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Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 90 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and anal...


Pacific Crystal gears up for Vietnam production

Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 2014

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill in Vietnam is nearing completion. Add in Crystal Group's new garment manufacturing facilities, and the site is expected to be the largest vertical textile and garment operation in the country.


Volatile macro environment unlikely to derail PVH

Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 2014

Weather issues and a volatile macro environment are unlikely to derail PVH Corp, analysts believe, despite the apparel giant revealing earnings yesterday (5 June) that missed expectations. The company also offered an optimistic outlook for the rest of the year.


Mauritius emerges as sustainable sourcing hub

Michelle Russell | 21 May 2014

Strategically located along the trading route between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is fast emerging as a major sourcing hub for textile and apparel products. Despite low-cost competition from Asia, the industry has successfully navigated its way through a plethora of challenges in the last few decades to emerge as a now high-tech, dynamic, and vertically integrated sector. Michelle Russell takes a closer look.


Mauritius overview: Textile and apparel firms

Michelle Russell | 13 May 2014

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in 2013, a marginal increase of just 0.07% over the year before. Local textile and clothing manufacturers are working hard to sustain this growth, with several sharing their future ambitions with just-style.

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Relationships key to competitive supply chain

Leonie Barrie | 29 May 2013

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the need to develop more strategic relationships between retailers and their suppliers to improve flexibility and add value across the supply chain. But according to Mark Green, executive vice president of the global supply chain at apparel giant PVH, the biggest changes in sourcing are yet to come.

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US Q2 in brief: G-III, Shoe Carnival, J Crew

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2015

Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. G-III Apparel Group raised its full-year earnings outlook after more than doubling its earnings and Shoe Carnival booked an 84.6% jump in profit. J Crew moved to a loss in its latest quarter, while Bebe Stores improved its net loss and announced a licensing deal for China, and Aeropostale booked a net loss for the eleventh straight quarter. 


PVH “well-positioned” in China despite headwinds

Michelle Russell | 1 Sep 2015

PVH Corp says it is “very well-positioned” in China and has not suffered as a result of the recent yuan devaluation, but will be “more conservative” with its Calvin Klein business in the country heading into 2016.


US Q1: Finish Line, Cherokee, Urban Outfitters

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 26 Jun 2015

First-quarter revenue forecasts for US apparel retailers fared far worse than earnings expectations. The Finish Line said it got off to a "solid start" with double-digit profit growth, and Cherokee was pleased with a "strong" quarter, despite some headwinds. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters revealed a mixed quarter, while Men's Wearhouse booked record sales but a decline in earnings.


US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers

Katie Smith | 3 Mar 2015

The US has raised “serious” concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.


PVH to close Izod retail business

Katie Smith | 8 Jan 2015

US retail giant PVH Corp is to shutter its Izod men's sports and casual clothing retail business with the closure of 100 stores, blaming an increasingly competitive environment.


PVH and Gazal expand Australian joint venture

Katie Smith | 22 Dec 2014

US clothing giant PVH Corp and Australasian apparel supplier and retailer Gazal Corp are extending the scope of their Australian joint venture with the addition of new brands.


Calvin Klein unveils global online expansion plan

Katie Smith | 22 Dec 2014

PVH Corporation-owned brand Calvin Klein is to expand its online presence to more than 20 countries by the end of 2016, including six in Asia.


PVH boosts Q3 profit despite currency issues

Richard Woodard | 4 Dec 2014

Apparel giant PVH Corp recorded a double-digit increase in third quarter net profit, despite revenues being impacted by the weak euro.


French Connection commits to stop selling angora

Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 2014

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.


Future acquisition opportunities seen for PVH Corp

Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 2014

Meaningful acquisition opportunities for PVH Corp are likely to present themselves in two to six years time, but they may take the form of bringing existing businesses in house under the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein banners, analysts believe.


just-style's research roundup

Ellie Morgan | 1 Oct 2014

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.


PVH promotes Timm to lead European operations

Katie Smith | 26 Sep 2014

Oliver Timm has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of PVH Europe, as the company looks to strengthen its operations for the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands in the region.


PVH Q2 profit boosted by Hilfiger growth

Richard Woodard | 4 Sep 2014

A robust performance from Tommy Hilfiger helped PVH Corp post a second quarter profit, with revenues almost breaking through the $2bn barrier.


G-III Apparel ups outlook on strong Q2

Katie Smith | 3 Sep 2014

G-III Apparel Group has lifted its full-year earnings and sales guidance after booking a 72% increase in second-quarter net profit.


Spanx appoints former Nike exec Singer as CEO

Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 2014

US-based intimate apparel brand Spanx has hired former Nike global apparel and footwear executive, Jan Singer, as its chief executive officer.


PVH Corp Q1 profit misses analyst expectations

Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2014

PVH Corp has revealed first-quarter earnings that missed analyst consensus due to a challenging macroeconomic environment and heightened promotional activity.


G-III Apparel Q1 earnings and sales climb

Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 2014

G-III Apparel Group has booked an increase in first-quarter profit and upped its sales and earnings guidance for the full year.


Calvin Klein and ADF sign licensing deal

Michelle Russell | 14 May 2014

PVH Corp subsidiary Calvin Klein and American Designer Fashion (ADF) have entered into a distribution and retail store license agreement.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 28 Mar 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include reports of a drop in UK clothing sales last month, an insight into Uniqlo's multi-pronged attack on the US market, and a new Calvin Klein licensing deal in India agreed between PVH Corp and Arvind.


Acquisition costs push PVH Corp to Q4 loss

Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 2014

Apparel giant PVH Corp has swung to a loss in its fourth-quarter on the back of charges related to its acquisition of Warnaco Group which, conversely, also helped boost sales.


Calvin Klein names Shiffman CEO as Murry retires

Michelle Russell | 25 Mar 2014

Calvin Klein's chief commercial officer, Steve Shiffman, is to take on the role of chief executive after Tom Murry announced his decision to retire.


PVH and Arvind team up on Calvin Klein in India

Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 2014

Apparel giant PVH Corp is teaming up with Arvind in another licensing deal - this time to distribute Calvin Klein Jeans apparel and accessories and Calvin Klein Underwear products in India.


AllSaints joins ban on angora

Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 2014

Fashion retailer AllSaints has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Latest blogs

Apparel brands implicated in Cambodia unrest

Michelle Russell | 31 Mar 2014

Western brands and retailers are "deeply implicated" in the current unrest gripping the Cambodian apparel sector - but they can also be part of the solution, a new report suggested last week.


Hudson's Bay heads upscale with Saks

Leonie Barrie | 5 Aug 2013

A $2.9bn deal that brings together the Hudson's Bay, Lord & Taylor and Saks Fifth Avenue brands into a combined company with 320 stores in the US and Canada was finally confirmed last week after months of speculation.

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