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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Downlite develops new performance down-fills   (2017-12-07)
  US-based down and feather processor Downlite, which supplies responsibly sourced performance fills to the outdoor apparel market, has developed a number of new products - including a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified re/charged down. 
Bolt Threads develops synthetic spider silk hat  (2017-12-07)
  Following its acquisition of outdoor apparel specialist Best Made Co, US-based biotechnology company Bolt Threads has unveiled the first co-created product in a move it says represents the future of apparel technology, sustainability and design.
Bagir sizes up online made-to-measure market  (2017-12-07)
  Israel-based tailored clothing maker Bagir Group is to produce made-to-measure suits and tailored garments for the online marketplace following the signing of an agreement with body measuring app Sizer.
Under Amour partners with EOS to scale 3D footwear  (2017-12-07)
  Embattled US sportswear brand Under Armour has partnered with EOS, a supplier of industrial 3D printing equipment, in a move aimed at boosting its 3D footwear business.
Little buoyancy in India's apparel industry in Q2  (2017-12-07)
  Big brands were the winners in India's apparel sector in the second quarter post GST, new figures show, but the current outlook for future business is average as the gap between large and small brands is the widest it has ever been for this period.
HBC closes US$500m Rhone Capital investment deal  (2017-12-07)
  Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has announced the closing of the previously announced US$500m equity investment by an affiliate of private equity firm Rhône Capital.
Anubha Industries to improve sustainability of entire supply chain  (2017-12-07)
  In a bid to implement a "robust" chemical management scheme and strengthen its sustainability performance, Indian denim specialist Anubha Industries Ltd has announced a strategic partnership with textile chemicals management system Bluesign Technologies.
FIT and First Insight launch first data course  (2017-12-07)
  The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has partnered with technology firm First Insight on the first-ever certification course to educate students on how to leverage predictive analytics in the design and merchandising of new products.
US and Egypt discuss expanding trade  (2017-12-07)
  The US has met with officials in Egypt to provide an update on President Donald Trump's administration priorities on trade, including those related to apparel - a dominant import for the US from the country.
Walmart changes legal name to reflect retail strategy  (2017-12-07)
  Reflecting its growing status as an omni-channel retailer, US retail giant Walmart is to change its legal name from Wal-Mart Stores, Inc to Walmart Inc in the New Year.
Lululemon stock jumps on Q3 sales growth  (2017-12-07)
  Lululemon Athletica has upped its full-year guidance sending the yogawear retailer's stocks climbing in after-hours trading thanks to higher sales in its third-quarter.
UV exposure affects tenacity of polyester fibres  (2017-12-06)
  Continued exposure to UV light can lower the tenacity of some polyester fibres by up to 42%, new research has shown.
Centric transforms sell-in process with mobile apps  (2017-12-06)
  Centric Software has released a new Showroom solution suite for retail sell-in and collection management, designed to help brands and retailers speed up the sales cycle and reduce order error rate by making the showroom and collection presentation process real-time.
Spreadshirt adds 45 digital direct printing machines  (2017-12-06)
  The print on-demand e-commerce platform Spreadshirt has invested $1.4m in 45 Brother GTX digital direct printing machines to meet holiday production spikes.
Hologenix taps former Converse boss Calhoun as CEO   (2017-12-06)
  Hologenix, the manufacturer of Celliant technology, has appointed former Converse CEO Jim Calhoun to the helm, replacing co-founder, Seth Casden.

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