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Lindex goals include supplier sustainability scorecard

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex sold 27m garments made from sustainable materials last year, and says it is planning to launch a scorecard t...

Mexican footwear production to grow by 5% in 2016

Mexico's footwear industry hopes to grow production by 5% this year, helped by a strong dollar and rising local demand, says Veronica Salaza...

Hanesbrands to buy Australia's Pacific Brands for $800m

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has acquired Australia's leading underwear and intim...

Timberland sets out new eco-preferred standards

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is to increase the use of eco-preferred materials in virtually every product it makes – across footwear,...

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Lindex goals include supplier sustainability scorecard 29 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex sold 27m garments made from sustainable materials last year, and says it is planning to launch a scorecard to rate suppliers on their sustainability performance.


Mexican footwear production to grow by 5% in 2016 29 Apr 2016

Ivan Castano Freeman

Mexico's footwear industry hopes to grow production by 5% this year, helped by a strong dollar and rising local demand, says Veronica Salazar, general manager of trade footwear show Sapica.


House votes in favour of Miscellaneous Trade Bill reform 29 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

The US House of Representatives yesterday (27 April) voted to approve legislation to reform the process for considering bills that would temporarily reduce or eliminate duties of up to $500,000 on products that are no longer made in the US.


PTC develops smart connected PLM update 29 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Software firm PTC has launched the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that it says includes role-based apps and ThingWorx platform connectivity for greater speed and efficiency.


Gottex implements ERP to manage global operations 29 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

Global swimwear brand and manufacturer Gottex has rolled out Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software as a single solution to manage business critical applications across five continents.


US Q1 in brief: Carter's, Columbia Sportswear, Skechers 29 Apr 2016

Katie Smith

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Skechers, Carter's and Columbia Sportswear all recorded record sales performances for the quarter, while Under Armour posted another solid quarter of revenue growth. Rocky Brands, meanwhile, swung to a net loss of US$191,450, while Steve Madden said its retail division had a standout quarter as earnings and revenues both grew.


Puma reaffirms FY despite flat Q1 margin 29 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

German sportswear brand Puma is maintaining its guidance for the full year, despite the negative impact of currencies on its first-quarter margins.


Checkpoint develops high-speed RFID capability 29 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

US-based product identification specialist Checkpoint Systems has launched new high-speed, high-quality production capabilities for RFID tags and labels, and expanded its printing capabilities in Asia.


UK fashion sourcing fair to host Egyptian manufacturers 29 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

London-based sourcing event Fashion SVP is set to welcome leading garment manufacturers from Egypt for the first time.


Hudson's Bay boosting digital growth with new DC 29 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Canadian department store retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) is to open a state-of-the-art, all-channel fulfilment distribution centre in Pottsville, Pennsylvania as part of its digital growth strategy.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that retailer BHS filed for adminstration, Hanesbrands acquired Australia's leading underwear firm Pacific Brands, a look at the last three years since the Rana Plaza disaster, and an interview with Guido Schlossmann, the CEO at low-cost fast fashion sourcing specialist Synergies Worldwide.


Authentic Brands gets investment from Lion Capital 29 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of brands such as Juicy Couture and Jones New York, has benefited from a minority investment from consumer-focused group Lion Capital. 


Hanesbrands to buy Australia's Pacific Brands for $800m 28 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has acquired Australia's leading underwear and intimates firm Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal.


Timberland sets out new eco-preferred standards 28 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is to increase the use of eco-preferred materials in virtually every product it makes – across footwear, apparel and accessories – after setting new internal environmental targets for all categories.


Sales growth at UK clothing retailers falls to four-year low 28 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

After a strong rise in sales volumes at UK clothing retailers in March, April proved to be a disappointing month, with cold weather leading to the sharpest decrease in sales in more than four years.


BHS receives "expressions of interest" 28 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

UK high street stalwart BHS has received a number of expressions of interest, its administrators have said, just days after filing for administration.


New loan deal to help upgrade Bangladesh garment factories 28 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a US$30m long-term loan agreement with Bangladesh's BRAC Bank to help finance the construction and upgrade of factories in the country's ready-made garment industry.


Mauritian manufacturers to showcase apparel in UK 28 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

A delegation of leading Mauritian garment manufacturers will head up a trade event in London next month to showcase what the country's apparel and textile industry has to offer. 


G-Star tackles microfibre ocean waste challenge 28 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Denim giant G-Star Raw has joined forces with NGO Plastic Soup Foundation to tackle the issue of microfibre waste in oceans from the washing of garments. 


Skechers files patent lawsuit against Eliya 28 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Footwear maker Skechers USA has filed a lawsuit against Eliya Inc, maker of Bernie Mev footwear, for marketing and distributing footwear that infringes on its Skech-Air line.


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