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China quadruples textile imports from North Korea

Exports of textiles from North Korea to China are expected to quadruple to US$800m by the end of 2014, giving Chinese clothing firms a welco...

Debenhams FY profits tumble on discounting

UK department store retailer Debenhams saw its profits tumble in last fiscal due to the impact of sales on last year's warm winter weather a...

SuperGroup management reshuffle shows "strategic ambition"

SuperGroup's management reshuffle, which involves the appointment of Euan Sutherland as CEO, shows "strategic ambition" by the retailer, ana...

H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down

Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable...

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Kering multi-brand strategy boosts Q3 sales 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

French luxury goods group Kering has booked an increase in third-quarter revenues, thanks to the multi-brand strategy it has in place.


Aquascutum appoints Chan to CEO role 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

UK luxury brand Aquascutum has appointed Andrew Chan to the newly created role of chief executive officer.


Dassault Systèmes to launch 3D Platform in UK 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Dassault Systèmes is partnering with international software business Island Pacific to launch its 3DExperince Platform to fashion brands and retailers in the UK.


Gerber Technology's AccuMark 10 to feature 3D capability 24 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Gerber Technology is preparing to launch a new version of its AccuMark garment development and pattern-making tool with integrated 3D visualisation of designs and corrections.


Fits.me completes US$5.3m management buy-in 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Virtual fitting room developer Fits.me has received EUR4.2m (US$5.3m) from its CEO and existing investors in a management buy-in.


Crystal Group steps up efforts in carbon monitoring 24 Oct 2014

Leonie Barrie

Hong Kong based manufacturing giant Crystal Group has stepped up its efforts to disclose greenhouse gas emissions by becoming one of just two unlisted companies taking part in a climate change questionnaire.


Top stories last week on just-style... 24 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The most-read stories on just-style last week included the possible sale of Adidas's Reebok brand, figures that suggest UK textile sector wages and productivity are the lowest of all the country's manufacturing industries, and reports that structural issues may have been to blame for the collapse of a Cambodian garment factory.


Mr Price shares climb on H1 profit expectations 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

South African discount retailer Mr Price Group saw its share price climb by close of trading after revealing it expects to record a 20-24% increase in earnings for its first-half.


Deckers Outdoor Q3 beats estimates 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Footwear specialist Deckers Outdoor has revealed second-quarter earnings and sales that beat analyst estimates.


Gap to take Old Navy to the Middle East 24 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

US clothing retailer Gap Inc is to open its first Old Navy Stores in the Middle East through a deal with franchisees Fawaz A Alhokair & Co and Azadea.


China quadruples textile imports from North Korea 24 Oct 2014

Wang Fangqing

Exports of textiles from North Korea to China are expected to quadruple to US$800m by the end of 2014, giving Chinese clothing firms a welcome supply of cheap fabric.


Structural issues found at collapsed Cambodia factory 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

An initial risk inspection on a Cambodia clothing factory which collapsed earlier this week injuring eight people suggests structural issues may have been to blame.


China and US apparel groups strengthen trade ties 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) and the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textiles and Apparel (CCCT) have agreed to jointly address industry issues ranging from product safety, to labelling and retail.


Private equity firm Palladin invests in Harrys of London 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Private equity firm Palladin Consumer Retail Partners has acquired a majority stake in luxury men's footwear and accessories business Harrys of London in a move that is expected to launch the brand into its next growth phase.


Carter's Q3 earnings and sales climb 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Children's wear company Carter's has revealed an increase in third-quarter sales and earnings, which met the group's expectations.


UK clothing sales fall in warm September 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

The latest evidence that unseasonably mild weather in the UK is having an adverse impact on retailers came today (23 October) as new figures showed a drop in clothing sales during September.


Reebok fined in Australia over EasyTone claims 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Sports giant Reebok has been penalised by an Australian court over its EasyTone shoe range, which it claimed boosts muscle tone of calves, thighs and buttocks more than traditional walking shoes would.


Under Armour ups guidance as Q3 profit climbs 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Performance apparel, footwear and accessories brand Under Armour has upped its full-year guidance as it revealed an increase in third-quarter earnings and sales.


More reform needed in Bangladesh apparel sector 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

More work is needed to reform Bangladesh's apparel industry if the country's exports are to grow, a report has found.


Unifi to grow texturing capacity in CAFTA region 23 Oct 2014

Katie Smith

Yarn manufacturer Unifi has revealed plans to increase its texturing capacity in the US and Central America next year to meet growing demand for synthetic yarns in the CAFTA region.


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