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Performance apparel set for continued growth

As new outdoor performance apparel brands enter the market in record numbers, retailers are introducing new innovations and technologies to...

Expensive US dollar hitting H&M sourcing costs

H&M Hennes & Mauritz has acknowledged that pricing may have to fluctuate to reflect challenges created by the increasingly expensive US doll...

2015: Welcome to the new fashion consumer

A new fashion consumer with new values and new connectivity is redefining fashion - and the industry is responding with new business models...

Enthusiasm for tech in outdoor apparel on rise

Innovation in materials and performance in the outdoor apparel and footwear category is on the increase as enthusiasm for technology grows,...

Latest Interviews

Apparel industry gains traction says IAF chief 29 Jan 2015

Ivan Castano Freeman

The global apparel industry is expected to grow 3.5% to over $500bn this year, matching a similar gain in 2014 and consolidating a three-year recovery, according to the International Apparel Federation's (IAF) new president Rahul Mehta.


George at Asda on responsible retail journey 20 Jan 2015

Katie Smith

UK supermarket brand George at Asda is on a journey to a more sustainable supply chain through its Responsible Retail programme. Lynne Tooms, senior director of quality and sourcing, explains why retailers need to understand more about where their products come from and the challenges faced by suppliers.

Latest News

Kate Spade to shut Saturday and Jack Spade stores 30 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

US retailer Kate Spade & Co. has revealed plans to close its Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade stores as it focuses long-term investment on its flagship Kate Spade New York brand.


Next's head of menswear design to join M&S 30 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

Next’s head of men's wear design, Simon Hawksworth, is to join UK retailer Marks & Spencer in the same role.


Gap removes creative director Rebekka Bay 30 Jan 15

Michelle Russell

US retail giant Gap Inc has made a number of key leadership changes that it hopes will intensify the brand’s customer focus, but will see the removal of creative director role Rebekka Bay.


Retailers set to consolidate commerce platforms 30 Jan 15

Richard Woodard

Retailers are increasingly looking to consolidate multiple systems into unified commerce platforms, according to a survey of companies in the US, Europe and Australia.


Jones New York latest casualty to shutter stores 30 Jan 15

Katie Smith

Jones New York has become the US apparel industry's latest casualty, revealing it will close all 127 of its stores and end its wholesale business as the women's clothing brand seeks strategic alternatives.


Deckers lifts Q3 profit on Ugg growth 30 Jan 15

Richard Woodard

Ugg boot business Deckers Brands recorded a double-digit third quarter profit rise thanks to revenue boosts from Ugg and the company’s other brands.

Latest blogs

Myanmar pay talks underway 26 Jan 15

Leonie Barrie

Talks aimed at setting a minimum wage for workers in Burma/Myanmar are now underway, after the original deadline of December was missed following calls for further research.


World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 15

Katie Smith

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'

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