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TPP trade pact in milestone signing by 12 nations

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, involving 12 nations and covering 40% of the world economy, has finally been signed by minis...

Supply chain improvements to save Billabong $30m

Australian surfwear company Billabong says it is “making good progress” in its turnaround efforts after posting its first full year profit s...

Pacific Brands review may drive more divestment

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a b...

“Complex” Billabong seeks simple solution

Simplicity is the key to restoring fortunes at beleaguered surf-led apparel business Billabong, according to new CEO Neil Fiske....

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Dilan Gooneratne, Bodyline 2 Jan 2013

Petah Marian

Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.

Interview: Sportsgirl CEO Elle Roseby 7 Nov 2011

Petah Marian

Trendy Australian fashion retailer Sportsgirl has spent the last five years working to establish a presence in all areas of its customers' lives. CEO Elle Roseby spoke to Petah Marian about how the 63-year-old brand has managed to remain relevant for its internet-savvy shoppers.

Latest News

Reda inks $45m NZ Merino five-year wool deal 3 Jun 2016

Beth Wright

Italian wool mill Successori Reda has signed a new US$45m, five-year contract to use wool from the New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) in its high-end suiting fabrics and active product ranges.

Hanesbrands to buy Pacific Brands for $800m 28 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Hanesbrands, one of the world's largest underwear and activewear apparel manufacturers, has acquired Australia's leading underwear and intimates firm Pacific Brands in an US$800m deal.

Improving traceability a key industry challenge 26 Apr 2016

Michelle Russell

Continuing to improve traceability will remain one of the most important challenges for the garment industry, a new report suggests, as it reveals only a small percentage of companies know where all of their raw materials come from.

Self-cleaning textiles use light to destroy dirt 1 Apr 2016

Leonie Barrie

Researchers in Australia have developed self-cleaning textiles that destroy dirt when exposed to light.

Quiksilver completes final step of restructuring 14 Mar 2016

Katie Smith

Ailing surfwear business Quiksilver has completed what it describes as the final step of a successful restructuring, reducing its debt balance by over AUD550m (US$414.4m). 

Billabong moves to H1 loss on US weakness 26 Feb 2016

Michelle Russell

Australian surfwear company Billabong has moved to a loss in its first-half as a result of declines in North America and a weaker Australian dollar. 

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