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Friday, September 20, 2019
New Fujitsu tape measure uploads data automatically  (2019-09-19)
  Japanese technology company Fujitsu is to begin sales of a new tape-measure based device it says will allow for more efficient measurements in the apparel industry.
Vietnam garment and footwear exports rise in August  (2019-09-19)
  Vietnam's textile and apparel exports during August grew 2.2% to US$3.37bn year-on-year according to new data from customs officials.
Gerry Weber gets green light on insolvency plan   (2019-09-19)
  Insolvent German women's wear retailer Gerry Weber International has had its insolvency plan approved by the majority of its creditors.
JD Sports' Footasylum bid raises competition concerns  (2019-09-19)
  The early findings of an investigation by UK Government watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into JD Sports' proposed takeover of competitor Footasylum has raised concerns that the merger could result in a worse deal for customers, both in-store and online.
Toast launches Circle in-store clothes swap  (2019-09-19)
  UK womenswear brand Toast is launching an in-store clothes-swap initiative next month at its stores across the UK in a bid to encourage customers to embrace circularity.
Circular Fashion project drives FW brand launch  (2019-09-19)
  The Circular Fashion Fast Forward project, a partnership with the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) and circular economy business consultancy QSA Partners, has helped launch a new circular outdoor clothing brand.
The Lycra Company ramps up sustainability agenda  (2019-09-19)
  Fibre firm The Lycra Company is amplifying its Planet Agenda sustainability platform with the launch of its first branded elastane made with pre-consumer content.
Next points to price cuts in event of no-deal Brexit  (2019-09-19)
  Shares in Next Plc were down by more than 4% this-morning (19 September) after the apparel retailer maintained its full-year guidance despite a rise in both earnings and revenue for the first half, and pointed to price cuts in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Walmart revives Scoop as exclusive brand  (2019-09-18)
  Walmart is reviving the defunct Scoop brand as a private label offering, as part of efforts to expand its assortment and add more upmarket fashion to the line-up.
Quality and sustainability focus for UK Textile Forum  (2019-09-18)
  Quality, exclusivity and sustainability will be the focus for designers at next month's Textile Forum luxury fashion fabric show, with an emphasis also on UK production.
Importers warned to check origin amid tariff confusion  (2019-09-18)
  US importers are being warned to take care ensuring they understand country of origin applicable rules and verify claims made by their suppliers amid confusion surrounding the implementation of the Section 301 tariffs.
Indorama Ventures to invest US$1.5bn in recycling  (2019-09-18)
  Global chemicals and fibres producer Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) is to invest US$1.5bn in recycling as the pressure ramps up on industry to consider its environmental impact.
Pantone adds nearly 300 colours to matching system  (2019-09-18)
  Pantone has expanded its Matching System to include a further 294 trend-relevant colours allowing for more design flexibility throughout production and the supply chain.
Uniqlo and Toray team up on recycled down and fabric  (2019-09-18)
  Uniqlo-owner Fast Retailing and materials maker Toray Industries are teaming up to produce clothing made from recycled down and fabric that contains polyester fibres from recycled plastic bottles.
Schoeller unveils new range of biodegradable textiles  (2019-09-18)
  Performance fabric and textile technology specialist Schoeller Textil has introduced a new collection of biodegradable textiles, comprised of Bluesign-approved fabrics with biodegradable polyester, as part of a joint venture with Taiwan's Formosa Taffeta Company (FTC).