9 December 2013
Waterless dyes, textiles that clean themselves and new 3D printing filaments: the only thing missing this year was spray on clothing.
6 December 2013
More than 100 companies have now signed the new Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in April, which killed more than 1,100 people.
2 December 2013
Hong Kong-based fashion business Esprit has become the latest company to ban the use of angora in all of its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.
29 October 2013
Hong Kong-based clothing brand Esprit has appointed Rafael Pastor Espuch as its new chief product officer, replacing Melody Harris-Jensbach, who resigned last week.
28 October 2013
Hong Kong-based fashion business Esprit has made a series of management changes in Europe.
23 October 2013
Melody Harris-Jensbach, chief product and design officer at Hong Kong-based clothing brand Esprit, has resigned to pursue new opportunities.
27 September 2013
Italian high-end textile manufacturer Canepa SpA has made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain by 2020 - becoming, it claims, the first textile company in the world to join Greenpeace's Detox campaign.
11 September 2013
Esprit is tweaking its existing turnaround plan to focus more on fast fashion, after the company swung to a full-year loss as its efforts so far failed to gain traction.
10 September 2013
Hong Kong-based clothing brand Esprit has re-set its strategic objectives after swinging to a wider than expected full year loss.
2 August 2013
The concept of closed loop supply chains sounds a laudable, if possibly Utopian ideal: a virtuous circle of production from cradle to grave and back to cradle again. However, the reality is proving harder to achieve for the clothing and textile sector.
11 July 2013
Unveiling a new five-year plan to improve worker safety at the factories in Bangladesh that produce their clothing, North American brands and retailers were keen to stress the similarities between their own initiative and a separate scheme backed by 70 mainly European companies. That said, there are considerable differences too.
5 July 2013
Esprit's Recycled Collection has been has been given the R Cert sustainability certificate, verifying that it has recycled its pre-consumer textile waste into its clothing.
26 June 2013
Almost 70% of Australian consumers would pay more for their clothes if they knew workers overseas were producing garments in safe working conditions and were being paid a good wage.
21 June 2013
Former Esprit chief product officer, Colin Henry, has been appointed as the new CEO of UK luxury fashion brand Jaeger, taking over responsibility from executive chairman Stewart Binnie, who stepped down in March.
14 June 2013
The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group has launched version two of its Joint Roadmap, aimed at attaining a “new standard of environmental performance for the global apparel and footwear industry”.
30 May 2013
Fast Retailing, the owner of Japanese casual clothing brand Uniqlo, is continuing to review the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
8 May 2013
Struggling fashion business Esprit Holdings has issued a profit warning on the back of one-off charges likely to cost the company up to HK$2.75bn (US$354m).
30 April 2013
Hong Kong listed Luen Thai Holdings, one of the world's leading apparel manufacturing and supply chain services providers, has completed its US$55m acquisition of Singapore-based Ocean Sky Group.
27 March 2013
Apparel sales in the Asia Pacific region are continuing on a golden growth trajectory despite a slowdown in China. Domestic brands are continuing to hold their own, and foreign brands intent on making further inroads are increasingly focusing on lower-tier cities for growth.
21 March 2013
Hong Kong-based fashion retailer Esprit has added three more former Inditex executives to its team to lead the company's new corporate strategy as well as develop and implement some of its major projects.
11 March 2013
European activists have been detained by Cambodian police after taking part in a protest outside the E Garment clothing factory near Phnom Penh.
7 March 2013
Leading fashion brands and retailers have joined forces to issue an update on their joint “roadmap” aimed at securing zero discharge of hazardous chemicals in their supply chains by 2020. But the revised plans have already come under fire.
28 February 2013
Esprit's plans to rejuvenate its brand have been described as a "total calamitous failure" by one analyst after the fashion retailer's turnaround efforts yet again failed to gain traction.
27 February 2013
Troubled Hong Kong-based fashion retailer Esprit has swung to a first half loss after reductions in operating costs failed to offset lower sales.
21 February 2013
Danish clothing firm IC Companys has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), which works to reduce the environmental and social impacts of global apparel and footwear production.
14 February 2013
Indian conglomerate Aditya Birla Nuvo today (14 February) said it has seen its third-quarter profit and revenues increase, boosted by gains in its apparel business.
6 February 2013
Women's wear retailer Cache has appointed Jay Margolis as its chairman and chief executive officer, replacing Thomas Reinckens who has stepped down.
1 February 2013
Two campaigns carried out over the past two years by two groups of activists have achieved very different results. Whereas Greenpeace has successfully corralled major brands and retailers into its Detox programme, the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement (BFBSA) campaign has struggled to make a mark. Mike Flanagan looks at what the Bangladesh factory fire row tells us about the future of compliance.
14 January 2013
Sourcing is influenced by a lot more than wages and fabric prices. Infrastructure, social tension, energy costs, currency rates, power availability and a buyer’s ability to control the uncontrollable all make sourcing as unpredictable as ever in 2013, says Mike Flanagan.
9 January 2013
Vida Shoes International, a licensee of fashion footwear brands including Baby Phat, Phat Farm, Esprit and Osh Kosh, has acquired the Andre Assous company.