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High inventories at US retailers causes concern

Stung by unseasonably cold spring weather that blanketed many parts of the US just as they were rolling out their spring merchandise, retail...

Apparel industry edges closer to eco-index

The apparel industry is edging closer to an eco-index that will allow companies to assess the environmental impacts of individual products a...

Latest Interviews

William E. Connor talks transparency and trust 27 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

Transparency and integrity are two words that crop up repeatedly in conversation with William E. (Chip) Connor, chairman and CEO of Hong Kong based global sourcing specialist William E. Connor & Associates Ltd. Indeed, these have been cornerstones of the business since it was founded 65 years ago, and continue to underpin every aspect of an operation set up to act as its clients' alter-ego.


Speaking with style: Kurt Cavano, CEO, TradeCard 31 Mar 2011

Leonie Barrie

There's plenty of talk about the uphill battle confronting apparel supply chains in the face of cautious consumer spending and the pressure on margins from rising raw material, labour and transportation costs. What's needed are constructive ways to counter these pressures. Kurt Cavano, CEO of the TradeCard supply chain platform, believes technology has a key role to play.

Latest News

Columbia TurboDown adds to insulation innovations 29 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor brand Columbia Sportswear has introduced a 'performance enhanced down' system that combines two of its existing technologies and creates such outsized results it's like a "down jacket on steroids."


Columbia Sportswear hires global manufacturing VP 26 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has tapped former VF Corp executive Steve Woodside to the newly-created position of vice president of global manufacturing.


Columbia Sportswear narrows Q2 net loss 25 Jul 2014

Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has narrowed its net losses in the second quarter, despite incurring costs from its acquisition of prAna.


Columbia Sportswear fined for mislabelled clothing 23 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Columbia Sportswear Company has agreed to pay a US$100,800 penalty after it admitted distributing mislabelled clothing containing insect repellent.


Columbia Sportswear closes PrAna deal 3 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has closed its acquisition of lifestyle apparel brand, PrAna Living.

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