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  • Boohoo unveils first recycled fashion collection
    Online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo has unveiled its first recycled fashion range with apparel made in the UK, using 95% recycled polyester and 5% elastane. Read more »
  • Apparel and footwear industry petition Trump to halt new tariff action
    Delta Galil, Levi Strauss & Co, PVH Corp, and VF Corp are among 138 companies - and more than 190 executives and designers - that have sent a letter to US President Donald Trump opposing the use of tariffs in the trade dispute with China.  Read more »
  • H&M, Gap Inc top Better Cotton sourcing leaderboard
    Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), furniture giant Ikea, and US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc have topped a new ranking by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) based on their total Better Cotton sourcing volumes in the 2018 calendar year.  Read more »
  • Pentland Brands launches ethical trade app to tackle modern slavery
    UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has launched a new app to help people throughout its supply chain spot potential ethical trade issues. Read more »
  • Vivobarefoot, Woolmark partner on Merino wool shoe
    London-based shoe company Vivobarefoot has announced plans to focus on three distinctive material groups - bio, recycled and natural - across its entire product range amid the news it will partner with The Woolmark Company to reimagine two of its performance shoes made using gold-rated leather, Tencel and Merino wool. Read more »
  • IEC Group launches Global Sourcing Shows Australia
    International trade show organiser International Exhibition and Conference Group Pty Ltd (IEC Group) has launched a new banner to bring together its platforms for global sourcing in Australia. Read more »
  • La Maison Simons boosts efficiency with PLM
    Canadian fashion retailer La Maison Simons has implemented a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to boost speed to market and improve supply chain visibility. Read more »
  • Khaadi eliminates paper patterns with Tukatech
    Pakistan fashion brand Khaadi says it has eliminated paper pattern-making from product design and development after implementing technology solutions from fashion technology provider Tukatech. Read more »
  • Patagonia launches worn goods for credit exchange scheme
    Outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has launched a scheme which gives customers store and online credit in exchange for their used Patagonia goods, in a bid to boost circularity in the industry. Read more »
  • Netshoes, Magazine Luiza complete merger
    Brazil-based Netshoes, an online sports retailer, has completed its merger with Magazine Luiza, one of the South American country's largest retail companies. Read more »
  • Hudson's Bay optimistic despite Q1 sales slip
    Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) CEO Helena Foulkes has hailed progress on a "number of crucial fronts" despite a drop in first-quarter sales.  Read more »
  • Gap, Levi Strauss among those urging Trump to reach China resolution
    A coalition of 661 US companies and associations have united to urge the Trump administration to avoid tariff escalation and reach a resolution with China.  Read more »
  • H&M hails double-digit Q2 sales hike
    Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M has hailed its transformation work as the group reported a double-digit rise in second-quarter sales. Read more »
  • US retail sales bounce back in May
    US retail sales regained their upward trajectory in May, demonstrating consumer resilience and confidence in the economy, new figures show.  Read more »
  • Bluesign to release black limits for chemical products
    Switzerland-based Bluesign Technologies has revealed plans to publish threshold limits for chemical substances in finished chemical products like auxiliaries or dyes. Read more »
  • Sustainability could drive rise in green economic zones
    Growing demand for sustainability from companies and investors could see the rise of a new 'green' Special Economic Zones (SEZs) around the world - including those manufacturing textiles and apparel. Read more »
  • Target explores blockchain for supply chain tracking
    US department store retailer Target Corp has revealed details of an open source blockchain project it has been working on since mid-2018 to help track its supply chain. Read more »
  • Apparel groups concerned at Myanmar labour law reforms
    Business groups representing international garment, footwear, and travel goods buyers have written to the government of Myanmar to express their increasing concern over several worker rights issues in the country. Read more »
  • Boohoo rebuffs claims it is reluctant to engage with unions
    Online fast-fashion retailer Boohoo has defended itself against claims it is hesitant to give its staff the opportunity to join an independent trade union, adding it has taken measures to understand the views and opinions of its teams and that its staff have shown "no interest" in trade union representation. Read more »
  • New security tag aims to combat inventory shrink
    Label and tag manufacturer Kenco has rolled out new technology aimed at tackling what it says is the US$100bn issue of inventory shrink. Read more »