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  • ZDHC adds to certification standards with GreenScreen Certified
    Clean Production Action's GreenScreen Certified standard has been recognised by the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Foundation as a certification standard. Read more »
  • Swazi union calls for workers' rights to be respected
    IndustriAll global union affiliate, the Amalgamed Trade Union of Swaziland (ATUSWA), is calling on the Swaziland Investment Promotion Authority and the Department of Labour to continuously engage employers on the importance of respecting workers' rights. Read more »
  • Garment worker diaries reveal wages and conditions
    A research project has given one of the most comprehensive pictures yet of the living and working conditions faced by female garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia and India. Read more »
  • Global apparel partners to develop circular decision making tool
    Apparel giant VF Corp has partnered with textile firm Auping, denim major Orta Anadolu and Dutch social enterprise Circle Economy to develop a circular decision making tool for the fashion and textiles industry. Read more »
  • logistics financing to enhance smart supply chain has entered into definitive financing agreements for its logistics subsidiary in a move that will allow the Chinese e-commerce company to enhance its smart supply chain network. Read more »
  • PTC develops digital concept board app for retail
    Software firm PTC has developed a new retail app designed to enable designers and developers to easily capture inspirations, concepts, trends, requirements and feedback in one place. Read more »
  • Delta Galil hails "record" FY sales, despite Q4 revenue slip
    Israel-based lingerie, underwear and activewear manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has hailed its performance in 2017 as sales soared to a record high, despite a revenue slip in the fourth quarter. Read more »
  • Gap brand chief steps down
    US specialty retailer Gap Inc has revealed Jeff Kirwan, president and CEO of its namesake brand, is to leave the company after agreeing with CEO Art Peck, that now is an "appropriate time for a change in leadership". Read more »
  • Barbour picks PLM to streamline design process
    Premium outdoor and lifestyle brand Barbour has invested in product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline design and development while speeding time to market. Read more »
  • Kering and LCF launch first open-access digital sustainability course
    Kering has partnered with London College of Fashion (LCF) to launch what it claims is the world's first open-access digital course in luxury fashion and sustainability. Read more »
  • Amazon stealing US apparel sales from top retailers
    Amazon is stealing apparel sales from the likes of Target, Macy's, JC Penney and Kohl's, a new survey has found, as the online retail behemoth ramps up its efforts to grow its share of the fashion market. Read more »
  • Harvey Nichols buying boss steps down
    UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols has confirmed to just-style its group fashion buying director, Anita Barr, has left the business. Read more »
  • Texprocess Americas 2018 to host German innovations
    The 15th edition of Techtextil North America, and the fourth edition of the Texprocess Americas trade fair, are returning later this year with 66 companies from the German textile, textile-machinery and garment-technology industries due to make presentations at the 'High-Tex from Germany' exhibition. Read more »
  • In The Style taps River Island exec as buying chief
    Mobile-first fashion brand In The Style continues to expand senior management team with the appointment of River Island e-commerce merchandising manager James Malysz as its new head of buying and merchandising. Read more »
  • Li & Fung looks to build supplier relationships with Lavion appointment
    Global sourcing specialist Li & Fung has appointed Valerie Lavion as head of its childrenswear platform and department stores in North America in a move aimed at building stronger relationships with its suppliers and accelerating efforts to drive speed and innovation. Read more »
  • New platform helps UK fashion brands break China
    British fashion could get a boost thanks to a new platform that aims to help Chinese buyers build relationships with menswear brands in the UK and streamline processes. Read more »
  • BFC inks strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council
    The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced a multi-year partnership with the Arab Fashion Council (AFC) in a bid to deliver a growth strategy for the fashion industry within the Arab World and to provide a gateway in to the region for British and international brands without a foothold there currently. Read more »
  • New online platform to drive circular economy
    A non-profit organisation in the Netherlands is to launch a new online platform that aims to mobilise a global community of cities, businesses, and citizens to solve universal challenges with circular solutions. Read more »
  • Arcadia dismisses sale reports - Update
    Retail giant Arcadia Group has dismissed reports owner Sir Philip Green is considering selling all or part of the Arcadia empire in a move that could have seen the retail tycoon quit the UK high street. Read more »
  • US Q4 in brief - Rocky Brands, Walmart, Urban Outfitters, VF Corp
    In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden booked an 8.3% rise in net sales compared to the year-ago period, while Levi Strauss & Co enjoyed a double-digit hike in both net income and net revenue during the fourth quarter. Read more »