6 March 2014
Members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group are “forging solidly” towards their 2020 goals, but need the collective help of industry and other stakeholders, says a new report.
26 February 2014
Hong Kong based fashion firm Esprit has swung to a first-half profit after efforts to overhaul its operations started to gain momentum. But despite the good news, analysts have mixed opinions on how long the transformation will take.
21 February 2014
Hong Kong fashion brand Esprit has returned to profit in the first half, as efforts to reduce costs, normalise inventory levels and overhaul its operations start to gain traction.
18 February 2014
More than 140 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.
13 February 2014
Fashion brand Esprit is to lay off more than 150 employees in France with the closure of 17 stores over the next year and a half, in an ongoing bid to cut costs.
10 February 2014
Primark has become the latest retailer to commit to the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain after a Greenpeace campaign.
4 February 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.
23 January 2014
Hong Kong fashion brand Esprit has seen its share price increase after it said it expects to return to profit in the first half, after reducing expenses.
22 January 2014
Fashion business Esprit has aimed to reinforce its green credentials by publishing a Discharge Progress Report and detailed test results on wastewater discharges.
22 January 2014
Hong Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has signed as a buying partner to the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Better Work initiative.
21 January 2014
Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.
15 January 2014
Fast Retailing has made a number of appointments to the senior leadership team of its Uniqlo casual clothing chain.
18 December 2013
PVH Corp, owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, has joined a number of apparel firms in banning the use of angora in all of its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.
16 December 2013
Asos, Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Next have become the latest retailers to halt production of angora products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.
11 December 2013
Topshop has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.
9 December 2013
Waterless dyes, textiles that clean themselves and new 3D printing filaments: the only thing missing this year was spray on clothing.
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.