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Monday, October 26, 2020
UK-Japan trade deal to boost fashion and textiles  (2020-10-23)
  The UK has officially sealed its first post-Brexit trade deal, after signing an economic partnership agreement with Japan in a move that will cut tariffs on nearly 99% of products traded between the two countries.
Gerber to launch connected CAD to cutting room platform  (2020-10-23)
  Apparel software maker Gerber Technology is preparing to launch an end-to-end connected mass production platform that it claims will improve overall throughput by 50% and material yield by 5%.
Bealls buys Stage Stores trademarks and brands  (2020-10-23)
  Bealls Inc has acquired the intellectual property of Stage Stores with a US$7m bid that also covers the off-price department store operator's Texas distribution centre.
Global fashion resale market seen growing 20% a year  (2020-10-23)
  The share of secondhand clothing in closets is predicted to grow from 21% in 2020 to 27% in 2023 as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated mounting environmental concerns among consumers.
UK clothing sales continue to rise in September  (2020-10-23)
  UK retailers enjoyed a fifth consecutive month of sales growth in September, but while clothing sales continue to rise they are still down on their pre-pandemic level.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2020-10-23)
  Top stories on just-style this week include a decision by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to end all field-level activities in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) amid ongoing reports of forced labour abuses. H&M, Nike, and Gap are among a number of major apparel companies asked to give evidence at a UK inquiry exploring links to XUAR supply chains. Elsewhere, six factory workers have died at a garment factory in Pakistan, and a new report explains why textile waste must become the fashion industry's new raw material.
The Self-Clean Jean is Cone Denim's latest innovation  (2020-10-23)
  Cone Denim has partnered with antimicrobial solutions provider Noble Biomaterials to develop a new denim fabric using Noble's Ionic+ technology, which harnesses the power of positive ions embedded in yarn fibres to inhibit the growth of bacteria and microbes on the surface of fabric.
Gap Inc sets out plans to shake up its business  (2020-10-23)
  US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc has set out proposals to shake up its business, with a heavier focus on the Old Navy and Athleta brands and the closure of around one-third of Gap and Banana Republic stores in North America.
Haddad Brands digitalises the colour approval process  (2020-10-22)
  Children's wear manufacturer Haddad Brands is digitalising its colour approval process with the aim of reducing approval time and the possibility of errors.
New ISA TanTec unit to develop plant-based materials  (2020-10-22)
  Eco-friendly leather producer ISA TanTec has launched a division specialising in the development of new sustainable products - including materials based on mushroom, mycelium and other plant based sources.
Ralph Lauren, PVH spearhead gender parity roadmap  (2020-10-22)
  Ralph Lauren Corporation, PVH Corp and Lacoste are among the members of a new fashion industry group that has developed a roadmap to guide the sector toward making measurable progress in achieving gender parity.
Better Factories Cambodia showing real results  (2020-10-22)
  Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) says its programme is showing real results in the working conditions of garment workers but admits there is more work to be done in relation to gender differences in areas such as wages and harassment.
Gap brand mulls store closures across Europe  (2020-10-22)
  US apparel brand Gap is to pull back its store presence in Europe with the potential closure of bricks and mortar stores across the continent and the possibility of transferring some of the business to third-parties.
Better Cotton Initiative halts Xinjiang operations  (2020-10-22)
  The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is to halt all field-level activities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China, where ongoing allegations of forced labour and other human rights abuses "have contributed to an increasingly untenable operating environment."
Otabo furthers digital strategy with PLM  (2020-10-22)
  Full-service footwear and apparel manufacturer Otabo has implemented a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to help manage its growth.