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Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the b...
Denim giant G-Star Raw says it is eyeing Malaysia and Vietnam as potential new markets as part of its Asia expansion plans, and following a...
Gap Inc remains a group of “mixed fortunes”, according to one analyst, after the US retail giant reported a double-digit decline in second-q...
Bangladesh intends to establish special economic zones called ‘garment villages’ as a key part of its plans to ramp up garment manufacturing...
Despite living in the ‘golden age of data,’ with retailers having access to unprecedented levels of information on shopping behaviour and trends, their planning and prediction efforts are still failing to meet consumer demand, a new survey suggests. And the problem seems to be most acute in fashion and footwear.
Sporting goods giant Adidas Group says it has "actively" sought to help resolve a dispute at a subcontractor to one of its Indonesian footwear suppliers, even though it had no active business relationship with the factory when around 1,300 workers were dismissed three years ago.
Second-quarter earnings for the retail sector as a whole are forecast to be lower than the prior month, despite easy year-on-year comparisons. J Crew moved to a loss in its latest quarter, while Bebe Stores improved its net loss and announced a licensing deal for China. Aeropostale booked a net loss for the eleventh straight quarter, and Destination XL delivered what it said was an “outstanding” quarte. rDollar General posted increases in earnings and sales, including apparel, Burlington Stores has raised its full-year guidance after returning to profit, and PVH Corp revealed results that beat its expectations, upping its full-year guidance.
A fabric protection treatment developed to meet a challenge set by the US Army for a “self-cleaning” uniform” has now gone into production.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the potential impact of China's currency devaluation on garment imports and exports, whether Vietnam has the skills and capacity to cope with its impending trade deals, and an interview with Kurt Cavano, founder and chief strategy officer of GT Nexus on apparel industry disruptors.
US apparel business Perry Ellis International has assumed control of its men's bottom's and accessories businesses in Canada.
French luxury goods group Hermès is maintaining its sales guidance but has lowered its full-year operating profit outlook on the back of negative currency fluctuations.
British luxury brand Jimmy Choo has booked a “pleasing” first-half performance with double-digit retail sales growth and higher earnings.
Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has booked a mixed first-half as sales climbed but earnings and gross margin declined on increased European markdowns.
Confidence among UK consumers rose in August, helped by house price inflation, improving employment prospects, and lower day-to-day living costs and interest rates.
Gerber Technology has established a technical assistance and training programme in Mauritius, aimed at boosting the uptake of its software solutions for apparel pattern making.
Australian surfwear brand Billabong has booked its first annual profit in four years, with the benefit of its efficiency measures expected to be seen over the course of the next fiscal.
Global brand management business Cherokee Global Brands has entered into a licensing deal with 5 Horizons Group for its Everyday California brand.
The Chinese clothing export sector would have suffered more if the powerful explosions that ripped through a storage facility at Tianjin Port earlier this month had occurred in more southerly ports in the country, according to a specialist in China’s garment industry.
Clothing remained one of the largest contributors to overall UK retail sales growth in August, as it continued to report strong increases, albeit lower than the prior month.
Sportswear giant Adidas has filed a lawsuit against fast fashion chain Forever 21 in the US over infringement of its 'three-stripe' trademark.
Luen Thai Holdings says Vietnam will continue to be the country of choice for apparel manufacturing in the foreseeable future, thanks to prospects associated with the expected passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement.
The UK market for sportswear is expected to see considerable growth over the next five years to surpass GBP8bn (US$12.5bn) as the trend for athleisure rockets, a new report has forecast.
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is looking to encourage sustainable innovation by offering a EUR1m (US$1.1m) grant and access to an innovation accelerator as part of a new global awards programme.
Organisers of the Outdoor Retailer trade show have put an end to speculation about a potential change of venue by extending their contracts to remain in Salt Lake City through 2018.
- The new age of disruption on apparel production
- Will Vietnam struggle with impending trade deals?
- Yuan devaluation impact mixed for garment firms
- Kurt Cavano on “the Uberfication of everything”
- China devaluation: what’s the big deal?
- US Q2 in brief: J Crew, Aeropostale, Bebe Stores
- Adidas seeking to resolve shoe supplier dispute
- Luen Thai to continue investment in Vietnam
- Stock-out paradox persists despite data overload
- H&M offers $1m grant for sustainable innovations
- Global Database of the Top 1000 Apparel Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, and Contact Details
- Myanmar's Garment Sector in 2015 - now with updated members' directory
- Ethiopia – the emerging textile and clothing industry
- Global market review of lingerie - forecasts to 2020
- Global market review of swimwear - forecasts to 2019