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    The key topics at Supply Chain Forum Amsterdam 2023


    The Supply Chain Forum, part of the PI Apparel conference series, will return to Amsterdam on May 30-31. The key topics at the event, held at the Postillion Convention Centre Amsterdam, will include: The greening of the fashion supply chain, with special attention to the EU Green Deal; the impact ...

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    TrusTrace with first hire in the U.S.


    Source: TrusTrace Apurva Bhargava, new Head of U.S. Operations TrusTrace, a Swedish SaaS company that provides a product traceability and compliance platform for retail and fashion companies, has announced its first hire in the U.S. with the appointment of Apurva Bhargava as head of U.S. operations. Bhargava’s ...

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    A second edition for Italy’s sports textile industry show Texstile


    The second edition of Texstile – Italian Action Style, an event dedicated to the Italian sports textile industry, will take place at the Palavela in Riva del Garda, Italy, on May 22-23. The inaugural show in 2022 attracted more than 200 business operators, invited by 20 exhibitors, of which 90 ...

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    Hummel takes new steps to protect textile workers in Pakistan


    Danish sportswear brand Hummel has taken a step forward in its commitment to worker safety by signing the Pakistan Accord. The initiative, which is part of the expanded International Accord for Health and Safety in the Textile Industry, of which Hummel is already a member, aims to ensure a safe ...

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    Amer Sports partners with Sourcemap on transparency


    Sourcemap, a New York-based specialist in supply chain transparency and traceability software, has announced that Amer Sports will leverage Sourcemap’s supply chain transparency solution to collect transaction certificates for certified materials and independently verify the company’s and its subsidiaries’ entire chain of custody, from raw material to finished product. Amer ...

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    India-Australia trade agreement comes as a relief to Indian textile exporters


    The India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement, which came into force this week, is expected to be a “big relief” for Indian textile exporters, according to the Confederation of Indian Textiles Industry. Under the agreement, Australia will offer India duty-free access for about 96.4 percent of its exports (by value) ...

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    Avient introduces technology to track fiber origin in polyester and polyamide textiles


    Avient Corp. has announced the launch of a new fiber tracer technology called Cesa, designed to help producers and brand owners confirm the source of fiber, verifying the information provided on labels. The Cesa tracer concentrates contain special taggants incorporated into fibers during the spin-dyeing process and are customized to ...

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    Nike steps up fight against bots and resellers


    Nike continues to fight against resellers and is currently specifically targeting punishing buyers who use shopping bots to manipulate the market. The Wall Street Journal first reported earlier this week on the company’s change to its U.S. online sales policy, which tightens existing anti-resell terms. It now states that orders ...

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    Bleckmann opens new distribution center in the Netherlands


    Dutch logistics company and supply chain management expert Bleckmann is opening a new fulfillment center in Venlo to increase its capacity in Europe’s logistics hotspot. A lease agreement for around 30,000 sqm has been signed with Prologis. Operations for the first customers have already started, and further implementations are to ...

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    News briefs offers new service for European B2B buyers

    2022-10-13T07:00:00Z, Alibaba Group’s B2B marketplace, is launching a new B2B service called Select, aimed at retailers, distributors, wholesalers, medium and large enterprises in Europe that already import from China or are interested in doing so. According to “The Future of B2B E-Commerce: Online Platforms,” an independent study by ...

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    WCO and UNCTAD strengthen cooperation to enhance supply chain digitalization


    The World Customs Organization (WCO)’s secretary general, Kunio Mikuriya and his homolog at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Rebeca Grynspan, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Oct. 4 that aims to improve supply chain digitalization and data sharing for global trade industries. The MoU, which ...

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    ICC urges companies to pilot the new sustainability framework


    The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has launched a call to banks, corporates and tech companies to take part in piloting a framework to grade the sustainability profile of individual trade transactions. In the project’s first phase, the piloting of the new Sustainable Trade Framework will focus on the textile ...

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    Falling cotton prices


    Cotton prices are dropping amid economic concerns and weak demand as fears of a global economic slowdown might negatively impact demand for apparel and other goods. In its report for September, cotton market information resource Cotlook said that international cotton prices “reversed direction in dramatic fashion” during the month, registering ...

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    Another strike at the largest port in the U.K.


    The second strike in a few weeks at the Port of Felixstowe could put further strain on supply chains. The union called a nine-day strike on Tuesday Sept. 27. The Port of Felixstowe is the largest port in the U.K. Already last month, about 1,900 port employees participated in a ...

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    NFW Footwear Collective is growing


    New Balance and Wolverine Worldwide have joined Natural Fiber Welding’s (NFW) Footwear Collective, a cooperative platform aiming to promote widespread adoption of low carbon, biobased materials from nutrients, which are safe to return to the earth at the end of a product’s life. Through the Footwear Collective, NFW and its ...

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    The EU supports circular sportswear project with funds


    An initiative to make 100 percent bio-based performance sportswear is to get funding from the European Commission as part of its S4 Fashion project, with the contribution of the EU’s European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). BioAce is a joint project from Circuvate, a German sustainable materials consultancy, ...

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    A new Fashion Innovation Center in New York


    New York governor Kathy Hochul has announced $10 million in state funding for the establishment of a new Fashion Innovation Center (FIC), which will focus on promoting New York State-produced smart and sustainable textiles. Hochul announced the FIC during New York Fashion Week, on Sept. 7-14. “The Fashion Innovation Center ...

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    Comeback of Munich Fabric Start after the pandemic


    Source: Munich Fabric Start The 50th edition of Munich Fabric Start, the international fabric trade show in Munich, which was held from Aug. 30 to Sep. 1, hosted around 900 exhibitors from 40 countries on a total exhibition area of 45,000 square meters. The event’s exhibition area ...

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    Double-digit sales growth for sporting goods in Spain


    Sales of sporting goods in Spain (sell-out) grew by 11 percent in 2021 compared to 2020 and reached €8.58 million, according to a report elaborated by Sportpanel for the Spanish trade association Afydad. The increase was primarily driven by the bicycle sector, which registered a 10.8 percent increase versus 2020 ...

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    EU and New Zealand agree on free trade agreement


    The European Union and New Zealand have agreed on a joint Free Trade Agreement (FTA). According to estimates, trade could increase by around 30 percent. The EU is currently already New Zealand’s third-largest trading partner. In addition to consumers and trading companies, agriculture is also expected to benefit. “Our EU-NZ ...