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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 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.


Patent ruling favours Columbia Sportswear's OutDry 6 May 2014

Leonie Barrie

A court in Italy has ruled in favour of Columbia Sportswear Company in its ongoing dispute over a patent used to create waterproof-breathable footwear.


Columbia Sportswear to buy prAna Living for $190m 30 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has agreed to acquire lifestyle apparel brand, PrAna Living, for US$190m, in a deal that will help it expand and reduce its dependence on cold-weather items.


Columbia Sportswear doubles Q1 profit 30 Apr 2014

Katie Smith

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Co has raised its full-year sales guidance, after more than doubling its first-quarter net profit, driven by "robust" demand for its namesake and Sorel brands.

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