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Thursday, August 24, 2017
China and Cuba explore silk farming opportunities  (2017-08-21)
  Representatives from the silk industries in China and Cuba have met to discuss ways to expand silk production in Cuba and explore a growth area for both countries.
'Made In China' clothes could come from North Korea  (2017-08-21)
  Clothing imported by major apparel retailers and brands with 'Made in China' labels could have been made by low-paid garment workers in North Korea, an investigation suggests.
Callaway Golf buys TravisMathew for US$125.5m  (2017-08-21)
  Callaway Golf Company has completed its acquisition of golf and lifestyle apparel company TravisMathew LLC for US$125.5m in an all-cash transaction.
Uniqlo workers in Canada complain of unfair conditions  (2017-08-21)
  Uniqlo employees in Canada have filed an application with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) to form a union after complaining of stressful and unfair working conditions at the company's Toronto Eaton Centre store.
UK retail sales subdued in July as spend stagnates  (2017-08-21)
  July failed to continue June's strong sales momentum as volumes softened during the month offering a mixed picture for retailers as consumer spending on the high street remained relatively stagnant.
Retailers must unite all channels or lose sales  (2017-08-21)
  Retailers are being urged to unite their online and in-store shopping experiences as research suggests more consumers are using the internet to research an item before heading into a store to purchase it.
New solution for 'smart' NFC apparel hang-tags  (2017-08-21)
  An integrated solution for 'smart' NFC (near field communication) apparel hang-tags that provide brands with a new way to engage directly with shoppers and customers through a smartphone has just been launched.
Classic Fashion Apparel selects planning tool to support growth  (2017-08-21)
  The Middle East's largest apparel manufacturer, Classic Fashion Apparel industry Ltd Co, is implementing Fast React's Evolve manufacturing planning and control solution to streamline planning processes, increase efficiency and boost speed to market.
Asos, Adidas, M&S support Australia Modern Slavery Act  (2017-08-21)
  Asos, M&S and Adidas have joined a raft of brands and retailers supporting the Australian government's crackdown on modern slavery in supply chains.
Speed and convenience more important than brand  (2017-08-21)
  Brand loyalty is tumbling as consumers prioritise speed, innovation and convenience when they shop, a new study has found.
TPP11 members commit to moving forward quickly  (2017-08-21)
  New Zealand is hopeful a TPP11 - Trans Pacific Partnership without the US - will get the green light in November after it formally approved a negotiating mandate for the countries remaining in the deal.
Pakistan textile city project set to be wound up  (2017-08-21)
  In a move that will disappoint many textile manufacturers and exporters, the government of Pakistan has decided to abandon its plans to build a Pakistan Textile City near Karachi.
David Hagglund new Topshop/Topman creative chief   (2017-08-21)
  Arcadia Group has appointed David Hagglund to the newly-created position of creative director for both Topshop and Topman.
Bangladesh factory workers injured in Haesong dispute  (2017-08-18)
  Calls have gone out for the arrest of the owner of the Haesong Corporation BD Ltd garment factory in Bangladesh, after workers taking part in a peaceful protest over unpaid wages were attacked.
Millennials drive change in HanesBrands intimate apparel  (2017-08-18)
  Apparel giant HanesBrands is changing how it meets the needs of full-figure/plus-size consumers with the launch of new lingerie lines under its Maidenform and Playtex brands "for women who love their curves."

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