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Friday, August 7, 2020
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2020-08-07)
  Top stories this week on just-style include an interview with Senol Sankaya, CEO of Yesim Tekstil, on how the company adapted to Covid-19 and why it is optimistic going forward. US textiles and apparel sales could shrink by more than 50% this year due to the pandemic, which is the biggest concern facing today's US fashion industry executives, and digital mapping technology has tracked garment factory closures in Bangladesh since the outbreak of coronavirus.
Pilot relaunches to tackle plastic polybag waste in fashion industry  (2020-08-07)
  A pilot scheme that aims to tackle the issue of plastic polybag waste in the fashion industry has relaunched in the UK this week after coming to a pause earlier this year due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Hurley family vehicle Kandui Holdings buys footwear brand Simple  (2020-08-07)
  Kandui Holdings LLC, established by the founding family of the Hurley surfwear brand, has acquired the outstanding assets and intellectual property of footwear brand Simple from KTSimple LLC.
EU's Myanmar garment support fund pays out MMK4bn  (2020-08-07)
  Myanmar's garment workers have now received more than MMK4bn (US$2.9bn) in payments through the EU funded Myan Ku 'Quick Assistance Fund'.
Asos outlines ethical manufacturing commitments for UK brand partners  (2020-08-07)
  Brands stocked by Asos with a UK manufacturing presence have been asked by the online fashion retailer to make four new ethical manufacturing commitments as a condition to their products being sold on the company's website.
JCPenney lenders ask bidders to up offers?  (2020-08-06)
  A group of lenders managing the bankruptcy process of US retail giant JCPenney are reportedly asking interested buyers to up their bids after offers made in July were deemed too low.
Reebok puts consumers in control of footwear production  (2020-08-06)
  Global fitness brand Reebok is rolling out a new digital platform that acts to minimise waste by enabling consumers to collectively determine whether a particular footwear design should enter production.
Diesel joins the Better Cotton Initiative  (2020-08-06)
  Clothing brand Diesel has joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) as part of its commitment to source at least 50% of its cotton more responsibly by 2025.
Price pressures weigh on Lenzing H1 revenues  (2020-08-06)
  Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has seen increased price pressure on textile fibres across its range as a result of the pandemic which weighed on sales and earnings in its first-half.
Researchers produce viscose from recycled cotton  (2020-08-06)
  Researchers have discovered a technique to recycle clothing made of cotton, becoming the first to produce a viscose filament yarn made of recycled cotton.
Joules moves to FY loss on stock and pandemic issues  (2020-08-06)
  British clothing retailer Joules has booked a drop in full-year sales and moved to a loss as the pandemic and e-commerce stock availability issues over the Christmas trading period weighed on results.
Adidas moves to Q2 loss as sales slide by more than a third  (2020-08-06)
  German sportswear group Adidas has reported a loss for the second quarter as net sales tumbled by more than a third amid temporary store closures related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
ZDHC Foundation welcomes new contributor and 'friend'  (2020-08-05)
  The ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme has welcomed a chemical firm and a clothing producer as a contributor and new 'friend', respectively.
US apparel sector boosts manufacturing economy in July  (2020-08-05)
  Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector grew in July, with the apparel sector reporting growth in employment and imports, new figures show.
Adidas extends Rorsted tenure for five years  (2020-08-05)
  German sportswear group Adidas has extended the appointment of CEO Kasper Rorsted by another five years.

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