Latest textile & apparel news
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World cotton imports are projected to remain unchanged at 7.6m tons in 2015/16, according to a new forecast, as a fall in imports into China...
A group of independent and pro-government trade unions has agreed on a proposal for a new US$168 monthly minimum wage in the Cambodian garme...
Ralph Lauren is to step down as CEO of the eponymous firm, as the group battles falling profits, with Stefan Larsson, president of Gap Inc's...
Fashion retailer Gap Inc has expanded the reach of its PACE (Personal and Career Enhancement) life-skills education programme, with the goal...
World cotton imports are projected to remain unchanged at 7.6m tons in 2015/16, according to a new forecast, as a fall in imports into China is offset by growth in Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Fashion retailer H&M has been criticised by labour rights groups for potentially endangering hundreds of workers at its supplier factories Bangladesh because they have fallen behind on fire and building safety repairs.
Upscale US department store retailer Neiman Marcus has cut around 500 jobs across the group as part of its plans to accelerate investment.
German luxury fashion brand Escada is to cut 200 jobs as part of a new strategic programme aimed at making the business faster, more agile and streamlined so that it can compete in the omni-channel retail environment.
Eight US apparel brands and importers, including Nike and PVH Corp, are urging Mexico’s government to comply with an International Labour Organization (ILO) request for reforms to the country’s labour law.
US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores is to cut over 50 design, merchandising, and production jobs in a bid to increase efficiencies across business functions.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Adidas's "game-changing" recycling project for a new breed of sporting goods, an interview with Cara Chacon, Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility, on the group's CSR commitments, and Cambodia's unions agreeing a proposed new US$168 monthly minimum wage for the country's garment sector.
India's Reliance Polymers has launched what it claims is one of the world's greenest, sustainable fibres, manufactured from post-consumer waste PET bottles.
Casual clothing brand Uniqlo booked an increase in sales at its Japanese stores for the second consecutive month, as cooler weather drove demand for autumn/winter ranges.
Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) has expanded its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to include a new Visual Merchandising Planning module specifically designed for range planning, merchandising and buying roles in the fashion, apparel and footwear sectors.
The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media.
Sportswear giant Nike is joining forces with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Climate CoLab to try to drive new “revolutionary” innovations in low-impact fabrics and textiles.
Canadian retail group Hudson's Bay Co is to cut 265 jobs as part of a cost-cutting initiative designed to save the business around US$75m next year.
The US Agency for International Development's (USAID) has mobilised an agreement to provide up to US$22m in financing to small- and medium-sized garment suppliers in Bangladesh for factory upgrades and safety improvements.
South African retail group Woolworths Holdings has appointed former M&S clothing director John Dixon as CEO of its David Jones business.
Among the first tasks likely to be tackled by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO, Stefan Larsson, will be to target "low hanging fruit" such as supply chain enhancements, inventory realignment and cost management, analysts believe.
Swedish apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is suing US fashion label Forever 21 over copyright infringement.
Canadian retail group Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has completed its EUR2.5bn (US$2.8bn) acquisition of Galeria Holding, operator of Germany’s Galeria Kaufhof department store chain and Belgium’s only department store, Galeria Inno.
A group of independent and pro-government trade unions has agreed on a proposal for a new US$168 monthly minimum wage in the Cambodian garment sector, although talks are still underway with employers.
Ralph Lauren is to step down as CEO of the eponymous firm, as the group battles falling profits, with Stefan Larsson, president of Gap Inc's Old Navy division taking the helm.
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