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UK clothing retailer Next Plc has booked its first fall in annual profits in eight years and issued a caution on the year ahead amid the thr...
Building inclusive supply chains through responsible sourcing practices, creating gender-sensitive workplaces, and investing in training and...
German sportswear giant Adidas has told just-style it is evaluating the results of its Storefactory research project to decide whether to ro...
US retail giant Walmart is further beefing up its e-commerce strategy with the acquisition of women's online fashion and accessory retailer...
UK clothing retailer Next Plc has booked its first fall in annual profits in eight years and issued a caution on the year ahead amid the threat of price inflation and a shift away from spend on clothing.
UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker hailed another "good year of progress", driven by the strength and appeal of its brand and despite what it called on-going external challenges.
South Korean textile firm Samil Spinning has signed a deal to acquire US speciality yarn maker Buhler Quality Yarns amid fears of trade protectionism in America.
Leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl has inked an agreement with German chemical group BASF to acquire its Leather Chemicals assets, in move it claims accelerates the process of creating a more transparent supply chain.
Product authentication business Applied DNA Sciences (APDN) has unveiled a new supply chain platform to help certify the authenticity and origin of textile, apparel and footwear items.
The Italian maker of the suede-like Alcantara material is to invest EUR300m (US$323.6m) in doubling the capacity of its production facilities in Umbria over the next five years.
US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has revealed it is exploring "strategic alternatives" on the back of a US$5.2m loss and a slump in sales in its second-quarter.
In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions.
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has highlighted the importance of developing a coherent policy approach to both trade and investment flows in order to ensure that all developing countries see growth.
US shoppers may soon benefit from an improved in-store shopping experience with personalised style, fit and size recommendations thanks to a strategic partnership between mobile application platform Tulip Retail and data-driven personalisation platform True Fit.
Building inclusive supply chains through responsible sourcing practices, creating gender-sensitive workplaces, and investing in training and education, are some of the steps apparel brands are being urged to take in order to support women workers in sub-Saharan Africa, a new report suggests.
German sportswear giant Adidas has told just-style it is evaluating the results of its Storefactory research project to decide whether to roll out localised and personalised consumer experiences in its stores.
US sporting giant Nike booked what it called a "solid" third-quarter after delivering a double-digit profit hike and witnessing demand for its namesake brand across all geographies.
Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing has offered an optimistic outlook for the year ahead on the back of "excellent development" in 2016, thanks to higher selling prices for all its fibre products and a better product mix.
US apparel and footwear companies are urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reconsider the appropriateness of its 2014 guidance on "conflict minerals" given its cost to brands and lack of impact to date.
Brand management company Sequential Brands has tapped former VF Sportswear president, Karen Murray, as CEO.
US retail giant Sears Holdings Corp has expressed "substantial doubt" the company can continue to operate as a profitable business.
Imax, a manufacturing division of Italian luxury womenswear business Max Mara, has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help reduce costs and boost time to market.
Researchers in the UK have developed a flexible, photonic, textile-based sensor that can be embedded into clothing to continuously monitor the wearer's heartbeat and blood flow.
The UK government has said it will trigger the renegotiation process for Britain to leave the European Union (EU) on 29 March, Downing Street revealed this week.
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