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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
New Balance and Vetta praised by Fair Labor Association  (2018-11-20)
  The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has re-accredited New Balance's social compliance programme, and added fashion startup Vetta Brands to its network of accredited companies, in a move that confirms both companies have policies and practices in place to monitor and remediate labour abuses in their global supply chains.
Asos harnesses machine learning to tackle fit  (2018-11-20)
  UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has launched a new Fit Assistant tool which uses machine learning to provide sizing recommendations for customers based on previous purchases and returns.
Forever 21 under fire over wool cruelty claims  (2018-11-20)
  Forever 21 has come under fire from animal rights group PETA over a video exposé that shows sheep being mistreated on farms in Australia that reportedly supply to the US teen apparel retailer.
Bonmarche pins hopes on holiday trading season  (2018-11-20)
  Bonmarché is pinning its hopes on the key Black Friday through to Christmas trading period as the UK value women's wear retailer maintained its full-year guidance despite a drop in profit and flat sales in its first-half..
New Balance honoured for sourcing and compliance strategy  (2018-11-20)
  New Balance's social compliance programme has been re-accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) in a move that confirms the athletic footwear maker has policies and practices in place to monitor and remediate labour abuses in its global supply chain.
UN to launch Alliance on Sustainable Fashion next year  (2018-11-20)
  The United Nations (UN) is preparing to launch the UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion in March next year, in a bid to create an industry-wide push for action to reduce fashion's negative social, economic and environmental impacts - and turn it into a driver for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Rue21 names Appel CEO in another leadership shuffle  (2018-11-20)
  Fast fashion retailer Rue21 has again reshuffled its leadership team in a move that sees the company's chairman, Michael Appel, named CEO as Van Brunt departs after just five months.
Delta Galil sees bright outlook on strong Q3 sales  (2018-11-20)
  Israeli apparel major Delta Galil Industries has raised its full-year outlook, following a strong third-quarter in which successful US launches for Costco and new kids businesses helped drive a 9% increase in sales.
Applied DNA moves forward on leather traceability system  (2018-11-20)
  Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has strengthened its collaboration with Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Center to support the commercial implementation of its SigNature T-based leather traceability system.
JCrew CEO James Brett in sudden departure  (2018-11-19)
  J Crew Group has announced the sudden departure of CEO, James Brett, after less than 18 months in the post - a move described by one analyst as "worrying" as it leaves the US fashion retailer leaderless at a time when it desperately needs a focused effort to rebuild sales and reconnect with consumers.
Product Category Rules created for the apparel sector  (2018-11-19)
  Key Product Category Rules (PCR) that allow the environmental performance of natural fibre fabrics to be assessed have now been published in the International EPD System - giving apparel producers a "common language" to understand the value of sustainable products.
Can athleisure tackle the problem of fast fashion?  (2018-11-19)
  The athleisure segment has several attributes that position it well to tackle the issue of 'fast fashion', an audience at last week's Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) conference was told.
US industry voices concerns over TPLs in new USMCA  (2018-11-19)
  A hearing on the potential impact of the new US-Mexico Canada Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has heard representatives from the US apparel and textile industries voice concerns regarding tariff preference levels (TPLs), with both sides arguing they will make trading more difficult.
India cotton irrigation programme showing results  (2018-11-19)
  A cotton programme in India that enables the use of micro-irrigation technology via a community funding mechanism has been found to save farmers significant labour, money and water, a new report has found.
J Crew CEO James Brett in sudden departure  (2018-11-19)
  J Crew Group has announced the sudden departure of CEO, James Brett, after less than 18 months in the post - a move described by one analyst as "worrying" as it leaves the US fashion retailer leaderless at a time when it desperately needs a focused effort to rebuild sales and reconnect with consumers.

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