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US: Warnaco Q1 profit doubles despite sales glitch | 12 May 09

US apparel maker The Warnaco Group has more than doubled its first quarter profit, helped by growth in its Calvin Klein business and lower costs than a year ago.

US: Warnaco CEO compensation stands at $6.43m for 2008 | 8 Apr 09

The president and chief executive of swimwear firm Warnaco Group picked up a total compensation worth US$6.43m for the 2008 fiscal year, according to a company filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

US: Gottschalks to liquidate after failing to attract buyer | 2 Apr 09

Regional department store chain Gottschalks is to liquidate its remaining 58 shops after failing to attract a buyer for the company.

US: Triexta approved as new generic fibre name | 27 Mar 09

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has ruled that fibres made from a renewably sourced polyester polymer called PTT have enough different properties to allow them to be classified under a new generic name – triexta.

US: Restructuring sends Phillips-Van Heusen to Q4 loss | 24 Mar 09

Apparel group Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation slid to a fourth quarter loss of US$37.9m after incurring restructuring costs of $85.1m.

US: Maidenform hires Royak to oversee international brands | 17 Mar 09

Intimate apparel maker Maidenform Brands Inc has hired Patricia J Royak from Calvin Klein Jeans to the newly created position of senior vice president and managing director of its international portfolio.

US: Calvin Klein signs global licensing deal for golf line | 16 Mar 09

Calvin Klein Inc has signed a multi-year global licensing agreement with Irish firm Premium Golf Brands (PGB) to expand its Calvin Klein Golf line in the global golf market.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen uses 7thOnline for planning | 11 Mar 09

Apparel maker Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation has selected 7thOnline's Assortment Planning solution to help provide visibility into demand and reduce manual activity and errors.

ISRAEL: Tefron to cut workforce by 15% | 2 Mar 09

Underwear and activewear maker Tefron is laying off around 15% of its workforce as one of a number of measures to streamline its business amid the slowdown in the global economy.

US: Warnaco swings to $16.3m Q4 loss | 26 Feb 09

Adverse foreign currency exchange rates have coupled with restructuring costs to push apparel maker Warnaco to a fourth quarter loss, although cost cuts meant it still managed to exceed expectations.

TURKEY: Alien Technology seals new RFID deal | 17 Feb 09

RFID specialist Alien Technology has secured a new garment tracking installation deal with the apparel division of Eren Holding.

Chinese apparel industry repositioning for growth? | 4 Feb 09

A massive shake-out is taking place in the Chinese apparel industry, as firms struggle to remain competitive against a backdrop of rising labour costs, the strengthening of the yuan, worker shortages and tighter pollution controls. However, as Jozef De Coster reports, some companies are re-positioning to get their businesses back on track.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen boosts supply chain management | 1 Dec 08

Apparel maker Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is enhancing its supply chain management capabilities with a product lifecycle management (PLM) system to support its worldwide sourcing operations.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen cuts outlook as Q3 profit slips | 19 Nov 08

An increase in earnings and revenues from its Calvin Klein business helped Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation to a better-than-expected third quarter, but the apparel maker has lowered its fourth quarter and full year guidance amid a rapidly deteriorating economic environment.

US: Warnaco Q3 profit soars, lowers FY forecast | 7 Nov 08

Growing demand for its Calvin Klein and Chaps brands, coupled with strong international growth, has helped The Warnaco Group Inc to a surge in third quarter profits – but the apparel maker lowered its full-year outlook amid the global economic slowdown.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 26 Sep 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

US: Calvin Klein promotes Tom Murry to CEO | 22 Sep 08

Tom Murry has been promoted to the post of president and chief executive officer of Calvin Klein Inc after serving as the company's president and chief operating officer for the last six years.

US: New buys add to G-III Q2 losses | 10 Sep 08

Seasonal losses associated with newly acquired businesses Andrew Marc and Wilsons led to a widening of second quarter losses at G-III Apparel Group.

US: Calvin Klein launches e-commerce site | 26 Aug 08

Calvin Klein has launched a new e-commerce component to the brand’s website, enabling US shoppers to buy its merchandise there.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen holds outlook as Q2 profit falls 25% | 21 Aug 08

Second quarter profit at Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation has dropped by 25.3% after the apparel maker was hit by the cost of closing its Geoffrey Beene outlet division and starting up new Timberland and Calvin Klein businesses.

US: G-III wins Calvin Klein sportswear licence | 20 Aug 08

G-III Apparel Group has won the licence to produce Calvin Klein’s women’s sportswear, succeeding previous licensee Kellwood Company.

INDIA: Matrix Clothing wins Emerging India award | 12 Aug 08

Apparel manufacturer Matrix Clothing Pvt Ltd has been recognised as one of the best small and medium-sized companies in India at an award ceremony held recently in London.

US: Warnaco posts 41% Q2 profit increase | 8 Aug 08

The Warnaco Group has recorded a 41% increase in second quarter profits to US$19.4m, boosted by buoyant sportswear and intimate apparel sales.

US: Calvin Klein Jeans to use custom fit forms | 28 Jul 08

Calvin Klein Jeans is to use custom-made fit forms from Tukatech Inc to help streamline its international product development.

ISRAEL: Yos Shiran steps down as Tefron CEO | 23 Jul 08

Mr Yos Shiran, the CEO of seamless intimate apparel maker Tefron, is resigning after seven and a half years in the post to pursue other business opportunities.

US: Van Heusen sportswear to launch in Mexico | 17 Jul 08

Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation is taking its Van Heusen sportswear and accessories lines to Mexico in a new deal that will see branded retail stores open across the country.

VIETNAM: 6,000-worker strike at leading supplier Chutex | 4 Jul 08

Textile manufacturer Chutex Group, which supplies goods for many of the world’s top apparel brands, yesterday (3 July) faced a pay strike by 6,000 workers at a Vietnamese plant.

Spotlight on...Talbots | 19 Jun 08

Women’s wear retailer The Talbots Inc is in the midst of a major turnaround aimed at slashing costs by $100m by the end of next year and restoring its business to profitable growth. Earlier this month the retailer said it is already seeing an improvement in sales trends at both its namesake and J Jill brands, but industry watchers believe its makeover still has some way to go.

US: Warnaco Swimwear Group relocates HQ | 17 Jun 08

The Warnaco Group Inc is planning to relocate its Swimwear Group headquarters to downtown Los Angeles in September, after signing a long-term lease on the campus at Los Angeles Center Studios.

US: Survey rates Bottega Veneta top luxury brand | 4 Jun 08

Bottega Veneta has been rated the most prestigious women's luxury fashion brand by wealthy Americans who took part in a new survey by the New York City-based Luxury Institute.








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