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Activists Push to Ban Uzbek Cotton Imports
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Garment Worker Database
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Jockey's New Bra Sizing
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CURVENY Video: Eucalan
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The International Lingerie
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ILS Videos: Lola Haze, Tia Lyn Lingerie, Sex with Emily, 
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Esty Lingerie Launches 
3rd Annual International Lingerie Design Competition
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The International Lingerie
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Lipgloss & Lace: Marketers I'd Love to Fire
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Jack Adams Now Available 
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Male Power Leads the Lace
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Ask the Gozooko Guys
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The Screaming O Scream Team Girls Kick Off Summer w/ Bikini Beach Giveaway
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The Addict Expose: La Figurelle: 
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June 1, 2013                                        Issue # 338

                              Intimate Apparel

Activists Push to Ban 
Uzbek Cotton Imports
A US-based labor and human rights watchdog has filed a formal complaint with the US Customs service calling for a halt on imports of cotton from Uzbekistan grown and harvested with forced labor.
The International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has filed its complaint under the Tariff Act of 1930, which prevents the entry of goods that arrive at US ports containing materials made with forced labor.
It is seeking an immediate detention order on all pending and future imports of cotton goods manufactured by Daewoo International Corporation, Indorama Corporation, and other companies processing cotton in Uzbekistan.
Daewoo International, a South Korean-based company owned by the steel manufacturer Posco, and Indorama Corporation, a Singapore based multi-national that produces yarn, fabrics and organic cotton products, are said to be two of the largest processors of Uzbek cotton.
Daewoo International has already been blacklisted by a number of leading apparel brands, including H&M, The Limited, C&A, and Eileen Fisher.
And more than 120 international apparel brands and retailers have pledged to ban the use of cotton from Uzbekistan as part of efforts to stop the country using forced and child labor to harvest its cotton crop.
However, according to US import records, over 620 tons of cotton yarn and fabric has been imported into the US from facilities in Uzbekistan since 2008. US Department of Commerce and the US International Trade Commission data indicate at least 23 tons of cotton yarn from Uzbekistan entered the US in February 2013 alone.
"US federal law forbids the importation of goods produced using forced labor," said Brian Campbell, director of policy and legal programs at ILRF.
"We expect US Customs will conduct a thorough investigation into how cotton from Uzbekistan is escaping detection at US ports of entry and effectively ban all future imports into the United States."

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Esty Lingerie Launches 
3rd Annual International Lingerie Design Competition

The Esty Lingerie international lingerie design competition is back for its third year!
Every year, Esty Lingerie runs the contest to search out fresh, new design talent from around the globe. The lucky winner gets to see their design produced and sold at Esty Lingerie under their name, as well as a range of other prizes which this year include a £75 gift voucher, a lingerie goody-bag worth £50 and a finished copy of their set to keep for themselves.
Read the entire story on page 2

Jack Adams Now Available 
         At Eldorado
Distributor Partners with Male Underwear Designer
Eldorado, an award-winning distributor of pleasure products, party supplies and lingerie, announced today an exclusive partnership with Jack Adams Originals. 

Jack Adams designs and manufactures innovative and edgy underwear for the masculine, athletic, self-assured man who wears confidence on his sleeve. Jack Adams offers fashion-forward designs and fits that accentuate comfort. 
Read the entire story on page 3

The Screaming O Scream Team Girls Kick Off Summer w/ Bikini Beach Giveaway
Scream Team heads to famous Venice Beach
boardwalk for summer-inspired giveaway
The Screaming O is kicking off the summer season with the Scream Team Girls at the world-famous Venice Beach boardwalk for a giveaway that will leave fans ready for fun in the sun. The sun-kissed girls cruised up and down the boardwalk May 25, giving away free signed 2013 Calendars, Screaming O condoms and O Balm® Climax Crème samples while posing for pictures under the bright California sun.
Read the entire story on page 4

  Fashion Photo
Kimama is wearing Vx Intimate
Photo by Jerome Hamilton of Studio Time Photography
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Garment Worker Database
Bangladesh's apex trade body for garment manufacturers has started preparations on creating a biometric database that will contain records on all workers in the country's garment factories.
"It is a wonderful system of record-keeping. Once the worker registers, he/she will be given a unique ID, which will be valid at all BGMEA factories," Reaz-Bin-Mahmood (Sumon), vice-president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), told just-style.
Sumon also said the database and service books will help to identify the total number of workers, the numbers of zone-based male and female workers and their skill levels, all of which will be held centrally. 
"There is no exact data on how many skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers are now employed in the industry. Even we do not know how many women workers are there in the industry," he said.
The initiative has been prompted by the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex last month, which left more than 1,100 people dead. Rescue efforts were hampered because it was not known how many workers were missing or who they were.
As part of the move, the BGMEA has provided training on the digital workers' database and implementation of service books to 400 mid-level officials of factories located at Ashulia, near the capital Dhaka. 
This will be extended to zones including Mirpur, Gazipur, Narayanganj and Chittagong.
The BGMEA has asked all its members to introduce service books and a worker database at their factories by August 30. It has also warned it will stop providing services to those who fail to take part, adding that without its certificates they will be unable to export any products.
The new database, which is based on workers' fingerprints, is being prepared with Tiger IT and Systech Digital Limited, and will cost a factory owner around BDT0.05m (US$6,427).
There are 5,400 garment-making factories in Bangladesh, mostly located at Dhaka, Saver, Gazipur, Narayanganj and Chittagong.

