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Thursday, September 20, 2018
Textile firm Cifra patents supply chain technology  (2018-09-20)
  Italian textile manufacturer Cifra has certified and patented its Warp Knit Seamless supply chain technology on an international level, while also giving sustainability a boost with a new commitment by the firm.
Montelle Intimates keeps competitive with software suite  (2018-09-20)
  Montelle Intimates, a Montreal-based company designing basic and fashion intimates, is managing to keep competitive in a shifting market thanks to help from an omnichannel software suite.
Denim Days NY to discuss fit and functionality  (2018-09-20)
  The second edition of the New York Denim Days festival is set to take place this week, hosting a range of events including presentations on fit, proximity manufacturing and the future of denim.
Crystal International sets out new sustainability targets  (2018-09-20)
  Hong Kong-based apparel manufacturing giant Crystal International has embarked on its third set of five-year sustainability targets, adding new social indicators to the goals it hopes to accomplish by 2022.
Mexico H1 textile exports grow as worker numbers rise  (2018-09-19)
  Mexico's textile industry has seen its exports grow over 12% in the first six months of the year compared to 2017, new figures show, as employment in the sector increases.
Bangladesh urged to smarten up logistics to attract trade  (2018-09-19)
  The Bangladesh government is being urged to improve the country's logistical efficiency - in particular connectivity to ports and roads - if it hopes to capitalise on new domestic and international trade opportunities.
China hits back at Trump, slaps tariffs on $60bn of US goods  (2018-09-19)
  China has hit back at US President Donald Trump with new tariffs on US$60bn of US goods in response to his move yesterday (18 September) to proceed with new duties on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from the East Asian country.
Maersk, Damco divisional merger means speedier shipping for customers  (2018-09-19)
  Global shipping giant A.P Moller-Maersk has announced a merger with Damco that will result in a one-stop-shop for customers looking to ship goods globally.
ILO Uzbekistan reporting raises "serious concerns"  (2018-09-19)
  The Corruption and Human Rights Initiative has raised "serious concerns" over the methodology and ethical procedures employed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) over its third-party monitoring of forced and child labour in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest.
Maersk customers face price hike as shipper goes green  (2018-09-19)
  Shipping prices will go up for Maersk customers as the logistics provider gears up for a new regulation that ultimately sees it lower the environmental impact of its operations.
Calls for tariffs on finished Chinese apparel   (2018-09-19)
  The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has welcomed President Donald Trump's latest move to proceed with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China and renewed its request for added duties on Chinese textile and apparel end items.
Very sales boost Shop Direct FY  (2018-09-19)
  Shop Direct CEO Henry Birch has hailed the potential of the online fashion retailer as it announced full-year results he said show a good underlying performance in a competitive external market, thanks, in the main, to its Very brand.
MAS Holdings awarded for "export excellence"  (2018-09-19)
  Sri Lankan apparel and fabric manufacturing giant MAS Holdings has been recognised as Exporting Conglomerate of the Year thanks to its work towards positioning the country as an ethical and sustainable sourcing destination.
Amazon launches first athleisure private brand   (2018-09-19)
  E-commerce giant Amazon continues its assault on the fashion industry, having launched its first athleisure private brand, Aurique.
Lululemon appoints Choe as chief product officer  (2018-09-19)
  Lululemon Athletica has made its third senior executive appointment this year with the promotion of Sun Choe to the role of chief product officer as the Canadian yogawear retailer thrives under its new chief executive.