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Wednesday, November 21, 2018
WTO members adopt roadmap to reduce trade barriers  (2018-11-19)
  World Trade Organization (WTO) members have adopted a new roadmap for reducing technical barriers to trade, having agreed on almost 30 recommendations they say will improve the way members deal with standards, regulations and trade.
India cotton sustainability 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.
Workshop to tackle child and forced labour in cotton industry  (2018-11-19)
  Stakeholders from across the cotton industry will tomorrow (20 November) convene in Brussels to discuss ways to tackle the issue of child and forced labour in cotton production.
Fashion-Enter buys Gloria Fashions in UK production boost  (2018-11-19)
  Two leading British fashion manufacturers are teaming up to offer more on-shore production, with social enterprise Fashion-Enter taking over British tailoring firm Gloria Fashions.
Adidas, M&S lead human rights benchmark, despite "concerning" overall picture   (2018-11-19)
  While most companies scored poorly on a new human rights benchmark, German sporting goods Adidas and UK retailer Marks and Spencer have once again topped the list. 
Countdown to WFSGI World Manufacturers Forum in Vietnam  (2018-11-16)
  With just three weeks to go before this year's World Manufacturers Forum (WMF), organisers have released further details of the exciting lineup of speakers who will be discussing 'Manufacturing 4.0: Steps towards a future vision.'
Canada Goose ups outlook following strong Q2  (2018-11-16)
  Canadian outdoor apparel specialist Canada Goose has revealed better-than-expected second-quarter profit and raised its outlook for the year as it looks to build on its business in China and expand domestic operations.
Instagram reveals more seamless shopping features  (2018-11-16)
  Social media platform Instagram has taken yet another step towards "seamless" shopping, launching three new features it says will provide consumers with an easier way to shop online ahead of the key holiday trading season.
Shipping giants confirm plans to form global association  (2018-11-16)
  Five of the world's largest container carriers have confirmed they are preparing to form a global association of ocean shipping lines that aims to standardise industry practices as a way of making the sector more efficient.
New ski jacket wicks away sweat with wearable tech  (2018-11-16)
  Swiss sportswear brand Kjus has launched what it claims is the world's first garment to feature an electronic, user-controlled membrane, designed to eliminate sweat simply by touching a button.
Delta Apparel taking steps to offset China tariffs  (2018-11-16)
  US activewear maker Delta Apparel is taking steps to find alternative supplies for some performance products and accessories to mitigate increased tariffs on products imported into the US from China.
European Parliament calls for Bangladesh Accord to continue  (2018-11-16)
  The European Parliament yesterday (15 November) passed a resolution urging the Bangladesh government to allow the work of the Transition Accord on Fire and Building Safety to continue beyond November this year.
Uncertainty for UK fashion and retail amid Brexit turmoil  (2018-11-16)
  The UK's fashion, textile and retail sectors have voiced concern over the continuing Brexit uncertainty following the signing of a draft withdrawal agreement between Britain and the European Union (EU).
Clothing again boosts US retail sales in October  (2018-11-15)
  Sales at US clothing stores have once again helped lift total retail sales during October, with growth continuing on its upward trajectory.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2018-11-15)
  Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the ongoing 'trade war' between the US and China could increase the number of American apparel brands shifting their sourcing away from Chinese suppliers, an interview with Pamela Mar, director of sustainability at the Fung Group, and Vietnam becoming the seventh country to ratify CPTPP - or TPP-11.

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