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Joules recovery starts, sales beat expectations, led by e-tail

Joules recovery starts, sales beat expectations, led by e-tail

​Joules had reasonably upbeat news on Wednesday, saying that its performance in its first quarter has been encouraging, despite the challenging trading conditions. 
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YKK links with Polygiene to fight viruses with zippers

YKK links with Polygiene to fight viruses with zippers

​Polygiene has been releasing a number of anti-viral fashion-linked products recently, such as its denim product with Diesel, and the latest launch is a deal with zips specialist YKK.
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Scaling up, French firm fashions fish skins for luxury market

Scaling up, French firm fashions fish skins for luxury market

A French company is collecting fish skins that would otherwise wind up in restaurant trash cans, turning them into leather for use in watch straps and wallets, and pitching them at the high-end luxury market.
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Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Edward Crutchley’s Yakuza wives confirm him as a truly major talent

Few designers in London today pack as much punch and panache as Edward Crutchley, whose latest collection was an ode to a beautifully histrionic Yakuza gangster film, and all the better for that.
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Marimekko issues improved guidance, but uncertainty remins

Marimekko issues improved guidance, but uncertainty remins

​Finnish textiles-to-fashion firm Marimekko has updated its guidance saying net sales will be lower for the full year while comparable operating profit could be at a similar level to last year, but might also be lower.
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Re-Uniqlo is new recycling project from Fast Retailing

Re-Uniqlo is new recycling project from Fast Retailing

Uniqlo is diving deeper into recycling. It has unveiled the first products to be launched from its Re-Uniqlo initiative that collects its clothing no longer needed by customers “and gives them new life and new value”.
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U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol’s Gary Adams on the challenges of measuring progress towards sustainability

U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol’s Gary Adams on the challenges of measuring progress towards sustainability

The CEO and President of the newly-launched U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol lays out the case for sourcing responsibly grown cotton and joining a system that will better measure progress towards meeting sustainable goals. 
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H&M splits from Chinese supplier following Uyghur forced labour accusations

H&M splits from Chinese supplier following Uyghur forced labour accusations

Swedish ready-to-wear giant H&M announced on Tuesday that it is cutting all ties with a Chinese yarn producer amid accusations of “forced labour” of Uyghurs in the Chinese province of Xinjiang.
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Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

Anna Sui’s cool country living at its best

When many women finally get their wish post-Covid to spend half their lives in the charm of the countryside with all sorts of witty and stylish pals, Anna Sui’s latest collection is what many of them will be wearing.
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Milano Unica gambles on physical show, with acceptable results

Milano Unica gambles on physical show, with acceptable results

The textile sourcing show that ended last Wednesday in Milan, the first major European trade event held post-lockdown, was able to fulfil expectations, despite a reduced number of exhibitors and foreign visitors.
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Courrèges names Nicolas Di Felice new Artistic Director

Courrèges names Nicolas Di Felice new Artistic Director

Courrèges, a brand controlled by Artemis, the Pinault family investment arm, announced Thursday the appointment of Nicolas Di Felice as the house’s new Artistic Director, effective today.
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U.S. considering ban on cotton from Xinjiang region of China over rights concerns

U.S. considering ban on cotton from Xinjiang region of China over rights concerns

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is weighing a ban on some or all products made with cotton from the Xinjiang region of China over alleged human rights violations, the New York Times reported on Monday.
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Harris Tweed and Glasgow uni dive into Europe-wide sustainability skills project

Harris Tweed and Glasgow uni dive into Europe-wide sustainability skills project

The £300,000 sustainability project funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ aims to  foster sustainable fashion skills and develop new business models.
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Paris Fashion Week schedule unveiled, with 88 events

Paris Fashion Week schedule unveiled, with 88 events

Paris Fashion Week has unveiled the schedule for the city’s next runway season, with a healthy 88 events listed on the official program, underlining the continued drawing power of the city as a "show" location.
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Covid-19 leads to flurry of new developments in antiviral fashion technology

Covid-19 leads to flurry of new developments in antiviral fashion technology

As the fashion industry struggles to come to terms with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, antiviral technologies are fast becoming a trend that could become a valuable new revenue stream for brands and innovators.
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Etsy India launches digital initiative to promote Indian artisans

Etsy India launches digital initiative to promote Indian artisans

Multi-brand craft-based e-commerce platform Etsy’s Indian arm has launched a digital initiative to promote Indian heritage crafts in India and abroad titled ‘Desi for Pardesi’.
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