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Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Kevin Hall resigns as Unifi CEO  (2019-03-19)
  US yarn manufacturer Unifi has announced the departure of its CEO Kevin Hall in what it called a "mutual" agreement. 
Retailer New Look to wind down Poland operations  (2019-03-19)
  New Look has announced its Poland division has filed for insolvency, just two months after the UK fast fashion retailer wound up its operations in Belgium. 
FLA takes "significant" step on factory list disclosures  (2019-03-18)
  A move by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to require its company affiliates to publicly disclose their supplier lists is being seen as a significant development towards greater transparency and corporate accountability for garment workers' rights in global supply chains.
Brooks Running promotes Sheridan to chief operating officer  (2019-03-18)
  Performance footwear and apparel retailer Brooks Running has named Dan Sheridan as its new executive vice president, chief operating officer, with responsibilities that include leading the brand's sales, e-commerce and digital, supply chain and IT teams.
Tajikistan eyes US$300m investment for new textile park  (2019-03-18)
  A Chinese state-owned corporation has committed to help raise US$300m to build of a new textile park in Tajikistan.
Winning ways to support organic cotton farming in Brazil  (2019-03-18)
  The C&A Foundation has named a number of innovations that it intends to support to help smallholder organic cotton farmers in Brazil to increase their overall productivity and living standards.
PrimaLoft Bio "first" insulation to support circularity  (2019-03-18)
  PrimaLoft Inc. has confirmed its PrimaLoft Bio polyester fibres supports circularity in the fashion industry after tests revealed the product is capable of being chemically recycled.
UN launches Alliance on Sustainable Fashion  (2019-03-18)
  The United Nations (UN) has officially launched the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion' with the goal of creating an industry-wide push for action to reduce fashion's negative social, economic and environmental impacts.
10 new start-ups chosen to reshape fashion industry  (2019-03-18)
  Ten new start-ups focusing on innovative data management, new materials, dyeing technology, and end of use solutions are among the latest batch of innovations that will be nurtured for their potential to accelerate the shift to a circular fashion industry.
JD Sports acquires Footasylum in $119m deal  (2019-03-18)
  UK sports apparel retailer JD Sports Fashion Plc is to acquire struggling rival Footasylum in a GBP90.1m (US$119.4m) deal.
Under Armour achieves FLA accreditation  (2019-03-15)
  The Fair Labor Association (FLA) has accredited US sportswear brand Under Armour's social compliance programme in a move that confirms the company has strong policies and practices in place to set goals, monitor, and remediate problems to improve conditions for the workers within its global supply chain.
Zara to launch first customisable denim range  (2019-03-15)
  Fast fashion chain Zara, which is owned by Spanish clothing giant Inditex, has revealed plans to launch its first capsule collection of customisable denim last this month. 
US mulls changes to KORUS apparel rules of origin  (2019-03-15)
  The United States has launched a new investigation on possible modifications to some apparel and textile rules of origin in the new US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).
Primark's John Lyttle joins Boohoo as new CEO  (2019-03-15)
  The former chief operating officer at value fashion retailer Primark has today (15 March) started his new role as CEO at online fast fashion retailer Boohoo Group.
US apparel retailers' February 2019 sales roundup   (2019-03-15)
  February proved a truly dismal month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly sales, with all booking a fall in monthly comps and two announcing the end of their monthly same-store sales reports.

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