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Calls for investigation into Philippines factory fire

The Philippine government is being urged to carry out a "full and detailed" investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire at a foo...

Brandix named PVH ‘Global Supplier of the Year’

One of the world’s largest apparel companies has named Sri Lanka’s Brandix Group as its Global Supplier of the Year across all product categ...

Zara rebuts labour rights violation claims

Inditex has moved to dismiss claims that its Zara retail fashion business has failed to resolve “numerous labour rights violations” in its s...

UPDATE: Fire destroys Philippines footwear factory

Seventy-two people are now thought to have died in a huge blaze that gutted a footwear factory in the Philippines yesterday (13 May)....

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Calls for investigation into Philippines factory fire 22 May 2015

Katie Smith

The Philippine government is being urged to carry out a "full and detailed" investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire at a footwear factory in the country earlier this month, which killed 72 workers.


West Coast Port five-year contract ratified 22 May 2015

Michelle Russell

The members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have ratified a five-year labour contract with the union representing longshore and warehouse workers on the West Coast.


Mothercare making progress as FY loss narrows 22 May 2015

Michelle Russell

UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare said it has made progress against all six strategic pillars set out in its turnaround plan as it revealed lower pre-tax losses for the year.


Gap brand sales continue to fall short 22 May 2015

Katie Smith

US retail giant Gap Inc has seen first-quarter sales at its namesake brand fall at a faster pace than analysts had predicted, meaning that a turnaround is not now expected until mid-2016.


Warmer weather sends UK clothing sales soaring 22 May 2015

Katie Smith

Warmer weather and an early Easter helped to boost demand for clothing in April, with sales at UK retailers soared compared to the prior month.


Apparel industry Q1 results in brief: Aeropostale, New York & Co, Bon-Ton 22 May 2015

Michelle Russell

The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened. Bon-Ton Stores also widened its net loss, while Ross Stores reported better-than-expected results for the quarter.


Moss Bross reveals “improved” performance 22 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Men’s wear retailer Moss Bross Group says it is on course to deliver anticipated levels of growth after revealing an improvement in trading performance, in line with market expectations.


Top stories this week on just-style... 22 May 2015

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at where 3D design and prototyping is heading for textiles and apparel, Brandix being named PVH's global supplier of the year, and an insight on why broad-based policies are essential to improve working conditions in the garment industry.


Oroton Group H1 earnings slide on costs 22 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Australian retail business Oroton Group saw its earnings slide in the first half as the company worked through a period of brand repositioning and expansion of its distribution reach.


L Brands lifts outlook after Q1 profit hike 21 May 2015

Katie Smith

Victoria’s Secret and La Senza owner L Brands has raised its full-year earnings guidance after booking a near 60% hike in first-quarter net profit.


American Eagle Outfitters Q1 earnings soar 21 May 2015

Michelle Russell

American Eagle Outfitters saw its earnings soar in the first quarter on the back of strong sales and margins.


Chico's chief executive Dyer to retire 21 May 2015

Michelle Russell

David Dyer, the president and chief executive of US women's wear retailer Chico's, has announced his intention to retire.


The Buckle Q1 misses expectations 21 May 2015

Michelle Russell

US denim specialist The Buckle has booked first-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations as both sales and margins fell.


Soccer apparel and footwear sales up in US 21 May 2015

Katie Smith

With athletic apparel and footwear sales on the rise in the US, soccer is outperforming sports including baseball and American football, new research shows.


Urban Outfitters chief executive Marlow to retire 21 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Ted Marlow, the CEO of US lifestyle retailer Urban Outfitters Group, has announced his intention to retire.


Film spotlights human cost of fashion 21 May 2015

Michelle Russell

A documentary aimed at highlighting the human and environmental costs created by the global apparel industry, and factors for change, has been launched.


Shoe Carnival Q1 earnings and sales climb 21 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Footwear retailer Shoe Carnival saw its earnings and sales climb in the first quarter despite a “challenging” start to the year.


Mixed UK factory gate prices for apparel 21 May 2015

Katie Smith

The output price index for all goods produced by UK manufacturers - also known as factory gate prices – continued to fall in April, with mixed results for apparel.


Perry Ellis sets out CEO succession plan 21 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Oscar Feldenkreis, the COO of US apparel business Perry Ellis is to take up the role of chief executive as part of a leadership succession plan.


AGOA delays drag on sourcing decisions 20 May 2015

Leonie Barrie

Groups representing apparel and footwear manufacturers, brands, and retailers in the US and Africa are urging the quick renewal of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) – warning that delays in its passage are dragging on sourcing decisions.


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