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Monday, May 10, 2021
Joules establishes ESG-linked financing facility  (2021-05-07)
  British lifestyle brand Joules has extended and converted its current credit facility with Barclays Bank to an Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) linked financing arrangement.
Tapestry Q3 outpaces expectations  (2021-05-07)
  Coach brand owner Tapestry Inc has returned to profit in the third quarter and outperformed its revenue outlook for the period with a 19% hike in sales.
Timberland launches first products made with Haitian cotton  (2021-05-07)
  Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is rolling out the first products made with Community Cotton fibre sourced from its supply chain in Haiti following its five-year journey to reintroduce cotton farming to the country.
Sainsbury's taps former John Lewis MD as clothing director  (2021-05-07)
  UK supermarket group Sainsbury's has named Paula Nickolds, the former managing director of John Lewis, as its new general merchandise and clothing commercial director.
Tech tax threat would "punish" US apparel companies  (2021-05-07)
  Plans by the Biden Administration to impose punitive tariffs of up to 25% on a raft of items - including textiles and clothing - imported from Australia, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom are being strongly opposed by US brands, retailers and importers.
JCPenney axes 650 jobs  (2021-05-07)
  JCPenney has reduced its workforce by about 650 positions as it continues to focus on its turnaround under new owners Simon Property Group and Brookfield Asset Management.
Sateri to acquire Funing Aoyang viscose fibre business  (2021-05-07)
  Viscose fibre producer Sateri is to acquire the viscose fibre business of Funing Aoyang Technology, in a move that will bring Sateri's total number of viscose mills in China to six and boost its annual production capacity to more than 1.8m tonnes.
Sportswear specialism and DTC drive Adidas resilience  (2021-05-07)
  Adidas's sportswear specialism has driven an impressive rebound from the impacts of Covid-19, as consumers' heightened interest in fitness and desire for comfortable apparel caused its revenue to increase by EUR887m to EUR5.27bn during Q1 FY2021.
Bangladesh workers most vulnerable to Covid-19 fallout  (2021-05-07)
  With Bangladesh's second lockdown currently underway, new research offers recommendations on how brands and supply chains should respond to ensure the well-being of workers in the country's garment industry.
Textile project to make Denmark circular frontrunner  (2021-05-07)
  Some of Denmark's largest fashion and textile players have joined forces in a new recycling technology and circular design project whose ultimate aim is to recycle all textile waste in the country.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2021-05-07)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how US apparel imports from China almost tripled in March compared to last year, and what Biden's first 100 days says about his approach to trade. Elsewhere, garment factories in Turkey can continue operating under the country's latest lockdown, and VF Corp is strengthening its engagement with Better Work.
Eurofins partners with BeVeg on vegan verification  (2021-05-06)
  Vegan verification services provider Eurofins Chem-Map has been approved with US-based company BeVeg as a robust way of verifying products, materials and chemicals as vegan.
Renewcell to work with Nouryon on sustainable textile recycling  (2021-05-06)
  Swedish textile recycling company Renewcell is to use specialty chemicals and engineering solutions from Nouryon at its new plant in Sundsvall.
Superdry FY revenues decline on Covid impact  (2021-05-06)
  UK clothing retailer Superdry returned to growth in the fourth quarter of the year booking a 0.8% increase in revenues, but the impact of Covid battered full-year revenues.
Zalando hikes FY outlook on standout Q1  (2021-05-06)
  German fashion e-tailer Zalando has upgraded its outlook for the financial year 2021 following what it called exceptionally strong and profitable growth in the first quarter, continued elevated growth levels in the second quarter, and a stable outlook for the second half of the year.