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Fruit of the Loom names Burgess-Taylor CEO Beth Wright | 2 Dec 16

Melissa Burgess-Taylor has been named chairman and CEO of apparel maker Fruit of the Loom following the sudden and unexpected passing of Rick Medlin earlier this week.


US: Brooks Sports selects PTC PLM technology Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 13

Running footwear and apparel maker Brooks Sports Inc has selected PTC Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology to help streamline product development, materials management and sourcing requirements.


US: Brooks Sports selects PTC PLM technology Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 13

Running footwear and apparel maker Brooks Sports Inc has selected PTC Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) technology to help streamline product development, materials management and sourcing requirements.


COMMENT: US garment import data not all it seems just-style.com | 3 Mar 11

The 2010 US garment import data is out and it appears that just about everybody is a winner. In fact, among the major garment supplying countries only Haiti showed a decrease for the year. And given the terrible earthquake which hit the country in January, a drop of only 4.3% is not so bad. But, says David Birnbaum, the good news was not all that good.


US: Russell Newman shores up executive team just-style.com | 6 Aug 10

Following two-years of reorganisation following a series of acquisitions, Russell Newman Brands is forging ahead as a single organisation with a portfolio of brands and private label offerings and a team of soft goods veterans.


UK: Brooks teams with Ironman champ Chrissie Wellington just-style.com | 21 Jan 10

Running shoe company Brooks Sports has announced a multi-year partnership with Chrissie Wellington, a British triathlete and reigning Ironman Champion.


US: Sales slump at Berkshire Hathaway’s apparel unit Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 09

The slowdown in consumer spending has hit sales at Fruit of the Loom, the apparel business controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the company said last week.


US: Sales slump at Berkshire Hathaway’s apparel unit Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 09

The slowdown in consumer spending has hit sales at Fruit of the Loom, the apparel business controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the company said last week.


US: Sales slump at Berkshire Hathaway’s apparel unit Leonie Barrie | 10 Nov 09

The slowdown in consumer spending has hit sales at Fruit of the Loom, the apparel business controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the company said last week.


US: Fruit of the Loom to cut jobs - reports just-style.com | 10 Aug 09

Nearly 280 Fruit of the Loom apparel workers in Alabama are to lose their jobs after the company decided to relocate to its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green Kentucky.


US: Fruit of the Loom to cut jobs - reports just-style.com | 10 Aug 09

Nearly 280 Fruit of the Loom apparel workers in Alabama are to lose their jobs after the company decided to relocate to its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green Kentucky.


US: Fruit of the Loom to cut jobs - reports just-style.com | 10 Aug 09

Nearly 280 Fruit of the Loom apparel workers in Alabama are to lose their jobs after the company decided to relocate to its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green Kentucky.


UK: Russell Europe to close distribution plant – reports just-style.com | 18 Jun 09

Clothing company Russell Europe is to close a distribution centre in the UK as part of a global review of its operations, according to local reports.


US: VF buys North Face in China, closes $350m intimates sale just-style.com | 3 Apr 07

VF Corp’s stock hit a 52-week high on Monday (2 April) after the company took the license for The North Face brand in China in-house and closed the divestiture of its intimate apparel unit to Fruit of the Loom.


US: VF to sell Intimates to Fruit of the Loom just-style.com | 23 Jan 07

Apparel maker VF Corp is to sell its intimate apparel business for US$350m to Berkshire Hathaway unit Fruit of the Loom as part of its strategy to streamline its operations.


US: Russell Athletic names Doug Kelly as company president just-style.com | 26 Sep 06

Sports goods firm Russell Athletic has appointed Doug Kelly as company president.


US: Berkshire Hathaway completes acquisition of Russell Corp just-style.com | 3 Aug 06

The sale of Russell Corporation to Fruit of the Loom Inc, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, was completed on Wednesday (2 August) after being overwhelmingly approved by shareholders.


