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Faster supply chain key to Ralph Lauren turnaround

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed this week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larss...

Philippine industry pins hopes on trade progress

The Philippine garment industry is optimistic that in the next few years nearly 500,000 new textile and garment jobs can be created if the c...

Jonathan Dyson | 27 Mar 2013

America's Save Our Industries Act, also known as the SAVE Act, which would give a range of Philippines-made apparel duty-free access to the US, looks increasingly likely to be implemented. And the Filipino clothing and textile sector is happy.

Vicky Sung | 10 Feb 2012

China's rise over the past two decades as the leading location for apparel sourcing has had a knock-on effect on Hong Kong's role in the global garment industry, shifting it from a manufacturer to a servicing and sourcing centre. It will take on even more diverse roles in the future, according to industry executives speaking at recent conferences in Hong Kong. Vicky Sung reports.

Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 2011

Luxury clothing seller Ralph Lauren Corporation has listed rising input costs among the "near-term headwinds" that continue to buffet its business, but says shoppers are willing to spend more on products as long as they put "fashion first" and offer something new and exciting.

Liz Hague | 15 Aug 2011

Highlighted research from just-style this week includes an in-depth look at Marks & Spencer's strategy around apparel and footwear, analysis of Colombia and China's retail sectors, as well as research into footwear manufacturing in the UK.

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2012

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.

just-style.com | 31 Jan 2008

Dr John Cheh, the newly appointed chief executive officer of Hong Kong based cotton shirt manufacturer Esquel, talks to just-style about social responsibility and sustainable development, life after quotas with the EU, and the soft market in both the US and EU.

Latest News

Beth Wright | 22 Jul 2016

A shipment containing counterfeit Polo Ralph Lauren shirts worth almost US$16,000 has been seized at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Beth Wright | 10 Jun 2016

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corp is strengthening its leadership team as part of newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson's Way Forward Plan – including the addition of Coach Inc's chief financial officer Jane Hamilton Nielsen and a new head of supply chain.

Michelle Russell | 26 Feb 2016

The president of Ralph Lauren's global brands business, Christopher Peterson, is to step down with the position to be eliminated on his departure. 

Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2016

Analysts have said there will be "no catalyst for sentiment change" at Ralph Lauren until May, after the US apparel giant lowered its full-year outlook and posted a double-digit decline in third-quarter net profit. 

Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2015

Nike has filed a lawsuit against Ralph Lauren Corp and the sportswear giant's former design executive Matthew Millward for breaking his non-competition agreement when he took a job with Lauren's Club Monaco brand.

Katie Smith | 21 Aug 2015

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has launched what it describes as a new “groundbreaking” smart shirt that merges advanced apparel and digital fitness technology into one garment.

Richard Woodard | 24 Sep 2014

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.

Katie Smith | 16 Apr 2014

US retail giant Gap Inc has tapped former J Crew Group designer, Marissa Webb, as creative director and executive vice president of design for its Banana Republic brand.

Katie Smith | 7 Mar 2014

Wayne Meichner, president and COO of Ralph Lauren Retail Group, is to leave the business after 12 years.

Leonie Barrie | 20 Feb 2014

Ralph Lauren Corporation is ramping up the global growth and expansion of its luxury business under the guidance of Valérie Hermann, the former CEO of Reed Krakoff.

Leonie Barrie | 27 Nov 2013

Indian apparel manufacturer K.Mohan and Co has selected WFX cloud-based ERP software to enhance its operations as it prepares for growth.

Katie Smith | 21 Jun 2013

Former Esprit chief product officer, Colin Henry, has been appointed as the new CEO of UK luxury fashion brand Jaeger, taking over responsibility from executive chairman Stewart Binnie, who stepped down in March.

Katie Smith | 8 May 2013

UK fashion retailer French Connection has today (8 May) appointed Adam Castleton as its new group finance director.

Leonie Barrie | 30 Apr 2013

Hong Kong listed Luen Thai Holdings, one of the world's leading apparel manufacturing and supply chain services providers, has completed its US$55m acquisition of Singapore-based Ocean Sky Group.

Petah Marian | 8 Jan 2013

Singapore-based apparel company Ocean Sky is set to be acquired by Luen Thai Holdings for US$55m.

Katie Smith | 20 Dec 2012

Formal wear retailer The Men's Wearhouse has hired designer Joseph Abboud as its new chief creative director.

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2012

Luxury apparel business Ralph Lauren Corp has announced plans to discontinue operations for its Rugby label to drive growth.

Richard Woodard | 18 Oct 2012

The production of sustainable apparel in China has a “blind spot” that wastes large amounts of energy and water, and causes pollution problems, says a new report.

Katie Smith | 10 Oct 2012

Leading apparel brands including Gap, Adidas and H&M Hennes & Mauritz are looking at ways to reduce pollution within their supply chains following accusations that they were purchasing clothing from suppliers who illegally discharge polluted water in China.

Katie Smith | 9 Oct 2012

Apparel fastener and trim business Talon International has entered into a two-year agreement to supply clothing and accessories retailer Fat Face with trims and zippers.

Katie Smith | 2 Oct 2012

Performance apparel and footwear maker Under Armour has appointed Leanne Fremar as senior vice president and executive creative director of its women's business as part of plans to expand the category.

Leonie Barrie | 21 Sep 2012

Australian luxury fashion company Oroton Group says it expects its new financial year to be one of "transition," with Asia and the internet helping to offset the loss of its exclusive licensing deal with Polo Ralph Lauren.

Company research

Ralph Lauren Corporation - Strategy and SWOT Report

Ralph Lauren Corporation - Strategy and SWOT Report

Ralph Lauren Corporation - Strategy and SWOT Report, is a source of comprehensive company data and information....

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Ralph Lauren Corp in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

Ralph Lauren Corp in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

In the US, Ralph Lauren is looking to further shift its focus upmarket, thereby developing the company’s offer in categories such as jewellery and placing a stronger emphasis on high-end products when...

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Apparel Accessories in the US

Apparel Accessories in the US

Apparel accessories continue to be considered a great way for consumers to complete an outfit and increase of other garments, which helped the category to generate healthy current value growth of 5% i...

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