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Organic cotton sustainability assessment tool launches

International non-profit organisation Textile Exchange (TE) has launched an online tool that measures the environmental, economic and social...

Major Ethiopia textile build experiences delays

The Ethiopian Textile Association has insisted the construction of a major textile factory by Bangladesh's DBL Group will proceed, despite d...

Hennes & Mauritz records “strong” Q1

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has recorded a strong start to the year with sales and earnings up in the first quarter and pla...

Cambodia labour abuse claims disputed

UK retailer Marks & Spencer and the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia (GMAC) have disputed the details of a report alleging labo...

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Organic cotton sustainability assessment tool launches 26 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

International non-profit organisation Textile Exchange (TE) has launched an online tool that measures the environmental, economic and social aspects of organic cotton production.


PVH “pleased” after swinging to Q4 profit 26 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

US apparel giant PVH Corp has said it is “pleased” with its fourth-quarter performance which saw it swing to a net profit, despite the challenging market environment and foreign currency headwinds.


UK clothing sales continue to fall in March 26 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

Sales at UK clothing and footwear retailers continued on their downward trajectory in the year to March, albeit at a slower pace than the prior month.


Huntsman supports Korea's Daechun with MoU 26 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Dyes and chemicals business Huntsman Textile Effects has signed an MoU with Korean textile exporter Daechun to help streamline the firm's operations and grow its sustainability initiatives.


Warmer weather boosts February UK clothing sales 26 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

Warmer weather helped to boost sales of seasonal ranges at UK clothing retailers in February, marking the sector's fourth consecutive month of growth.


Global Brands reveals “strong” H1 results 26 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Global Brands has booked what it says is a “strong” set of results in its second-half, driven by growth in turnover, and despite a challenging market environment.


American Eagle signs Chile and Peru licensing deal 26 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

American Eagle Outfitters has revealed plans to expand its global retail presence through a series of licensed stores throughout Chile and Peru.


Pacific Sunwear narrows FY losses 26 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California narrowed losses in its last fiscal and booked higher sales.


RNB Retail moves to Q2 profit 26 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Scandinavian retail business RNB Retail and Brands has moved to a profit in its second-quarter and booked a sales increase ahead of the market.


American Apparel focused on reversing losses 26 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

American Apparel said it remains focused on putting the right processes in place to grow the brand after widening its losses in the fourth quarter and revealing falling sales.


Pittards FY sales and earnings slide 26 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Leather producer Pittards has booked a drop in earnings and sales in its last fiscal as a result of currency headwinds and increased finance costs.


Swedish textile water project to expand beyond India 25 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

A Swedish water project that has resulted in the more sustainable production of apparel and textiles of 120 suppliers in India is being scaled up and rolled out to four more countries.


Apparel and textiles rank high on EU alert system 25 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Apparel and textiles were among the top two product categories entering the EU last year, for which corrective measures had to be taken, with China ranked as the number one offending country of origin.


Cotton Made in Africa reaches over 5m people 25 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

By adding over 9,000 smallholder farmers in Ethiopia, the Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative has reached more than 5.5m people across ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, who are growing the fibre to its sustainability standards.


Perry Ellis merchandising chief Jakubowski exits 25 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has confirmed the departure of its chief merchandising officer Douglas Jakubowski, after four years in the post.


Hermes books strong FY profit and sales growth 25 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

Despite a drop in operating margin, luxury business Hermès has booked an increase in annual net profit, helped by double-digit sales growth.


Destination XL Group Q4 exceeds expectations 25 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

Big and tall men's wear retailer Destination XL Group said the group's fourth-quarter results have exceeded its expectations as it moved to a profit and grew both sales and margin.


Lenzing swings to FY loss of EUR14.2m 25 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has said operating results in 2014 exceeded expectations, with higher cost-saving targets achieved, despite swinging to a full-year net loss.


Christopher & Banks returns to profit in Q4 25 Mar 2015

Katie Smith

US women's wear retailer Christopher & Banks has said it will continue to execute on its strategic initiatives, after returning to profit during the fourth quarter, despite a challenging and promotional trading environment.


Crocs Asia suppliers score high in compliance 25 Mar 2015

Michelle Russell

US footwear business Crocs said its Asia tier-one contract manufacturers scored an average of 90% on social compliance audits last year as it revealed its 2014 sustainability achievements.


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