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International cotton prices have remained elevated in the first four months of the season due to delays in the 2016/17 crop reaching the int...
Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation says Aidan O’Meara will be the next vice president and group president of VF International followi...
An estimated 20,000 workers have taken part in demonstrations in Lesotho in a bid to end political instability that threatens the southern A...
A Taiwanese textile maker is investing $18.5m to open its first US production facility – and its first outside Asia – making performance spo...
International cotton prices have remained elevated in the first four months of the season due to delays in the 2016/17 crop reaching the international market.
Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation says Aidan O’Meara will be the next vice president and group president of VF International following the retirement of Karl Heinz Salzburger at the end of next year.
UK retailer Sports Direct has issued a warning for the year ahead after booking a drop in first-half earnings as a result of property investment costs and a reduction in assets.
Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica picked up the pace in its third-quarter with solid sales and earnings increases thanks to gross margin gains and improved productivity.
In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Abercrombie & Fitch revealed a "disastrous" quarter as sales fell and earnings plummeted 80%, while American Eagle Outfitters booked record sales and its 9th consecutive quarter of profit improvement. Foot Locker and Chico's, meanwhile, both saw growth thanks to the implementation of ongoing group strategies, and Destination XL managed to narrow its losses.
While the next few years may be challenging for the outdoor performance apparel industry, increased participation in outdoor experiences is expected to lead to retail sales growth of over 20% by 2020, according to a new report from just-style.
An estimated 20,000 workers have taken part in demonstrations in Lesotho in a bid to end political instability that threatens the southern African nation’s duty free access to the US through the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).
A Taiwanese textile maker is investing $18.5m to open its first US production facility – and its first outside Asia – making performance sportswear fabrics.
Performance fabrics specialist WL Gore & Associates has developed a new technology that combines the benefits of protective footwear technology with the fit and feel of regular running shoes.
Bangladesh has outperformed other Asia-Pacific countries in the shipment of merchandise over the last five years, a new report shows, thanks to its strong competitiveness in the garment industry.
PLM and ERP provider NGC Software has developed a new mobile solution that allows quality audits to be carried out on-site at factories, helping to reduce chargebacks and cancellations by improving product quality.
UK fashion retailer Joules has offered an optimistic outlook as it delivered strong growth across all channels in its first-half.
Fifty companies in the US have now been certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), while Canada now has seven companies certified to the programme.
US apparel and footwear retailer Genesco has sold its SureGrip footwear subsidiary to slip-resistant footwear firm Shoes For Crews (SFC) for an undisclosed sum.
Gabon and the Kyrgyz Republic have become the latest countries to ratify the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), meaning just eight more ratifications are required before it comes into force.
The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has expanded its Higg Index to include a tool to help product designers and developers make sustainable choices at the earliest stage of apparel, footwear and textile prototype design.
Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims.
Black Friday proved a mixed blessing for some UK retailers in November, but the clothing category struggled with weak sales.
The decision by Major League Baseball (MLB) to name Under Armour as its uniform provider starting in 2020 has left VF Corp’s Majestic brand in limbo.
German sportswear giant Adidas has opened its brand flagship and largest worldwide store in New York, the latest in a series of investments to win consumers in the city seen as key to the company's strategic 'Creating the New' business plan aimed at driving top and bottom-line growth.
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