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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Clarks FY profit plunges on sterling weakness  (2017-05-22)
  UK footwear group Clarks said it made tangible progress in fiscal 2016/17, despite booking a near 50% fall in earnings due to extremely challenging trading conditions globally.
Smart factory investment fuelling productivity  (2017-05-22)
  Investment in "smart" manufacturing could fuel productivity growth of over 27% over the next five years, a new report has found, if companies make use of key technologies and continue to drive a coherent transformation with upskilling of their workforce.
Fashion industry's environmental 'pulse' scores low  (2017-05-22)
  The fashion industry has an opportunity to act differently, pursuing profit and growth while creating new value for the world economy, a new report says, and addressing an urgent need to place environmental, social and ethical improvements on management's agenda.
AMSilk names Biosteel supply chain chief   (2017-05-19)
  In a bid to further strengthen its business development unit, German biotech company AMSilk has named Dr Volker Wagner-Solbach as procurement and supply chain manager, responsible for ensuring the demand for silk biopolymers, particularly its Biosteel fibre, can be met by AMSilk's external production partners.
Rocky Brands promotes Jason Brooks to CEO  (2017-05-19)
  US apparel and footwear company Rocky Brands has promoted president of core brands, Jason Brooks, to president and CEO.
Moss Bros cautions on year ahead despite Q1 growth  (2017-05-19)
  Men's wear retailer Moss Bros Group booked higher sales in its first-quarter but saw its share price fall as it revealed lower margins and cautioned on the year ahead.
US manufacturing changes could complicate policies  (2017-05-18)
  Changes in the structure of manufacturing make it difficult to design government policies that support manufacturing-related value added and employment in the US, according to a recent report.
UK fast fashion losing speed amid "experience economy"  (2017-05-19)
  UK fashion fashion appears to be loosing speed as sales of clothing, footwear and accessories are predicted to rise by just 1.9% this year as Brits brace themselves for an expensive future.
Gap "firing on one cylinder" as Old Navy drives Q1  (2017-05-19)
  Gap Inc has progressed in the first quarter, despite what one analyst refers to as "firing on just one cylinder", as the US speciality clothing retailer's Old Navy brand helped boost sales performance.
Collaboration aims to improve garment factory working conditions  (2017-05-19)
  Two initiatives aimed at improving working conditions in the garment industry are to collaborate in a bid to streamline aspects of their factory-level operations and offer respective business partners new benefits.
US retailers renew call for border tax rejection  (2017-05-19)
  The National Retail Federation (NRF) has again made its opposition to the proposed border adjustment tax clear, calling on Congress to instead update the existing federal income tax system through comprehensive reform.
"Disastrous" Q4 as Ralph Lauren moves to a loss  (2017-05-18)
  Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted what one analyst has dubbed a "disastrous" set of results for its final quarter after the company moved to a loss in the period and sales saw a sharp double-digit decline.
US textile industry welcomes move to renegotiate NAFTA  (2017-05-19)
  The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2017-05-19)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at new smart fibre and fabric concepts on show at the Texprocess and Techtextil trade shows in Frankfurt, how the reinstatement of Sri Lanka's GSP+ duty-free trade concession will mainly benefit the country's garment export industry, Cambodia's apparel industry faces a chronic skills shortage, and Shandong Ruyi Technology Group is to invest US$410m in its first facility in North America.
Global news roundup  (2017-05-15)
  The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.

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