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Friday, July 10, 2020
Amazon latest to join CanopyStyle initiative  (2020-07-08)
  Online retail giant Amazon has become the last firm to pledge a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for its viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.
US trade deficit in goods up 9.7% in May  (2020-07-08)
  US trade deficit in goods and services was up 9.7% in May from a month earlier as trade volumes continued on their downward trajectory due to the Covid-19 pandemic which meant many businesses were operating on a limited capacity or ceased operations completely. 
Levi Strauss rolls out support measures for struggling suppliers  (2020-07-08)
  Levi Strauss has committed to paying in full for complete and in-progress orders from its suppliers across the world and has provided access to financial support to all of its suppliers to help them weather payment delays.
Pentland to make 350 job cuts and "hibernate" Boxfresh brand  (2020-07-08)
  Pentland Brands is to make around 350 jobs cuts as part of a strategic review of the business that will see it "hibernate" the Boxfresh brand and resize its support functions.
Levi Strauss to axe 700 corporate jobs amid Q2 loss  (2020-07-08)
  Levi Strauss & Co has outlined plans to slash its corporate workforce in a move expected to generate US$100m in annualised savings as the jeans giant has swung to a loss in the second quarter.
Bangladesh highlights Covid's "devastating" impact on RMG sector  (2020-07-08)
  The prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, has said the Covid-19 pandemic has had a "devastating impact" on the country's readymade garment (RMG) sector and expressed concern over the growing level of job losses on the economy. 
Brands bail on Boohoo as it launches supplier investigation  (2020-07-08)
  A number of major online fashion retailers, including Next and Asos, have dropped the Boohoo Group's brands from their websites over claims of exploitation and unsafe conditions at one of its UK supplier factories.
Camper accelerates product development with PLM  (2020-07-07)
  Spanish footwear brand Camper has reduced product development time and boosted quality control after implementing a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.
New guidance for brands on lost worker wages and jobs  (2020-07-07)
  The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and the Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) have joined hands on new guidance for brands on how to conduct their supplier relationships during Covid-19.
Vietnam H1 footwear exports down nearly 7%  (2020-07-07)
  Vietnam saw a decline of nearly 7% in footwear exports in the first half of the year, new figures show.
Messe Frankfurt provides digital platform for exhibitors  (2020-07-07)
  Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is providing a digital platform from September 2020 to support its visitors and exhibitors.
JD Sports grows FY profits but warns on future viability  (2020-07-07)
  JD Sports Fashion Plc saw earnings and sales grow in its last financial year but has warned the future viability of the business is uncertain due to the pandemic and has called for "realism" on rents and leases as the coronavirus continues to impact trading.
Weak due diligence reporting in Dutch sustainability pact  (2020-07-07)
  The Dutch Agreement on Sustainable Garments and Textiles (AGT) has been criticised after an investigation found member affiliates failing to adequately address specific problems around human rights risks in the factories they work with.
International Labor Rights Forum and Global Labor Justice merge interests  (2020-07-07)
  The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) and Global Labor Justice (GLJ) are merging in a move aimed a providing greater strategic capacity, support, and momentum for workers.
Amazon sets up Counterfeit Crimes Unit in fakes crackdown  (2020-07-07)
  Online retail giant Amazon has established a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit in a bid to crackdown on fakes being sold on its platform. 

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