24 April 2013
HanesBrands has swung to a first quarter profit as margins improved on lower cotton costs and a better product pricing environment.
19 April 2013
Efforts to improve the sustainability of China's textile sector will come under the spotlight at an annual conference taking place in Beijing in June, with speakers including executives from China National Textile and Apparel Council, Bureau Veritas, Hanesbrands and Greenpeace.
12 February 2013
The concept of paying a living wage for garment workers in developing countries is not new – yet its implementation continues to present challenges across the apparel supply chain, as Michael Lavergne explains.
12 February 2013
Arvind Lifestyle Brands has revealed its ambitions in the branded underwear segment, entering a licensing agreement to sell basic and intimate apparel under the Hanes and Wonderbra brands.
7 February 2013
Hanesbrands chairman and CEO Richard Noll has revealed that the apparel company may look to invest in acquisitions to drive growth and strengthen its business portfolio.
6 February 2013
Apparel company Hanesbrands ended fiscal 2012 with a near doubling in net profit following a reduction in debt and its exit from under-performing businesses.
20 November 2012
A number of major clothing brands have been accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" through their failure to address child and forced labour in their supply chains, according to a report released by the Not For Sale campaign.
20 November 2012
US clothing manufacturer Hanesbrands has revealed plans to double production at its Woolwine fabric plant in Virginia by adding new knitting machines.
24 October 2012
US clothing company HanesBrands saw third-quarter net income rise on the back of increasing sales and improving margins.
3 August 2012
Top stories on just-style this week include a look at the challenges facing continued garment export growth in Bangladesh, the launch of Adidas' DryDye t-shirts and an interview with Fernando Capellán, founder and president of Grupo M.
1 August 2012
Unless you’ve been living on Mars or have been trapped under something heavy for the past year or so, you won’t need telling about the cotton price hikes of recent times.
1 August 2012
Basic apparel maker Hanesbrands recorded a diminished profit in its second quarter despite a slight sales increase, as the company continued to be impacted by historic high cotton costs.
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
A decision by the US Federal Trade Commission that products made from Crailar natural fibres can be labelled as "flax" rather than "linen" is seen as an important step in emphasising the material's unique nature to consumers.
30 May 2012
Hanesbrands has revealed plans to cut the production of basic apparel used in screen printing, exit its private label business, the Outer Banks sportswear brand and sell its European operations in order to improve margins.
11 May 2012
Naturally Advanced Technologies (NAT), which produces and markets Crailar flax-based fibres, is teaming up with Austria-based Lenzing Group to look at potential new applications in fashion and sportswear.
23 April 2012
Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc has been awarded the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Crailar fibre, which is made from flax and other bast fibres.
20 April 2012
While still-high cotton costs weighed on first quarter profit at sock, T-shirt and underwear maker Hanesbrands Inc, the company still managed to beat forecasts and says it believes the worst of the cotton price inflation is now over.
20 April 2012
Hanesbrands recorded a better than expected first-quarter net loss as the basic apparel brand increased prices to offset rising cotton costs.
11 April 2012
El Salvador based manufacturer Partex Apparel International has been awarded US$1.1m, plus interest, from Gear for Sports which allegedly failed to pay for several shipments of sports apparel.
10 April 2012
One of the largest global apparel companies with brands including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, Izod, Arrow and Bass, PVH Corp is to evaluate the use of the new Crailar fibre in its dress and sports shirt lines.
15 March 2012
Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc, producer of the Crailar fibre made from flax and other bast fibres, is getting closer to its first full phase of production and says improvements in its cycle time open up new opportunities for third-party manufacturing.
17 February 2012
T-shirt and underwear maker HanesBrands says its decision to raise prices three times over the past year in response to rising input costs "worked well" in its core business, and that retailers "have come to appreciate that price increases are driving their comp sales and profitability."
16 February 2012
Apparel group HanesBrands has reported a 25% jump in full-year profit, but admitted that sales softened during the fourth quarter.
31 January 2012
Naturally Advanced Technologies has announced a partnership with Tuscarora Yarns to explore a range of blended yarns using Crailar Flax.
3 November 2011
Strong profitability in its core business helped apparel group Hanesbrands to lift third quarter profits by nearly half, significantly outpacing the company’s 5% revenue growth.
5 October 2011
T-shirt and underwear maker HanesBrands has made a number of changes to its executive line-up, including the promotion of Gerald Evans Jr and William Nictakis as co-chief operating officers with joint responsibility for running all of the company's businesses, and Richard Moss as chief financial officer.
28 September 2011
Hong Kong-based private label knitwear manufacturer Brilliant Global Ltd is to use the new cotton-like flax-based fibre Crailar in some of the items it produces for global brands.
5 August 2011
Over the past decade and more, industry associations and individual companies have launched numerous initiatives with the aim of addressing and reducing the environmental and social impacts of clothing manufacture. However, this year the clothing industry's collective effort witnessed what many hope will be a game-changing development with the formation of a new multi-stakeholder partnership.
4 August 2011
After more than a year grappling with soaring cotton costs, can apparel retailers, brands and manufacturers expect some relief now that prices are on a downward trajectory? Not according to industry executives, who suggest cotton is just one of a number of challenges faced by clothing companies when weighing up their pricing strategies for the year ahead.