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Pacific Brands divests Brand Collective for AUD39m

Australian retailer Pacific Brands is to split and sell off its loss-making Brand Collective apparel and footwear business for AUD39m (US$34...

Archroma launches fully traceable eco-friendly dyes

Colour and specialty chemicals company Archroma has unveiled a new range of eco-friendly dyes derived from agricultural waste that can also...

Lower costs shrink JC Penney Q3 loss

US retail giant JC Penney saw its losses more than halve during the third quarter after lower expenses offset a slight fall in sales....

UPDATE: Cambodia raises minimum wage for garment workers

Apparel brands have been urged to remain committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment...

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Long-running SL Garment dispute settled 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

A long-running dispute at Cambodian clothing factory SL Garment, which resulted in the death of one person after violent clashes broke out between workers and armed forces, has been settled.

Gap unveils management changes as Q3 profit rises 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

US clothing giant Gap Inc has shaken up its management team by promoting two executives to lead its namesake and Banana Republic brands globally, after booking an increase in third-quarter net profit.

Invista and Lenzing collaborate on denim fibre 21 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

US fibre maker Invista and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have collaborated for a second time on a denim project.

Alvanon showcases new fit and sizing tool 21 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

UK fit specialist Alvanon has launched its latest academic fit and sizing tools that mimic the fit of lingerie and swimwear on real women.

Ross Stores Q3 profit up but outlook cautious 21 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

US off-price fashion retailer Ross Stores has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings but has maintained a cautious outlook for the full year due to the uncertain economic environment.

Wet Seal appoints Hillebrandt as interim CFO 21 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Beleaguered business The Wet Seal has appointed company executive Thomas Hillebrandt to the role of interim chief financial officer.

Stein Mart swings to Q3 net loss 21 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Off-price fashion retailer Stein Mart has swung to a loss in its third-quarter but said it plans to open at least ten new stores and relocate two stores in 2015, in addition to closing two stores.

OrderWithMe innovates with retail solution 21 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

OrderWithMe, a retail innovation and inventory solutions company, has launched a new retail solution, completing its offering to brick-and-mortar retailers.

Destination XL Group Q3 loss deepens 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Big and tall men's wear retailer Destination XL Group has seen its third-quarter loss widen, despite booking an increase in sales.

Foot Locker books "solid" Q3 profit 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

US speciality athletic retailer Foot Locker has delivered a "solid" performance in the third-quarter, thanks to better than expected comparable store sales.

Top stories this week on just-style... 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the revelation that adults in Uzbekistan have been forced to pick cotton during this year's harvest, new scenarios are driving sustainability in textiles, and Archroma launches eco-friendly dyes.

Perry Ellis defends position after narrowing Q3 loss 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

US apparel business Perry Ellis has moved to defend its position amid shareholder pressure after narrowing its loss in the third-quarter, helped by improved margins.

US apparel prices continue to fall 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Apparel prices in the US continued on their downward trajectory in October, falling for the third consecutive month, according to new figures.

The Buckle books mixed Q3 results 21 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

US denim specialist The Buckle has booked a mixed set of results in its third-quarter with sales growing but earnings remaining flat.

Fewer US consumers to shop over Thanksgiving 21 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Although fewer US consumers are expected to shop over the Thanksgiving weekend this year, there will be a "sea change" with the ones that do as they will rely on deep discounts from retailers to get them spending.

Cato Corp Q3 exceeds guidance 21 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

US retailer Cato Corporation has revealed third-quarter earnings and sales that exceeded the firm's guidance.

The Children's Place Q3 at high end of guidance 20 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

US apparel retailer The Children's Place has delivered third-quarter earnings at the high end of its guidance and remains confident on the fourth quarter.

Mothercare making progress as moves to H1 profit 20 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Mothercare still has to achieve a "significant" recovery in sales densities, an analyst has said, despite the UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer returning to profit in the first half.

Clothing helps UK retail sales bounce back 20 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

UK clothing and footwear retailers are planning to ramp up promotions next weekend, after the sector helped overall retail sales to bounce back in October.

L Brands Q3 earnings and sales climb 20 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

US apparel retailer L Brands, formerly Limited Brands, has booked an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales but fourth-quarter EPS guidance has missed analyst forecasts.

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