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Sunday, May 27, 2018
Birla Cellulose and Lenzing latest ZDHC affiliates  (2018-05-24)
  Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of Indian textile conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have committed to the to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.
Arcadia Group in FY profit slip  (2018-05-24)
  Arcadia Group, owner of the Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands, saw earnings slide last year as the retail giant struggled in what has been a challenging period for the high street.
KappAhl latest to join Sustainable Apparel Coalition  (2018-05-24)
  Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is to become a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and social responsibility across its supply chain.
Target launches new brands for Gen Z customers   (2018-05-24)
  US department store retailer Target Corp has set its sights on becoming the ultimate destination for Generation Z - a demographic expected to become the largest consumer segment over the next few years - with two exclusive new clothing lines.
Turkmenistan cotton subject to new detention order  (2018-05-24)
  US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a withhold release order against all cotton from Turkmenistan and all products produced in whole or in part with Turkmenistan cotton due to concerns it is being produced with forced labour.
Ralph Lauren beats estimates for Q4 sales  (2018-05-24)
  Ralph Lauren beat analyst forecasts for earnings and sales in the fourth quarter as the US fashion retailer benefited from an early Easter and improved pricing.
A&E develops Repreve recycled thread for footwear  (2018-05-23)
  Building on its relationship with US yarn maker Unifi, sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new eco-friendly, performance sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre and designed for use in footwear.
Isko first Turkey manufacturer to become ZDHC affiliate  (2018-05-23)
  Denim manufacturing giant Isko has become the first Turkish manufacturer to become a signatory member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.
How to speed up the product creation process  (2018-05-23)
  As brands and retailers come under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for new trends, slashing time in the development process offers the greatest potential for companies to remain competitive.
Metsa Group softwood pulp fibre plant progressing  (2018-05-23)
  Finnish forest industry products company the Metsä Group is to begin producing sustainable softwood pulp-based textile fibres through the establishment of a new innovation arm.
Brands back new bio-based fibres collaboration  (2018-05-23)
  A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.
Patented treatment makes cotton dyeing more sustainable  (2018-05-23)
  A breakthrough technology that reinvents the cotton dyeing process, making it significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly, has been named the winner of an innovation competition at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
Clarks optimistic on future despite moving to a loss  (2018-05-23)
  UK footwear manufacturer Clarks has sounded an upbeat note despite moving to a loss in its last financial year, hurt by historic losses in the US.
M&S FY profit slumps 74.8% on store closure costs  (2018-05-23)
  M&S has revealed profits slumped by almost three-quarters last year as a result of what CEO Steve Rowe called "short-term costs" as a result of its turnaround plan, including a GBP321m charge related to its store closure plan.
Morelli resigns as Stuart Weitzman creative director  (2018-05-22)
  Accessories business Tapestry, formerly known as Coach Inc, has announced the resignation of Giovanni Morelli, creative director of its Stuart Weitzman footwear brand.

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