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Cotton prices in India soar as demand rises & stock depletes

Cotton prices in India soar as demand rises & stock depletes

Strong demand from the cotton market and depleting stocks in addition to 10% import duty levied on cotton have collectively caused cotton prices in India to soar.
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Poor conditions persist in Leicester garment factories - report

Poor conditions persist in Leicester garment factories - report

Exploitation of garment workers is continuing in Leicester's textile industry, a new report claims, a year after an exposé highlighted abuses in the supply chain. This is despite measures to safeguard employees.
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Shanghai to host Intertextile and Chic at end of August

Shanghai to host Intertextile and Chic at end of August

Having seen a return to almost normal levels of activity in April, Shanghai's textile and apparel trade shows will hold their next editions, with appropriate health and safety measures, from August 25 to 27.
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Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Nicky Zimmermann on 'The Postcard' resort 2022; opening in Cannes and making it from Australia

Australia, a country known for punching above its weight in sport, literature, cinema, media, wine and the pursuit of happiness, has tended to underperform when it comes to fashion. One major exception is Zimmermann. 
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NGO pressures Uniqlo to pay employees of liquidated former supplier

NGO pressures Uniqlo to pay employees of liquidated former supplier

Clean Clothes Campaign is pressuring Uniqlo to pay $5.5 million in salaries left unpaid by a former supplier, liquidated in 2015. The brand's parent company, Fast Retailing, denies all responsibility. 
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Bally's AW 21 campaign celebrates Swiss modernism and natural landscapes

Bally's AW 21 campaign celebrates Swiss modernism and natural landscapes

​Bally has unveiled the AW21 campaign for its Legacy Continua collection that “pays tribute to 170 years of excellence in design and leather craftsmanship since 1851”.
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Italian luxury market in transformation

Italian luxury market in transformation

Covid has forced the Italian luxury industry to step up the pace of its transformation and search for investors, as shown by Zegna announcing a forthcoming stock market listing, and L Catterton’s acquisition of Etro.
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Leather Working Group links with Textile Exchange

Leather Working Group links with Textile Exchange

The UK-based, globally-focused Leather Working Group (LWG), which provides certification for the leather manufacturing industry, has agreed to partner with Textile Exchange to grant reciprocal membership.
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BFC announces nine Changemakers finalists

BFC announces nine Changemakers finalists

The British Fashion Council has released the names of nine finalists for the recently-launched BFC Changemakers Prize. Three winners, to be chosen in September, will receive a £7,500 cash prize and mentoring package.
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Lockdown threat looms over Asian textile industry

Lockdown threat looms over Asian textile industry

While the health situation in textile manufacturing countries like Vietnam, Indonesia and Pakistan is critical, there is concern in Bangladesh about the effects an imminent lockdown would have on its textile industry.
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Woolmark Prize applications open in search for A$200k winner

Woolmark Prize applications open in search for A$200k winner

Applications for the 2021/22 International Woolmark Prize have opened as the annual prestigious award process begins in the search for outstanding fashion talent.
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Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Liberty hit hard by flagship Covid closure, but online booms

Department store Liberty has filed its results for the year to the end of January and said that it was "significantly impacted" by the three separate Covid lockdown in the UK that dented footfall to its London flagship.
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Coats Group in strong recovery phase as sales top pre-pandemic level

Coats Group in strong recovery phase as sales top pre-pandemic level

Coats Group is back on form. The global threads producer said Wednesday it enjoyed a "strong recovery" in both operational performance and demand in the first six months of the year.
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Première Vision New York returns to physical events this July

Première Vision New York returns to physical events this July

The fashion trade fair is making its physical comeback in NYC at the end of July, when it will welcome 67 international and domestic companies to its first in-person event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Lululemon to make accessories from mushroom leather

Lululemon to make accessories from mushroom leather

Vancouver-based athleticwear company Lululemon revealed last week that it has begun creating products grown from mushrooms with the debut of the world's first yoga accessories made from Mylo material. 
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Circular fashion: Isko presents industrial process for separating cotton from polyester

Circular fashion: Isko presents industrial process for separating cotton from polyester

Turkish denim producer Isko has inked a licence deal with the Hong Kong Research Institute for Textiles and Apparel, whose ‘Green Machine’ is said to make it possible to easily separate cotton fibre from polyester.
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