Daily apparel and textile news - from just-style.com
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Guangdong Esquel Textiles Co has become the first company in China to gain the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification for sustainable textile production.
The most-read stories on just-style last week included toxic chemicals found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers, wearable technology forecast to be a key trend for 2015, and Topshop teams with Beyoncé for a new street wear line.
UK consumer confidence dropped further into negative territory in October, and the likelyhood of it rising any time soon is "running out fast".
Bill Blass has appointed Chris Benz as its creative director as the US fashion business prepares to relaunch as a global lifestyle brand.
Fruit of the Loom has agreed a deal with Parkdale America that will see it sell its US yarn spinning operations to the company which will then provide new state-of-the-art cotton and cotton blended yarns for its underwear and casualwear products.
French women's shoe maker Samson has been placed under judicial administration, citing significantly weaker demand from Russia, the main outlet of its export trade.
Twenty percent of American adults already own a wearable device and the adoption rate is quickly expected to rise, particularly amongst millennials, according to a new report.
US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has upped its full-year outlook as it revealed increased earnings and sales in its third-quarter.
Superdry brand owner SuperGroup is offering a cautious outlook for the remainder of the year, cutting its profit guidance, as warmer autumn weather hit sales in the second quarter.
Vivarte chairman and CEO Marc Lelandais has stepped down after failing to reach an agreement with the fashion retailer's new shareholders on its future strategy.
Cambodia's National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) is calling for the Hameen Sportswear factory in Bangladesh to re-open after 400 workers were laid off when it closed earlier this month.
Value fashion retailer Primark says it stopped placing orders with one of its UK supplier that has since gone into administration.
The Tanzanian government has published a guide to its textile and garment sub-sector in an effort to attract increased international investment into the country.
US apparel maker Jockey International has signed a licensing deal with loungewear firm, the Dream Lounge, to launch a range of thermals for men and women.
A number of retailers have responded to allegations of "forced labour" amongst female textile workers in mills in southern India, with H&M blacklisting one of the five named.
Apparel group Hanesbrands enjoyed a strong third quarter thanks to good sales and profit contributions from new acquisitions DBApparel and Maidenform.
US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has posted softer than expected results in the third quarter, weighed down by lower sales and a "lack of fashion footwear trends."
Outdoor clothing business Fjällräven has made what it calls a "Down Promise" that its products will use only ethically produced down of the highest quality.
The US government has welcomed the progress made by Bangladesh in addressing concerns over worker safety in the country's garment factories.
Turkey's Ministry of the Economy has launched an anti-dumping investigation against imports of US cotton, the National Cotton Council has said.