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C&A launches C2C certified gold T-shirts. Guess faces EC antitrust investigation over distribution practices. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: snupit.co.za The European Commission (EC) has opened a formal antitrust investigation into the distribution agreements and practices of clothing manufacturer and retailer Guess.

Guess faces EC antitrust investigation over distribution practices

The Commission will examine whether Guess illegally restricts retailers from selling cross-border to consumers within the EU Single Market. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, In-Charge of Competition Policy said, “The Commission has information indicating that Guess, in its distribution agreements, may ban cross-border sales to consumers. The Commission will investigate information indicating that Guess’ distribution agreements may restrict authorised retailers from selling online to consumers or to retailers in other Member States. Also Read – Guess out with first quarter results Guess designs, distributes and licenses clothing and accessories. Veronica Beard partners with Simparel to foster growth. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: marksquiresphotography.com US-based women’s sportswear brand Veronica Beard has made a major change in its IT system by replacing its old ERP system with the Simparel® Enterprise software solution at its headquarters in New York City.

Veronica Beard partners with Simparel to foster growth

Easy to deploy, Simparel solution offers greater scalability, performance and total cost of ownership than traditional enterprise solutions. The fashion retailer went live with Simparel Enterprise solution in the month of April. Woodland to unveil innerwear collection. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: sgsmall.com Outdoor adventure brand Woodland has decided to unveil innerwear and leisure wear collections like vests, briefs, trunks, inner T-shirts and shorts.

Woodland to unveil innerwear collection

The retailer is aiming to cross Rs. 1,500 crore total turnover by the end of this fiscal. Ministry of Supply makes a blazer in 90 minutes! Levi's to start e-commerce platform, company-owned stores in India. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: meguideu.com Levi’s is mulling to open company-owned stores and launch its own e-commerce platform in India.

Levi's to start e-commerce platform, company-owned stores in India

This has been disclosed by President and CEO of the company, Chip Bergh. VIRUS launches women’s recreational apparels. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free VIRUS, known for their employment of advanced fabric technologies to create athletic apparels, has announced the launch of an all-new recreational collection called “TECHREATION” that will be unveiled at the Active Collective Show in Huntington Beach next month.

VIRUS launches women’s recreational apparels

Also Read – Amazon’s Fashion Head departs “We gave a great deal of thought to what our customers were looking for and listened to the feedback from women athletes looking for something to wear post workout,” indicated Ryan Rubiano, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder, VIRUS, adding, “We strongly believe this category and future collection will expand our offering to our customers that are looking for something to wear thought the day.” The preliminary launch will just include three leggings of varying lengths and a crop top in two different colours. University of Massachusetts Lowell to open Fabric Discovery Centre. Lindex signs unique industry initiative for more sustainable cotton. Amazon Fashion gets new Head. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free youtube.com Seattle-based e-tailing behemoth Amazon, confirms Christine Beauchamp as its new President of the firm’s speedily growing fashion division.

Amazon Fashion gets new Head

Beauchamp is stepping in to replace Cathy Beaudoin, who announced her exodus from the company in April 2017 after 8 years of diligent service. Lenzing introduces new eco-friendly fibre. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: innovationintextiles.com Austria-based Lenzing Group, manufacturer of textile and nonwovens cellulose fibres such as modal and lyocell, has introduced new eco-friendly viscose with the lowest environmental impact in the industry, setting the new benchmark in the sustainability of viscose fibres.

Lenzing introduces new eco-friendly fibre

Launch of EcoVero fibers is expected to take place in Autumn 2017. EcoVero fibres are made from wood, a natural and renewable raw material. Also Read – Lenzing Group appoints Chief Technology Officer “A special manufacturing system enables us to identify EcoVero fibres in the final product, long after the textile processing and conversion steps. Naked Brand and Bendon Limited to merge. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: nakedbrands.com A deal has been inked between Canada-based global lifestyle brand for both women and men, Naked Brand Group Inc. and privately held Bendon Limited – a world leader in intimate apparel and an iconic New Zealand company – for merger.

Naked Brand and Bendon Limited to merge

According to the agreement, Naked and Bendon will become wholly-owned subsidiaries of Bendon Group Holdings Limited, a newly formed Australian holding company (Holdco). Wrangler to address soil health improvement in US cotton farms. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: talbotspy.org Wrangler, the global leader in jeanswear and casual apparel, has announced a new pilot programme to address soil health improvement through sustainable growing methods.

Wrangler to address soil health improvement in US cotton farms

The apparel retailer purchases roughly half of the cotton for its products from the US. The US cotton industry outperforms most other cotton growing regions across the globe on environmental metrics. Zara, H&M facing huge competition from online brands. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: photoshelter.com Fung Global Retail and Technology, in its latest research report, has vehemently mentioned that the renowned fast fashion brand Zara has lost its position of supremacy to online brands.

Zara, H&M facing huge competition from online brands

Online fashion retailers such as ASOS, Boohoo and Missguided that specialize in fashionable and affordable clothing not only design a product but also make it ready for sale in just a week. These brands have streamlined their supply chain and moved production closer to key markets thereby helping them to speed up the process of design and manufacturing. Adidas presents latest XbyO apparel collection. Indian Textiles Ministry claims Rs. 3,000 crore investment in garment industry. Indian Textiles Minister takes Twitter route to promote cotton industry. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: twitter.com India’s Union Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani has initiated a new Twitter campaign to promote cotton in the country by asking twitteratis join the movement and post pictures with cotton wearables.

