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US: Stewart takes up Tesco CFO role ahead of schedule

Tesco has said new CFO Alan Stewart will join with immediate effect just a day after the troubled retail behemoth revealed a GBP250m (U$408....

UK: Tesco shares fall on H1 profit overstatement

Tesco's share price fell nearly 8% in early trading as the UK retail behemoth revealed a GBP250m (U$408.1m) profit overstatement in its firs...

US: Apparel ranks as third-largest re-shored sector

Apparel manufacturing is the third-largest reshored sector of all industries in the US, after electronics and computers, just-style has been...

US: Under Armour "resonating strongly" with consumers

The latest findings from an ongoing survey into the popularity of US athletic footwear and apparel brands suggest there has been a huge leap...

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ITALY: RadiciGroup adopts transparency cert for yarns 23 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Italian yarn maker RadiciGroup has certified its r-Radyarn and r-Starlight yarns to UNI 11505:2013 certification.


UK: Retailers urged to create more biodegradable clothing 23 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Designers and retailers in the UK are being urged to create clothes from more easily biodegradable materials to ease waste disposal issues.


US: ITG launches Hendry Bishop lifestyle fabrics 23 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

The International Textile Group (ITG) has expanded its line of fabrics to include Hendry Bishop, a range including both the Burlington and Cone Denim brands.


UK: Mothercare GBP100m issue “to drive turnaround” 23 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

UK retail business Mothercare is launching a GBP100m (US$163.6m) rights issue designed to drive the turnaround of the company’s UK operations, making it a digitally-led business.


US: Ascena Q4 profit slumps as sales dip 23 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Fashion business Ascena Retail Group recorded a much-reduced fourth quarter adjusted profit after suffering a slight sales decline in the three months to 26 July.


HONG KONG: Esprit returns to FY profit as business stabilises 23 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has turned a corner on its road to recovery, with a return to full-year profit thanks to stabilising sales, reduced costs and improved inventory levels.


US: TXT appoints Vorsanger as North America head 23 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Retail planning specialist TXT e-solutions has appointed Jean-Philippe Vorsanger as senior vice president of North American retail in a bid to build up momentum in the region.


US: Mount Vernon Mills expands flame resistant denims 23 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Textile maker Mount Vernon Mills has added to its portfolio of flame resistant (FR) denim fabrics with the launch of Phoenix TC denim.


BANGLADESH: Share of global garment exports set to rise 23 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Bangladesh’s share of textile and garment exports is set to increase further in the next 16 years thanks to its low cost base and large working population, says a new report from HSBC Global Connections.


INDIA: Uniqlo says reports of India entry are premature 23 Sep 2014

Julian Ryall

Fast Retailing Co has described media reports that it has committed to opening 100 Uniqlo stores across India as "premature and optimistic."


UK: Clothing to drive online shopping boom 23 Sep 2014

Richard Woodard

Online shopping in the UK is set to generate more than 1.35bn deliveries a year by 2018, up 29% on 2013, with clothing and footwear driving demand.


UK: Jimmy Choo to proceed with IPO plans 23 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

High-end footwear and accessories brand Jimmy Choo is to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange.


US: Stewart takes up Tesco CFO role ahead of schedule 23 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Tesco has said new CFO Alan Stewart will join with immediate effect just a day after the troubled retail behemoth revealed a GBP250m (U$408.1m) profit overstatement in its first-half accounts.


ITALY: Textile firms reaffirm chemical removal commitments 22 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

Six of Italy's largest textile suppliers have reaffirmed their commitment to eliminating hazardous chemicals from their supply chains, highlighting the work they have completed to date.


CAMBODIA: Fashion brands commit support for wage rise 22 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Eight major fashion brands, including one of Cambodia's biggest customers, H&M, have indicated their support for talks to raise wages for Cambodian garment workers - in line with efforts to improve supplier productivity.


WORLD: Cotton industry subsidies slip 12% in 2013/14 22 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

A new report estimates subsidies to the cotton industry came to $6.5bn in 2013/14, down from a record of $7.4bn in 2012/13.


EU: Energy efficiency projects for textile and clothing firms 22 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

A new project has been launched to promote energy efficiency in the European textile sector, following on from a similar initiative that tackled the issue at clothing manufacturers.


US: Presses Guatemala again on labour law reforms 22 Sep 2014

Michelle Russell

US Trade Representative Michael Froman has said his administration is once again taking action on behalf of workers globally by proceeding with its labour enforcement case against Guatemala.


US: ISA TanTec setting up eco-friendly tannery 22 Sep 2014

Leonie Barrie

Ecological leather manufacturer ISA TanTec is responding to growing demand for locally produced leather in the US shoe industry with a new tannery due to begin operations in January 2015.


NEW ZEALAND: Pumpkin Patch reveals management changes 22 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Australasian children's wear brand Pumpkin Patch has announced a series of management changes, including the retirement of chairperson Jane Freeman.


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