct.
Indonesia lifts restrictions on foreign investment in fabric printing  (2018-12-11)
  The Indonesian government is to relax foreign investment restrictions on a number of industry sectors - including fabric printing - in a bid to encourage exports and capital inflows.
Ascena Retail sees Q1 profit dip on fewer stores  (2018-12-11)
  US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has reported a slight dip in earnings and sales for the first quarter on the back of fewer stores as part of an ongoing optimisation programme and increased expenses.
UKFT to take over management of Textiles Scotland  (2018-12-11)
  The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is to take over the management of Textiles Scotland (STLA), the membership group for Scottish producers of fashion, accessories, interiors, and technical textiles.

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