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  • American Eagle Outfitters expands to India
    Clothing retailer American Eagle Outfitters Inc is to enter India - the world's largest youth market - through licensed stores. Read more »
  • Destination XL connects customer, product, profit data
    Men's wear retailer Destination XL Group has invested in a data analytics tool to connect customer, product and profit data across its business. Read more »
  • China's Best bets on agile logistics with $450m US listing
    Alibaba-backed Chinese logistics and supply chain technology firm Best Inc has raised $450m in its US initial public offering, making this the largest US IPO of a Chinese company this year. Read more »
  • New facility opens for digital textile printing technology
    A new demonstration and training facility for digital textile printing technology has been opened in the Netherlands. Read more »
  • TAL Apparel speeds up migration to cloud ERP
    Hong Kong based manufacturing giant TAL Apparel Limited has finished the first phase of migrating its legacy enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to a cloud-based alternative in a bid to achieve significant cost reductions and operational efficiencies. Read more »
  • Top stories this week on just-style...
    Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the myth of fast fashion's 'circular economy', China's indispensable role as the dominant player in apparel sourcing, how discounter Lidl is making money on its latest fashion range, and a new recycled natural leather product developed by Nike.  Read more »
  • Inditex, H&M, Adidas among top 15 European supply chains
    Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review Read more »
  • Outdoor brands to help tackle microplastic pollution
    Outdoor brands Polartec and Vaude, along with German sportswear giant Adidas and WWF Germany, are among nine organisations supporting a EUR1.7m (US$2.0m) project funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research to try to reduce the impact of microparticle pollution. Read more »
  • Clothing outpaces UK retail sales growth in August
    UK retail sales rose year-on-year in August, with clothing and footwear among the sectors to see a rise in spending as consumers continued to buy more from non-food stores. Read more »
  • International Denim Days festival heads to New York City
    The first-ever New York Denim Days festival is shaping up next week to connect denim insiders, designers, brands, buyers and consumers - with a range of events putting a spotlight on the global denim scene from a completely New York perspective. Read more »
  • Messe Frankfurt takes over Source Africa event
    Trade show organiser Messe Frankfurt is strengthening its activities in Africa after acquiring two of South Africa's largest textile, footwear and apparel shows - including Source Africa. Read more »
  • UK sourcing masterclasses supported by M&S
    The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is to roll out a series of masterclasses at five UK universities to help give students a better understanding of sourcing, production and manufacturing, with support from Marks & Spencer. Read more »
  • Clothing to drive UK e-retail spend and return rates
    Clothing and footwear are set to be the biggest contributors to growth of the UK online shopping market in the years to 2022, according to a new report, which also suggests the two categories will also account for 70% of all online returns. Read more »
  • Building on standard operating procedures in Bangladesh
    A workshop in Bangladesh has outlined the importance of standard operating procedures (SOPs) relating to unfair labour practices and trade union registrations. Read more »
  • Lululemon continues to drive menswear potential
    Yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletic is continuing to drive the US$1bn-plus plus potential of its menswear category, launching its first global men's campaign this week following a boost in average spend among male shoppers in the second quarter. Read more »
  • Six killed in latest fire at Bangladesh textile mill
    Six people have reportedly been killed after a blaze broke out at a textile mill in Bangladesh this week. Read more »
  • Physical and online retail equally important to Gen Z
    Brick and mortar retailers are just as important an avenue for shopping as online retailers to Generation Z shoppers, an ongoing study from US market research company IRI has revealed. Read more »
  • Zalando Build platform to personalise shopping experience
    Berlin-based fashion e-tailer Zalando has developed a dedicated platform to help integrate startup technologies - including size and fit solutions - into the wider Zalando site in a bid to personalise shopping experience and "boost inspiration." Read more »
  • Brands urged to set climate targets across supply chain
    Top denim brands have come under fire from consumer and environmental groups for dragging their feet on committing to climate goals across their entire supply chains. Read more »
  • US Q2 in brief - Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding
    In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up. Read more »