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VF Corp cuts guidance as Q2 profit plunges 70%

US apparel giant VF Corporation, owner of the North Face, Lee and Timberland brands, has lowered its revenue guidance for the year amid a "c...

Apparel firms making progress on preferred fibres

The organic cotton market is continuing its upward trajectory, while leading apparel brands and retailers are carefully balancing their use...

US back-to-school apparel spend set to rise 8%

After tightening their belts and trimming back-to-school spending in 2015, US families are set to spend more freely on school and college su...

VF Corp confident on "solid" sustainability roadmap

US clothing giant VF Corp, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has expressed confidence the company is building a "solid roadmap"...

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VF Corp cuts guidance as Q2 profit plunges 70% 22 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

US apparel giant VF Corporation, owner of the North Face, Lee and Timberland brands, has lowered its revenue guidance for the year amid a "challenging environment" in the second quarter.


Apparel firms making progress on preferred fibres 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

The organic cotton market is continuing its upward trajectory, while leading apparel brands and retailers are carefully balancing their use of a range of preferred fibres and materials in order to achieve the best sustainability results, according to two new reports.


US back-to-school apparel spend set to rise 8% 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

After tightening their belts and trimming back-to-school spending in 2015, US families are set to spend more freely on school and college supplies this year as they embark on a "stock-up" cycle as opposed to "making do".


New Tencel fibre based on cotton waste fabrics 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing is testing a new version of its Tencel fibre based on waste cotton fabrics, designed to help close the loop in the textile and clothing industry.


Debate rages on China market economy status 22 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

The granting of market economy status to China at the end of this year, and its subsequent treatment in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, has divided industry sectors on both sides of the Atlantic. 


Lindex listed as one of top ten users of organic cotton 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has been named as one of the world's largest users of organic cotton and sustainable materials such as lyocell and recycled polyester.


LVMH targeting buyer for DKNY? 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Less than a year after Donna Karan stepped down as chief designer at her founding company Donna Karan International (DKI), luxury goods group LVMH is said to be on the lookout for a buyer for both DKI and DKNY.


EMS and Bob’s restructured into Eastern Outfitters 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

US private equity firm Versa Capital Management has launched a new US$400m holding company to continue the restructured and recapitalised operations of Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) and Bob’s Stores (Bob’s).


JC Penney CEO Ellison succeeds Ullman as chairman 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Department store retailer JC Penney Company has promoted its CEO Marvin R Ellison to chairman, succeeding Myron (Mike) Ullman III, who will be retiring in line with the company's transition plan outlined in 2014.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam, the opening of Ethiopia's flagship industrial park in Hawassa city, and confirmation that US department store group Sears Holdings Corp is to close its Manhattan apparel and design office.


Counterfeit Ralph Lauren shirts worth $16,000 seized 22 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

A shipment containing counterfeit Polo Ralph Lauren shirts worth almost US$16,000 has been seized at Washington Dulles International Airport.


VF Corp confident on "solid" sustainability roadmap 21 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

US clothing giant VF Corp, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has expressed confidence the company is building a "solid roadmap" for sustainability as it continues to make strides on its renewable energy goals. 


UK consumer confidence falls on price rise fear 21 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

UK consumer confidence has plummeted to a 12-month low as fear of price rises and the uncertainty following the EU referendum take hold, with spend on clothing expected to bear the brunt. 


UK apparel records "appalling" June performance 21 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Apparel was the worst performer across UK online retail growth in June, with a marked decline on both value and volume basis.


Target hires Apple exec for global sourcing post 21 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

US department store retailer Target Corp has hired Apple executive Ben Cook as its senior vice president of global logistics, inventory allocation and replenishment.


Store Twenty One restructure could see 77 closures 21 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Creditors of UK budget fashion chain Store Twenty One have approved a restructuring plan for the business which it is understood could lead to the closure of 77 stores as it fights to remain in the market.


UK retailers go down-free following goose farm probe 21 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

A number of UK-based high street brands including Primark, Topshop and Asos, have pledged to keep down out of all their future collections in the wake of an investigation which exposed violations at goose farms in China.


India eyes $40bn textile and apparel exports by 2017 21 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

India's textile and apparel exports are forecast to grow by 6% in the next fiscal year, driven by additional incentives to improve competitiveness, expected growth in the garment sector, and higher fibre prices, new data shows. 


Aeropostale "eyes buyer" over reorganisation 21 Jul 2016

Michelle Russell

Struggling teen apparel retailer Aeropostale is understood to be planning a sale of its assets at an upcoming auction rather than attempting to reorganise on a standalone basis. 


Berghaus 100g waterproof jacket scoops industry award 21 Jul 2016

Beth Wright

Outdoor performance wear specialist Berghaus has scooped its tenth international award in four years for its latest product innovation, a lightweight waterproof jacket in a three layer fabric, weighing less than 100g.


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