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Thursday, October 18, 2018
New innovation lab launches for ITMA 2019  (2018-10-17)
  Organisers of one of the world's leading textile and garment technology exhibitions, ITMA 2019, have launched an ITMA Innovation Lab aimed at driving industry focus on technological research and development.
British retailers call for action on business rates  (2018-10-17)
  British retailers are calling for chancellor Philip Hammond to address the "unsustainable burden" being placed on the industry by business rates in his autumn Budget.
Asos bags FY sales and profit hike  (2018-10-17)
  Shares in Asos surged by more than 14% this morning (17 October) as the UK-based online fashion retailer posted a GBP500m rise in revenue and a 28% pre-tax profit hike for 2018. 
New Volt wearable tech unit for creating smart clothing  (2018-10-17)
  High performance and speciality yarn producer Supreme Corporation has launched a wearable tech division as part of its Volt Smart Yarns business to provides cutting-edge smart apparel and fabric.
Adidas recalls kids' swimwear over safety risk  (2018-10-17)
  German sportswear company Adidas has announced a voluntary recall of children's swimwear products of the Infinitex 3-Stripe range due to a potential safety risk.
Canada approves CPTPP implementing bill  (2018-10-17)
  Canada's House of Commons has approved the implementing bill for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TPP (CPTPP) - or TPP-11.
Bangladesh Q1 garment exports rise 15% to US$8.2bn  (2018-10-17)
  Bangladesh's exports of ready-made garments have risen more than 14.5% year-on-year to US$8.19bn for the quarter to September.
Dutch investors push for living wage in garment supply chains  (2018-10-17)
  Eight Dutch financial institutions managing assets worth a combined EUR725bn (US$836) have launched a coalition to campaign for fairer wages in the garment industry.
US to negotiate trade agreements with Japan, EU, and UK  (2018-10-17)
  United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer has notified Congress that the Trump Administration intends to negotiate three separate trade agreements with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.
US fashion industry event to discuss trade and business outlook  (2018-10-17)
  Dozens of global fashion brands, retailers, importers, and industry service providers will convene in New York City next month - the day after the US mid-term elections - to discuss their potential impact on trade and business.
Call for full enforcement of 'Made in USA' labelling standard  (2018-10-17)
  Three US Senators are calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to fully enforce its 'Made in the USA' labelling standards, placing further support behind the steady growth of domestic manufacturing.
Call for Canada legislation to tackle supply chain slavery  (2018-10-17)
  Canadian investors have placed their support behind the recommendation made in a Parliamentary report calling for legislation to ensure businesses disclose steps they are taking to address child labour and forced labour in global supply chains.
Centric PLM release offers high-volume sourcing capabilities  (2018-10-16)
  Centric Software has released the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, which offers several new innovations including 3D technologies to boost design proposals, increase product variety and speed time-to-market, and high-volume sourcing capabilities.
UK project to scale up smart textiles and wearables  (2018-10-16)
  A new smart clothing project is getting underway in the UK to try to scale-up the development of wearable technology in textiles.
Covestro develops new TPUs with lower carbon footprint   (2018-10-16)
  Polymer company Covestro has developed a series of thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) containing polyether carbonate polyols based on CO2 technology that can help reduce carbon footprint.

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