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Weekly News 22/20 (29/05/2020)

Adidas introduces reusable face covers
Li & Fung officially delisting from HKEX
Impose additional duty on garment import
India's yarn export to slide 35-40% this fiscal
Alibaba's online sales see a jump of 19% in Q4
Uniqlo will now make masks made of underwear fabric
After Columbia, Lululemon and TJX also reopen stores
H& M launching new men's collection with cooling fabric 'Coolmax'

Weekly News 21/20 (22/05/2020)

Columbia and Hudson's Bay too reopen stores
Mango may reopen 80% of stores by May end
California Textile adds reusable face mask to product line
ZnZ to introduce specially treated fabric to fight COVID-19
YKK expands product offerings to support COVID-19 relief
BGMEA recommends to close 46 factories for failure to pay wages
Thailand, Vietnam among biggest winners in brassieres export to USA in Q1 '20
Tapestry to slowly reopen its stores across North America and Europe by this weekend

Weekly News 20/20 (15/05/2020)

Bangladesh's apparel exports fall dramatically in April
Sri Lankan PM seeks US assistance for apparel sector
70% Indonesian clothing factories may face permanent closure
Mall owners collect only 15% rent in April; rents might fall further
H&M sales down by 57 per cent; Italy witnesses maximum impact
Mango to donate 1% of in-store sales revenue to WHO's solidarity fund
India’s RMG export to USA falls 6% in March ’20; kidswear, jackets show potential
As China tumbles 52% in March, Vietnam becomes top apparel exporter to USA

Impact of COVID-19 on Indian Apparel Industry
The Big Fall - Impact of COVID-19 on EU and US Apparel Market

Weekly News 19/20 (08/05/2020)

Nike online sales picked up
USA Apparel Import Continue to See Negative Trend
Global imports of synthetic fibre gloves expected to rise
Lockdown effect: Indian apparel industry to shrink by 35%
ILO calls for urgent policy measures to support businesses
American Apparel to shift production to PPE, masks, gowns
Fired and furloughed factory workers demand higher Government aid
Noida garment exporters left with no orders to service for next 2 years
BGMEA audit garment factories to guarantee health and safety practice

Weekly News 11/20 (13/03/2020)      

KWSP 17A (Khas 2020)
80.8% of Chinese enterprises have resumes work
EU approves another GSP+ status for Pakistan till 2022
Trade impact on India due to coronavirus to be $348 mn
US removing Vietnam as beneficiary to have minimal effect
Philippines’ textile and garment industry to be revitalised soon!
Coronavirus impacts US $ 1.2 billion worth global textile and apparel trade
COVID-19 impact: USA slumps 10.72% in its apparel import in January 2020

Weekly News 10/20 (06/03/2020)

Carter's Inc.sales surge though profits slump
Coronavirus outbreak hits Thai garment industry
Vietnam sees India as alternative raw material supplier
Bangladesh continues its dominance in trouser exports to EU
Diesel launches upcycling initiative with limited edition capsule
EU apparel import nosedives amidst changing consumer preferences
Nike's European headquarters shuts down temporarily due to Coronavirus
Vietnam, Cambodia cross US  $ 1 billion mark in RMG exports to Canada for the first time

Weekly News 09/20 (28/2/2020)

Uniqlo reopens around 100 stores in China
Adidas China business falls 85% for coronavirus
Bossini faces huge losses; sales go down by 20%
Gap Inc. collaborates with ThredUp to sell used apparels
India marks 28.88% surge in kidswear exports to USA in 2019
Indonesia's largest integrated viscose rayon production unit open
China creates turmoil as US falls in its denim apparel import in 2019
China declines in its RMG export to Japan; ASEAN grabs the share in 2019
Myanmar's apparel factories facing closure due to Coronavirus impact

Weekly News 08/20 (21/2/2020)

