Walmart, Target, Bed Bath to face lawsuits over fake 'Egyptian' cotton

Related Keywords: Beyond Inc, cotton, Egypt, Egyptian cotton, India, Target Corp and Bed Bath, Textile, Walmart

United States
Walmart, Target, Bed Bath to face lawsuits over fake 'Egyptian' cotton
Summary: 
A federal judge said Walmart Inc, Target Corp and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc must face a lawsuit claiming they sold linens that were falsely labelled “100% Egyptian Cotton” or “100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton” despite

A federal judge said Walmart Inc, Target Corp and Bed Bath & Beyond Inc must face a lawsuit claiming they sold linens that were falsely labelled “100% Egyptian Cotton” or “100% Long-Staple Egyptian cotton” despite being suspicious of their origin.

Monday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti in White Plains, New York, addressed claims that consumers nationwide overpaid for mislabelled cotton produced by an Indian textile company, Welspun India Ltd.

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U.S. Congress renews AGOA for another 10 years will boost US-Africa trade

Related Keywords: African Growth and Opportunity Act, AGOA, allows African nations, clothing industry, duty free access to US markets, fast track trade authority, for another 10 years, Textiles, US Congress renewed the act, Walmart

USA
U.S. Congress renews AGOA for another 10 years will boost US-Africa trade
Summary: 
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a 15 year old law which had been due to expire at the end of September, allows sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to U.S. markets for certain goods such as textiles has been renewed by the U.S. Congress. This makes Africa the latest continent wrapped up in a spree of trade legislation clearing through Congress.

The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), a 15 year old law which had been due to expire at the end of September, allows sub-Saharan African nations duty-free access to U.S. markets for certain goods such as textiles has been renewed by the U.S. Congress. This makes Africa the latest continent wrapped up in a spree of trade legislation clearing through Congress.

Congress cleared the legislation a day after it gave President Barack Obama “fast-track” trade authority to put trade deals, such as the impending Trans-Pacific Partnership, before Congress for an up-or-down vote.

http://blogs.wsj.com/frontiers/2015/06/25/us-africa-trade-gets-a-boost-with-renewal-of-agoa/
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Lidl wants all harmful chemicals out of its textile products by 2020

Related Keywords: Adidas, Aldi, Burberry, C&A, Carrefour, Greenpeace, Greenpeace Detox campaign, H&M, largest retailer, Lidl, Nike, Penny, Puma, Tesco, Textile chemical, Walmart

New Delhi
Lidl wants all harmful chemicals out of its textile products by 2020
Summary: 
Lidl, the fourth largest retailer worldwide, wants all toxic textile chemicals out of its textile products by 1 January 2020, a decision taken under Greenpeace’s pressure. A release said, Lidl is aware of its responsibility for people and the environment. It is its priority to eliminate their use across Lidl’s

Lidl, the fourth largest retailer worldwide, wants all toxic textile chemicals out of its textile products by 1 January 2020, a decision taken under Greenpeace’s pressure. A release said, Lidl is aware of its responsibility for people and the environment. It is its priority to eliminate their use across Lidl’s supply chain and operations for all footwear and apparel.

http://www.retaildetail.eu/en/eur-europe/eur-fashion/item/17046-no-more-toxic-materials-in-lidl-clothes-by-2020
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Indian readymade garments sector to spur

Related Keywords: Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, duty free entitlement, embellishment, import of trimming, readymade garment sector, textile export, Walmart

New Delhi
Indian readymade garments sector to spur
Summary: 
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement of duty-free entitlement for import of trimmings, embellishments and other specified items to five percent of the value of their exports, from the current three percent is a good boost for the readymade garment sector of India.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s announcement of duty-free entitlement for import of trimmings, embellishments and other specified items to five percent of the value of their exports, from the current three percent is a good boost for the readymade garment sector of India.

This move will help Indian manufacturers to compete with other countries in getting more orders from global retail sourcing entities, such as Walmart. As it will help bring down the cost of readymade garments meant for export by two to three percent.

http://www.business-standard.com/article/markets/fillip-for-textiles-garments-114071001132_1.html
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