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Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has demanded two of its Myanmar suppliers immediately establish an action plan after learning t...
A Myanmar Textiles Manufacturers Association has finally been launched, following years of discussion about creating an upstream textile-spe...
US department store retailer JC Penney has unveiled a three-year turnaround plan for accelerated growth that will see it focus on advancing...
The first official UK retail sales figures for the full month after the country’s referendum to leave the EU suggest consumer spending remai...
Now, in addition to working directly with consumer product brands and manufacturers, Frazier will continue to serve in textile and apparel trade associations and to speak at industry events to promote collaboration and raise the environmental awareness of consumers, corporations, and young scientists.
As Great Britain's Olympic medallists touched down on home soil today (23 August), Simon Jersey, the British designer of the team's kit, is hoping for a legacy of its own from the games thanks to the interest in the athletes' flashing shoes.
A new textile finish has been developed that provides a sensory cooling effect and is aimed at products for therapeutic use and for treating sports injuries.
Following its acquisition last year of Italian luxury sportswear brand CP Company, international garment manufacturer Tristate Holdings has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help develop the brand.
Weakened domestic and overseas demand for textile products and volatile cotton price fluctuations weighed on results for Weiqiao Textile Company in the first half of the year.
MESH01, which provides metric-driven insights for consumer-centric brands, is to integrate with PTC FlexPLM in a move that will provide a single platform to streamline product development and information.
Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has demanded two of its Myanmar suppliers immediately establish an action plan after learning teenagers as young as 14 have been working for more than 12 hours a day in factories near the country's capital, Yangon.
Upscale department store retailer Neiman Marcus has eliminated around 50 jobs across buying, IT and alterations as it completes its omni-channel transformation.
UK retailer JD Sports is keeping tight-lipped regarding reports it is eyeing an acquisition of rival retailer Go Outdoors.
Vietnam's garment and textile industry has called on the government to create a development strategy to 2025, with a vision toward 2040, in order to help firms take advantage of opportunities and overcome challenges brought by free trade agreements.
Brand management company Sequential Brands has appointed Andrew Cooper as its president in a move it says will help strengthen the company's infrastructure and drive its long-term goals.
Investment group Olympus Asia has teamed up with Korea's Panko Corporation to build a 500-acre garment zone in Myanmar through a joint venture agreement.
In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Urban Outfitters delivered record results, while Nordstrom delivered what analysts described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, despite results coming in better than management expectations. Dillards, meanwhile, reported "poor" earnings and sales figures, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. Skechers missed analyst estimates as it revealed earnings hit by one-off charges, while Under Armour grew its top line thanks to strong sales in its domestic and international businesses.
US omni-channel sports retailer Dick's Sporting Goods is looking to grow its footprint in the youth sports technology space through the acquisition of Affinity Sports.
As part of its commitment to responsible sourcing, global sourcing giant Li & Fung has joined the Foreign Trade Association (FTA), becoming a participant of its Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), which aims to help improve working conditions in factories globally.
US retail giant Macy's has named Richard Lennox as chief marketing officer, replacing Martine Reardon, who left the company in May after a 32-year tenure.
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
Troubled US retailer American Apparel has declined to comment on what it calls "rumour and speculation" that its days as a Los-Angeles-based manufacturer are over, and reports it is exploring a possible sale of the business.
US apparel and footwear company Rocky Brands has set out plans to cut costs, reorganise and refocus its sales efforts and increase operating efficiencies as part of a strategy to drive long-term sales and earnings growth.
US sporting giant Nike has formed a supply chain partnership with private-equity firm Apollo Global Management in a move designed to speed up delivery, increase regional manufacturing capabilities and drive investment in sustainability.
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