5 November 2013
Luxury British fashion brand Jaeger has strengthened its creative team with two new appointments.
25 October 2013
French luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton has told the European Commission of the benefits that would flow from its planned merger with Italian cashmere giant Loro Piana.
17 October 2013
Basic apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands will lay off nearly half of Maidenform Brands' 1,330 staff worldwide as part of its US$583m merger with the rival intimate apparel maker.
16 October 2013
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, which also owns the Fendi and Céline labels, reported slower sales at its fashion and luxury goods division during the third quarter.
7 October 2013
T-shirt and underwear manufacturer Hanesbrands has completed its acquisition of rival intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands in a deal worth US$583m.
9 September 2013
A new garment factory hoping to change the approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the apparel industry is to start production this month in Haiti, in a move that could also boost the country's reputation as a sourcing destination.
31 July 2013
Basic apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands is looking to "take advantage" of the recent US$575m Maidenform Brands acquisition but remained tight-lipped on its plans for the lingerie maker.
24 July 2013
T-shirt and underwear manufacturer Hanesbrands is to acquire rival intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands for US$575m, as it looks to drive growth and create increased scale to serve retailers.
29 May 2013
Paris-based Children Worldwide Fashion Group (CWF) has selected Centric Software's product lifecycle management (PLM) system to help streamline its product development process.
9 May 2013
Intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands has posted a first-quarter loss in line with expectations, hurt by a double-digit-percentage sales decline its wholesale division.
18 April 2013
US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has appointed Michelle Landgrebe as executive vice president and general merchandising manager of its 2b outlet division.
5 February 2013
Gieves & Hawkes has revealed a series of management appointments in a bid to drive growth at the London-based tailor.
31 January 2013
LVMH Moet Hennessey Louis Vuitton saw full year profit rise as the Louis Vuitton brand reported another record year of sales.
1 November 2012
Despite the financial storm clouds that have disrupted Europe's economy over the past few years, the continent's luxury apparel sector has proved remarkably resilient, with global demand for their products rising.
30 October 2012
Haiti has been declared "open for business," after a $300m manufacturing park in the northern town of Caracol was last week inaugurated at a star-studded event attended by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former US President Bill Clinton, as well as actors Sean Penn and Ben Stiller, and fashion designer Donna Karan.
1 October 2012
While the focus on emerging markets for the big international clothing companies has traditionally been to view them as outsourcing opportunities, there are a lot of people with a lot of money in these countries. So go-ahead Western brands are seeking to gain a presence in emerging markets, hoping to reap dividends as their economies grow.
1 October 2012
The growth in outsourcing has been the most important trend in the clothing and textile sector in the past decade, with emerging market countries offering increasingly reliable and sophisticated services. While the recession has put paid to a lot of talk about emerging market suppliers developing their own design hubs, the idea is still very much alive.
31 July 2012
With apparel manufacturing operations bridging the Dominican Republic and neighbouring Haiti, Grupo M's co-production model is an exemplary example of trade preferences in action. Here company founder and president Fernando Capellán tells just-style about the opportunities that lie ahead.
12 July 2012
The latest figures issued by the Colombian government show that in 2011, the country's exports of textiles and clothing totalled almost US$1.41bn, an increase of 8% on the previous year.
10 July 2012
Dominican Republic apparel maker Grupo M is teaming up with Los Angeles based premium laundry and finisher Blue River Denim to upscale the finishes of denim, twill and knit products coming out of its DR/Haiti co-production model.
17 May 2012
UK fashion firm Paul Smith will re-enter China later this year with plans to open at least 24 stores over the next five years.
9 May 2012
Intimate apparel company Maidenform Brands said its outlook for the year "remains on track", despite posting a 59.7% decline in net first-quarter net profits.
8 March 2012
Maidenform has swung to a fourth-quarter loss as margins were hit by product discontinuations and other costs.
13 February 2012
Children Worldwide Fashion (CWF), which makes luxury children's apparel under license for a number of leading brands, is to axe 149 jobs out of total workforce of around 400 at its HQ in Herbiers, in western France, as part of a restructuring programme.
3 February 2012
Double-digit growth for its fashion and leather goods brands helped luxury powerhouse LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton to record full-year net profits of EUR5.26bn in 2011.
19 December 2011
Established skills and tradition were not enough to save some apparel makers from layoffs and factory closures in 2011. But acquisitions, an environmental focus and international expansion helped others to build on a solid recovery from the recession.
16 December 2011
Adidas sportswear supplier Augusta Manufacturing is investing $5m at its factory in Nicaragua to create 500 jobs by the end of this year, and expects to double its workforce in 2012.
10 November 2011
The new slimmed-down Liz Claiborne Inc, which in recent months has sold several under-performing brands including Mexx and its namesake Liz Claiborne label, has admitted it will also have to trim its corporate costs in line with its smaller footprint - but that an investment in new IT systems is also on the cards.
9 November 2011
Apparel seller Liz Claiborne Inc, which in recent months has sold several under-performing brands including Mexx and its namesake Liz Claiborne line, has reaffirmed its full-year targets despite seeing its third quarter loss widen.
2 November 2011
Liz Claiborne has completed the sale of its Mexx division to a joint venture with private-equity firm the Gores Group.