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World cotton price prospects lifted again

International cotton prices have remained elevated in the first four months of the season due to delays in the 2016/17 crop reaching the int...

VF Corp promotes O'Meara to lead international unit

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation says Aidan O’Meara will be the next vice president and group president of VF International followi...

Workers in Lesotho demonstrate to save AGOA

An estimated 20,000 workers have taken part in demonstrations in Lesotho in a bid to end political instability that threatens the southern A...

Taiwan textile maker to invest $18.5m in first US plant

A Taiwanese textile maker is investing $18.5m to open its first US production facility – and its first outside Asia – making performance spo...

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World cotton price prospects lifted again 8 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

International cotton prices have remained elevated in the first four months of the season due to delays in the 2016/17 crop reaching the international market.


VF Corp promotes O'Meara to lead international unit 8 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation says Aidan O’Meara will be the next vice president and group president of VF International following the retirement of Karl Heinz Salzburger at the end of next year.


Sports Direct issues caution as H1 earnings tumble  8 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Sports Direct has issued a warning for the year ahead after booking a drop in first-half earnings as a result of property investment costs and a reduction in assets.


Lululemon picks up pace with solid Q3 growth 8 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica picked up the pace in its third-quarter with solid sales and earnings increases thanks to gross margin gains and improved productivity.


US Q3 in brief – Tailored Brands, Oxford Industries, Genesco 8 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement. Foot Locker and Chico's, meanwhile, both saw growth thanks to the implementation of ongoing group strategies, and Destination XL managed to narrow its losses.


Outdoor apparel sector set for double-digit growth 7 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

While the next few years may be challenging for the outdoor performance apparel industry, increased participation in outdoor experiences is expected to lead to retail sales growth of over 20% by 2020, according to a new report from just-style. 


Workers in Lesotho demonstrate to save AGOA 7 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

An estimated 20,000 workers have taken part in demonstrations in Lesotho in a bid to end political instability that threatens the southern African nation’s duty free access to the US through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).


Taiwan textile maker to invest $18.5m in first US plant 7 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

A Taiwanese textile maker is investing $18.5m to open its first US production facility – and its first outside Asia – making performance sportswear fabrics.


Gore develops Invisible Fit technology for running shoes 7 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Performance fabrics specialist WL Gore & Associates has developed a new technology that combines the benefits of protective footwear technology with the fit and feel of regular running shoes.


Bangladesh exports outperform Asia-Pacific region 7 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Bangladesh has outperformed other Asia-Pacific countries in the shipment of merchandise over the last five years, a new report shows, thanks to its strong competitiveness in the garment industry. 


NGC Software develops mobile tool for quality audits 7 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

PLM and ERP provider NGC Software has developed a new mobile solution that allows quality audits to be carried out on-site at factories, helping to reduce chargebacks and cancellations by improving product quality.


Joules optimistic on strong H1 sales growth 7 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

UK fashion retailer Joules has offered an optimistic outlook as it delivered strong growth across all channels in its first-half.


Fifty companies reach GOTS certification in the US 7 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

Fifty companies in the US have now been certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), while Canada now has seven companies certified to the programme.


Genesco sells SureGrip unit to Shoes For Crews 7 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco has sold its SureGrip footwear subsidiary to slip-resistant footwear firm Shoes For Crews (SFC) for an undisclosed sum.


Gabon and Kyrgyz latest to ratify WTO trade deal 7 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Gabon and the Kyrgyz Republic have become the latest countries to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning just eight more ratifications are required before it comes into force.


Design and development tool added to Higg Index 6 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has expanded its Higg Index to include a tool to help product designers and developers make sustainable choices at the earliest stage of apparel, footwear and textile prototype design.


Fashion firms failing to address deforestation risk 6 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 


UK clothing retail sales growth slows in November 6 Dec 2016

Michelle Russell

Black Friday proved a mixed blessing for some UK retailers in November, but the clothing category struggled with weak sales.


MLB Under Armour deal leaves VF's Majestic in limbo 6 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

The decision by Major League Baseball (MLB) to name Under Armour as its uniform provider starting in 2020 has left VF Corp’s Majestic brand in limbo.


Adidas NYC flagship raises the bar on sport stores 6 Dec 2016

Leonie Barrie

German sportswear giant Adidas has opened its brand flagship and largest worldwide store in New York, the latest in a series of investments to win consumers in the city seen as key to the company's strategic 'Creating the New' business plan aimed at driving top and bottom-line growth.


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