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United States and EU Retailers Agree on Common Approach to New Data Regulations.

By   /  October 27, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation and EuroCommerce announced an agreement to work together in developing a common approach on implementing new EU data protection regulations.

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OEKO-TEX® Conducts One-of-a-Kind Consumer Textile Sustainability Study.

By   /  October 27, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Zurich, Switzerland – The OEKO-TEX® Association, in commemoration of its 25th Anniversary, commissioned a global research study to assess consumer attitudes about textile sustainability. The results of this one-of-a-kind research project are being released this week. Entitled “The Key to Confidence: Consumers and Textile Sustainability—Attitudes, Changing Behaviors, and Outlooks”, the massive study of more than 11,000 clothing […]

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NRF Forecasts Holiday Sales to Increase between 3.6 and 4 Percent.

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – The National Retail Federation announced today that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December – excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants – to increase between 3.6 and 4 percent for a total of $678.75 billion to $682 billion, up from $655.8 billion last year. 

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Global Unions Urge More Brands to Sign New Bangladesh Accord.

By   /  October 20, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Geneva, Switzerland – Global unions, IndustriALL and UNI, are demanding fashion brands sign up to the second Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. The extension of the Bangladesh Accord is currently the only credible way to ensure that life-threatening hazards are identified and remediated in garment factories.

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Organic Cotton? Verification is Better!.

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Bonnigheim, Germany – The issue of sustainability has also extended into the fashion industry. Organic cotton is trendy. This is ultimately reflected in sector turnover, which decreases by approximately 2% each year for conventional fashion, whilst increasing by 5% for sustainable clothing.

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Chemically Modified Cotton Is Fluorescent, Magnetic.

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

New York, United States – Someday, everybody will be wearing smart clothes — not just clothes that look dapper, but are able to sense the environment and the body’s vital signs, perhaps then pinging the data to your wrist watch or doctor. To get there, we will need functional fabrics, and nothing beats the touch […]

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Bangladesh Development Update: More, Better, and Inclusive Jobs Can Boost Growth.

By   /  October 6, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Featured News, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington D.C., United States – Bangladesh’s economic growth remains resilient in spite of volatile export growth and shrinking remittances, according to a new World Bank report The Bangladesh Development Update September 2017.

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U.S. Cotton Sets Goals to Further Reduce Environmental Footprint.

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  Cotton News, Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Tennessee, United States – With the goal of helping its members meet their current needs while making the world a better place for future generations, the U.S. cotton industry is setting goals aimed to build upon the strong environmental gains already achieved over the past 30 years.

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Chinese Companies Powering Ethiopia’s ambition to become Africa’s Manufacturing Hub.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – China Daily reports that as part of its vision to become the manufacturing hub of Africa, Ethiopia will on inaugurate the first phase of its flagship Chinese-built Hawassa Industrial Park.

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USTR Announces Initiation of Section 301 Investigation of China.

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  Enewsletter, Other Textile News  /  No Comments

Washington, D.C., United States – U.S Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer formally initiated an investigation of China under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation will seek to determine whether acts, policies, and practices of the Government of China related to technology transfer, intellectual property, and innovation are unreasonable or discriminatory and burden […]

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