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PVH ramps up corporate responsibility commitments

Apparel giant PVH Corp has developed what it says is a more comprehensive corporate responsibility strategy to address social and environmen...

Cotton supply chain transparency an ongoing issue

The revelation late last week that US department store retailer Target Corporation has pulled all luxury bed linen produced by Welspun Globa...

Supply chain takeaways from Sourcing at MAGIC

From the new sourcing landscape, to increasing interest in ‘Made in USA’ apparel, and updates on sourcing destinations and sustainability, D...

Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide...

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No simple way to be sustainable, says SAC CEO 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

After working for the past seven years on a set of tools to measure the social and environmental impact of apparel and footwear production, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition has shared little evidence to suggest how, or even if, companies are using it. But the group is now ready to tackle transparency head-on with a raft of new activities and products, Jason Kibbey, CEO of the global alliance, tells just-style.


North Face has holistic view on harmful chemicals 28 Jul 2016

Leonie Barrie

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

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Nike and Under Armour top social currency chart 30 Aug 2016

Beth Wright

US sportswear giant Nike and performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour have topped the so-called social currency charts, as other retailers clamour to keep up with their social media-savvy consumers.


Under Armour eyes growth with new distribution hub 30 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

Under Armour is to open its fourth distribution hub in the US as the performance footwear and apparel brand looks to optimise product distribution for its growing direct-to-consumer business.


US Q2 in brief - G-III Apparel, A&F, Sears 30 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell and Beth Wright

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Sears secured a $300m loan as it moved to a loss, while Urban Outfitters delivered record results. Abercrombie & Fitch widened its net losses but remained optimistic, while Destination Maternity revealed improved losses. Express, meanwhile, delivered what it described as a "disappointing" second-quarter, below management expectations, and Macy's saw a "distinct" improvement in its sales and earnings trends for the quarter. 


USTR to reconsider GSP decision on travel goods 26 Aug 2016

Leonie Barrie

The US Trade Representative’s office is considering extending duty-free benefits to travel goods from all Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) eligible countries after facing criticism from lawmakers, importers and retailers.


Sears Holdings secures $300m loan amid Q2 loss 26 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Sears Holdings has secured US$300m in debt financing from CEO Edward Lampert's privately owned hedge fund ESL Investments after moving to a loss in its second-quarter. 


PVH Corp ups guidance on strong Q2 25 Aug 2016

Michelle Russell

Apparel giant PVH Corp has upped its full-year guidance as it revealed a "strong" performance, exceeding management expectations and despite what it says was a "challenging macroeconomic environment".

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