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H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US...

Organic cotton market growing again

The organic cotton market is growing once more, after three consecutive years of declining production. This is the result of industry collab...


Who has signed the Bangladesh safety accord?

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 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.


Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

Katie Smith | 8 Jun 2015

More than 70 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following ongoing pressure from animal rights group PETA.


H&M adds transparency to yarn and fabric mills

Michelle Russell | 10 Apr 2015

The latest sustainability efforts from fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz include adding fabric and yarn mills to its publicly published supplier factory list, and further progress in its work towards fair living wages - although criticism suggests this is not progressing fast enough for some.


Who's winning in UK apparel shopping switch?

Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2015

Primark may be reaching saturation point in the UK market, making it more difficult to hold and retain customers, analysts believe. But while price-savvy H&M has picked up some shoppers, the value retailer also appears to have gained from the likes of Next and M&S.

Latest Interviews

INTERVIEW: Helena Helmersson, H&M

Michelle Russell | 30 Apr 2014

The latest sustainability report released earlier this month by Swedish apparel retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz highlights the group's achievements over the last year. Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability for H&M, spoke with just-style about the company's major milestones, including closed loop clothing, collaboration, and the group's African sourcing plans.


The Bangladesh Accord tackles unsafe factories

Kitty So | 20 Feb 2014

As safety inspections on more than 1,500 garment factories supplying a group of mainly European retailers get underway this week, just-style speaks with Brad Loewen, the top safety official overseeing the effort.

Latest News

H&M supports cross-industry Myanmar wage

Michelle Russell | 20 Jul 2015

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has called on Myanmar's government to ensure a uniform minimum wage level is implemented across all industries in order to retain skilled labour and encourage foreign investment.


H&M sales rise for 27th consecutive month

Katie Smith | 15 Jul 2015

Swedish fashion giant H&M has booked a double-digit increase in June sales, marking the 27th month of consecutive growth.


Aligning tech fostering improved collaboration

Michelle Russell | 29 Jun 2015

Synchronising technology and process between brands and manufacturers can ensure a long-term, sustainable relationship that is more efficient and profitable for both, Lectra informed H&M suppliers in Bangladesh.


Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 26 Jun 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential for new technologies to shape a sustainable fashion future, Li & Fung teaming up with two Chinese retailers to develop their own private label clothing brands, and Gap and H&M showing support for new labour law reforms in Myanmar.


H&M warns of "negative" impact from dollar

Michelle Russell | 25 Jun 2015

H&M Hennes & Mauritz saw earnings and sales climb in its first-half but warned of a "very negative" impact from higher purchasing costs due to the strengthening of the US dollar for the remainder of the year.


H&M Q2 sales up but hit by currency

Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 2015

Swedish apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) saw its sales grow in the second quarter and for the month of May, but was hit by currency and calendar effects.


G-Star joins forest-free viscose commitment

Katie Smith | 5 Jun 2015

Denim brand G-Star Raw has become the latest company pledging to eliminate the use of rayon and viscose fabrics derived from ancient and endangered forests in its clothes.


H&M April sales rise meets analyst forecasts

Katie Smith | 15 May 2015

Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz H&M saw its comparable store sales increase 10% in April, marking the 25th consecutive month of growth.


H&M shares climb on March sales growth

Katie Smith | 15 Apr 2015

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz H&M has seen its shares climb today (14 April) after booking its 24th consecutive month of sales growth.


H&M online in three new markets

Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 2015

Swedish apparel retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz has launched its shop online offer in Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria.


H&M and Kering trial recycling technology

Michelle Russell | 31 Mar 2015

Fashion retailer H&M and luxury lifestyle group Kering have joined forces with start-up Worn Again to test a new chemical recycling technology that aims to address the growing issue of clothes-to-landfill.


H&M extends global online offering

Michelle Russell | 30 Mar 2015

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has launched its shop online offer in Portugal, Poland and the Czech Republic.


Hennes & Mauritz records “strong” Q1

Michelle Russell | 24 Mar 2015

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has recorded a strong start to the year with sales and earnings up in the first quarter and plans to expand its global reach and brand portfolio.


Double-digit rise in H&M Q1 and February sales

Katie Smith | 16 Mar 2015

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has booked an increase in sales during both the first quarter and February, marking its 23rd consecutive month of gains.


H&M to stop short-term supplier labour contracts

Leonie Barrie | 12 Mar 2015

Fashion retailer H&M is to impose stricter requirements on the use of short-term, fixed duration contracts for workers at its supplier factories after acknowledging their use restricts worker rights.


H&M January sales up for 22nd month in a row

Beth Wright | 16 Feb 2015

Swedish retailer H&M has revealed an increase in its January sales - making this the company's 22nd consecutive month of sales gains.


H&M Q4 mixed but plans 400 new stores

Michelle Russell | 28 Jan 2015

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz has booked what analysts believe are “disappointing” fourth-quarter results as margins continue to decline, but revealed plans to expand this year.


H&M shamed by UK Govt as "wage offender"

Michelle Russell | 16 Jan 2015

Apparel retailer H&M has been named and shamed under a new scheme by the UK Government for paying workers less than the minimum wage.


H&M December sales climb

Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 2015

Swedish retailer H&M Group has booked an increase in sales for its holiday period.


H&M unveils latest exclusive Conscious Collection

Michelle Russell | 17 Dec 2014

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has launched its new eco-friendly Conscious Collection, and named actress and humanitarian Olivia Wilde as the new face of the line.


H&M books double-digit Q4 sales growth

Katie Smith | 15 Dec 2014

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz H&M has posted double-digit sales growth for the fourth quarter and the month of November, with the numbers coming in slightly above analyst expectations.


New training centre for Bangladesh apparel workers

Leonie Barrie | 7 Dec 2014

A new centre of excellence to provide training for Bangladesh apparel workers was officially opened today (7 December).

Latest blogs

H&M leads on sustainable fashion

Leonie Barrie | 17 Apr 2015

H&M's new Conscious Exclusive collection, which launched this week, proves that high street fashion can be sustainable. And as the line gains momentum it’s using more diverse materials, including recycled beads, fabrics such as hemp, organic linen, and organic leather.


A look back as we move into 2015

Leonie Barrie | 5 Jan 2015

As we return to the swing of things, a good way to start 2015 is to take a look back at the top news stories, analysis pieces, comment articles and interviews published on just-style in 2014.

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