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October "a scary month" for US apparel retailers

Unseasonably warm weather has been one of the major drags on US apparel retailers in October, but analysts believe the month overall has bee...

Raising the minimum wage may also reduce employment

Minimum wages are among the most challenging - and divisive - issues in the apparel industry, yet very little is known about the impact that...

VF rolls out plan to eliminate harmful chemicals

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has launched its chemical management programme designed to identify and eliminate potentially harmful che...

Hazardous chemicals found in children's products

Toxic chemicals have been found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, includ...

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Fruit of the Loom forms yarn partnership with Parkdale 31 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Fruit of the Loom has agreed a deal with Parkdale America that will see it sell its US yarn spinning operations to the company which will then provide new state-of-the-art cotton and cotton blended yarns for its underwear and casualwear products.

Wearable technology future ripe for millennials 31 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Twenty percent of American adults already own a wearable device and the adoption rate is quickly expected to rise, particularly amongst millennials, according to a new report.

SuperGroup cuts profit outlook on warmer weather 31 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Superdry brand owner SuperGroup is offering a cautious outlook for the remainder of the year, cutting its profit guidance, as warmer autumn weather hit sales in the second quarter.

Guangdong Esquel Textiles bags SteP certification 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Guangdong Esquel Textiles Co has become the first company in China to gain the STeP by Oeko-Tex certification for sustainable textile production.

Top stories this week on just-style... 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included toxic chemicals found in clothing and footwear sold by nine supermarkets and retailers, wearable technology forecast to be a key trend for 2015, and Topshop teams with Beyoncé for a new street wear line.

UK consumer morale dips again in October 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

UK consumer confidence dropped further into negative territory in October, and the likelyhood of it rising any time soon is "running out fast".

Workers call for reopening of Hameen Sportswear 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Cambodia's National Garment Workers Federation (NGWF) is calling for the Hameen Sportswear factory in Bangladesh to re-open after 400 workers were laid off when it closed earlier this month.

Bill Blass taps Benz as creative director 31 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Bill Blass has appointed Chris Benz as its creative director as the US fashion business prepares to relaunch as a global lifestyle brand.

Shoe maker Samson enters administration 31 Oct 2014

Stuart Todd

French women's shoe maker Samson has been placed under judicial administration, citing significantly weaker demand from Russia, the main outlet of its export trade.

Lelandais steps down as Vivarte chief 31 Oct 2014

Stuart Todd

Vivarte chairman and CEO Marc Lelandais has stepped down after failing to reach an agreement with the fashion retailer's new shareholders on its future strategy.

Columbia Sportswear ups FY profit guidance 31 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has upped its full-year outlook as it revealed increased earnings and sales in its third-quarter.

Twin acquisitions boost Hanesbrands Q3 30 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Apparel group Hanesbrands enjoyed a strong third quarter thanks to good sales and profit contributions from new acquisitions DBApparel and Maidenform.

UK Primark supplier goes into administration 30 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Value fashion retailer Primark says it stopped placing orders with one of its UK supplier that has since gone into administration.

Tanzania garment sector seeks investment 30 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

The Tanzanian government has published a guide to its textile and garment sub-sector in an effort to attract increased international investment into the country.

Steve Madden Q3 hurt by "lack of trends" 30 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

US fashion footwear and accessories specialist Steve Madden has posted softer than expected results in the third quarter, weighed down by lower sales and a "lack of fashion footwear trends."

Fjällräven makes promise on down sustainability 30 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Outdoor clothing business Fjällräven has made what it calls a “Down Promise” that its products will use only ethically produced down of the highest quality.

US hails Bangladesh factory progress 30 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

The US government has welcomed the progress made by Bangladesh in addressing concerns over worker safety in the country’s garment factories.

Turkey launches anti-dumping probe against US cotton 30 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Turkey’s Ministry of the Economy has launched an anti-dumping investigation against imports of US cotton, the National Cotton Council has said.

Stockmann to cut jobs as it reveals Q2 loss 30 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group is to cut around 380 jobs at its Seppala fashion chain, as it looks to ramp up efforts to improve group profitability.

UK clothing spend set to grow 3.5% this Christmas 30 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Clothing and footwear is one of the categories set for the biggest growth in spending across the UK this Christmas, according to new research.

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