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Monday, March 27, 2017
South Korea's Samil Spinning to buy Buhler Quality Yarns  (2017-03-23)
  South Korean textile firm Samil Spinning has signed a deal to acquire US speciality yarn maker Buhler Quality Yarns amid fears of trade protectionism in America.
Brand appeal drives Ted Baker FY sales up 16.4%  (2017-03-23)
  UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker hailed another "good year of progress", driven by the strength and appeal of its brand and despite what it called on-going external challenges.
Sequential Brands taps former VF Sportswear president as CEO  (2017-03-22)
  Brand management company Sequential Brands has tapped former VF Sportswear president, Karen Murray, as CEO.
Bebe Stores exploring options amid Q2 loss  (2017-03-23)
  US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has revealed it is exploring "strategic alternatives" on the back of a US$5.2m loss and a slump in sales in its second-quarter.
New molecular tagging platform tackles transparency  (2017-03-23)
  Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has unveiled a new supply chain platform to help certify the authenticity and origin of textile, apparel and footwear items.
Next books first FY profit fall in eight years  (2017-03-23)
  UK clothing retailer Next Plc has booked its first fall in annual profits in eight years and issued a caution on the year ahead amid the threat of price inflation and a shift away from spend on clothing.
Stahl to acquire BASF's Leather Chemicals business  (2017-03-23)
  Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl has inked an agreement with German chemical group BASF to acquire its Leather Chemicals assets, in move it claims accelerates the process of creating a more transparent supply chain.
Max Mara's Imax selects PLM to boost efficiencies  (2017-03-22)
  Imax, a manufacturing division of Italian luxury womenswear business Max Mara, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help reduce costs and boost time to market.
Researchers develop heart monitoring sensor for apparel  (2017-03-22)
  Researchers in the UK have developed a flexible, photonic, textile-based sensor that can be embedded into clothing to continuously monitor the wearer's heartbeat and blood flow.
Call for review of "poorly designed" conflict minerals guidance  (2017-03-22)
  US apparel and footwear companies are urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reconsider the appropriateness of its 2014 guidance on "conflict minerals" given its cost to brands and lack of impact to date.
Higher fibre prices and sales lift Lenzing FY   (2017-03-22)
  Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook for the year ahead on the back of "excellent development" in 2016, thanks to higher selling prices for all its fibre products and a better product mix.
Demand in all regions drives Nike Q3 earnings growth   (2017-03-22)
  US sporting giant Nike booked what it called a "solid" third-quarter after delivering a double-digit profit hike and witnessing demand for its namesake brand across all geographies.
Adidas mulls roll-out of in-store customisation  (2017-03-21)
  German sportswear giant Adidas has told just-style it is evaluating the results of its Storefactory research project to decide whether to roll out localised and personalised consumer experiences in its stores.
Brands urged to empower women in sub-Sahara Africa  (2017-03-22)
  Building inclusive supply chains through responsible sourcing practices, creating gender-sensitive workplaces, and investing in training and education, are some of the steps apparel brands are being urged to take in order to support women workers in sub-Saharan Africa, a new report suggests.
SCS approved for Responsible Wool Standard  (2017-03-21)
  Inspection, testing and certification company SCS Global Services (SCS) has been approved by Textile Exchange as a licensed certification body for the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS).

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