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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...

Jozef De Coster | 17 Dec 2013

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 country obtains beneficial trade access to the European Union and United States.

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.

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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.

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Beth Wright | 4 Apr 2017

As part of its efforts to restructure and return the company to sustainable, profitable growth, Ralph Lauren has revealed plans to move to a more cost-effective, e-commerce platform, and shutter its Polo store on New York's Fifth Avenue in a bid to save US$140m a year.

Beth Wright | 16 Feb 2017

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren  has tapped former Tom Ford COO, Tom Mendenhall, as brands president for its Men’s Polo, Purple Label and Double RL labels.

Beth Wright | 2 Feb 2017

Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted what one analyst has dubbed a "dire" set of results for its third quarter, after profit fell by more than one-third and sales saw a sharp double-digit decline.

Beth Wright | 18 Jan 2017

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has tapped Ralph Lauren's Barbara Kennedy as its president-wholesale-design, merchandising and sales for Donna Karan, following its US$650m acquisition of Donna Karan International.

Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 2017

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has made a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for its viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 2016

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 

Beth Wright | 10 Nov 2016

Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted a fall in profit for its second-quarter on a combination of lower sales and expenses related to its turnaround, but has reaffirmed its full-year outlook as the company says it is confident its Way Forward plan will strengthen its brand and drive future profitable growth.

Beth Wright | 13 Oct 2016

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corp has named David Lauren, son of company founder, executive chairman and chief creative officer Ralph Lauren, as its first chief innovation officer in a move the company says reflects the importance of new initiatives to its 'Way Forward Plan'.

Michelle Russell | 11 Aug 2016

Ralph Lauren has swung to a loss in its first-quarter on lower sales and expenses related to its turnaround, but results beat management expectations and the company reaffirmed its full-year outlook. 

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.

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