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Friday, July 10, 2020
NRF pushes Retail's 'Big Show' to June, plans January virtual event  (2020-07-10)
  Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention and Expo, has been pushed back to June of next year with the organisation to host a virtual event in January amid health and travel concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Napapijri receives gold Cradle to Cradle certification  (2020-07-10)
  VF Corp's casualwear brand Napapijri has received gold-level certification for its Circular Series of recyclable jackets from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2020-07-09)
  Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the new normal in the apparel factory auditing process, why technology is at the heart of the industry's emergence from post-Covid lockdown, and Next and Asos are among a number of online retailers that have dropped the Boohoo Group's brands from their websites over claims of exploitation one of its UK supplier factories. Elsewhere, Brooks Brothers has become the latest company to file for bankruptcy protection.
Wrangler among six new firms to join Make Fashion Circular initiative  (2020-07-09)
  Japan's Fast Retailing Group and denim giants Wrangler and Lee are among the latest six companies to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Make Fashion Circular initiative.
H&M Foundation to support female garment workers in Bangladesh  (2020-07-09)
  H&M Foundation is to donate SEK12m (US$1.3m) to help young women and their families in and around Dhaka with emergency relief from the Covid-19 pandemic as part of a long-term project to support female garment workers in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh books 18.2% slide in FY apparel exports  (2020-07-09)
  Bangladesh has booked an 18.12% fall in readymade garment exports in the year to June 2020.
HeiQ Covid-19 antiviral tech certified safe and sustainable  (2020-07-09)
  Swiss speciality textile chemistry company HeiQ's antiviral textile technology, developed for use against the coronavirus, has been certified as safe and sustainable as all its ingredients are cosmetic grade, bio-based and recycled.
US and Kenya formally launch trade negotiations  (2020-07-09)
  The US and Kenya have formally launched trade agreement negotiations as the two countries look to deepen economic ties and complement Africa's regional economic integration efforts.
BGMEA Covid-19 field hospital to treat garment workers  (2020-07-09)
  The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has opened a 50-bed Covid-19 field hospital in Chattogram to provide free medical treatment to garment workers infected with coronavirus.
Fast Retailing 9M profit, sales slide on Covid impact  (2020-07-09)
  Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing has booked a 42.9% fall in profits for the nine months to May with sales declining 15.2% year-on-year to JPY1.54trn (US$14.3bn).
UK online clothing sales continue to fall as demand yet to return  (2020-07-09)
  The reopening of the UK high street last month appeared to have little impact on online retail sales as they spiked to a new 12-year high in June but demand for clothing failed to return with both womens and menswear hit.
Eight John Lewis stores set to permanently close  (2020-07-09)
  Eight John Lewis stores will permanently shutter as the group presses forward with a major business strategy review.
US retail imports improving but remain far below last year  (2020-07-09)
  Imports at major US retail container ports are expected to remain significantly below last year's levels into this autumn as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues.
Nextil gears up for athleisure and wellness demand   (2020-07-08)
  Leading European textile and garment group Nextil is preparing to launch new athleisure and wellness products to tap into changing consumer habits resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.
Brooks Brothers latest to file for bankruptcy  (2020-07-08)
  US men's wear retailer Brooks Brothers has become the latest company to file for bankruptcy protection after being hit by falling sales and declining demand for its business attire.