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Friday, August 23, 2019
Renegotiate prices now to cut China tariff impact  (2019-08-19)
  Importers are being advised that they have just weeks to renegotiate prices with their vendors if they want to minimise the impact of new tariffs on imports from China.
September tariffs will hit over three-quarters of apparel, footwear imports  (2019-08-19)
  77% of all apparel, footwear, and home textile products imported to the US from China will be hit with an additional 10% tariff on 1 September, according to a new analysis.
Banana Republic to roll out rental subscription service  (2019-08-16)
  US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc's Banana Republic brand has today (16 August) announced the launch of a new online rental subscription service that provides unlimited access to its women's apparel collection. 
Ted Baker switches to Next for childrenswear   (2019-08-16)
  UK fashion and lifestyle brand Ted Baker has inked a new childrenswear licence agreement with Next Plc, replacing its current deal with Debenhams which is due to end in February. 
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2019-08-16)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a two-part series examining why and how garment factories should become retailers, a look at the innovative new concepts starting to shape next-generation fashion supply chains, and the US tariff saga continues to unravel with tariffs on some apparel and footwear items now delayed until 15 December. 
Macy's working with suppliers to mitigate tariff impact  (2019-08-15)
  US department store retailer Macy's has no plans to increase its prices on any items affected by President Trump's latest tranche of tariffs, according to CEO Jeff Gennette.
Apparel brands unite to tackle gender-based violence in Lesotho  (2019-08-15)
  Levi Strauss & Co, The Children's Place, and Kontoor Brands are launching a comprehensive pilot programme to prevent gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in garment factories in Lesotho after an investigation documented a "deeply concerning" pattern of abuse and harassment at a key suppliers in the country.
Confident consumers boost July US retail sales  (2019-08-15)
  US retail sales continued their upward trajectory in July with the results consistent with a confident consumer, new figures show, but increased trade tensions could spark a wind of caution in consumer spending in the weeks ahead.
Confident consumers buoy July US retail sales  (2019-08-15)
  US retail sales continued their upward trajectory in July with the results consistent with a confident consumer, new figures show, but increased trade tensions could spark a wind of caution in consumer spending in the weeks ahead.
US retailers warn tariffs won't help China trade talks   (2019-08-15)
  US retailers are urging the US Administration and its Chinese counterparts to reconvene for further talks on the trade relationship between the two countries - and warn tariffs and taxes on American consumers is not the right way to get the Chinese to the table.
Cambodia footwear sector could outpace clothing  (2019-08-15)
  Cambodia's footwear sector has the potential to offer more investment and production opportunities than the garment sector, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Weyco outlines plans to offset China tariff impact   (2019-08-15)
  US footwear maker Weyco says it will look to mitigate the impact of proposed tariff increases on imports from China through wholesale price hikes and cost reductions from its suppliers.
Levi Strauss, Kontoor Brands pilot to combat gender-based violence in Lesotho  (2019-08-15)
  Levi Strauss & Co, The Children's Place, and Kontoor Brands have agreed to launch a comprehensive pilot programme to prevent gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in garment factories in Lesotho after an investigation documented a "deeply concerning" pattern of abuse and harassment at a key supplier's factories in the country.
Textile start-up to scale new waste-based fibre technology  (2019-08-15)
  Textile startup Infinted Fiber Co is planning to scale up its technology that turns textile waste and other pulp-based materials into new textile fibres, following its largest single investment from Singapore based viscose specialist RGE.
Indian states sign MoU on upskilling textile workers  (2019-08-15)
  The governments of 16 Indian states have signed a memorandum of understanding with India's Ministry of Textiles aimed at upskilling textile workers.

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