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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Kraig Biocraft a step closer to Vietnam spider silk production  (2017-03-28)
  In a step closer to beginning spider silk production in Vietnam, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories has been awarded an Investment Certificate for the production of high technology silk in the country's Quang Nam province.
Moss Bros FY earnings jump despite headwinds  (2017-03-28)
  Men's wear retailer Moss Bros Group booked higher earnings and sales in its last fiscal year, despite operating in what it says was an unforgiving and highly competitive market.
New Look owner cancels UK listing over Brexit concerns  (2017-03-28)
  Brait Societas Europaea, the South African company that owns New Look, has cancelled plans to list its shares in London as a result of concerns over the UK's decision to leave the EU.
New York garment industry gets US$51m boost  (2017-03-28)
  New York City's garment manufacturers are to get a boost thanks to a US$51.3m support package aimed at modernising and strengthening the sector.
Tom Tailor optimistic on turnaround for 2017  (2017-03-28)
  German fashion group Tom Tailor Holding has said it expects its realignment plan to have a positive impact this year, but admitted it still has "quite a way to go" as it revealed a net loss for fiscal 2016.
Apparel group Sae-A opens second school in Haiti  (2017-03-28)
  South Korea's Sae-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, has reiterated its commitment to Haiti, where it employs more than 10,000 people, by opening a second school in the country.
Sportsman's Warehouse taps Walmart exec as COO  (2017-03-28)
  US outdoor sporting goods retailer Sportsman's Warehouse has tapped former Walmart executive, Jon Barker, as president and chief operating officer, assuming responsibility for the company's supply chain.
New tool helps Adidas manage China trade  (2017-03-27)
  As part of a bid to streamline its international trade activities in China, German sportswear giant Adidas Group has invested in an automated solution to help simplify the import and export process and allow the company to respond more quickly to regulatory changes.
Hirdaramani to head WFSGI manufacturers committee  (2017-03-27)
  The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has named Rakhil Hirdaramani, owner and director of Sri Lanka based apparel manufacturing giant Hirdaramani Group, as chairman of its manufacturers committee.
Denham jeans inks China JV with Trendy International   (2017-03-27)
  As part of a bid to grow its business in Asia, Amsterdam-based jeans maker Denham Group has inked a joint venture with international fashion conglomerate Trendy International Group to distribute the Denham brand in Greater China.
Jones the Bootmaker sold to investment firm Endless  (2017-03-27)
  Endless LLP, a UK private equity investor, has acquired the business and assets of Jones the Bootmaker (Jones) in a deal reportedly worth GBP10.5m (US$13.2m).
G-III Apparel inks exclusive DKNY deal with Macy's  (2017-03-27)
  G-III Apparel Group has inked an exclusive licensing agreement with Macy's for its recently acquired DKNY brand, in a move that will see the retailer serve as the sole US department store for sales of DKNY women's apparel and accessories.
H&M Foundation selects sustainable winners for $1m grant  (2017-03-27)
  Carbon-binding nylon made from biomass and solar energy instead of oil, vegetal leather made from wine production waste, and an idea that turns cow manure into biodegradable textiles are just some of the winners named by the non-profit H&M Foundation in the second edition of its Global Change Award.
EU mulls duty hike on US women's and girls' jeans  (2017-03-27)
  The European Commission is mulling a ten-fold hike in the duty paid on imports of some women's and girls' jeans imported into the European Union from the United States.
New project to boost SMEs in China's Guangdong Province  (2017-03-27)
  A new project has been launched to improve the productivity, competiveness and sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in China's Guangdong Province that supply international brands.