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Saturday, November 28, 2020
Boohoo criticised in spoof Black Friday media campaigns  (2020-11-27)
  The UK-based online fashion brand Boohoo faces mounting criticism from campaign groups this Black Friday weekend over allegations of underpaid wages owed to workers in Leicester factories.
Arcadia on brink of administration?  (2020-11-27)
  The struggling Arcadia retail group - owner of the Topshop, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins brands - is reported to be on the brink of collapse, putting around 13,000 jobs at risk.
Crystal joins Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action  (2020-11-27)
  Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal International Group has signed the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action to commit long-term climate goals.
New guide helps retailers with chemical management  (2020-11-26)
  Non-profit Clean Production Action has published a guide for retailers wanting to address consumer and investor concerns about hazardous chemicals in products.
Egypt garment exports down 20% to September  (2020-11-26)
  Egypt's ready-made garment exports declined by nearly 20% in the first nine months of the year, but grew in the month of September, according to new figures.
New appointments to help steer growth plan at Gap  (2020-11-26)
  US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc has appointed a new head for its Banana Republic brand and created a new chief growth officer role to help execute its strategic agenda.
US could impose Vietnam 301 tariffs by January  (2020-11-26)
  Plans by the US to place new tariffs, quotas, or other restrictions on imports from Vietnam could be imposed as early as January 2021.
Adidas "coy" on Reebok sale rumours  (2020-11-26)
  Adidas has refused to be drawn into speculation it has appointed investment firm JP Morgan to weigh a sale of Reebok.
Boohoo appoints Sir Leveson to oversee supply chain revamp  (2020-11-26)
  Boohoo has appointed retired judge Sir Brian Leveson to provide independent oversight of the UK online fashion retailer's Agenda for Change programme as the company looks to drive improvement in its supply chain and business practices.
Bankruptcy court approves JCPenney property plan  (2020-11-26)
  A US bankruptcy court has approved JCPenney's plan to create separate property holding companies for its 160 of its real estate assets and all of its owned distribution centres. The so-called 'PropCos' are expected to complete the restructuring process and emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the first half of 2021.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2020-11-25)
  Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how TAL Apparel is reinventing the face mask, according to CEO Roger Lee, and how Hong Kong is evolving into a leading sourcing and digital supply-chain services hub. A project aimed at improving communication between workers and managers in Gap Inc garment supplier factories has also boosted production efficiency, and Adidas has fallen off the Dow Jones Sustainability Index after a 20-year run.
Neatsy app aims to solve online footwear fit problem  (2020-11-25)
  Start-up Neatsy AI is tackling the problem of online footwear fit with an app that makes an accurate 3D foot scan using only an iPhone.
Chinese spinner Tiancheng to trace recycled cotton  (2020-11-25)
  Chinese recycled cotton spinner Tiancheng Recycolor is teaming up with Dutch fibre solutions firm The Movement to verify its fully traceable recycled cotton yarn.
BCI trained 2.3m cotton farmers last season  (2020-11-25)
  The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says more than 2.3m cotton farmers received training on more sustainable farming practices in the 2018-19 cotton season, with participants achieving a reduction in water and pesticide use while increasing yields and profits.
Ascena Retail Group bans use of alpaca wool  (2020-11-25)
  Ascena Retail Group - owner of the Ann Taylor, Loft and Lane Bryant chains - has become the latest fashion industry player to ban the use of alpaca wool and commit to eliminating the material from its product lines going forward.