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Clothing sector helps China to green its growth

A conference on sustainability staged by Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Esquel Group has heard how China is making serious effort...

Hugo Boss eyes further investment in Turkey

German fashion house Hugo Boss says it sees Turkey as an important sourcing destination and will invest further in the country, despite faci...

Ed Zwirn | 7 Nov 2014

Will America's mid-term elections this week make it more difficult to secure agreement on the critically important Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? That was one of the questions considered by US clothing industry leaders meeting in New York on Wednesday (5 November).

Leonie Barrie | 11 Jun 2014

As brands and retailers increasingly explore options for sourcing closer to home, it is perhaps inevitable that labour rights activists should now turn their attention to pay and conditions for garment workers in eastern Europe and Turkey.

Jozef De Coster | 11 Jun 2014

The impact of global trade policies, particularly free trade agreements, continues to preoccupy the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex). Its just-released annual report points out that pacts with key markets around the world remain a key priority. And a conference last week continued the debate, looking at the benefits of existing FTAs and the potential impact of those in the pipeline.

Michelle Russell | 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.

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Michelle Russell | 23 Jan 2014

China-based shirt manufacturer and yarn supplier Luthai Textile Co has its sights firmly set on growing its global business. Earlier this month, as the company revealed plans to open an office in New York, Michelle Russell talked to Luthai general manager Liu Zibin about the rationale behind the move.

Michael Standaert | 27 Nov 2013

While many companies may be looking for strategies to exit China as its labour and manufacturing costs rise, that is certainly not the case for Hong Kong-based quality cotton shirt manufacturer Esquel Group. John Cheh, the company's vice chairman and CEO, tells just-style how the group continues to grow, sustain and innovate.

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Michelle Russell | 13 Apr 2017

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has booked a drop in earnings in its last fiscal year, weighed down by declines in its core Boss brand and in its domestic market.

Michelle Russell | 10 Mar 2017

German fashion brand Hugo Boss says 2017 will be a period of stabilisation after a year that saw sales slip and earnings tumble by nearly 40%, weighed down by company-specific challenges and a difficult market environment.

Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.

Michelle Russell | 17 Jan 2017

Hugo Boss says it now expects operating profit to reach the upper end of its forecast as the German luxury fashion brand revealed better than expected sales and earnings in its fourth-quarter.

Beth Wright | 2 Nov 2016

German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss booked lower sales and earnings growth in its third-quarter, but shares jumped as the group reaffirmed its full-year guidance and revealed improved sales in China.

Michelle Russell | 7 Sep 2016

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed G-Star executive Anthony Lucia to the role of president and chief executive of the group's Americas division. 

Michelle Russell | 5 Aug 2016

German luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss is to close around 20 stores in China as it vows to become more customer-centric, faster and more flexible, amid the first signs of a potential turnaround under new CEO Mark Langer.

Beth Wright | 31 May 2016

A global union has used the first annual general meeting with Hugo Boss's new chief executive officer Mark Langer to criticise the luxury fashion brand's production conditions in Turkey.

Beth Wright | 17 May 2016

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed its chief financial officer Mark Langer as its new chief executive officer after 'careful' consideration.

Michelle Russell | 8 Apr 2016

German fashion brand Hugo Boss continues to be criticised by global unions over the treatment of Turkish workers at its largest production facility in Izmir.

Michelle Russell | 10 Mar 2016

Hugo Boss is to close around 20 stores in China and tackle heavy discounting in the US in a bid to safeguard long-term sales and profit growth, as it revealed a fall in full-year earnings and lower margins.

Katie Smith | 25 Feb 2016

Hugo Boss CEO Claus-Dietrich Lahrs is to leave the German fashion brand after eight years at the helm. 

Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 2016

Hugo Boss is to "adjust" its prices in Asia to bring them more in line with the Americas and Europe, after the German luxury fashion brand noted weaker sales in China and the US. 

Katie Smith | 23 Feb 2016

German fashion brand Hugo Boss says it has implemented a number of changes at its factory in Turkey and is working to resolve remaining issues after an audit by a labour rights group identified numerous violations.

Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2016

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed former Puma executive Reiner Hengstmann as senior head of global sustainability. 

Katie Smith | 3 Nov 2015

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has said fiscal 2015 is shaping up to be a year of "solid growth", despite posting a double-digit decline in third-quarter net profit. 

Katie Smith | 16 Oct 2015

German fashion house Hugo Boss has become the latest retailer to cut its full-year outlook due to market troubles in Asia, after weaker than expected trading in the third quarter. 

Michelle Russell | 4 Aug 2015

Luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss has reaffirmed its full-year sales and profit guidance as it revealed faster growth in its second-quarter.

Leonie Barrie | 7 Jul 2015

Luxury fashion brand Hugo Boss has been praised for its decision to commit to fur-free fashion from its autumn/winter 2016 collection onwards.

Katie Smith | 29 Jun 2015

Hugo Boss chief brand officer, Christoph Auhagen, is to deliver the key note presentation at the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) 31st World Fashion Convention later this year.

Katie Smith | 25 Jun 2015

German fashion house Hugo Boss has said it is “in direct, close contact” with Peruvian textile supplier Topy Top over allegations of worker rights violations and "union busting".

Richard Woodard | 6 May 2015

Fashion business Hugo Boss recorded reduced net profit for the first quarter of 2015, despite revenue increases in all of its main regions.

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