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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

Redbubble selects PLM to boost collaboration 15 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Global online marketplace Redbubble has selected Centric's SMB PLM solution – a cloud-based tool tailored for emerging businesses – to improve cross-team collaboration, particularly between the product development and supply chain teams.

World cotton prices set to rise over next 5 years 10 Mar 2017

Michelle Russell

World cotton prices are expected to gradually increase over the next five years, new figures show, as consumption of the raw material exceeds production.

Billabong optimistic despite widening H1 losses 27 Feb 2017

Michelle Russell

Australian surfwear company Billabong International has offered an optimistic outlook and reaffirmed its profit outlook, despite widening its net loss in the first half and booking lower sales.

Billabong to sell Tigerlily for AUD60m 23 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

Australian surfwear company Billabong International has revealed plans to sell its Tigerlily swimwear brand for AUD$60m (US$46.1m).

Smart fabric mimics human bone tissue 20 Jan 2017

Beth Wright

Researchers in Australia have developed a new smart fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of human bone tissue, that they say could be used to create protective suits that stiffen under high impact.

IWTO hits back at wool allergy claims 5 Jan 2017

Leonie Barrie

The International Wool Textile Organisation (IWTO) is hitting back at the "misconception that wool can cause an allergic reaction" after recent claims the new wool-blend uniforms issued to American Airlines flight attendants have led to health issues including hives, rashes, headaches, coughing and burning skin.

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