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Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti named creative director of Harlan + Holden

Alessandra Facchinetti has been named creative director of Harlan + Holden, an Asian fashion company that defines itself as the world’s first “time-saving” clothing brand.
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Global brands urge Cambodia to reform labour amid EU sanction threat

Global brands urge Cambodia to reform labour amid EU sanction threat

Global clothing and shoe brands have written again to Cambodia’s longtime leader saying the country’s record on labour and human rights threatens to bring down sanctions on its garment industry. 
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Denim Première Vision to head to Berlin in November

Denim Première Vision to head to Berlin in November

For its next summer edition, the denim-focused trade fair is set to return to Milan. In November 2020, however, it will, for the first time ever, be going to the German capital.
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China virus is threat to European luxury ahead of New Year shopping fest, says Planet

China virus is threat to European luxury ahead of New Year shopping fest, says Planet

The spread of the deadly coronavirus in China could mean the world’s luxury industry seeing sales dented by fewer Chinese shoppers travelling abroad, tax-free payments specialist Planet said on Thursday.
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Irina Shayk is the face of Furla's new campaign

Irina Shayk is the face of Furla's new campaign

The Italian leather goods brand has laid claim to Russian top model Irina Shayk for the visuals of its Spring-Summer 2020 campaign. The emerald-eyed Shayk will be posing alongside Argentinian model Nicolas Ripoll.
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Phase one trade deal between US and China unlikely to relieve apparel companies

Phase one trade deal between US and China unlikely to relieve apparel companies

Despite hailing the deal as “a step in the right direction,” GlobalData reports that it will “offer little relief to apparel firms” caught up in the middle of the ongoing trade conflict between the two countries.
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Herbivore names Kendo’s Sandy Saputo as CEO

Herbivore names Kendo’s Sandy Saputo as CEO

Saputo's leadership experience within the beauty industry includes her time as Kendo's CMO, where she led the launch of Fenty Beauty in 2017.
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2020 Woolmark Prize judges announced

2020 Woolmark Prize judges announced

Dior Men’s Kim Jones, Holli Rogers from Farfetch, and model Anja Rubik are among the judges announced on Tuesday for the 2020 International Woolmark Prize.
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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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