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GERMANY: Adidas aims to use only Bluesign-approved chemicals

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its su...

UK: Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued...

US: Weak traffic slows sales for Abercrombie & Fitch

US teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has posted earnings that came in ahead of analysts expectations in the second quarter, but weak...

HONG KONG: Li & Fung reports "solid" H1 but warns on US

Global sourcing firm Li & Fung reported "solid" results in the first half, against a mixed economic landscape, with growth in both sales and...

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GERMANY: Adidas aims to use only Bluesign-approved chemicals 29 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Sporting goods giant Adidas Group is planning to set targets for its suppliers to switch to using only Bluesign approved chemicals in its supply chain.


ITALY: Salvatore Ferragamo earnings fall in H1 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Fashion business Salvatore Ferragamo has booked a drop in earnings in the first half but saw sales increase in all regions.


US: Yarn firm CS Carolina to expand Burlington plant 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Yarn manufacturer CS Carolina is to invest US$7.3m in the expansion of its Burlington operations.


MYANMAR: And US to develop labour rights initiative 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The US and Myanmar are joining forces to develop an initiative designed to promote fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.


CHINA: And India sign MoU to explore textile business ties 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of China have inked a garment textiles MoU to promote and help businesses to exchange technologies and enter joint ventures.


Top stories this week on just-style... 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the shifts in manufacturing costs that are driving companies to re-think their global production strategies, a closer look at Li & Fung's three-year strategy, and the continued unrest in Cambodia's garment industry.


US: Pacific Sunwear moves to profit in Q2 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Action sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear of California has moved to a profit in the second quarter thanks to growing sales and a gain on derivative liability.


US: Dollar General reveals Q2 earnings growth 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

US retailer Dollar General has once again reaffirmed its commitment to acquiring Family Dollar as it revealed an increase in sales and earnings in its second-quarter.


FRANCE: Hermès H1 earnings climb and outlook reaffirmed 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Luxury business Hermès has revealed an increase in first-half earnings and reaffirmed its outlook for the full year.


FRANCE: Etam Group H1 profit and sales climb 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Women's wear, lingerie and accessories retailer Etam Group has booked an increase in earnings and sales in its first-half.


UK: Stemming tide of decline a priority for Tesco 29 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Stemming the tide of decline in the core has to be the priority for Tesco, analysts believe, after the UK retailer today (29 August) issued another profit warning and said incoming CEO Dave Lewis will take up his new role a month early.


US: Jockey launches line of baby clothes 29 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Apparel maker Jockey International is partnering with Gerber Childrenswear to launch a line of baby clothes.


SWEDEN: Scientists hail first fully-recycled cotton garment 28 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Scientists in Sweden have developed what they claim is the world's first garment made entirely from recycled cotton - describing it as a "breakthrough" for the textile industry.


UK: Fashion fit and sizing workshops set for next month 28 Aug 2014

Leonie Barrie

Fit specialist Alvanon is bringing its new sizing and fit workshops to the UK next month in a bid to help fashion executives improve their understanding of the process.


UK: Pace of retail sales growth picks up 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

UK retail sales grew strongly in the year to August, with the pace of growth expected to accelerate again in the month ahead, figures released today (28 August) reveal.


CHINA: Shenghong fabric workshop awarded STeP certification 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

The fibre fabric workshop of textile finishing firm Shenghong Group has received the STeP certificate for sustainable textile production.


US: Costs weigh on Genesco Q2 earnings 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

Genesco has revealed a "disappointing" second-quarter in which the US apparel and footwear retailer reported a decline in earnings and lowered full-year expectations.


US: Weak traffic slows sales for Abercrombie & Fitch 28 Aug 2014

Michelle Russell

US teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch has posted earnings that came in ahead of analysts expectations in the second quarter, but weak traffic held back sales.


US: Apparel guidance for fluorinated repellent products 28 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

New guidance has been published for the apparel industry on best environmental practices (BEP) for companies that use fluorinated repellent products.


US: Fluorine-free Storm Cotton outerwear technology 28 Aug 2014

Richard Woodard

Cotton Incorporated has joined forces with chemical specialist Archroma to launch a fluorine-free version of its Storm Cotton outerwear textile technology.


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