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Fashion sustainability docuseries to debut at UN

2018-09-24 15:11:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

A documentary series that aligns with the United Nation's (UN) Sustainable Development Agenda and focuses on the reverse journey of sustainable garments is to be shown for the first time at the UN to an audience of global members of state and fashion industry leaders.


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G20 ministers recognise "urgent need" to improve WTO

2018-09-24 14:22:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

G20 trade ministers have acknowledged the "urgent need" to discuss current events in international trade and the ways in which to improve the World Trade Organization (WTO).


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Chinese textile firms step up Ethiopia sourcing

2018-09-24 13:54:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

Major Chinese textile firms are stepping up sourcing and investment plans in Ethiopia as increasing trade tensions between the US and Beijing create an incentive for the East Asian country to look at alternative sourcing destinations.


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Sri Lanka cuts fabric VAT to support apparel industry

2018-09-24 13:48:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

The Sri Lankan Government is slashing the rate of Value Added Tax on fabric imports from 15% to 5% in a bid to help the apparel industry, in particular, small-scale exporters.


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Weight Watchers slims down in rebrand

2018-09-24 13:29:47| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

The firm says the change to WW reflects its development from focusing on weight loss to overall health.


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Coats expands manufacturing presence in Vietnam

2018-09-24 13:15:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

Industrial thread maker Coats has increased capacity at its Hung Yen, Vietnam facility, making it one of the company's largest manufacturing units.


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Barrick and Randgold to create world's biggest miner

2018-09-24 13:09:22| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Barrick Gold's purchase of Randgold Resources will create a company worth about $18bn.


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Versace set to be sold in $2bn deal

2018-09-24 12:47:05| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

Michael Kors is reported to be buying the Italian fashion house founded by Gianni Versace in 1978.


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Brands urged to appeal against "outrageous" Bangladesh wage

2018-09-24 12:47:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

Campaigners have expressed outrage at the Bangladesh Government's decision to raise the minimum worker wage by 51% to BDT8000 (US$95) per month - half what the IndustriALL Bangladesh Council (IBC) had been seeking - and are now calling on brands to step in.


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New Farfetch shareholder PETA urges it to end fur sales

2018-09-24 12:37:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

PETA US has become one of Fafetch's first shareholders after the marketplace for luxury brands was listed on the New York Stock Exchange last week, in a move that will allow the animal rights organisation to attend the company's annual meetings and officially urge it to end the sale of fur garments on its website. PETA urges Farfetch to end fur sales


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