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Pacific Brands review may drive further 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....

Australasia key for apparel brands going global

Having long sat on fashion's sidelines, Australasia has generated significant interest of late. In particular, the region's relative resilie...

Spotlight on...What's wrong with Billabong?

For all of the suitors circling Billabong, the Australian surfwear brand is yet to see much action. With four bidders showing interest over...

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

Australian cotton sustainability report published 25 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

The first Australian Grown Cotton sustainability report has been published to track the industry's social, economic and environmental footprint.


Green light for Wesfarmers' Pacific workwear deal 24 Nov 2014

Michelle Russell

Australia's competition regulator has given the green light to Wesfarmers' takeover of Pacific Brands workwear division.


Pacific Brands divests Brand Collective for AUD39m 18 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Australian retailer Pacific Brands is to split and sell off its loss-making Brand Collective apparel and footwear business for AUD39m (US$34m).


Pacific Brands in talks to sell footwear business 17 Nov 2014

Katie Smith

Australian clothing and footwear retailer Pacific Brands has confirmed it is in discussions on a potential sale of its Brand Collective shoe business.


Australian groups create apparel collaboration hub 27 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

The Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce of Australia (META) has joined forces with the Council of Textile & Fashion Industries of Australia (TFIA) to launch a new hub based around the textile and clothing industry.


Reebok fined in Australia over EasyTone claims 23 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Sports giant Reebok has been penalised by an Australian court over its EasyTone shoe range, which it claimed boosts muscle tone of calves, thighs and buttocks more than traditional walking shoes would.

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