US: Russell chairman to retire after Berkshire Hathaway merger just-style.com | 2 Aug 06

The chairman and CEO of sports goods company Russell is to retire this week once the business’s merger with Berkshire Hathaway is completed.


US: Berkshire Hathaway in bid for Russell Corp just-style.com | 18 Apr 06

Sportswear company Russell Corporation is set to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffett’s investment vehicle, in a US$1bn-plus deal.


US: Berkshire Hathaway in bid for Russell Corp just-style.com | 18 Apr 06

Sportswear company Russell Corporation is set to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffett’s investment vehicle, in a US$1bn-plus deal.


USA: Justin To Sell Future Farmers’ Official Boot just-style.com | 30 Sep 03

Justin Boot Co is to sell the official boot of the Future Farmers of America, targeting around 465,000 FFA members across the country.


USA: Justin To Sell Future Farmers’ Official Boot just-style.com | 30 Sep 03

Justin Boot Co is to sell the official boot of the Future Farmers of America, targeting around 465,000 FFA members across the country.


USA: Fruit Of The Loom Axes Plant, 800 Jobs just-style.com | 30 Jul 03

Apparel maker Fruit of the Loom on Tuesday announced plans to axe its lplant in Texas with the loss of almost 800 jobs. The Kentucky-based company said the Harlingen factory, in the south of the state, was no longer viable, and will close with its 791 employees laid-off. Fruit of the Loom, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, makes a range of clothing including men's, boys', women's and girls' underwear and intimate apparel along with childrenswear.


USA: Fruit Of The Loom Axes Plant, 800 Jobs just-style.com | 30 Jul 03

Apparel maker Fruit of the Loom on Tuesday announced plans to axe its lplant in Texas with the loss of almost 800 jobs. The Kentucky-based company said the Harlingen factory, in the south of the state, was no longer viable, and will close with its 791 employees laid-off. Fruit of the Loom, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, makes a range of clothing including men's, boys', women's and girls' underwear and intimate apparel along with childrenswear.


USA: Burlington Sale Attracts Several Bidders just-style.com | 22 Jul 03

Textile maker Burlington Industries on Monday said investment company WL Ross & Co has made an offer for it which will see it spin off its carpets division to Mohawk Industries if successful.


USA: Burlington Sale Attracts Several Bidders just-style.com | 22 Jul 03

Textile maker Burlington Industries on Monday said investment company WL Ross & Co has made an offer for it which will see it spin off its carpets division to Mohawk Industries if successful.


USA: Garan Axes Two US Plants In Offshore Switch just-style.com | 16 Jun 03

Children's apparel producer Garan Manufacturing is to axe a further 200 jobs with the closure of a Louisiana clothing plant.


USA: Cone Mills To Bid For Burlington? just-style.com | 2 Jun 03

The world's largest manufacturer of denim fabrics, Cone Mills Corp, was on Friday reported to be mulling a bid for the denim-making assets of bankrupt textile producer Burlington Industries. Reports in the US press claimed the North Carolina-based firm, which has plants in the US and Mexico and supplies industry giants like Levi Strauss & Co, is eager to snap up Burlington's Mexican denim-making operations.


USA: Cone Mills To Bid For Burlington? just-style.com | 2 Jun 03

The world's largest manufacturer of denim fabrics, Cone Mills Corp, was on Friday reported to be mulling a bid for the denim-making assets of bankrupt textile producer Burlington Industries. Reports in the US press claimed the North Carolina-based firm, which has plants in the US and Mexico and supplies industry giants like Levi Strauss & Co, is eager to snap up Burlington's Mexican denim-making operations.


USA: Burlington Bidders Handed July 10 Deadline just-style.com | 8 Apr 03

Textile maker Burlington Industries Inc on Monday said a bankruptcy court had extended its period of exclusivity to solicit acceptances of its reorganisation plan to July 31 and set a July 10 deadline for potential bids.

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