Latest apparel and textile news & analysis in North America
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Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.
Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.
The members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have ratified a five-year labour contract with the union representing longshore and warehouse workers on the West Coast.
Legislation that will potentially pave the way for a fast track vote on the long-awaited Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is edging forward after being passed by the US Senate on Friday (22 May).
US women's apparel retailer Ann Inc revealed earnings that beat analyst expectations in its first-quarter but sales missed expectations.
The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened. Bon-Ton Stores also widened its net loss, while Ross Stores reported better-than-expected results for the quarter.
US apparel retailer The Children's Place has reached an agreement with a dissident shareholder group following a dispute over the election of two members to the board.
German sportswear giant Adidas has launched two performance football boots, ACE15 and X15, designed to give better ball control and more superior support and fit, respectively.
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