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CHINA: Trial cotton subsidy scheme gets underway

1 hour 12 min ago
New - albeit sketchy - details are starting to emerge on a draft cotton policy being trialled with Chinese cotton farmers in the region of Xinjiang, which will pay subsidies when the market price falls below a pre-set benchmark.

SPAIN: Fashion brands defend stance on fur farms

2 hours 58 min ago
Following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry, a number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position.

SPAIN: Fashion brands defend position over animal abuse claims

2 hours 58 min ago
A number of fashion brands have moved to defend their position following the launch of an online campaign aimed at raising awareness of animal cruelty in Spain's fur industry.

COLOMBIA: Denim expert Adriano Goldschmied joins IAF convention

4 hours 3 min ago
Adriano Goldschmied, the creator of iconic denim lines Diesel, Replay and AG Adriano Goldschmied and adviser to many other denim brands, is joining the speaker line-up at the annual IAF World Fashion convention taking place later this month.

US: Dollar General "committed" despite rival rejection

4 hours 13 min ago
Dollar General has once again reaffirmed its commitment to acquiring Family Dollar Stores, which has advised shareholders to reject a tender offer from its rival.

US: Imposes security checks on ships from Cambodia ports

4 hours 27 min ago
The US has imposed stringent security checks on ships that have called at a Cambodian port.

US: Under Armour "resonating strongly" with consumers

4 hours 47 min ago
The latest findings from an ongoing survey into the popularity of US athletic footwear and apparel brands suggest there has been a huge leap for Under Armour among female consumers.

AUSTRALIA: Oroton Group in double-digit FY profit growth

5 hours 2 min ago
Australian apparel, footwear and accessories retailer Oroton Group has booked a double-digit increase in full-year profit, helped by strong revenue growth.

US: JD Sports should capitalise on Europe opportunity

5 hours 19 min ago
After seeing a substantial increase in sports retail profits over the last year, JD Sports now has the opportunity to push ahead with developing its concept in Europe, analysts have said.

UK: M&S drives expansion with Scandinavian stores

5 hours 27 min ago
As part of its international growth strategy to open 250 new international stores by 2016, Marks & Spencer (M&S) is to expand into Scandinavia via a franchise agreement.

GERMANY: Cotton made in Africa revenues exceed EUR1m

5 hours 31 min ago
The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative designed to help African cotton farmers, generated licensing revenues of more than EUR1m (US$1.3m) for the first time last year, with more than 85,000 tons of cotton sold through the scheme.

NICARAGUA: AAFA emphasises urgency of renewing TPL

5 hours 37 min ago
The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has emphasised the importance of Congress renewing the Nicaragua TPL trade agreement for US textile jobs, as the expiration date nears.

UK: French Connection remains "work-in-progress"

5 hours 56 min ago
French Connection has narrowed its loss in the first half as initiatives to turnaround the UK fashion apparel retailer continue to gain traction but remain a "work-in-progress".

BANGLADESH: Authorities urged to tackle ongoing safety issues

6 hours 7 min ago
Authorities in Bangladesh have been urged to start making plans to ensure building and fire safety in the ready-made garment industry is upheld once the current support from external stakeholders comes to an end.

US: Skechers files patent lawsuit against DB Shoe Co

6 hours 26 min ago
Footwear business Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against rival DB Shoe Company for selling footwear that it claims infringes on its Go Walk product line.

US: Apparel prices decline in August

7 hours 11 min ago
Apparel prices in the US dropped in August, following three consecutive months of growth, according to new figures.

US: Neiman Marcus swings to Q4 loss

7 hours 38 min ago
Upscale department store retailer Neiman Marcus Group has swung to a loss in its fourth-quarter due to an increase in interest expenses and flat margins.

US: Timberland sets sights on $3.1bn revenues by 2019

September 17, 2014 - 19:02
Outdoor lifestyle footwear and apparel brand Timberland is on track to grow revenues by $1.4bn over the next five years, parent company VF Corporation said today (17 September).

UK: Fashion sourcing event includes men's wear debate

September 17, 2014 - 18:01
A near-shore fashion sourcing event set to take place later this month will include a debate on the challenges and opportunities for men's wear.

EUROPE: 'Source it' adds another dimension to Texprocess fair

September 17, 2014 - 16:21
Organisers of next year's Texprocess trade fair are hoping to help apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers navigate a range of industry challenges, including new sources of production and technologies to help improve productivity.