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Adidas "Reebok sale" would be admittance of defeat

Should Jynwel Capital succeed in a reported deal to acquire Adidas's Reebok brand, it would be an admittance of defeat by the German sportin...

VF Corp ups guidance as Q3 earnings climb

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has upped its full-year earnings outlook as it revealed "strong" third-quarter revenue and profit growth....

UK textile wages lowest of all manufacturing sectors

Productivity in the UK textile, clothing and leather goods sector is lagging that of other manufacturing industries, new figures suggest, as...

UPDATE: Abercrombie & Fitch appoints Horowitz to head Hollister

Abercrombie & Fitch has hired Fran Horowitz from Ann Inc as president of its Hollister brand....

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Bangladesh taps factory inspectors ahead of review 20 Oct 2014

Siddique Islam

The Bangladesh government says it is moving ahead with the recruitment of an additional 200 factory inspectors as a key European meeting took place today (20 October) to review the country's progress in improving labour rights, working conditions and factory safety.


Checkpoint enhances RFID print shop capabilities 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US-based product identification manufacturer Checkpoint Systems has enhanced the capabilities of its Check-net print shops, allowing for quicker printing, encoding and testing of RFID labels.


Cotton support programmes affect competitiveness 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Countries with policies that support cotton prices above the world level could reduce their export competitiveness for both cotton and textiles, especially yarn and fabric, the latest forecasts show.


Primark inks US lease deal with Sears Holdings 20 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

UK value fashion retailer Primark has inked a deal with Sears Holdings which will see it lease space in seven stores in the US, a move that could be a sign of things to come.


Steve Madden cuts outlook after "disappointing" Q3 20 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has lowered its full-year outlook on the back of "disappointing" third-quarter results.


Blank Generation to deploy apparel PLM 20 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Design, fashion and licensing business Blank Generation has become the first US customer for South African product lifecycle management (PLM) software firm iSyncSolutions.


Coats to open new zip factory in Bangladesh 20 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Industrial thread major Coats Plc is planning to open a new state-of-the-art zips factory in Bangladesh to meet growing demand from global brands and retailers sourcing apparel and footwear in the country.


UK consumer confidence at highest for 3 years 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Consumer confidence is at its highest level for three years in the UK, according to new figures, driven by improving sentiment on levels of income and debt.


Warm weather hits UK shopper traffic 20 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

UK shopper numbers are forecast to improve in October, despite being hit by unusually warm weather in September.


TAL Apparel leads $12m funding in Metail virtual fit tool 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Virtual fitting room company Metail has raised a further US$12m in funding led by Hong Kong based TAL Apparel, one of the world's leading garment suppliers.


VF Corp ups guidance as Q3 earnings climb 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has upped its full-year earnings outlook as it revealed "strong" third-quarter revenue and profit growth.


Adidas "Reebok sale" would be admittance of defeat 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Should Jynwel Capital succeed in a reported deal to acquire Adidas's Reebok brand, it would be an admittance of defeat by the German sporting goods giant, analysts believe.


Top stories last week on just-style... 20 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included a look at the impact of China tightening up on corporate social responsibility, analyst opinion on JC Penney's new CEO, and an overview of Glenn Murphy's seven-year tenure at Gap.


Nylon producer Nilit buys Invista's Brazil unit 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Israel-based nylon producer Nilit has acquired Invista's Americana, Brazil manufacturing site - adding its nylon 6.6 operations to the company's existing facilities in the US, China and Israel.


UK textile wages lowest of all manufacturing sectors 20 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Productivity in the UK textile, clothing and leather goods sector is lagging that of other manufacturing industries, new figures suggest, as it struggles to recover the strong growth seen prior to the economic downturn.


Cargill to "close Zimbabwe operations" 17 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

International conglomerate Cargill is understood to have closed its Zimbabwe cotton business citing operational challenges.


Fire and safety events to converge on Bangladesh 17 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Several events are set to converge on the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka in December, including the Second International Trade Expo for Building and Fire Safety.


US holiday shopping expected "early and often" 17 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Around three out of five shoppers will begin shopping for the holiday season early this year, new figures suggest.


Steve Madden faces lawsuit over 'Zumba Bootie' 17 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has had a trademark lawsuit filed against it by Florida fitness company Zumba Fitness.


New German Textile Alliance faces industry opposition 17 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Germany this week launched an alliance of industry groups to work towards concrete improvements in social and environmental standards in the textile and apparel industry - but has faced refusals to join by some organisations.


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