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Saturday, October 20, 2018
Wrangler to fund sustainable cotton programme for farmers  (2018-10-19)
  US jeans brand Wrangler has committed to a demonstration farm training programme to support cotton farmers dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture practices.
Perry Ellis to go private in Feldenkreis deal  (2018-10-19)
  Perry Ellis shareholders have voted in favour of an acquisition of the group led by company founder and former CEO George Feldenkreis, which will see the business taken private in a US$437m transaction.
Researchers develop AI-backed textile quality control system  (2018-10-19)
  The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has developed an intelligent fabric defect detection system that uses advanced technologies including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Deep Learning.
Steps to elevate women to top supply chain roles  (2018-10-19)
  An industry-wide organisation for senior-level women in the supply chain field has a released a 16-point agenda to help women progress to top levels of leadership in the profession.
Burberry cuts lead times with monthly product drops  (2018-10-19)
  British luxury fashion brand Burberry is to launch monthly product releases, joining a number of high-end rivals in experimenting with shorter production cycles in a bid to keep customers hooked.
Oasis and Warehouse boss to lead Fat Face  (2018-10-19)
  UK based casual clothing retailer Fat Face has named Oasis and Warehouse boss Liz Evans as its new chief executive, succeeding Anthony Thompson who is leaving the business in January after a nine-year tenure.
Caleres expands with U$360m Vionic Group acquisition   (2018-10-19)
  Global footwear retailer Caleres has acquired Vionic Group, a maker of supportive footwear and orthotic shoe inserts, for U$360m.
Lingerie firm ThirdLove makes Forbes' next $1bn startup list  (2018-10-19)
  A US online lingerie start-up known for its revolutionary approach to designing perfectly fitted bras for women of all shapes has been named to Forbes' Next Billion-Dollar Startups list for 2018.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-10-19)
  Top stories on just-style this week include H&M hitting back at claims it "unnecessarily incinerated around 100,000 pieces of clothing", a look at how nimble new players are building a smart future for fashion, and speakers at the recent Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week are optimistic at the continent's capability in the textile and apparel sector.
US fibre producers file trade petition against China, India  (2018-10-19)
  Two major US synthetic yarn producers have filed petitions alleging dumped and subsidised imports of polyester textured yarn from China and India are causing material injury to the domestic industry.
How to advance women's leadership in supply chain roles  (2018-10-19)
  Industry-wide organisation Awesome has developed an action agenda aimed at driving change to advance women's leadership with an emphasis on boosting the number of females in supply chain roles.
Buyer sought for Made-By as it enters liquidation  (2018-10-18)
  A buyer is being sought for the intellectual property assets of non-profit Made-By UK Ltd, which entered into liquidation last week.ek.
Decathlon rolls out dynamic pricing strategy in UK  (2018-10-18)
  Global sporting goods retailer Decathlon has invested in new software to drive its pricing strategy in the UK as it gears up to open more than 300 stores in the country over the next ten years.
Series of events to explore fashion's impact on ecosystems  (2018-10-18)
  Environmental not-for-profit Canopy, in partnership with The Environmental Funders Network, conservation charity Synchronicity Earth, and The Sustainable Angle, has launched a series of events that aim to highlight the threat the fashion industry poses to ecosystems and species.
Nine West files amended bankruptcy plan  (2018-10-18)
  Nine West Holdings Inc has filed an amended Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan it says will reduce the company's pre-bankruptcy debt obligations by more than US$1bn.