UK: Mulberry profit warning "underpins struggle"

Mulberry has issued its second profit warning since Christmas, with one analyst saying it underpins the struggle it has had trying to transition itself from a luxury brand to an uber luxury label.

UK: Burberry re-emphasises China growth opportunities

British luxury brand Burberry has re-emphasised the growth opportunities it sees in China, after reporting a double-digit increase in second-half sales today (16 April).

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Mexico's shoe makers blame their woes on China

Mexico's shoe industry continues to blame its woes on China - demanding the government act to quell a flood of imports which trade leaders say could force the shutdown of hundreds of factories.

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Mexico's shoe makers blame their woes on China

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Mulberry profit warning "underpins struggle"

Katie Smith | 17 Apr 14

Mulberry has issued its second profit warning since Christmas, with one analyst saying it underpins the struggle it has had trying to transition itself from a luxury brand to an uber luxury label.


Adidas China supplier in discussions over strike

Michelle Russell | 16 Apr 14

Adidas has said it is closely monitoring the Yue Yuen shoe factory strike in China and that the supplier is in talks with the country's Government in a bid to address worker's concerns.


Burberry re-emphasises China growth opportunities

Katie Smith | 16 Apr 14

British luxury brand Burberry has re-emphasised the growth opportunities it sees in China, after reporting a double-digit increase in second-half sales today (16 April).

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Interview: SuperGroup supply chain realignment to support growth 15 Apr 14

Michelle Russell

UK clothing retailer SuperGroup has had a somewhat buoyant year to date, with strong bottom line growth in its last three quarters, and ambitious plans to extend its international presence. To support this growth, the company has been busy re-aligning its supply chain. COO Susanne Given talks to Michelle Russell about the challenges international expansion brings and the group's position in the competitive youth apparel marketplace.


Interview: N Brown reaffirms commitment to Bangladesh 31 Mar 14

Michelle Russell

Nearly a year on from the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Bangladesh, the collective work by brands and suppliers to ensure safer working conditions is starting to gain some traction. Andy York, ethical trading manager for retailer N Brown, has been closely involved in the efforts so far. He tells Michelle Russell that it is more important now than ever before to have an ethical supply chain - and that N Brown remains committed to Bangladesh.


Interview: Innovation backs Burlington’s 90 years in business 13 Mar 14

Michelle Russell

Founded in 1923, North Carolina-based Burlington Industries has spent the last 90 years transforming itself into the world's largest textile manufacturer. Here, president Jeff Peck talks to Michelle Russell about the secrets to the company's success, the ongoing challenges facing the textile industry, and what the future is likely to hold.

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Katie Smith | 17 Apr 14

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Political tensions will weigh on Cambodia's growth

Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 14

As if political tensions and strikes for higher wages by garment workers have not already caused enough disruption in Cambodia, new research has suggested they will continue to weigh on the country's growth in 2014.

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Prime Source Forum 2014

The apparel industry needs to find a better way of doing business. That's the stark message to emerge from supply chain executives who attended the annual Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong this year.

Apparel software trends: The outlook for 2014?

In this month's management briefing, just-style canvasses the views of software experts on the challenges facing the global apparel supply chain in 2014 and the ways technology can help tackle some of these issues. We also ask where firms should be focusing their investments now if they want to remain competitive into the future.

Japan's Uniqlo in multi-pronged attack on US market

Premium Supima cotton, musician Pharrell Williams and New York's Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) are spearheading the drive by Japan's Fast Retailing Co to expand its Uniqlo chain in the US market.

Supply chain the "secret sauce" for Hanesbrands

An upbeat Hanesbrands has raised its guidance for the year ahead and expects sales to break through the $5bn barrier for the first time. At the heart of this momentum is its Innovate-to-Elevate strategy, combining brand power with product innovation - and a low-cost supply chain that the basic apparel maker sees as its "secret sauce."

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Antimicrobial fibres, fabrics and apparel: innovative weapon

Antimicrobial fibres, fabrics and apparel: innovative weapons against infection

The demand for antimicrobial fibres, fabrics and apparel has increased sharply since the mid-1990s due to growing awareness among consumers of the importance of personal hygiene and the health risks posed by certain microorganisms. As a result, there is a new generation of antimicrobial products on the market which offer protection against a broad spectrum of bacteria and can withstand up to 100 launderings... Read more

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