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BHS supplier Courtaulds Brands in administration

The fall-out from the demise of UK apparel and homewares retailer BHS is starting to be felt as two of its suppliers have gone into administ...

Adidas Speedfactory gears up for large-scale production

German sportswear giant Adidas is gearing up to begin large-scale footwear production next year at its "industry-changing" Speedfactory faci...

Google and Levi Strauss team up on smart jacket

A year-long partnership between Levi Strauss and Google has led to the launch of what the companies claim is the world's first garment to fe...

C&A steps up sustainability efforts with top-rated suppliers

Value retailer C&A says it has increased the number of top-rated suppliers it sources from and has grown its sustainable supply chain team,...

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BHS supplier Courtaulds Brands in administration 26 May 2016

Michelle Russell

The fall-out from the demise of UK apparel and homewares retailer BHS is starting to be felt as two of its suppliers have gone into administration, including the owner of the Pretty Polly, Gossard and Aristoc brands.


US Q1 in brief - Sears, Abercrombie & Fitch, Chico's, PVH Corp, J Crew 26 May 2016

Michelle Russell

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Urban Outfitters and American Eagle Outfitters both revealed strong results, while JC Penney narrowed its net losses but booked a drop in sales. Skechers, Carter's and Columbia Sportswear, meanwhile, all recorded record sales performances for the quarter, while Under Armour posted another solid quarter of revenue growth. 


Gap accused of rights violations in supply chain – update 26 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

US speciality fashion giant Gap Inc has told just-style it is collaborating with unions, governments and industry associations to improve working conditions in the factories that make its clothes after a study found violations at suppliers in India, Indonesia and Cambodia.


"Landmark" US chemical safety bill moves forward 26 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

Milestone legislation to reform US chemical control regulations could be signed off by President Obama by the end of the month.


Bangladesh tightens focus on migrant labour rights 26 May 2016

Michelle Russell

The International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) are to work more closely together in Bangladesh on the issues of migration and labour rights.


Aquascutum COO to step down after three years 26 May 2016

Beth Wright

Mark Taylor, COO at UK luxury brand Aquascutum, is stepping down from the role after three years with the retailer.


Debenhams new CEO is ex-Amazon vice-president 26 May 2016

Beth Wright

UK department store Debenhams has appointed Sergio Bucher, vice-president of fashion at Amazon, as its next CEO.


Adidas Speedfactory gears up for large-scale production 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

German sportswear giant Adidas is gearing up to begin large-scale footwear production next year at its "industry-changing" Speedfactory facility in Germany – and plans to extend the concept to the US.


H&M, Inditex and Nike rated supply chain leaders 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world’s leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Bangladesh Accord severs five more apparel suppliers 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has cut ties with five more ready-made garment suppliers after they failed to implement workplace safety measures – with one fraudulently falsifying concrete strength test results.


Google and Levi Strauss team up on smart jacket 25 May 2016

Beth Wright

A year-long partnership between Levi Strauss and Google has led to the launch of what the companies claim is the world's first garment to feature Project Jacquard smart technology.


New apparel e-commerce fulfilment guideline launched 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

A new guideline has been released to help apparel and general merchandise retailers, brand owners and manufacturers move towards a single e-commerce and omnichannel fulfilment process.


Project promotes organic cotton farming in Pakistan 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

A three-year project has been launched in Pakistan to promote organic cotton farming in Balochistan province.


Workwear brand Mulliez-Flory invests in PLM 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

French workwear brand Mulliez-Flory has selected PLM to manage its entire value chain, from creation to delivery.


Legislation to eliminate US duties signed into law 25 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

Legislation that paves the way for US apparel and footwear brands to reduce tariff costs on inputs and other articles no longer available in the US was signed into law last week by President Barack Obama.


C&A steps up sustainability efforts with top-rated suppliers 24 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Value retailer C&A says it has increased the number of top-rated suppliers it sources from and has grown its sustainable supply chain team, as it published its first global sustainability report and revealed progress towards its 2020 goals.


Six international brands join forest-free viscose pledge 24 May 2016

Michelle Russell

Six international brands and retailers including Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl and New Look have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.


M&S to see "departure" of sourcing chiefs? 24 May 2016

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer may see a shake-up of its sourcing team with the potential departure next year of two senior executives who have overhauled the group's supply chain. 


Age not the only way to connect with consumers 24 May 2016

Beth Wright

For several years apparel brands and retailers have targeted millennial consumers to drive growth, but analysts are now warning a narrow focus risks ignoring other generations who also wield tremendous purchasing power.


Freudenberg relocates Hänsel interlining production 24 May 2016

Leonie Barrie

Interlinings specialist Freudenberg Performance Materials has started a new knit production line for elastic interlinings at its Weinheim headquarters, two years after acquiring the business from Hänsel Textil.


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