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Thursday, May 24, 2018
A&E develops Repreve recycled thread for footwear  (2018-05-23)
  Building on its relationship with US yarn maker Unifi, sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new eco-friendly, performance sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre and designed for use in footwear.
Isko first Turkey manufacturer to become ZDHC affiliate  (2018-05-23)
  Denim manufacturing giant Isko has become the first Turkish manufacturer to become a signatory member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.
How to speed up the product creation process  (2018-05-23)
  As brands and retailers come under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for new trends, slashing time in the development process offers the greatest potential for companies to remain competitive.
Metsa Group softwood pulp fibre plant progressing  (2018-05-23)
  Finnish forest industry products company the Metsä Group is to begin producing sustainable softwood pulp-based textile fibres through the establishment of a new innovation arm.
Brands back new bio-based fibres collaboration  (2018-05-23)
  A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.
Patented treatment makes cotton dyeing more sustainable  (2018-05-23)
  A breakthrough technology that reinvents the cotton dyeing process, making it significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly, has been named the winner of an innovation competition at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.
Clarks optimistic on future despite moving to a loss  (2018-05-23)
  UK footwear manufacturer Clarks has sounded an upbeat note despite moving to a loss in its last financial year, hurt by historic losses in the US.
M&S FY profit slumps 74.8% on store closure costs  (2018-05-23)
  M&S has revealed profits slumped by almost three-quarters last year as a result of what CEO Steve Rowe called "short-term costs" as a result of its turnaround plan, including a GBP321m charge related to its store closure plan.
Lenzing redefined as speciality industrial brand  (2018-05-22)
  Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has embarked on the latest phase of its new branding strategy with the launch of Lenzing as a product brand covering a broad range of industrial applications.
Vince Holding regains full NYSE compliance  (2018-05-22)
  Upmarket apparel and accessories company Vince Holding Corp has regained full compliance with the New York Stock Exchange's (NYSE) continued listing standards.
Quantum Retail Technology buys Symphony Commerce  (2018-05-22)
  Quantum Retail Technology, Inc has acquired leading commerce-as-a-service provider, Symphony Commerce, Inc in a move the latter says will see its brands benefit from end-to-end intelligent commerce.
Global merchandise trade may moderate in 2018  (2018-05-22)
  Global merchandise trade growth is expected to moderate in 2018 in volume terms, new figures show, while export orders are forecast to be down.
Pakistan 10-month textile and apparel exports climb 8%  (2018-05-22)
  Pakistan's textile and clothing exports saw growth of 8% in the first ten months of the current fiscal year, new figures show.
New lead limits for children's clothing in Canada  (2018-05-22)
  The Canadian Government is imposing new limits on the lead content of products including children's clothing and accessories from November this year.
Avery Dennison partners on fully-digital supply chain  (2018-05-22)
  Apparel labelling and RFID specialist Avery Dennison has partnered with US robotics firm SoftWear Automation to help apparel manufacturers create a fully-digital supply chain.