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Who has pledged to ban the use of angora?

More than 60 brands and retailers have committed to end the use of angora in their future clothing and accessories collections, following on...

Egypt's clothing industry starting to bloom

Over the past five years Egypt has cemented its position as a fashion hub for European and American high street brands, with average annual...

In the money: Can brands bounce back?

Buoyant first-half sales posted last week by department store retailer Debenhams were helped by the return of the re-launched Principles lab...

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Manufacturer Timex expands own-brand apparel 19 Nov 2012

Petah Marian

Sri Lankan clothing producer Timex is expanding its own brands in Asia and Europe as part of plans to move into higher margin areas to offset rising costs in its domestic manufacturing operations.

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House of Fraser hails "record" Christmas 6 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Department store business House of Fraser enjoyed a "record" Christmas, with like-for-like sales up 8% in the six weeks to 3 January, and gross margins rising 9%.


Calls for Harvey Nichols to renew fur ban 26 Nov 2014

Richard Woodard

Animal rights group PETA is calling on UK department store retailer Harvey Nichols to renew its fur ban, after uncovering “tremendous suffering” in the industry’s Origin Assured scheme.


House of Fraser H1 earnings lift on sales gain 24 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Department store operator House of Fraser recorded increases to earnings and sales in the first half of its fiscal year, with evidence of growing momentum in the first two months of the third quarter.


High Street Textile Testing Services joins MTS 5 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Textile and consumer product testing laboratory High Street Textile Testing Services (HSTTS) has been acquired by Modern Testing Services (MTS) in a move that helps expand its global reach.


House of Fraser completes sale to Nanjing Cenbest 3 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

The sale of UK department store retailer House of Fraser to the Shanghai-listed retail arm of Chinese conglomerate Sanpower Group for GBP480m (US$791.9m) has been completed.

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A troubled start for Cambodia 6 Jan 2014

Leonie Barrie

2014 has got off to a troubled start in Cambodia, where protests over a new minimum wage for garment workers have been turning increasingly violent.

Company research

Global apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2013

Global apparel markets: business update, 4th quarter 2013

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the global apparel industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate so...

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Home Textiles Business Update July 2014

Home Textiles Business Update July 2014

This report provides information, analysis and valuable insight on developments relating to the home textile industry in the following categories: acquisitions, divestments and mergers; corporate soci...

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Amazon Annual Update - UK Apparel 2014

Amazon Annual Update - UK Apparel 2014

Our new Amazon Annual Best seller reports are available on a consultancy basis and deeply mine our own Amazon Trackers research and employ some unique in house modeling techniques. Harnessing insights...

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