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M&S project benefits garment worker health

Marks & Spencer says it has seen an improvement in worker health issues in Cambodia - and the subsequent business benefits - since a new hea...

M&S to launch supply chain human rights policy

UK retail group Marks & Spencer is preparing to launch a supply chain human rights policy as it looks to further improve compliance in the d...

Nike reaffirms US production commitment

Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a...

H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US...

Latest Interviews

Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability 26 Jun 2015

Michelle Russell

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


Jason Denham raises the bar on denim innovation 28 May 2015

Michelle Russell

Jason Denham has a relentless enthusiasm and passion for denim. He has been raising the bar on jeans innovation since he started out 20 years ago designing for Irish rock band U2, and his vision for growing his namesake brand includes using the most advanced washing techniques, high end fabrics, and sustainable mills.

Latest News

Asos delivers "impressive" Q3 sales performance 7 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Online retailer Asos has said it expects full-year sales to be at the higher end of its forecasts, after booking a an impressive 20% hike in third-quarter sales.


Analysts upbeat despite M&S Q1 clothing fall 7 Jul 15

Katie Smith

Analysts remain upbeat on Marks & Spencer's short-medium term potential, despite the UK retailer reporting a decline in first quarter like-for-like general merchandise sales, which includes clothing.


American Apparel to close stores and cut jobs 6 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

American Apparel has announced plans to close underperforming stores and streamline its workforce in phase two of its turnaround plan, as the retailer battles headwinds and attempts to cut costs.


Zannier adopts Lectra 3D prototyping 6 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Zannier, the French children's wear specialist, has adopted Lectra’s 3D virtual prototyping in a bid to meet specific constrains the particular market segment it operates in demands.


Esprit signs Kids licensing deal in Europe 6 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has signed a five-year licensing deal with French kid's wear retailer Groupe Zannier for its children's line in Europe.


Cotton tracing "biggest challenge" for M&S 3 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has said cotton remains the biggest challenge for the group when it comes to tracing its supply chain back to raw materials.

Latest blogs

Myanmar moves on labour law reforms 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Shaking up the supply chain 22 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Ongoing efforts to reverse a slump in sales at its namesake brand are to see US clothing retailer Gap Inc shutter 175 of its namesake stores in the US and axe 250 head office jobs.

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