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Stuart Todd

Stuart ToddBiography

Stuart 'emigrated' from north-east England to France over 20 years ago, setting up initially as a freelancer covering French business developments for the English-language press across a broad range of sectors. He then spent several years with Reuters in Paris, before returning to freelancing. He began working for just-style and other 'just' titles in 2002.

Articles by Stuart Todd

Algeria agrees $1.4bn textile and clothing cluster 16 September 2015

Algeria's state-owned apparel manufacturing group, the Groupe Public National de la Confection et de l'Habillement, has inked a deal with Turkish group Taypa to build a US$1.4bn textile and clothing cluster in the North African country, creating up to 25,000 jobs.

Hermes promises action over animal cruelty claims 31 July 2015

Hermès has pledged to take action against suppliers who do not respect animal welfare regulations after an investigation exposed violations at the French luxury group's tanneries.

Hermes to increase leather goods production capacity 22 July 2015

French luxury goods group Hermès has unveiled plans to increase production at two of its leather goods facilities in response to sales growth in the sector.

Deal close for Fruit of the Loom lingerie business 24 June 2015

French investment firm Perceva has confirmed that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with US apparel manufacturer, Fruit of the Loom, for the acquisition of its loss-making European lingerie business,Vanity Fair Brands Europe (VFBE).

Vivarte to axe over 1,600 jobs in major restructure 8 April 2015

France's leading fashion retailer Vivarte is to axe more than 1,600 jobs and close more than 200 stores as part of a major restructuring programme.

EVAlliance organising trade mission to Cambodia 20 January 2015

The France-led Europe-Vietnam Alliance (EVAlliance), which was set up to strengthen partnerships and collaboration between EU and Far East states in the textile, garment, leather and footwear sectors, will undertake a trade mission to Cambodia in May to foster closer cooperation with local counterparts.

Thierry Guibert tapped as new Lacoste CEO 19 January 2015

Maus Frères Group (MFG) has appointed Thierry Guibert as the new CEO of Lacoste, succeeding José-Luis Duran, who is stepping down after more than five years at the helm.

Maison Lejaby to shed one-third of its workforce 10 December 2014

Upmarket French lingerie maker Maison Lejaby is to axe one-third of its workforce - around 50-60 workers - blaming the political crisis between Russia and Ukraine for a fall in international sales.

EVAlliance in Cambodia textile and garment tie-up 10 November 2014

The Europe-Vietnam Alliance (EVAlliance), Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) and Cambodian government have signed a draft agreement, aimed at making the country's textile and garment industry more competitive.

Shoe maker Samson enters administration 31 October 2014

French women's shoe maker Samson has been placed under judicial administration, citing significantly weaker demand from Russia, the main outlet of its export trade.

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