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New supply chain options key amid US port problems

As the threat of a US West Coast port shutdown looms, analysts already estimate the ongoing disruption could add an eye-watering US$36.9bn t...

Transparency mixed in Uzbek cotton supply chain

Transparency among apparel brands and retailers appears to be mixed when it comes to sourcing cotton from Uzbekistan. New research has revea...


Hanesbrands looks to 2015 for another record year

Beth Wright and Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has said 2015 is shaping up to be another record year and that it is open to all opportunities that will create value, despite challenges from currency exchange rates.


Hanesbrands gears up to grow DBApparel in Europe

Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 2014

US apparel maker Hanesbrands is gearing up to integrate newly-acquired DBApparel into its business using its its Innovate-to-Elevate platform and low-cost global supply chain as a lever for growth.


Government giveaways stifle garment growth

David Birnbaum | 12 Aug 2014

Governments have a vital role to play in supporting the modern industrial economy, but in many garment-exporting countries this positive support is both lacking and counter-productive. Based on his work in the Dominican Republic, David Birnbaum suggests government giveaways make change even more difficult.


Hanesbrands praises supply chain efficiency

Michelle Russell | 24 Jul 2014

Hanesbrands has praised the efficiency of its supply chain, describing it as "a clear contributor" to earnings, helping the underwear maker outperform in its second-quarter.

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Fernando Capellán, Grupo M

Leonie Barrie | 31 Jul 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.

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Hanesbrands cuts outlook after Q2 profit slide

Katie Smith | 31 Jul 2015

US apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands has cut its full-year sales outlook after second-quarter net profit plummeted 39%, weighed down by one-off charges.


Hanesbrands makes Fortune 500 list

Michelle Russell | 17 Jun 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has made the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies for the first time, making it one of only five apparel companies on the list.


Hanesbrands eyes 600 job cuts in restructure

Katie Smith | 20 Apr 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands, owner of DBApparel and Maidenform businesses, is proposing a restructure that could see some 600 jobs cut in Europe, but has said "manufacturing is unaffected".


Hanesbrands completes Knights acquisition

Michelle Russell | 9 Apr 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has completed its acquisition of licensed collegiate logo firm Knights Apparel from Merit Capital Partners.


Hanesbrands buys Knights Apparel

Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 2015

US apparel maker Hanesbrands has signed a deal to buy licensed collegiate logo firm Knights Apparel from Merit Capital Partners.


International growth drives Hanesbrands Q4 profit

Richard Woodard | 30 Jan 2015

Strong international sales, fuelled by acquisitions, helped apparel group Hanesbrands to nearly treble fourth-quarter profit on a double-digit sales increase.


Hanesbrands invests $1.5m in US hosiery plant

Beth Wright | 26 Jan 2015

Hanesbrands is investing US$1.5m in the expansion and improvement of its Clarksville, Arkansas, sheer hosiery plant to take the place of offshore outsourcing.


Fashion brands facing strong dollar “headwind”

Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 2015

Global fashion brands based in the US could face an increasing headwind from a strong dollar, an analyst has warned.


Former Maidenform CEO Reznik to join Delta Galil

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2014

Former Maidenform CEO Maurice Reznik is to join lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil Industries as CEO of women's intimate apparel for the US and UK, and president of its US segment.


Twin acquisitions boost Hanesbrands Q3

Richard Woodard | 30 Oct 2014

Apparel group Hanesbrands enjoyed a strong third quarter thanks to good sales and profit contributions from new acquisitions DBApparel and Maidenform.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 12 Sep 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that the Philippines is set to be granted GSP+ status by the EU, Primark ploughs on with sales growth and US expansion plans, and China and Vietnam continue to see gains in US apparel imports in July.


Hanesbrands axes Costa Rican jobs in Vietnam move

Ivan Castano Freeman | 11 Sep 2014

After 40 years in Costa Rica, Hanesbrands has decided to move its men's boxers production to Vietnam and will dismiss 1,250 workers in the process.


Hanesbrands ups outlook as DBA acquisition closes

Katie Smith | 4 Sep 2014

Underwear maker Hanesbrands has lifted its full-year earnings forecast after completing its EUR400m (US$528m) acquisition of European lingerie leader DB Apparel.


HanesBrands to buy lingerie leader DBA for $545m

Leonie Barrie | 25 Jun 2014

Underwear maker HanesBrands Inc is to buy European lingerie leader DBApparel - owner of the DIM, Playtex, Wonderbra and Shock Absorber brands - in a EUR400m (US$545m) deal.


Hanesbrands Q1 earnings tumble but beat estimates

Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 2014

Apparel group Hanesbrands saw its earnings tumble in the first quarter but minus acquisition costs, profits beat analyst expectations.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 21 Mar 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at why Hanesbrands is optimistic about the year head, the launch of a new worker safety project in Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka setting its sights on game-changing ethical solutions for the apparel and textile sectors.


Hanesbrands FY profit leaps after Maidenform buy

Richard Woodard | 30 Jan 2014

The acquisition of Maidenform and lower cotton costs helped apparel business Hanesbrands to more than double its full-year profit to US$330.5m.


Hanesbrands and Unifi extend yarn purchase deal

Katie Smith | 25 Nov 2013

Basic apparel manufacturer Hanesbrands and yarn maker Unifi have agreed to extend a yarn purchase deal to March 2014.


Hanesbrands Q3 profit lifts on stronger margins

Richard Woodard | 31 Oct 2013

Apparel group Hanesbrands posted a double-digit third quarter profit increase, boosted by fatter margins and improved market share.


Skechers, Levi Strauss top satisfaction survey

Katie Smith | 18 Oct 2013

Customer satisfaction with athletic footwear and apparel manufacturers, including Skechers and Levi Strauss, remains high, new research suggests.


Hanesbrands to axe half of Maidenform's workforce

Katie Smith | 17 Oct 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.


HanesBrands completes US$583m Maidenform buy

Leonie Barrie | 7 Oct 2013

T-shirt and underwear manufacturer Hanesbrands has completed its acquisition of rival intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands in a deal worth US$583m.


Maidenform Q2 net income falls 31%

Richard Woodard | 8 Aug 2013

Revenue falls in both wholesale and retail segments sent intimate apparel business Maidenform Brands to a 31% fall in second quarter net profit.

Latest blogs

Back-to-school buoys US imports

Leonie Barrie | 15 Sep 2014

US retailers ramped up stocks for the start of the back-to-school season in July, pushing apparel imports for the month up by 13.4%, according to the latest data. But while China and Vietnam were the biggest beneficiaries of these gains, shipments from Bangladesh, Indonesia and Cambodia tumbled.


Bangladesh Alliance and Accord update on progress

Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 2014

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, and the Accord on Fire and Building Safety have both issued their first annual reports, providing an update on the work carried out on improving safety and working conditions in the country to date.

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