US AAFA names retail giant in notorious markets submission

2018/10 18 12:10

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) included certain Amazon marketplaces in its submission to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) identifying foreign markets that facilitate the sale of counterfeits. AAFA identified amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom), amazon.ca (Canada) and amazon.de (Germany) in its submission. The submission was part of USTR’s 2018 Special 301 […]

H&M and Klarna to give clients modern shopping experience

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: Klarna H&M and Klarna have entered into a partnership to further integrate H&M’s digital and physical stores to give customers a personalised shopping experience, no matter where, when, and how they shop. The partnership will deliver an unrivalled experience that will delight H&M customers across all touch-points, with a frictionless checkout across all channels. […]

Walmart to buy plus-sized online apparel retailer Eloquii

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: Walmart Walmart plans to acquire plus-sized online apparel retailer ELOQUII. As more than half of women aged 18-65 in the United States wear size 14 plus, the specific market segment has been historically underserved and neglected, according to Walmart. The collection is sold exclusively at ELOQUII.com and the company’s five experiential retail stores. As […]

Bangla RMG unit owners laying off workers: labour leaders

2018/10 18 12:10

Bangladesh labour leaders recently complained that readymade garment (RMG) factory owners have started laying off workers after announcing setting the wage floor at Tk 8,000 following a new wage structure implemented by the government. The new wage would be effective from December. The new wage structure for the RMG workers, however, is yet to be […]

Gap becomes part of Open to All

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: GAP Gap has become part of Open to All, a public education campaign focused on the longstanding principles that affirm when a business opens its doors to the public, it should be open to everyone on the same terms. Gap has also urged other business leaders across the nation to join the campaign and […]

Ascena names Kate Buggeln lead independent director

2018/10 18 12:10

Courtesy: Ascena Retail Ascena retail, a specialty retailer of apparel, shoes, and accessories for women under the Premium Fashion segment, Value Fashion segment, Plus Fashion segment, and for tween girls under the Kids Fashion segment, has named Kate Buggeln as lead independent director and Carrie W Teffner as member of board of directors. Meanwhile, Randy […]

Global buyers, investors urge Dhaka for Transition Accord

2018/10 18 12:10

Global buyers and investors have urged Dhaka to allow a ‘Transition Accord’ for the readymade garment (RMG) sector until a national body to take over the factory safety responsibility becomes fully prepared. Bangladesh Investor Initiative (BII), a group of institutional investors from 12 countries, is concerned over the imminent termination of the Accord in November. […]

Steady growth in China’s e-com sector: Report

2018/10 18 12:10

A steady growth in China’s e-commerce sector continues as online shops further integrate with physical stores, according to 100ec.cn, which said new retail and social e-commerce have become the driving forces for the boom. In the first half of 2018, total retail sales of consumer goods in China reached 18 trillion yuan, up 9.4 per […]

95% of Tunisia’s textile, clothing exports go to Europe

2018/10 18 12:10

Ninty five per cent of Tunisia’s textile and clothing exports are aimed at Europe, according to official statistics unveiled recently during the Tunisian-French partnership day in the textile and clothing sector, which accounts for 35 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and offers more than 160,000 jobs in a few hundred companies. […]

Analysts see challenges for Asian suppliers under USMCA

2018/10 18 12:10

Asian manufacturers may find it tougher to sell in American markets under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and may face long-term isolation in key industries, say some Asian analysts. Tighter country of origin rules and labour standards for the car and garment sector mean production could shift back to North America, affecting Asian businesses. The […]

Bangla parliament passes bill to boost garment sector

2018/10 18 12:10

The Bangladesh parliament recently passed the Textile Bill that was introduced in June 2018 by state minister for jute and textiles Mirza Azam. The government wants to achieve higher numbers by streamlining multiple processes for market leaders in the textile industry as the country’s apparel sector grew from $28.2 billion in 2016 to $29.33 billion […]