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Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Asics' targets recognised by the Science Based Targets initiative  (2018-08-21)
  A series of ambitious new sustainability targets, outlined by Japanese sportswear firm Asics Corporation, have been officially approved by the Science Based Targets initiative(SBTi).
Superflex rebrands, acquires Lumo Bodytech  (2018-08-21)
  US apparel firm Superflex has rebranded as Seismic and acquired the intellectual property (IP) of Lumo Bodytech, a motion science company known for its posture-correcting and fitness devices.
Back-to-school shoppers hold out for late deals  (2018-08-21)
  As students prepared to head back to class this month, around 65% of consumers are still on the lookout for new clothing and 54% for shoes as they hold out for late deals.
Bangladesh RMG workers to get welfare aid via mobile transfer   (2018-08-21)
  Garment workers in Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance via mobile money transfer thanks to a new agreement inked by the country's Labour Welfare Foundation.
New thermal technology with activewear potential  (2018-08-21)
  Scientists in the United States have collaborated to develop a material that can dynamically regulate its thermal properties - switching back and forth between insulating and cooling - and is said to have massive potential for activewear.
New US port contract limits full automation  (2018-08-21)
  A new labour contract has been tentatively agreed that will limit full automation of terminals and equipment at East and Gulf Coast Ports in the US.
NCTO renews call for tariffs on China apparel  (2018-08-21)
  The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has reiterated its call for finished textile and apparel products to be included on the list of proposed Section 301 tariffs on $200bn in imports from China.
Vivobarefoot develops plant-based shoes   (2018-08-21)
  London-based shoe company Vivobarefoot has added plant-based footwear to its sustainable shoe offering.
Over 600 House of Fraser warehouse jobs at risk  (2018-08-21)
  The jobs of over 600 workers are at risk at two distribution centres operated by House of Fraser warehouse operator XPO Logistics amid an ongoing dispute between the two over an unpaid bill.
UK sets out strategy to become "exporting superpower"  (2018-08-21)
  The UK Government has set out plans to make Britain a "21st Century exporting superpower" through better use of overseas networks, online tools and business-to-business networking.
C&A Foundation strengthens transparency commitment  (2018-08-21)
  C&A Foundation has become the first European foundation to sign up to the Glasspockets initiative which works to champion philanthropic transparency in today's online world.
Speeding the footwear cycle is no fast-fix solution  (2018-08-21)
  Nike, Adidas and Under Armour are all on parallel missions to supercharge their supply chains through the introduction of so-called "speed" factories, but it's becoming clear that there's no quick-fix solution and the process requires a steep learning curve.
Bangladesh sets FY garment export target of $32.7bn  (2018-08-20)
  The Bangladesh Government has set its export target for the country's readymade garment sector at US$32.69bn for fiscal 2019.
Walmart completes investment in India's Flipkart  (2018-08-20)
  Retail behemoth Walmart has completed its majority stake acquisition in Indian e-commerce retail giant Flipkart Group, in a move that will allow it to support local supply chains.
UK funding to research hazardous chemicals impact  (2018-08-20)
  The UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has been awarded GBP6m (US$7.6m) to undertake research into the effects potentially hazardous chemicals used by humans are having on habitats and wildlife.