South African Workers Strike Against Low Wages
Around 10,000 South African clothing workers have taken part in a two-day strike this week to protest at wage levels that are below the minimum level.
The workers, mainly based in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, May 22, ended the demonstration, which the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) described as a "warning strike" against member companies of the United Clothing & Textile Association (UCTA).
SACTWU is demanding immediate compliance with the prescribed minimum starting wage, which was increased to ZAR414 (US$43) on April 22, up from the previous level of ZAR369.
The Union has accused UCTA of "some of the worst forms of abuse of clothing workers in South Africa," including exposing workers to illegal health and safety conditions, paying illegally low wages, not registering workers with the Department of Labor, and making illegal deductions from their wages.
The South African minister of labor last month extended a clothing industry bargaining agreement to all industry employers, in a move that means all manufacturers will have to implement the minimum wages.


                   Model: Isabella  
            Wearing Fantasy Lingerie
           Photo by  Isadora Bravo
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Jockey's New Bra Sizing
US apparel maker Jockey International claims to have "reinvented the bra" with a new patented Volumetric Fit System that is said to give women a near-custom fit by focusing on breast shape as well as size.
The result of eight years of research and development, including the 3-D scanning of more than 800 female bodies, the Volumetric Fit System replaces the alphanumeric sizing format that has been used for the past 80 years.
Instead of the more familiar 32A, 34B, 36C sizes, Jockey is proposing 55 new sizes based on the volume of a woman's breast, as well as her under-bust measurement.
The resulting combinations would give sizes like 1-30, 7-36 and 9-42, where the first measurement of 1-10 relates to the volumetric fit cup sizes and the second is the under-bust measurement in seven different band sizes ranging from 30 to 42.
Jockey claims the new fit system - which requires women to fit their breasts into one of ten plastic cups in varying shapes which can be ordered as part of its special Fit Kit - will help women find their perfect fit no matter what style. It has also replaced the often uncomfortable underwire with a patented 3-D Contour support to hold, cup and shape the breast.
Once women determine their size, they can select from five Jockey bra style options, including Classic Contour, Tailored Contour, Double-Lined Contour, Classic-Soft Cup and Double-Lined Soft Cup. They will then choose from three colours: black, nude and white.
Each bra retails at $60, and Jockey has also pledged not discontinue any style.
"We knew we had to come to market with the best possible product in order to really make a difference in women's lives, which is why it took us eight years to develop the new Jockey bra and its revolutionary Volumetric Fit System," said Sally Tomkins, senior vice president of design, research and product development.
"Through our research, and countless hours of testing and talking with women, we are confident we are answering women's desire for the perfect-fitting bra."
Jockey says its "revolution in bra innovation" is long overdue, given that research shows 75% of women have difficulty finding a bra that fits properly and a staggering 85% are wearing the wrong size. Women are also frustrated with improper fit and inconsistencies between brands.


Bangladesh Retains Duty-free Access to EU
The European Union has affirmed that Bangladesh will continue to have access to a program which gives privileged access for its garments and other products to the EU market, after a meeting with Bangladesh's foreign minister. 
Europe and Bangladesh have emphasized their "collective determination" to improve labor conditions for Bangladeshi workers in the ready-made garment industry in a meeting between EU trade commissioner Karel De Gucht and Bangladesh foreign minister Dipu Moni May 28.
The two said in a joint statement that the loss of workers' lives in recent factory fires and the collapse of the Rana Plaza building calls for urgency to intensify ongoing efforts to work together in enhancing workers' rights and safety standards to improve the overall work environment and prevent similar tragedies in future. 
The EU and Bangladesh will work to engage all players in the global supply chain - including buyers, brands, governments and consumers, to promote a "fair, ethical and responsible supply chain management across the industry".
While the European Parliament is calling for a review of Bangladesh's access to the generalized system of preferences (GSP), under which Bangladesh exports have duty-free and quota-free access to the EU, the statement emphasized the "important role" GSP has played in improving the lives of workers in Bangladesh.
"We, therefore, pledge to safeguard Everything but Arms benefits through determined action to improve health and occupational safety standards in the export-oriented ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh.
"We urge foreign buyers, in particular European companies, to remain engaged and work with the EU and Bangladesh to support and promote socially responsible supply chains. A dedicated meeting, to that effect, will take place before this summer to consider the related issues," the statement said.
The EU said it is willing and ready to assist Bangladeshi authorities in any way it can to meet the required international standards, while calling on European and international companies to promote better health and safety standards in garment factories in Bangladesh.

            Intimate Graphics
                           by Luis Paredes

she and reverie is donating 10% of sales from their Spring & Summer 2013 capsule collection, Darling of the Sea, to Coney Island USA, the not-for-profit arts organization, to help rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.

The apparel collection, inspired by pastel beach colors and fairytale mermaids, was manufactured in Manhattan and hand-embellished in Brooklyn. The lookbook was shot on Coney Island last summer, on a perfect summer day in July. “When the weather is that beautiful, it’s easy to feel invincible,” said designer Quinne Myers.
The island and its businesses have struggled to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, and the indie lounge label hopes to help.

“When you purchase from this collection, not only do you get  beautiful garments made in NYC’s garment district from a female-owned small business, you are also helping restore America’s Playground,” said Myers.
The collection is available for purchase online now at  and for immediate wholesale delivery by contacting

About she and reverie
she and reverie is a whimsical lifestyle loungewear brand for women who see the world through rose-colored glasses, combining vintage extravagance with modern comfort to suit the romantic dreamergirls of today. Our capsule collections of oh-so-sweet loungewear are pretty enough to be worn as lingerie, yet dressy enough to be worn every day. Each piece is crafted with signature prints, unique embellishments, rich textures, and cheeky proportions, to be cherished for years. 
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**Intimate Graphics is a column by Luis Paredes on what's trending in the Intimate Apparel Industry. His design studio, Seven Hills Multimedia, LLC focuses on the design and communication needs of the Lingerie Industry and publishes The Lingerie Journal, a business resource for Lingerie Retailers. **



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