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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

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.

Elle Macpherson Intimates to diversify 15 Oct 2014

Richard Woodard

Elle Macpherson Intimates is set to move its operations to the US, expanding into new categories including activewear and swimwear.

Shareholder blasts Quiksilver turnaround plan 9 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Ryan Drexler, president of private equity firm Consac and Quiksilver shareholder, has blasted the surf wear firm's turnaround plan as "a failure" and called on the board to consider a sale.

Coles commits to sourcing transparency for apparel 2 Oct 2014

Michelle Russell

Australian retail group Coles has pushed its commitment to ethical sourcing and supply chain transparency further by publishing a list of factories manufacturing product for its Mix apparel line.

Pumpkin Patch reveals management changes 22 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Australasian children's wear brand Pumpkin Patch has announced a series of management changes, including the retirement of chairperson Jane Freeman.

Oroton Group in double-digit FY profit growth 18 Sep 2014

Katie Smith

Australian apparel, footwear and accessories retailer Oroton Group has booked a double-digit increase in full-year profit, helped by strong revenue growth.

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