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Bangladesh garment export growth seen slowing to 'normal' 15% this year

Bangladesh garment export growth seen slowing to 'normal' 15% this year

​Growth in Bangladesh's garment exports could drop to 15% this year after an unusually strong expansion of more than 30% in 2021, two industry leaders told Reuters, as US and European customers grapple with inflation.
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US textile and apparel imports up 30%+ in first half

US textile and apparel imports up 30%+ in first half

The import of textiles and apparel by the US continues to grow fast, rising by 30.97 per cent to $66.308 billion in the first six months of 2022, compared to $50.626 billion in the same period of 2021. 
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Swiss firm Archroma to acquire Textile Effects business of Huntsman

Swiss firm Archroma to acquire Textile Effects business of Huntsman

Archroma has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Textile Effects business from Huntsman Corporation, an American multinational manufacturer and marketer of chemical products.
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Fashion innovator Issey Miyake dies at 84

Fashion innovator Issey Miyake dies at 84

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, whose global career spanned more than half a century, has died aged 84 of cancer, it emerged on August 9.
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Finland’s Marimekko to launch marketplace for second-hand goods

Finland’s Marimekko to launch marketplace for second-hand goods

Finnish lifestyle design company Marimekko is planning to launch a community-driven marketplace for its vintage and second-hand goods, Marimekko Pre-loved, on August 25.
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India’s export orders 20% lower due to recession, brands’ sales down

India’s export orders 20% lower due to recession, brands’ sales down

Global recession is knocking at the doors of Indian textile industry. The impact of recession is clearly visible on new orders received by Indian exporters.
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Avery Dennison’s Q2 net sales up 11.7%

Avery Dennison’s Q2 net sales up 11.7%

Avery Dennison Corporation, the US-based labelling and functional materials specialist, has reported that its net sales increased by 11.7 per cent to reach $2.3 billion in the second quarter.
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Pittards acquires luxury bag label Hill & Friends, Emma Hill to be consultant

Pittards acquires luxury bag label Hill & Friends, Emma Hill to be consultant

​Leather materials and leathergoods specialist Pittards has acquired the brand and assets of Hill & Friends Limited, the contemporary luxury bag brand founded by Emma Hill and Georgia Fendley.
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Jack Ma may have plans to give up control of Ant Group

Jack Ma may have plans to give up control of Ant Group

Chinese billionaire Jack Ma plans to give up control of financial technology company Ant Group Co in an effort to move away from affiliate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
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The Lycra Company partners with Browzwear

The Lycra Company partners with Browzwear

Sustainable fiber and technology solutions firm the Lycra Company announced on Tuesday a partnership with Browzwear, the industry's leading 3D software for apparel design and development. 
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Conditions in Leicester factories still questioned, workers remain underpaid - report

Conditions in Leicester factories still questioned, workers remain underpaid - report

Two years on and garment factories in Leicester are still underpaying and exploiting staff, a new study reveals. The Low Pay Commission said non-compliance with the minimum wage remains “a serious issue".
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Cotton On takes major UK logistics space

Cotton On takes major UK logistics space

Cotton On Group clearly sees Britain as a key target market and a year after it launched in the country, the e-tail giant has taken a lease on a logistics space in Nottinghamshire.
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Primark expands Recover link, first to launch RColorBlend leisurewear on global scale

Primark expands Recover link, first to launch RColorBlend leisurewear on global scale

Primark is upping its sustainability status with the launch of a new eco leisurewear range, to be sold in selected stores across all its 14 markets in Europe and the US.
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Why Tom of Finland is a fashion phenomenon

Why Tom of Finland is a fashion phenomenon

Since 2014, more than 30 brands have linked themselves with the brand's homoerotic imagery. Fashion Network sat down with Joakim Andreasson, Tom of Finland's license director, to discuss them.
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Texworld Evolution Paris attracts 3,700 buyers in first July edition

Texworld Evolution Paris attracts 3,700 buyers in first July edition

The Parisian textile/apparel trade show was held on July 4-6 with some 400 exhibitors, and reported that it was visited by 3,700 buyers, 83% of whom came from outside France.
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The Woolmark Company: Merino wool exports to USA grow, streetwear labels boost demand

The Woolmark Company: Merino wool exports to USA grow, streetwear labels boost demand

While wool production is shifting from the Far East to European manufacturers like Turkey and Portugal, The Woolmark Company is seeing strong growth in exports to the USA, as output is up 6% in 2022.
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