5 March 2013
Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has reached a US$1m settlement with Russell Brands, a Fruit of the Loom company, to resolve a trademark infringement lawsuit.
7 January 2013
US sporting goods manufacturer Russell Brands today (7 January) said it plans to lay off 190 workers as it looks to restructure its apparel decoration operations in Alexander City, Alabama.
17 October 2012
Gildan Activewear has launched an internal inquiry into the events surrounding a lawsuit filed against it by Russell Brands, part of Fruit of the Loom.
17 January 2012
Apparel company Fruit of the Loom is to implement Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM product life cycle management system.
6 December 2011
Students and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are calling on sporting goods brand Adidas to make severance payments to workers at an Indonesian factory after its owner fled.
14 November 2011
Supply chain specialist Fifth Avenue Sourcing (India) is set to take a stake in sourcing consultancy RegionaLink LLC, which was set up earlier this year to link US and European apparel firms with factories in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
27 October 2010
The European unit of underwear and casual clothing maker Fruit of the Loom is ramping up its operations in Morocco on the back of higher demand from its customers as the global economic recovery continues.
23 August 2010
While it's true that the proverb "Bad news travels fast" has been particularly apt as far as the widespread flooding in Pakistan is concerned, one of the country's leading knitwear manufacturers and exporters has told just-style that many firms are managing to rise above recent events.
23 November 2009
T-shirt and casualwear maker Russell Athletic has agreed to open a new apparel factory in the Choloma area of Honduras following university boycotts in the US and UK.
10 November 2009
The slowdown in consumer spending has hit sales at Fruit of the Loom, the apparel business controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the company said last week.
21 August 2009
In the current recession, factory owners are transferring business away from their marginal suppliers to their core operations, creating a major problem in countries where the garment sector is a lifeline. To survive and prosper in difficult times, these industries must radically change the way they work, who they work for, and what they produce, believes David Birnbaum.
10 August 2009
Nearly 280 Fruit of the Loom apparel workers in Alabama are to lose their jobs after the company decided to relocate to its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green Kentucky.
18 June 2009
Clothing company Russell Europe is to close a distribution centre in the UK as part of a global review of its operations, according to local reports.
29 May 2009
Activewear distributor Broder Bros Co has widened its first quarter loss thanks to restructuring charges, lower sales across all its divisions and a shrinking of the imprintable activewear market due to the economic downturn.
21 May 2009
Activewear distributor Broder Bros Co has managed to stave off bankruptcy by refinancing 91.75% of its outstanding debt – but warned it is still an option if the deal does not go through.
5 March 2009
Activewear distributor Broder Bros has hired an investment bank to help explore financing and strategic options for its long-term capital structure.
10 February 2009
Athletic apparel company Russell Athletic has signed a three year deal to sponsor the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour in the US.
23 October 2008
Russell Athletic has launched a new “performance” basketball uniform, adding to its product portfolio as the NBA’s official institutional uniform provider.
6 June 2008
T-shirt and sweatshirt maker Russell Corporation is lay off more than half of the 800 workers at its Coosa River Plant in Wetumpka, according to local news reports this week.
20 September 2007
Fruit of the Loom is to close its Jerzees de Choloma facility in Central America, which employs 800 people.
5 January 2007
Outdoor goods chain Blacks Leisure has issued its third profit warning in six months after sales plunged during the Christmas period.
8 December 2006
John Zawacki, president and chief executive officer of direct marketer Blair Corp, will retire from the company and its board on 1 April 2007.
26 October 2006
Blacks Leisure’s CEO is staying quiet on rumours the struggling business could be the bid interest of business mogul Mike Ashley, the man behind the Sports World International and Lillywhites names.
26 September 2006
Sports goods firm Russell Athletic has appointed Doug Kelly as company president.
3 August 2006
The sale of Russell Corporation to Fruit of the Loom Inc, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, was completed on Wednesday (2 August) after being overwhelmingly approved by shareholders.
2 August 2006
The chairman and CEO of sports goods company Russell is to retire this week once the business’s merger with Berkshire Hathaway is completed.
11 July 2006
Security and armour specialist Armor Holdings is set to invest more than US$12m in new acquisition Integrated Textile Systems (ITS) after paying an undisclosed sum for the company.
28 April 2006
Delays in signing the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) have cost Guatemala’s textiles industry US$160m in uncommitted investments, Carla Caballero, general manager for Guatemalan Apparel and Textile Industry Commission (VESTEX), confirmed to just-style on Thursday (27 April).
20 April 2006
Kellwood brand Phat Fashions has opened three flagship stores in the Middle East under the Phat Farm and Baby Phat brands.
19 April 2006
A bidding war over the Mossimo brand is building as the Iconix group said it is sticking to its merger proposal despite a superior offer from the Cherokee group.