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ITALY: Hazardous chemicals found in luxury goods Katie Smith | 17 Feb 14

Hazardous chemicals have been found in children's clothing and footwear produced by luxury fashion brands Versace, Louis Vuitton and Dolce & Gabbana, according to a new investigation.

UK: Hobbs e-commerce chief Amico departs Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 14

UK clothing retailer Hobbs has confirmed the departure of Gracia Amico, its director of e-commerce.

UK: Primark joins hazardous chemical pledge Katie Smith | 10 Feb 14

Primark has become the latest retailer to commit to the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain after a Greenpeace campaign.

UK: Burberry makes hazardous chemical pledge Richard Woodard | 29 Jan 14

Luxury business Burberry has committed to the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain after a Greenpeace campaign.

just-style's most read stories this week... Katie Smith | 17 Jan 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at Asos Christmas retail sales, key apparel industry issues to watch this year, and the discovery of hazardous chemicals in children's wear and shoes made in China.

In the money: Burberry sees further growth opportunities in Asia Katie Smith | 15 Jan 14

Burberry continues to see further growth opportunities in Asia, according to CFO Carol Fairweather, after the region helped the British luxury brand to report a 14% increase in third-quarter retail revenues. And ongoing investment in digital will also play an important role.

UK: Asia growth boosts Burberry Q3 revenues Katie Smith | 15 Jan 14

UK luxury brand Burberry has reported a double-digit increase in third-quarter retail revenues, bolstered by growth in Asia Pacific and higher online sales.

CHINA: Hazardous chemicals found in children’s wear Richard Woodard | 14 Jan 14

Potentially hazardous chemicals have been found in children’s clothes and shoes made by leading brands such as Burberry, Adidas and Disney, according to a new investigation.

UK: Burberry's Cartwright named Harvey Nichols CEO Leonie Barrie | 9 Jan 14

Stacey Cartwright, the former finance direct at Burberry, is to join luxury fashion retailer Harvey Nichols as its new chief executive.

FRANCE: Lee Jeans inks apparel license with CWF Katie Smith | 12 Dec 13

Lee Jeans, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, has inked an exclusive license agreement with Children Worldwide Fashion Group (CWF) for a new kids' wear collection in Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Africa.

2013: A year in review - Brand winners and losers Lee Adendorff | 9 Dec 13

Increased costs, quality issues, and weakened demand resulted in job cuts and widened losses for certain retailers in 2013. But overseas expansion, the value of domestic manufacturing, and innovative products bolstered others.

UK: Jaeger appoints Kozlowski as finance chief Michelle Russell | 2 Dec 13

Luxury British fashion brand Jaeger has appointed Richard Kozlowski to the role of chief financial officer.

CHINA: Burberry appeals check trademark restriction Katie Smith | 29 Nov 13

UK luxury brand Burberry has said it is appealing a decision by Chinese authorities to restrict the company's copyright of its Burberry Check trademark for leather goods.

US: Xeros joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition Richard Woodard | 26 Nov 13

Textile cleaning specialist Xeros has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will aid the group’s environmental sustainability index.

UK: Burberry H1 profit grows slightly Katie Smith | 14 Nov 13

UK luxury goods business Burberry has today (14 November) recorded a slight increase in first-half net profit, with revenues exceeding GBP1bn (US$1.60bn) for the first time.

UK: "Mini-me" craze boosts spending on children's wear Leonie Barrie | 8 Nov 13

Sales of children's wear in the UK have grown by an estimated 16.9% over the past five years, boosted by demand for more fashionable designer clothing, according to new research.

TURKEY: Textile Sustainability Conference takes shape Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 13

Sessions on the circular economy, re-imagining textile manufacturing, how to verify product claims, cotton sustainability and collaboration are among the highlights at this year's upcoming Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference.

BANGLADESH: Safety Accord names leadership team Leonie Barrie | 18 Oct 13

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has filled a number of key roles in its leadership team in what is described as a "major development" that will help the group move forward in its goals to improve conditions for garment workers.

In the money: Burberry strategy unchanged under new CEO Katie Smith | 15 Oct 13

Burberry CFO Carol Fairweather has insisted there will be no change to the luxury brand's corporate strategy under newly-appointed CEO Christopher Bailey, who will replace Angela Ahrendts next year.

UK: Burberry CEO Ahrendts steps down, H1 revenues grow Katie Smith | 15 Oct 13

Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts has said she will step down next year to take up a new role with Apple, as the UK luxury brand posted a double-digit increase in first-half revenues.

UK: M&S makes changes at the top of its Asia business Leonie Barrie | 1 Oct 13

Retailer Marks & Spencer is reshuffling the executives leading its Asia operations, with Pascal Martin leaving later this month to be replaced by Bruce Findlay, the former retail director at Calvin Klein Europe and Tommy Hilfiger Asia-Pacific.

BANGLADESH: Safety Accord taps interim director to speed rollout Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 13

As part of efforts to speed implementation of its scheme to improve safety in the country's ready-made garment industry, the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has hired an interim executive director.

UK: Arcadia Group e-commerce head Tait exits Katie Smith | 6 Sep 13

Fashion retail group Arcadia Group has confirmed the departure of its e-commerce head Alex Tait.

RFID: What retailers can expect in-store Lee Adendorff | 3 Sep 13

Omni-channel retailing has revolutionised the way people shop, with consumers now able to buy and research products online, on a tablet or on a smart phone. And there appears to be great potential to leverage RFID for even greater benefits, including smart shelves, mirrors, and fitting room interaction.

UK: Jaeger shuffles senior management team Katie Smith | 2 Sep 13

Luxury UK fashion brand Jaeger has announced a series of management hires following the departure of chief operating officer Carolyn Springett and brand director Shailina Parti.

UK: Burberry names regional chief executive officers Petah Marian | 8 Aug 13

Burberry has named its first regional chief executive officers as part of plans to expand its global reach.

UK: Burberry hires director to drive digital expansion Katie Smith | 16 Jul 13

UK luxury brand Burberry has hired telecoms boss Matthew Key as a non-executive director to drive growth in digital.

UPDATE: UK: Burberry continues to develop online proposition Petah Marian | 10 Jul 13

Continuing to develop its online offer is part of Burberry's attempts to manage the uncertain macro-economic environment.

UK: Burberry retail revenue jumps 18% in Q1 Petah Marian | 10 Jul 13

Burberry has recorded a jump in first quarter retail revenue, which it said was driven by the exceptional performance of its spring summer collection.

UK: Hunter Boot adds to senior management team Katie Smith | 18 Jun 13

The owner of the iconic Hunter wellington boot brand has announced a series of appointments to its senior team, including former Burberry executive Niall Sloan as global design director.






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