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Tougher and more regular supplier audits and the phasing out of hazardous chemicals form part of Puma’s new sustainability strategy – but the company admits it still has to work to do on the use of recycled materials.
As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports, US apparel imports continued to grow in October. Three of the top-ten supplier countries - Vietnam, Honduras and India - saw strong double-digit growth, but Bangladesh tumbled for the eighth month in a row.
US apparel imports surged in September as retailers continued to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption to shipments due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports. Four of the top-ten supplier countries - China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India - saw strong double-digit gains, but Bangladesh sank for the seventh month in a row.
Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.
Adidas Group CEO Herbert Hainer is confident that major investments in the World Cup this summer are paying off. In an interview with just-style news editor Joe Ayling, he also discusses sourcing, currencies and his vision for the Reebok brand.
Core values have served Japan's Asics Corporation well down the years, and are continuing to do so at a time when the world is trying to come to grips with the worst global economic crisis in living memory, as company president Motoi Oyama tells just-style.
German sportswear brand Puma has promoted Bob Philion to president of Puma North America, following the retirement of Jay Piccola.
French luxury goods group Kering has booked an "excellent" performance in 2016, thanks to a sharp acceleration in growth in the second half, particularly from the firm's Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci labels.
Price adjustments, sourcing improvements and growth in all regions resulted in higher full-year sales and earnings for German sportswear brand Puma.
Strong cost discipline, sourcing improvements and growth in all regions resulted in higher third-quarter sales and earnings for German sportswear brand Puma.
German sportswear brand Puma has launched a supply chain programme that offers financial incentives to help its suppliers improve environmental, health and safety and social standards.
German sportswear brand Puma has moved to a profit in its second-quarter on the back of double-digit sales growth driven by strong apparel revenues.
German sportswear brand Puma has set new sustainability targets for the next five-years, shifting its focus deeper into the supply chain.
As the UEFA European championship 2016 nears its climax in Paris at the weekend, the three main sportswear sponsors have been criticised for shifting their supply chains around countries in Asia where workers who make their shirts earn less than the living wage.
Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.
German sportswear brand Puma is maintaining its guidance for the full year, despite the negative impact of currencies on its first-quarter margins.
French luxury goods group Kering said it had a "solid" first-quarter thanks to its focus on driving organic growth and higher sales in both its luxury and sports categories.
Global sports brand Puma has launched a new programme to provide low cost loans to help its overseas suppliers in emerging markets improve their environmental performance.
German sportswear brand Puma has appointed Matthias Mecking as general manager of its Teamsport business, responsible for managing and marketing the brand's range of Teamsport products in footwear, apparel and accessories.
French luxury goods group Kering remains confident in its outlook, after posting a double-digit hike in annual net profit, helped by revenue growth in both its luxury and sport and lifestyle divisions.
German sportswear brand Puma has said it is confident 2016 will be a "year of solid sales growth" thanks to improved sourcing and product, despite posting a double-digit decline in annual profit.
The European Commission has indicated that to just-style that it may accept a European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling against "anti-dumping" duties imposed on leather footwear made in China and Vietnam imported into the European Union (EU). The decision means there may now be claims for refunds of duties paid by retailers.
German fashion brand Hugo Boss has appointed former Puma executive Reiner Hengstmann as senior head of global sustainability.
German sportswear brand Puma has developed a football jacket with dynamic thermoregulation that regulates the players' body temperatures.
German sportswear brand Puma has promoted Michael Bennett as head of the group's sustainability department.
German sportswear brand Puma says currency effects contributed to a drop in third-quarter earnings, but has reaffirmed its full-year guidance.
F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.
The UK market for sportswear is expected to see considerable growth over the next five years to surpass GBP8bn (US$12.5bn) as the trend for athleisure rockets, a new report has forecast.
US firms including apparel retailers and importers are urging the government to intervene in the ongoing dispute at US west coast ports, amid worsening delays on shipments of holiday merchandise and fears a total shutdown may be imminent.
Major global brands and retailers that source clothing from Cambodia issued a stark warning last week that ongoing political instability, and alleged human rights violations could hurt future growth, and put the country's status as a strategic sourcing market at risk.
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