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Industry News – May 12th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Thursday, May 12th, 2016…

LEVI STRAUSS & CO., EVRNU PARTNER TO LAUNCH JEANS MADE FROM COTTON GARMENT WASTE – FashionMag
“As part of Levi Strauss & Co’s sustainability strategy, the company has partnered with textile startup Evernu to create the first pair of jeans made from recycled post-consumer cotton, or old tee shirts.”

NIKE SETS BOLD SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL TARGETS FOR 2020 – FashionMag
“Nike released its FY14/15 Sustainable Business Report and has set environmental goals to reduce carbon footprint and close the loop on environmental impact by 2020.”

PSVA UNISEX SHOE BRAND LAUNCHES ON KICKSTARTER WITH LIQUID-REPELLENT STYLES – Footwear News
“When it comes to fashion, Shawn Soares believes it’s all about the essentials. And so, the entrepreneur has stepped into the shoe industry with Wednesday’s launch on Kickstarter of PSVA, a concise collection of classic boots and sneakers that also happens to repel liquids.”

ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR WOMEN’S BRANDS FROM THE ’90S JUST CONFIRMED A CURSE IN AMERICAN RETAIL – Business Insider
“Outlet stores are taking over malls. The Limited is the latest brand to convert several mall stores to outlets, Racked reports. These stores, several of which have already opened, are called Backroom at The Limited. Unlike Limited Outlet stores, which are typically located at outdoor outlet malls, these stores will be located inside full-price shopping malls.”

THE PLUS-SIZE INDUSTRY IS ON THE VERGE OF A REVOLUTION – Yahoo!
“The industry, which is now worth a whopping $20.4 billion according to the NPD Group (via Bloomberg), has long been comprised of a group of women that feels largely ostracized.But even amid a burgeoning body positivity movement, few retailers are actually offering plus-size clothing that is considered trendy and fashion-forward.”

U.S. TRADE REP HOPES TO HAVE NEW FREE-TRADE AGREEMENT SIGNED, SEALED AND DELIVERED BEFORE OBAMA LEAVES OFFICE – California Apparel News
“The Obama administration has been talking about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement ever since the president arrived in office in 2009. But after more than five years of negotiations with 11 countries and a signed deal, Congress still hasn’t approved the pact.”

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