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Sunday, September 23, 2018
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-09-21)
  Top stories on just-style this week include President Trump' decision to move forward with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China, head of circular fashion at the C&A Foundation Douwe Jan Joustra shares his vision for circular fashion with just-style, and Gap launches a high-performance men's apparel brand that features fabrics made with renewable and recycled fibres.
Moss Bros warns on FY, books H1 loss   (2018-09-21)
  Shares in Moss Bros tumbled by more than 13% this morning (21 September) as the menswear retailer reported a loss for the first half and warned its full-year operating profit is expected to come in "materially lower" than current expectations.
PVH commits to sourcing 100% renewable electricity   (2018-09-21)
  Apparel giant PVH Corp has committed to sourcing 100% renewable electricity throughout its owned-and-operated offices, distribution centres and stores globally by 2030, with an interim goal of 50% renewable electricity by 2025.
Global growth due to slow as trade uncertainty intensifies   (2018-09-21)
  The global economic expansion appears to have peaked as the worrisome slowdown in trade growth, combined with widespread political uncertainty, take a toll on the world economy, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
ILO defends Uzbekistan cotton reporting methods  (2018-09-21)
  The International Labour Organization (ILO) says its methods for monitoring the Uzbekistan cotton harvest are "rigorous" and constantly refined and adapted after its latest report was criticised for material errors of fact and "significant" methodological flaws.
Myanmar takes new step towards decent work   (2018-09-21)
  Myanmar has agreed its first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP), which will work to promote employment, protect labour rights, improve safety at work and strengthen social dialogue in the country.
Bonobos promotes Onvural to chief executive  (2018-09-21)
  Online menswear retailer Bonobos, which was bought by US retail giant Walmart last year, has appointed Micky Onvural as its chief executive.
Primark expands sustainable cotton programme to Pakistan  (2018-09-21)
  Value fashion chain Primark has expanded its sustainable cotton programme into a second major sourcing country - Pakistan - as the company looks to build on its work to trace the raw material through every stage of the supply chain and improve the lives of farmers.
Myanmar and Turkey added to US labour exploitation list  (2018-09-20)
  The US Department of Labour (DoL) has added Burma and Turkey to the list of foreign-made apparel and footwear that it has reason to believe are produced by either child or forced labour in violation of international standards. 
Sustainable clothing brand among Asics start-ups   (2018-09-20)
  A sustainable clothing company that produces its own smart fabrics from exclusively natural and sustainable fibres such as bamboo and seaweed is among the five start-ups chosen to participate in Japanese sporting goods giant Asics' growth catalyst programme.
North Carolina ports remain closed on Florence damage  (2018-09-20)
  The North Carolina Ports Authority has warned that its Wilmington and Morehead City ports will remain closed for a further four days on the back of damage caused by Hurricane Florence.
Under Armour to slash 400 more jobs   (2018-09-20)
  Under Armour is to cut 3% of its global workforce as part of the US sportswear brand's 2018 restructuring plan in a move it says could push related expenses up to US$220m.
Burma, Turkey added to US labour exploitation list  (2018-09-20)
  The US Department of Labour (DoL) has added Burma and Turkey to the list of foreign-made apparel and footwear that it has reason to believe are produced by either child or forced labour in violation of international standards. 
Amazon in spotlight over alleged sales boost using third-party seller data  (2018-09-20)
  The EU competition watchdog is mulling a probe into the way Amazon uses data from its third-party sellers on the back of concerns it could be using it to boost its own retail sales.
EU presents World Trade Organization reform plan  (2018-09-20)
  The European Union has presented an initial set of ideas to modernise the World Trade Organization (WTO) in a move aimed at making "international trade rules fit for the challenges of a global economy".

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