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Friday, March 5, 2021
Walmart backs textiles with US manufacturing investment  (2021-03-04)
  US retail giant Walmart plans to spend an additional $350 billion on products made, assembled or grown in the US over the next decade - with textiles one of the priority categories.
Coats committed to meeting green goals by 2024  (2021-03-04)
  Industrial thread maker Coats made progress on its sustainability goals in 2020, but says Covid "reshaped its strategic focus" for the year and saw its priority shift to the safety and wellbeing of employees during the pandemic.
Tommy Hilfiger debuts circular denim collection  (2021-03-04)
  Tommy Hilfiger is launching its first garments in line with its membership to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Jeans Redesign initiative which aims to help fashion brands and manufacturers transform the way they produce jeans by tackling waste, pollution, and the use of harmful practices.
Susie Mulder named Timberland global brand head  (2021-03-04)
  VF Corporation has named Nic+Zoe CEO Susie Mulder as global brand president of its Timberland business.
US could see record retail sales growth in 2021  (2021-03-04)
  The United States could potentially record retail sales growth during 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic remains the biggest challenge for the year, according to a new monthly economic review.
Jeanologia teams on female-led green laundry in India  (2021-03-04)
  Denim finishing technology specialist Jeanologia has partnered with apparel manufacturer Anish India Exports (AIE) to launch what is said to be the world's first sustainable and zero-waste garment finishing plant that is driven and managed by women. 
Jobs to go at Tu as Sainsbury's pushes Food First  (2021-03-04)
  UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's is pressing forward with plans to become a "food first" retailer, announcing a number of job cuts across other divisions including its Tu clothing arm.
Textiles and apparel boost US manufacturing growth in February  (2021-03-03)
  The textile and apparel sector helped boost US manufacturing growth in February, new data shows, with the economy notching a ninth consecutive month of growth.
Lindex ramps up focus on supplier welfare post-Covid  (2021-03-03)
  Swedish fashion chain Lindex reveals it has fallen short of its sustainability goals for 2020 as Covid-19 forced it to "pivot to more urgent priorities."
H&M to feature cactus leather in new collection  (2021-03-03)
  Swedish fashion retailer H&M is to feature cactus leather in a new collection through a partnership with Mexican leather company Desserto.
Techtextil and Texprocess Americas announce scheduling shift  (2021-03-03)
  Co-located events Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will change their event cycle and shift permanently to odd years after the 2022 editions.
Rudolf launches fluorine-free, water repellent finishes for textiles  (2021-03-03)
  German chemical company Rudolf Group has developed a new portfolio of fluorine-free, water repellent finishes for textiles and clothing.
Denim Deal engages Aware to boost traceability efforts  (2021-03-03)
  Sustainable tech firm The Movement has struck a partnership with Dutch-based multi-stakeholder initiative 'Denim Deal' to boost traceability of the latter's denim garments using its Aware technology.
Techtextil, Texprocess Americas announce scheduling shift  (2021-03-03)
  Co-located events Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas will change their event cycle and shift permanently to odd years after the 2022 editions.
BASF rolls out support scheme for sustainable cotton farmers  (2021-03-03)
  BASF has launched the e3 Sustainable Cotton Grower Fund, an effort to provide additional economic support for cotton farmers in the e3 programme who commit to growing sustainable cotton.