10 May 2013
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc is restructuring its business to focus on its environmental and social focus, including a new $20m investment fund to back start-up companies who share its ethical ideals.
11 April 2013
Skatewear brand Volcom is set to increase its focus on sustainability, becoming the latest Kering-owned brand to undergo an Environmental Profit and Loss.
5 March 2013
US surf wear brand Quiksilver has announced a series of senior management changes as part of efforts to turnaround the business, following the appointment of a new president and CEO in January.
28 February 2013
Outdoor apparel specialist Patagonia has launched a limited edition parka – claimed as “the first of its kind” and retailing at US$699.
8 January 2013
Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide has today (8 January) outlined a number of organisational changes designed to help drive global growth following its acquisition of Collective Brands' Performance & Lifestyle Group last year.
21 November 2012
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has partnered with the Yulex Corporation to develop a wetsuit based on guayule, a renewable bio-rubber that is thought to be the first alternative to traditional fossil-based neoprene.
29 October 2012
Environmental campaign group Greenpeace is calling on the outdoor clothing industry to ban perfluorinated and polyfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) from production after tests found the toxins in a number of leading brands.
16 October 2012
Outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment maker Patagonia Inc has taken a 15% equity stake in nanotechnology specialist AeonClad Coatings - with whom it has developed a water-repellent down technology set to launch next year.
10 July 2012
Footwear maker Wolverine Worldwide posted a 15.2% decline in second-quarter net earnings amid continued macroeconomic uncertainty in Europe.
1 February 2012
Columbia Sportswear Company has announced the appointment of Adrienne Moser as vice president of global apparel merchandising and design for the Columbia brand.
31 January 2012
The Teijin Group has announced what it claims is the first programme in China for collecting and recycling used uniforms.
20 January 2012
Action sports and outdoor industry expert Shaun Tomson is joining apparel consultancy firm Walter Wilhelm Associates LLC (WWA) as a senior associate.
19 January 2012
TradeCard's global network of 10,000 retailers, brands, manufacturers and service providers grew by 36% in 2011, the company revealed this week, as its trading partners continued to embrace the cloud-based platform for end-to-end supply chain visibility.
24 November 2011
Manufacturer Tefron Ltd has narrowed its third quarter loss thanks to soaring sales of its seamless intimate apparel and performance activewear lines.
24 September 2011
Patagonia has revealed plans to extend its Common Threads scheme to include all of the products it sells.
15 September 2011
Outdoor clothing company Patagonia Inc has hired Dmitri Siegel from Urban Outfitters as the company's new vice president of global e-commerce.
8 September 2011
Outdoor clothing and footwear maker Patagonia Inc is expanding its Common Threads clothing recycling initiative through a partnership with eBay that will help shoppers put used clothes back into circulation.
5 August 2011
The sustainability field is often accused of spawning 'talking shops' and that is a tag no new initiative wants. The emphasis on its three clear goals, even in its earliest communications, underlines that the Sustainable Apparel Coalition is not intended to be a 'forum' for discussion but a coalition for action.
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.
14 July 2011
Footwear and apparel maker Wolverine Worldwide has reaffirmed its full-year guidance after reporting double-digit growth in second-quarter revenue and earnings, driven by demand for brands such as Merrell and Hush Puppies.
10 June 2011
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.
1 March 2011
Leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers and manufacturers including Nike, Gap Inc, H&M, Levi Strauss, Marks & Spencer and Walmart are driving a new initiative to improve sustainability across the entire apparel and footwear sector.
31 January 2011
US footwear firm Wolverine World Wide has announced a series of organisational changes, including the creation of a new international group to drive growth outside the US.
14 January 2011
Having been criticised for being slow to cash in on the potential of international expansion, US discount retailer Target Corp is now making up for lost time with a CAD1.825bn (US$1.83bn) swoop on Canadian discount chain Zellers.
3 December 2010
Outdoor apparel company Patagonia has announced that it will open its first Canadian retail store in Toronto this month.
17 November 2010
Outdoor sports goods maker K2 Sports has announced an agreement to license its Planet Earth Clothing brand to Phil Dixon of Montreal, Quebec.
5 November 2010
Organisers of the biannual Action Sports Retailer trade show have decided to cancel the event and focus instead on building the Outdoor Retailer exhibition.
10 September 2010
Outdoor clothing specialist Patagonia has opened its second Hawaiian retail store in Honolulu’s Ward Centers, near Waikiki and downtown Honolulu.
19 August 2010
Apparel maker Tefron has halved its second quarter loss, despite declining sales.
13 August 2010
The apparel industry is edging closer to an eco-index that will allow companies to assess the environmental impacts of individual products along their supply chain.