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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Imprima strengthens US position with acquisition  (2018-02-19)
  Italian textile printing and finishing firm Imprima has strengthened its operations in the US through the acquisition of City Prints and its twin company Premier Fabrics.
SGS and CBX develop software to streamline sourcing  (2018-02-19)
  Inspection, testing and certification company SGS has joined forces with CBX Software to launch an Extended Quality and Sourcing Solution (EQSS) that aims to improve data flow along the whole supply chain and better monitor quality at all stages - from product concept to store.
Mango to roll out digital fitting rooms  (2018-02-19)
  Mango has partnered with one of the world's largest telecommunications companies, Vodafone Group, to roll out digital fitting rooms - featuring smart mirrors - to the Spanish fashion chain's top stores worldwide.
German sustainable textiles scheme aligns with SAC  (2018-02-19)
  Two sustainable textile initiatives have announced a strategic cooperation that will contribute to better working conditions and increased environmental protection across global textile supply chains.
Canada tackles responsible business conduct   (2018-02-19)
  The Government of Canada has announced two new initiatives in a bid to strengthen the country's approach to responsible business conduct for Canadian companies, including those in the garment sector, doing business and operating abroad.
Sir Philip Green in talks to sell Arcadia?  (2018-02-19)
  Sir Philip Green is understood to be considering selling all or part of his Arcadia Group empire in a move that could see the retail tycoon quit the UK high street.
Hyosung to make Vietnam global production base  (2018-02-16)
  South Korean fibre giant Hyosung is to increase its investment in Vietnam for all of its core products, including textiles, as it looks to utilise the country as a global production base.
US signals a withdrawal from NAFTA unlikely  (2018-02-16)
  The US has expressed its optimism at securing a deal for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - further evidence that a withdrawal from the trade pact is not on the horizon.
PETA blasts down standard group and withdraws support  (2018-02-16)
  Animal rights group PETA has withdrawn its support for the Textile Exchange's Responsible Down Standard (RDS) International Working Group (IWG) Charter over what it says is the group's "secrecy" and failure to protect animals.
Just 7% of Bangladesh Accord factories fully remediated  (2018-02-16)
  Many major life-threatening safety concerns still remain outstanding in too many of the factories being monitored by the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, according to its latest update.
Prime Source Forum eyes apparel sourcing issues  (2018-02-16)
  The programme for next month's Prime Source Forum apparel sourcing conference is taking shape, with speakers lined up from around the world to discuss industry issues in China, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Africa and the EU, as well as the ongong digital transformation of the fashion supply chain.
JC Penney cuts 670 jobs as it realigns supply chain   (2018-02-16)
  JC Penney is closing a large distribution centre and eight stores in a move that will impact 670 jobs as the US retail giant looks to realign its supply chain.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-02-16)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at where the world's key sources of denim fabrics are, H&M's move to shelve its digitalisation reinvestment plans, and C&A Foundation's decision to put its philanthropic work in Myanmar on hold in the wake of what it called evidence of ongoing persecution and human rights violations by the country's military against the Rohingya people.
$23m fund to invest in ethical supply chain innovations  (2018-02-15)
  A US$23m (US$32.4m) venture fund aiming to invest in ethical supply chain innovations that will enable corporations to operate more transparently and ethically around the world is being supported by brands including Disney, Walmart and C&A.
Lenzing charts new course for Tencel brand  (2018-02-15)
  Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is setting its sights on Tencel as its flagship brand for textiles, with a new strategy to  drive demand amongst retail brands and consumers.

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