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Thursday, October 19, 2017
Patagonia helps pioneer regenerative organic certification  (2017-10-17)
  A new standard for regenerative organic agriculture, including cotton production, has been developed by a group of farmers, ranchers, non-profits, scientists, and brands - including outdoor apparel company Patagonia.
Destination Maternity eyes options to boost growth  (2017-10-17)
  Ailing US retailer Destination Maternity has seen its share price jump after revealing it is analysing potential strategic alternatives in a bid to return to profitability through streamlining and investment in e-commerce.
Asos international performance boosts record FY earnings  (2017-10-17)
  UK-based online fashion retailer Asos has increased its forecast for the year ahead on what it called "record" sales and profit figures for 2017.
Africa textile and apparel training programme kicks off  (2017-10-17)
  A specialised training programme has launched for entrepreneurs and start-ups in Africa's textile, apparel and accessories industry, as part of plans to increase the continent's competitiveness in the sector.
UK retail footfall continues downward trajectory   (2017-10-17)
  UK retail footfall dropped by more than 1% for the third consecutive time in September, an unwelcome sense of déjà vu that drove the three month rolling average down to its lowest point since August of last year.
Cambodia pushes for fabric-forward rule in RCEP talks  (2017-10-17)
  Cambodia's garment manufacturers have urged the government to push for the fabric-forward rule during negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) - a move that could hurt the sector if not included.
Burberry, Elvis & Kresse partner on leather repurpose scheme  (2017-10-17)
  Luxury UK fashion group Burberry is looking to affect "real change" in the leather goods supply chain via a partnership with Elvis & Kresse that sees the latter use Burberry's leather offcuts to reproduce homeware and accessories for sale.
H&M, Bestseller hit out at waste clothing incineration claims  (2017-10-17)
  Apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has hit back at press reports it sends "tonnes" of unused clothing to incinerators rather than recycling it, insisting this is a "rare" practice, only done in the event products do not meet the required safety regulations.
Unions to proceed in Accord case against two brands  (2017-10-17)
  Global unions have been given the green light to proceed to the next stage of arbitration in a case against two "leading fashion brands" for non-compliance with the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
Sears Canada to liquidate, all stores to close  (2017-10-16)
  Sears Canada has received court approval to proceed with a liquidation that will result in a wind-down of its business and the closure of its remaining stores.
First US hemp fibre contract signed for clothing  (2017-10-16)
  America's first contract to supply US-grown textile grade hemp for use in apparel production has been agreed with a Los Angeles-based clothing company, marking a milestone in the use of the previously outlawed fibre.
UK sportswear retailer Footasylum to list on AIM  (2017-10-16)
  UK high street sportswear chain Footasylum has confirmed its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, describing it as a "logical next step" as it looks to bolster its multi-channel presence.
Stahl steps up on sustainable leather solutions  (2017-10-16)
  Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl has opened a new Application Lab in Arzignano in Italy, and has joined forces with New Zealand's Lowe Corporation which will use the company's EasyWhite Tan tanning system.
Inditex supplier unions work to boost labour rights  (2017-10-16)
  A workshop in Vietnam has seen 33 trade union leaders from Inditex supplier garment factory unions review their network's activities for 2017, exchange best practices and set the agenda for 2018 as part of their role to implement a pledge made by the Spanish clothing giant to protect and promote labour conditions throughout its entire supply chain.
WTO members question China waste import ban  (2017-10-16)
  Five members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) have questioned China's import ban on solid waste, particularly for certain scrap materials, that could have a negative impact on the global textile recycling progress.

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