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Kenzo Takada launches new luxury home and lifestyle brand K三

Kenzo Takada launches new luxury home and lifestyle brand K三

Designer Kenzo Takada will launch a new luxury home and lifestyle brand K三 (pronounced K3) at the Maison & Objet trade show in Paris, France, which begins on January 17.
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Fashion SVP to return to Olympia London this month

Fashion SVP to return to Olympia London this month

Hundreds of global textile manufacturers from countries including Turkey, Portugal, China and India will descend on London this month to attend the latest edition of Fashion SVP.
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Australia's Cotton On probing ties with Chinese firm in forced labour controversy

Australia's Cotton On probing ties with Chinese firm in forced labour controversy

Australian clothing retailer Cotton On Group is reportedly investigating its relationship with a Chinese printing firm suspected of using forced prison labour and which was recently suspended as a supplier by Tesco.
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Labor unions criticize Cambodia over fresh blow to workers' rights

Labor unions criticize Cambodia over fresh blow to workers' rights

Workers making clothes in Cambodia for global fashion brands face increased risk of abuse due to an amended law, trade unions said, as they criticized the government for sidelining them. 
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Karl Lagerfeld is latest big name to ban fur

Karl Lagerfeld is latest big name to ban fur

Another big name has just announced that its banning the use of fur in its products with the Karl Lagerfeld brand singing up to be fur-free. AM Retail Group, which operate’s Lagerfeld’s stores, will also stop using fur.
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Film on Bangladesh's garment workers spotlights women driving change

Film on Bangladesh's garment workers spotlights women driving change

A new film offering a glimpse into the lives of garment workers in Bangladesh is challenging stereotypes about women by showing them driving the economy and fighting for justice in factories.
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China's November retail sales beat expectations

China's November retail sales beat expectations

China's industrial output and retail sales growth accelerated more than expected in November, suggesting resilience in the economy as Beijing seeks to prop up domestic demand amid the trade war with the United States.
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Union leaders harassed in Brazil's textile factories

Union leaders harassed in Brazil's textile factories

Women labor leaders in Brazil face harassment and isolation in the grueling textile industry, where they are singled out for their union involvement, according to a report made public this week.
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Denim Première Vision embraces sustainability, eco drive shapes trends

Denim Première Vision embraces sustainability, eco drive shapes trends

Denim Première Vision seemed to shrug off the real and the economic chill as it returned to London this week with a busy show, an enlarged exhibitor list and a sustainability focus both for production and style trends.
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Podcast: Violaine Gressier (Facebook France) on the growing power of luxury labels on social media

Podcast: Violaine Gressier (Facebook France) on the growing power of luxury labels on social media

Violaine Gressier is in charge of the relationship with the luxury industry at Facebook France. In this new podcast, in French, she gives her views on the relationship between luxury labels and social media.
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Brexit, weak global demand to hurt UK in 2020, industry warns

Brexit, weak global demand to hurt UK in 2020, industry warns

Brexit pressures and political uncertainty have prompted the Confederation of British Industry and a manufacturing trade body, Make UK, to downgrade their growth forecasts for next year. 
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Celebrities join calls to ban the sale of animal fur in Britain

Celebrities join calls to ban the sale of animal fur in Britain

The Humane Society International has stepped up its campaign for a UK fur sales ban by securing the endorsement of dozens of celebrities, including Ricky Gervais, Paloma Faith and Alesha Dixon.
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Hong Kong loses lustre for luxury brands as mainland China shines - Bain

Hong Kong loses lustre for luxury brands as mainland China shines - Bain

Luxury brands are likely to retreat from Hong Kong as the city is wracked by protests at a time when wealthy Chinese shoppers are staying on the mainland, consultancy Bain said on Thursday.
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H&M's Weekday links with IFC and Maisie Williams on ultra-recyclable textile

H&M's Weekday links with IFC and Maisie Williams on ultra-recyclable textile

H&M Group said this week that its youth-focused Weekday retail brand has become the first fashion label globally to create a garment with a new ultra-sustainable fabric from IFC, a textile start-up it has invested in.
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Coats Group buys Pharr High Performance Yarns

Coats Group buys Pharr High Performance Yarns

Coats, the world’s leading thread company, is set to improve its manufacturing capabilities in the US with the acquisition of North Carolina-based Pharr High Performance Yarns.
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​Condé Nast joins UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

​Condé Nast joins UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action

Condé Nast will focus on its use of single-use plastic as part of the initiative, particularly plastic used in its magazine packaging.
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