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Sunday, July 15, 2018
Bangladesh FY garment exports beat target  (2018-07-13)
  Bangladesh saw readymade garment exports grow nearly 9% in its last fiscal year, boosting overall exports for the country.
Fast Retailing earnings up on strong Uniqlo sales  (2018-07-13)
  Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing saw both earnings and sales rise in the first nine months of the year, boosted by a strong result from the company's Uniqlo operations at home and abroad.
US looks to "move quickly" on Africa trade deal  (2018-07-13)
  The US has said the Trump administration intends to move quickly to begin negotiating a model free trade agreement that could be extended to multiple African countries.
Threat to apparel could escalate amid tariff spat  (2018-07-13)
  The threat to apparel and footwear could escalate beyond the incremental US$200bn tariffs announced by the US administration this week, according to analysts, with Chinese disruption of the retail supply chain within China and a boycotting of US brands all likely scenarios.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-07-13)
  Top stories this week on just-style include the US's new tariffs on Chinese imports, a look at how sourcing recycled post-consumer textile fibres is the most challenging action point for clothing brands, and how suppliers are affected when a retailer goes bust and what they need to do in such a situation.
Kraig Biocraft signs MoUs for Vietnam silk production  (2018-07-13)
  Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the developer of spider silk-based fibres, has signed three agreements with farming cooperatives in Vietnam to produce the mulberry necessary to support its production in the country.
US apparel retailers' June 2018 sales roundup  (2018-07-13)
  June proved to be a positive month for US retail as good weather boosted sales and global trade tensions failed to hit spending. Yet for the handful of apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales, it was a mixed bag of results. 
US and Philippines renew trade agreement talks  (2018-07-12)
  The Philippines and the US have renewed their interest in exploring a possible free trade agreement in a bid to further deepen bilateral economic cooperation between the two countries.
US retailers welcome Senate warning shot on tariffs  (2018-07-12)
  US retailers have applauded a mild rebuke by the Senate to President Donald Trump's tariff policy after a non-binding motion was passed giving Congress a role in his decisions to impose tariffs for national security reasons.
Applied DNA partners on supply chain traceability  (2018-07-12)
  Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) is joining hands with global safety science organisation UL in a strategic partnership it says will lay the foundation for a "significant" new development in product authentication and supply chain traceability.
Asos blames infrastructure investment for sales slowdown  (2018-07-12)
  Asos has blamed investment in a number of key infrastructure projects in the US and Europe for a slowdown in sales in its last quarter as the online fashion retailer lowered its guidance for the full year.
Greenpeace Detox signatories making "significant" progress  (2018-07-12)
  Environmental activist group Greenpeace says the fashion companies signed up to its Detox campaign have made "significant" progress in removing hazardous chemicals in supply chains in the seven years since its inception.
Higg Index to boost Vietnam garment sector  (2018-07-11)
  The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and Hong Kong-based garment firm TAL Group are to introduce the Higg Index in the country's textile and garment industry.
Uncertain trade policies muddy global cotton market  (2018-07-11)
  A combination of factors has muddied the waters of the global cotton market, at least in the short term, new figures show.
London sourcing event explores sustainable denim  (2018-07-11)
  London-based sourcing and manufacturing show Pure Origin is to launch a new denim area at this month's event, with a focus on the alternative ways to make denim more sustainable