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Industry News – March 9th, 2017

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Curated fashion industry news links for Thursday, March 9th, 2017…

NIKE REVEALS THE ‘PRO HIJAB’ FOR MUSLIM ATHLETES – TheNewYorkTimes
“This week, Nike announced that it would release a Pro Hijab for female Muslim athletes in spring 2018. The hijab, which is expected to cost $35, is made of a lightweight, stretchy mesh polyester and will come in gray, black and obsidian.”

WOMEN’S APPAREL BRAND IMPROVES MERCHANDISE PLANNING – ChainStoreAge
“Soft Surroundings quickly learned that the more it expanded however, the harder this task became. Choosing the right allocation and merchandise planning solution was only the first step in the brand’s journey. By partnering with Columbus Consulting International, the chain was able to streamline the design, deployment and implementation of its new solutions.”

THIS CHILDREN’S RETAILER IS HITTING IT OUT OF THE PARK – Forbes
“The Children’s Place has been shuttering hundreds of stores in the U.S., while shifting its focus to online and international operations. For instance, last year it added more than 2,000 items on Amazon and launched on China’s Tmall. It is also adding stores abroad. “Clearly we made the right choice,” said CEO Jane Elfers.”

OLSENS MOVE TO SETTLE LAWSUIT WITH FORMER UNPAID INTERN FOR THE ROW – TFL
“After being sued by a former intern in 2015, Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen have settled the case out of court. You may recall that plaintiff Shahista Lalani filed suit in September 2015 in New York Supreme Court, claiming she worked 50-hour weeks in connection with the twins’ high end collection, The Row, without pay or college credit.”

THIS COLORADO-BASED OUTDOOR CLOTHING COMPANY MAKES AWESOME GEAR AND MANUFACTURES ALL OF IT IN THE US – BusinessInsider
“Topo Designs is a company influenced by childhoods spent in the powerful landscape of the Rocky Mountain West and purposefully lodged at the base of the Colorado Rockies.”

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