After reporting its return to a full-year profit earlier this week, Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit Holdings has outlined the n...
Textile and apparel has grown to become one of the main pillars of Mauritius' economy in the last decade. Trade deals in place with Europe a...
| 22 Jun 2015
More than 200 companies have now signed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh following the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Dhaka, which killed more than 1,100 people in 2013.
| 22 May 2014
Textile and apparel has grown to become one of the main pillars of Mauritius' economy in the last decade. Trade deals in place with Europe and the US have certainly contributed, helping boost the country's exports last year. While the sector still faces a number of challenges, the opportunities appear to be outweighing those. Michelle Russell reports.
| 24 Apr 2014
The Rana Plaza factory disaster has proved to be a catalyst for change in Bangladesh. While there has been criticism of the speed of the factory inspection process and efforts to improve worker safety, a timeline of major milestones shows that progress is being made.
| 14 Apr 2014
Being sustainable might be "the right thing to do," but it impacts each and every stage of the apparel industry and its supply chain. Here some of the participants at this year's Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong share their thoughts on the issue.
| 9 May 2012
Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.
| 18 May 2015
Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit has said it expects to record a “substantial” loss for the year ending 30 June, blaming one-off costs, weaker sales and a forecast operating loss.
| 5 May 2015
Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit has said its transformation continued to make “good progress” during the third quarter, despite posting a 25.5% decline in turnover.
| 25 Feb 2015
Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit has blamed the challenging operating environment for its decline in first-half sales and earnings.
| 22 Jan 2015
Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit warned first-half earnings are likely to decline by up to 58%, due to a steeper than expected fall in turnover.
| 23 Dec 2014
Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.
| 10 Dec 2014
Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit Holdings says it is four months ahead of schedule in phasing out all perfluorinated carbons (PFCs) in its clothing by 2014.
| 8 Dec 2014
French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.
| 5 Nov 2014
German outdoor clothing specialist Jack Wolfskin has appointed former Esprit chief product and design officer Melody Harris-Jensbach as its new chief executive.
| 29 Oct 2014
UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.
| 17 Oct 2014
French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.
| 9 Oct 2014
Retailer Esprit has recycled its fabric off-cuts into its latest sustainable fashion collection, which has again been developed in cooperation with Hong Kong based NGO Redress.
| 23 Sep 2014
Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has turned a corner on its road to recovery, with a return to full-year profit thanks to stabilising sales, reduced costs and improved inventory levels.
| 29 Jul 2014
German sportswear business Puma delivered a second-quarter performance in line with both analyst and company expectations, despite posting a 76.2% drop in net earnings.
| 17 Jul 2014
UK apparel lifestyle brand Ted Baker has told just-style it has no plans to boycott wool, despite calls to from an animal rights group, which exposed a series of violations in the industry.
| 15 Jul 2014
UK value fashion retailer Primark has launched an investigation following the release of video footage exposing a series of violations in the wool industry.
| 14 Jul 2014
Retailers and consumers are being urged by animal rights activists to boycott wool products after an investigation is said to have exposed a series of violations in the industry.
| 3 Jul 2014
Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has highlighted the progress it has made with its aim of phasing out all perfluorinated carbons (PFCs) in its clothing by 2014.
| 1 May 2014
A shift in the timing of Easter and its mid-season sale to April, coupled with a weaker-than-expected performance in Asia Pacific, led to a 9.9% decline in third-quarter turnover for Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit.
| 9 Apr 2014
Spanish sustainable textile technology firm Jeanologia is building its partnership with the Vinatex group with the aim of making Vietnam a global centre of excellence in the production of jeans.
| 2 Apr 2014
Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has reaffirmed its commitment to the UK retail market, describing it as "a viable business environment for now and in the future".
| 28 Mar 2014
In less than a week's time, senior sourcing executives from Marks & Spencer, Puma, Esprit, Perry Ellis, Under Armour, VF Asia, Luen Thai Holdings, Crystal Group and TAL Apparel will be sharing their views and insight with other industry stakeholders at Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong.
| 21 Feb 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.
| 13 Feb 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.
| 30 Jul 2014
Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit is introducing vegan hangtags, in a bid to increase transparency in textile labelling and better inform conscious consumers.
| 16 Sep 2013
Talks last week to try to agree compensation payments for the victims and survivors of two Bangladesh factory disasters failed to reach a decision, with brands and retailers set to meet again in a fortnight to consider their next steps.
- Nike reaffirms US production commitment
- M&S to launch supply chain human rights policy
- Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability
- Gap and H&M back Myanmar path to labour reform
- VF pushes ahead on chemicals management
- Myanmar minimum wage set at US$3.2 per day
- China cotton stockpile auction may shake up market
- Far Eastern to invest $323m in Vietnam textile hub
- Over 8,000 children in Delhi garment industry
- US retail landscape "mediocre" over next 5 years