Celebrating the cotton industry, Irani tweeted a picture of herself in a cotton saree and encouraged others to share their #CottonIsCool looks as well. The Textiles Minister began the campaign by tweeting that India is among the largest cotton producing countries in the world, the #CottonIsCool campaign trending with 11K tweets. Following the campaign, actress turned politician Hema Malini posted her cotton look and tweeted “Nothing like fresh cottons to beat the heat; I believe in staying cool even on the hottest days #CottonIsCool”.

Also Read – Indian Textiles Minister inaugurates workshop on Promotion of Unique Textiles & Handicrafts GI. Home furnishing retailer IKEA to increase store count, workforce in UK. Future Lifestyle Fashions surpasses Shoppers Stop. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: franchiseindia.com. AAFA releases industry testing guidelines for legwear, hosiery and socks. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: avecplaisir.ca. Adidas in no mood to sell Reebok! Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: canoe.com German sportswear brand Adidas CEO Kasper Rorsted has expressed his hope that a restructuring plan would restore struggling Reebok to profitability during the annual meeting after shareholders asked how much more time the company would give the brand.

“We are not going to sell Reebok because we are still very confident of the strategic position of the brand. We are convinced the measures we are taking are going to be successful,” said Rorsted. It may be mentioned here that sportswear giant Adidas purchased Reebok in 2006 and has been trying to establish it as a fitness brand ever since. VF Corporation prohibits use of fur in its products. Manyavar owner Vedant Fashions to acquire womenswear brand Soch. Fabletics and Demi Lovato team up for Female Empowerment. Coach Inc. to acquire Kate Spade & Company. Tommy Hilfiger rolls out shopping app for European market. Fashion brands H&M, KappAhl, Lindex team up for a sustainable cause. 3M unveils high-performance wearable technology. EVRYTHNG, SAC, Avery Dennison RBIS team up to share sustainability info.

Organic Basics unveils odourless SilverTech collection for women. J.Crew announces strategic changes; to axe 250 employees. Hackett unveils its second collab with Aston Martin. Problem loading page. NIKE bags first denim patent l Retail News USA. Fashion brand GAP announces sustainable cotton goals l Sustainability News USA.

Garment Industry Analysis by undefined. Diesel and Naomi join hands for a charity collection l Fashion News Italy. Etsy’s new HQ gets sustainability savvy! Nautica signs dress shirts license with Itochu Prominent. 100 fashion brands are now part of CanopyStyle. ONLY launches ‘Denimize the World’ campaign. Google turns Image Search into a Shopping Tool. PVH inks licensing agreement with USA Legwear LLC. Can WWF make 100% sustainable fashion happen? Pepe Jeans flagship now at London’s Regent Street. Benetton is now member of International Wool Textile Organization.

WFX rolls out ‘Analytics’ tool for cloud ERP suite. Forever 21 to expand F21 RED in US with 40 new stores. New Era Cap unveils cap made with recycled plastic bottles. Giorgio Armani opens new Armani Casa flagship in Milan. Invista introduces ‘Lycra Made to Fit You’ technology. Border Adjustment Tax: Uniqlo threatens to shut US stores. Xcel Wetsuits partners with GTI for new wetsuit apparel line.

Retail Industry News. Patagonia’s board shorts, bikinis are now Fair Trade Certified. Asics launching Product Creation Studio in US. Adidas chooses Amber Road to streamline trade in China. Alexander Wang x Adidas Originals teases third drop. H&M breaking gender barriers with ‘Denim United’ Textile Industry Analysis. NIST develops silk sensor that can detect fibre damage. India’s KVIC gets order worth Rs. 2 crore from Raymond. PVH to acquire intimate wear e-retailer True&Co.

Retail Idustry News. Amazon’s new feature tells users ‘what to wear’ Adidas files lawsuit against Asics over patent infringement. Inditex’s sustainability investment reaches €7 million in 5 years. NIKE, ‘most valuable’ apparel brand: Report. H&M among world’s most ethical companies: Ethisphere. Future Group plans to open 35 new FBB stores this fiscal. eVent fabrics becomes bluesign® system partner.

Retail Industry News. Smart jacket by Levi Strauss, Google to go on sale this year. H&M breaking gender barriers with ‘Denim United’ Calvin Klein inks Women’s Empowerment Principles of UN. Global Organic Textile Standard announces Version 5.0. Mission unveils VaporActive apparel line for men, women. ASOS to unveil its own sportswear range this year. Textile Industry Analysis. PurThread sews deal with Cotton Inc. for odour-free apparels. Mohawk partners with Aurora for new line of textile digital printing.

Forever 21 expands its footprint in Indian market. Garment Industry Analysis by Apparel Resources. DuPont to close Kevlar production unit in South Carolina (US) Japan’s Takram develops smart fabrics using ‘augmented reality’ French Connection forays into activewear segment. Retail Industry News. Snickers Workwear reveals first wearable tech trousers for craftsmen. T.J. Maxx likely to open its first ever Australian store. Retail Industry News by Apparel Resources. Green Initiatives introduces Re:Form to tackle textile waste in China. T.M. Lewin debuts Super Fitted Stretch Shirts with LYCRA® fibre. Invengo launches slimmest UHF RFID tag. Mango unveils sustainable ‘MANGO Committed’ line.

Woodland inks deal with Aokang for China market. H&M ensuring sustainable manufacturing in Myanmar. CC Filson opts for Gerber’s YuniquePLM In The Cloud. CC Filson opts for Gerber’s YuniquePLM In The Cloud. Diesel partners with Certilogo on apparel counterfeiting. Colmar launches innovative jacket line.