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US group raises concerns over Bangladesh worker issues  (2019-05-24)
  A group representing US apparel retailers, brands and importers has written to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh to warn that growth in the country's ready-made garment industry is threatened by the government's response to this year's minimum wage protests and a wavering commitment to the future of worker safety.
Turkey loses US GSP preferential trade status  (2019-05-24)
  The United States has terminated Turkey's designation as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme.
Deckers Brands FY sales pass $2bn milestone  (2019-05-24)
  US apparel and footwear group Deckers Brands passed the US$2bn revenue mark for the first time in fiscal 2019, thanks in part to surging sales of its Hoka One One running shoes brand.
New blockchain solution to trace viscose rayon production  (2019-05-24)
  Asia Pacific Rayon (APR), a vertically integrated producer of viscose rayon, has launched a mobile app for its 'Follow Our Fibre' initiative which will provide traceability and transparency over its production value chain from seed to fibre. 
H&M uses consumer data to launch custom collection  (2019-05-24)
  Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has harnessed specially collected data to launch a new custom-made collection for customers in Berlin, Germany. 
Mothercare widens FY loss amid sourcing overhaul  (2019-05-24)
  Losses have continued to mount at UK-based mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare amid declining sales and costs incurred during major restructuring activity.
Inditex to promote Carlos Crespo to CEO  (2019-05-24)
  Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, is to promote its chief operating officer Carlos Crespo to the role of chief executive, helping to move the company towards its digital and sustainability goals.
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2019-05-23)
  Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the potential for additional tariffs on US apparel and footwear imports from China poses a threat to retail profitability, Arcadia Group has unveiled a rescue plan that will see the closure of 23 stores, and Kontoor Brands begins trading as an independent company following its spinoff from VF Corporation.
Huijie Group adopts PLM for digital development  (2019-05-23)
  Chinese intimate apparel company Shenzhen Huijie Group (Huijie) has implemented a new PLM system to help build a digital platform for its Langerie underwear brand.
New coat hanger recycling service launches in UK  (2019-05-23)
  Recycling company First Mile has launched a new coat hanger recycling service aimed at tackling the millions of hangers that end up in UK landfill sites every year - with the UK operations of major fashion retailer Inditex (including Zara) already signed up.
Kontoor Brands begins trading following VF spinoff  (2019-05-23)
  Kontoor Brands has completed its separation from VF Corporation and is now a global, independent, publicly traded company that will trading today (23 May) on the New York Stock Exchange.
Industry-wide audit framework to launch in India  (2019-05-23)
  An initiative that aims to eliminate audit fatigue by replacing current proprietary tools with a single framework for social and labour compliance is to launch operations in India as well as China, Sri Lanka and Taiwan later this month.
Arcadia Group CVA to close 23 stores - but is it enough?  (2019-05-23)
  Retailer Arcadia Group, owner of the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge, Burton and Dorothy Perkins chains, has today (23 May) announced plans for a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) that will see the company shutter 23 of its stores in the UK and Ireland. 
Adidas teams with Parley for the Oceans on new Alphaedge 4D  (2019-05-22)
  Adidas has launched three new iterations of its Alphaedge 4D running shoe - including a new Parley for the Oceans edition made with upcycled ocean plastic -  featuring the Adidas 4D midsole developed in partnership with technology company Carbon.
Instagram Shopping a platform for impulse purchases  (2019-05-22)
  Clothing retailers stand to benefit from a new tool developed by Instagram that makes it easier to shop on the platform by translating social media views to sales.

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