USA falls in apparel consumption in 2019!
PVH issues statement on impact of Coronavirus
US January retail sales grow 2.7% over last year
Toray's carbon fibre sales grow 16.8% in Q3 FY19
Nike's Move to Zero capsule to release this summer!
Vietnam Textile firms urged to source from Malaysia, India
Brands depending on Asian countries for manufacturing apparels
EU cuts tariff preferences to Cambodia; setback for textile sector
Prolonging Coronavirus: Garment accessories makers fear Tk150 billion losses

Weekly News 07/20 (14/2/2020)

J.Crew to shut down stores in Hong Kong
Apparel export earnings drop 5.71% in July-January
Coronavirus: How Indian industries to grab the opportunity

BCI retailer extends better cotton sourcing by 40% in 2019
H&M, Coop Denmark join ChemSec's call to end PFAS use
Coronavirus forces Nike to close down half of its stores in China
Macy's to shut down 125 stores; to focus on reducing headcount
Turkey sees orders shifting from China owing to Coronavirus impact

Weekly News 06/20 (7/2/2020)

Bangladesh is still ahead of Vietnam in apparel exports
Columbia Sportswear appoints Tim Boyle as Chairman
India stops export of N95 masks, protective clothing
Messe Frankfurt's Shanghai textile fairs postponed
Authentic Brands Group coming to Forever 21’s rescue!
Weakening apparel export causes to lower cotton import in BD
Lindex Baby Home focuses on organic cotton and recycled polyester
Myanmar’s export revenues from the textile manufacturing sector make up nearly 10%

Weekly News 05/20 (1/2/2020)

 USMCA offers stability for US cotton in key markets
  Japan offers funds for sericulture project in Philippines
 Diesel unveils sustainable strategy for responsible living
 Indian govt scraps MEIS for garments from March 7, 2019
 Sri Lanka earns $5.3 bn in apparel export earnings in 2019
 Bangladesh imports more than eight million bales of cotton a year
 Adidas will launch gender-neutral clothing designed by singer Beyonce
 Innovations can present $20-30 bn biz opportunities for fashion industry every year

Weekly News 04/20 (25/1/2020)    

 New Minimum Wage Gazette
 Myanmar drafting national textile policy
 Trade of home linen increases by 35.79%
 NCTO questions US govt approach to tariff reductions
 China, US sign phase 1 trade deal; tariffs to stay for now
 Morocco adds tariffs on apparel from Turkey despite FTA
 Lululemon appoints Nikki Neuburger as chief brand officer
 WTO forms dispute panel over India's duty hike on US goods

Weekly News 03/20 (18/1/2020)       

http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  New Minimum Wage Gazette
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Myanmar drafting national textile policy
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Trade of home linen increases by 35.79%
NCTO questions US govt approach to tariff reductions
China, US sign phase 1 trade deal; tariffs to stay for now
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Morocco adds tariffs on apparel from Turkey despite FTA
Lululemon appoints Nikki Neuburger as chief brand officer
WTO forms dispute panel over India's duty hike on US goods

Weekly News 02/20 (11/1/2020)    

http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Malaysia's T & A Trade (Jan to Nov 2019)
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Global Textile Raw Material Price 03-01-2020
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  India to review free trade agreements: minister
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Pakistan withdraws all duties, taxes on cotton import
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Global cotton prices forecast to fall in 2019-20, 2020-21
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  China drops tariffs on Pakistani products as FTA-II starts
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Bangla RMG firms want 5% tolerance in yarn count at ports
http://www.mkma.org/arrow.gif  Global smart textile market to reach USD 5.55 billion by 2025

Weekly News 01/20 (4/1/2020)     

  Men buy more clothes online than women
  India may turn 4th-largest economy in 2026
  65% Chinese like traditional Han clothing: survey
Cambodia's exports continue strong growth: ministry
  Azerbaijan's area under cotton cultivation to rise in 2020
  Online comprises 1.6% of retail sales in India: World Bank


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