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22May
Louis Vuitton, Nike Top Forbes Most Valuable Brands List

Forbes released its 2015 ranking of the world’s 100 most valuable brands and Louis Vuitton notched the No. 14 spot, making it the only fashion brand in the top 20 and well ahead of any of its luxe … Read More

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22May
The Week in Fabric

From beading to brocade, capsule collections to collaborative debuts, The Week In Fabric highlights the past week's must-know textiles and material inspiration. It's your official guide to all news … Read More

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22May
Target Plans Nationwide RFID Rollout to Elevate Guest Experience

Discount retailer Target said it will roll out radio frequency identification (RFID) technology later this year, and developing this behind-the-scenes technology will “quietly help Target stay ahead … Read More

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22May
Swedish Water Conservation Project to Expand Beyond India

A Swedish water project that helped more than 40 Indian textile mills in save 284 million liters of water and 402 tons of chemicals annually is expanding to more countries this year. The Sweden … Read More

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22May
Scientists Urge Action Against Chemicals in Clothing

Scientists around the globe are concerned about the increasing number of poly- and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) being produced and released into the environment. These substances are used as … Read More

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22May
What a 10-Year AGOA Renewal Will Mean for Sourcing in Africa

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) may be facing its fast-approaching September expiration date, but talks about renewing the preference program are progressing. AGOA allows sub-Saharan … Read More

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22May
On Denim’s Birthday, Re-Examining Jean’s Latest Evolution

Wednesday marked the birthday of a true American icon: the blue jean. It's been 142 years since Levi's received the patent for its riveted-for-strength denim jean. And for generations, the bottom has … Read More

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21May
Bangladesh: BGMEA to Embargo Exports for Factories Without Worker Insurance

Ready-made garment workers in Bangladesh will soon benefit from the added security of insurance as the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has directed its member … Read More

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21May
Naturtex: The Original Fair-Trade Cotton Textile Mill

Peru's Naturtex was the first organic cotton manufacturer of its kind to be certified as Fair Trade in the Americas. The Lima-based mill continues to export organic fabrics to a global clientele, … Read More

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21May
David F. Dyer to Retire as Chico’s President and Chief

David F. Dyer, president and CEO of women’s clothing retailer Chico’s FAS Inc., will retire at the end of the fiscal year. Dyer will continue to serve in his present role until a successor is … Read More

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21May
Nike, Patagonia and Eileen Fisher Discuss the Future of Sustainable Design

If the apparel industry is going to make meaningful progress toward sustainability, companies must start collaborating. That was the conclusion panelists reached Monday at "Rock, Paper, Scissors: … Read More

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21May
Season of Change: Perry Ellis Announces New Leadership

After 50 years leading Perry Ellis International, Inc., founder and CEO George Feldenkreis announced he will step down at the end of his contract next January. He will be succeeded by Oscar … Read More

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21May
Senate Votes to Advance Fast-Track Trade Bill

Trade promotion authority is one step closer to passage—the legislation passed a key Senate vote Thursday morning to cease debates and move to a vote on TPA, though the debates ahead are expected to … Read More

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21May
Methods Workshop Debuts Costing Software for Textile Products

Methods Workshop, leading developer and provider of engineering and costing software solutions for global fashion and sewn products companies, recently debuted the latest versions of its software … Read More

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21May
Study: NRF Says New Overtime Rules Could Cost Retailers Millions

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted to raise the minimum wage from $9 to $15 per hour, following an example set by San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago and becoming the biggest U.S. city so … Read More

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21May
Is Google’s Buy Button Good for Retailers?

Google: It’s where more than one billion monthly users turned last year to learn how many calories are in a banana, search for tips on wearing scarves and to familiarize themselves with … Read More

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20May
Urban Outfitters CEO to Retire

Tedford Marlow, the CEO of Urban Outfitters Group, will retire this August, Urban Outfitters Inc. announced on Monday. He notified the company of his decision last Friday. An industry veteran, … Read More

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20May
Shoppers Sue J.C. Penney Over False Sales

J.C. Penney won't be able to shake accusations that it offered shoppers deceptive discounts. On Monday a Los Angeles U.S. District Judge certified a class-action lawsuit against the retailer for those … Read More

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20May
Nordstrom Now Lets Customers Shop by Text

Nordstrom has once again raised the omnichannel bar. A mere month after the Seattle-based luxury retailer started piloting curbside pickup for shoppers too busy to set foot in a store, the company … Read More

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20May
Kohl’s to Launch Off-Price Format

It looks like Kohl’s is the latest retail chain to join the off-price club. A U.S. federal trademark registration filed March 16 for “Off Aisle by Kohl’s,” a retail store service, by Kohl’s … Read More

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20May
Incalpaca: Why Alpaca Wool Is the New Luxury Fiber

Alpaca wool has a rich history stemmed in the blessings of Peruvian Inca gods. Today, alpaca is a luxury fiber for global brands and a popular alternative to wool, cashmere and fur. Incalpaca is a … Read More

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20May
India: National Green Tribunal Orders Closure of 739 Textile Factories

India's National Green Tribunal (NGT) circuit bench of Jodhpur has ordered the closure of 739 textile factories in Balotra, Jasol and Birthuia until July 9, while they renew consent to operate and … Read More

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20May
Tencel Wants to Tap Into the Footwear Market

"Lenzing, makers of the Lyocell fiber Tencel, plans to dig deeper into footwear." Read more at Vamp. … Read More

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20May
TJX Outperforms Q1 Sales and Earnings Estimates, Raises Full-Year Guidance

Off-price retail company TJX, announced first quarter sales and earnings results Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street expectations on both the top and bottom lines, sending its stock up by almost three … Read More

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20May
Are Apparel CEOs Paid Too Much?

There's been a lot of talk lately in various industries about income inequality, gender pay gaps and whether CEOs deserve the compensation packages they get. The apparel sector is no … Read More

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19May
Walmart Q1 Sales and Earnings Stifled by Strong Dollar, Higher Wages

Walmart Stores reported worse-than-expected first quarter sales and earnings, citing sluggish discretionary spending growth, higher wages paid to employees and currency fluctuations. Total revenue … Read More

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