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Kanati pulls out of Pakistan over supply chain issues

Canadian men's wear company Kanati Co says continued disruption to its production in Pakistan has forced it to pull out of the country and b...

Gap to close Piperlime division

US clothing giant Gap is to close its Piperlime fashion brand in order to focus on its core portfolio....

EU exploring responsible garment supply chains

A meeting is taking place within the European Union (EU) today (23 January) to consult on a proposed “flagship initiative” on responsible ma...

Deterioration seen in Italian factory wages and conditions

New research into Italian shoe and garment factories suggests that competition with Eastern Europe and Asia is driving down wages and workin...

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Kanati pulls out of Pakistan over supply chain issues 28 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Canadian men's wear company Kanati Co says continued disruption to its production in Pakistan has forced it to pull out of the country and bring its entire manufacturing back home.


Retail impact of east coast blizzard not so serious 28 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

The impact of winter storm Juno on retailers should not be too serious despite fears of shuttered stores for much of this week, according to one analyst.


Companies continue to call for US trade commitment 28 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Retail, apparel and footwear companies have welcomed the “continued commitment” of US Trade Representative Mike Froman to driving forward the country’s trade agenda.


Ruppe hired to grow Under Armour footwear business 28 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Performance apparel, shoe and accessories brand Under Armour has bolstered its executive team with the appointment of former Nike executive Peter Ruppe as senior vice president of footwear.


H&M Q4 mixed but plans 400 new stores 28 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz has booked what analysts believe are “disappointing” fourth-quarter results as margins continue to decline, but revealed plans to expand this year.


Accelerating the uptake of sustainable materials 28 Jan 2015

Leonie Barrie

The clothing and footwear industry thrives on new materials and is increasingly committed to reducing its social and environmental impacts - which should be good news for the uptake of innovative new products and processes. But that’s not always the case, as a series of workshops across three continents heard recently.


US industry encouraged by State of the Union address 28 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

The apparel and footwear industry of the US has voiced its support for trade pledges made by President Obama in his recent State of the Union Address.


Technology driving waterproofs market growth 28 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Technological advancements and a growing consumer taste for high-performance apparel are set to drive growth for waterproof breathable textiles, says a new study.


Sainsbury's extends online clothing pilot 28 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's has extended a trial to sell its Tu clothing range online.


Dan Post invests in enterprise suite 28 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Military footwear supplier Dan Post Boots has replaced its existing software package with CGS’s Bluecherry Enterprise Suite.


Enterprise solution to support BM Group growth 28 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Royal Blue brand owner and private label producer BM Merchandising Co (BM Group) is implementing Simparel's cloud-based enterprise solution to support its growth and streamline operations.


JC Penney to close 10 Foundry stores 27 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Ailing US department store retailer JC Penney has closed ten of its The Foundry Big & Tall Supply Co. stores.


Free delivery a top priority for online customers 27 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Online clothes shoppers in the UK rank free delivery as their top priority, according to a new report.


“Positive trends” lift US apparel despite blizzards 27 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Retail sales of apparel in the US are set for a positive start to the year despite the impact of this week’s blizzard on the east coast, according to retail analyst Stifel.


Injury insurance to “benefit” Bangladeshi industry 27 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

Setting up an employment injury insurance (EII) scheme for Bangladesh’s ready-made garment sector would benefit the workforce and the industry as a whole, says the ILO (International Labour Organization).


Mexican worker detained as Bata dispute escalates 27 Jan 2015

Richard Woodard

One worker has been taken into custody and another eight threatened with detention as an industrial dispute with footwear company Bata in Mexico escalates, according to the IndustriAll global union.


Global news roundup 27 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell and Katie Smith

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


Footwear business Shoon for sale again 27 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

Shoon owners Ken Bartle and Peter Phillips have hired BDO to find a buyer for the UK footwear chain a year after it was sold by retail restructuring specialist GA Europe.


Uniqlo to enter Canadian market 27 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Casual clothing brand Uniqlo is to enter the Canadian market next year, with the opening of two stores in Toronto.


Prominent Europe signs deal for Simon Carter brand 27 Jan 2015

Michelle Russell

Prominent Europe has added the Simon Carter shirt, tie and tailoring business to its portfolio of brands, through a licensing deal.


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