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PLM the latest buzzword at IMB | 22 May 06

New software products to help take the pain out of bringing complex collections to market led the field at IMB 2006. Intended to tackle the problem of managing and controlling product data and imagery throughout the supply chain, added benefits often include dramatic increases in speed to market.

SWEDEN: Gant makes Asian inroads with Li & Fung Retail unit | 22 May 06

Swedish fashion company Gant has signed contracts with retailer Branded Lifestyle to launch the brand in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand.

US: Warnaco names Paula Schneider as Designer Swimwear president | 16 May 06

The Warnaco Group Inc has appointed Paula Schneider as president of its Designer Swimwear division, replacing Kathy Van Ness who is leaving the company to pursue other interests.

ISRAEL: Tefron opens new Center of Excellence with Nike | 16 May 06

Seamless garment maker Tefron Ltd has launched a joint Center of Excellence with Nike to help develop and manufacture the sportswear giant’s seamless products.

BULGARIA: EUR5m sewing plant to open - report | 15 May 06

A new sewing factory has opened in northern Pleven that will make clothes for labels such as Gianfranco Ferre, Cerruti and Calvin Klein, Sofia News Agency reported.

ISRAEL: Delta Galil reduces Q1 loss to $1m | 10 May 06

Private-label apparel maker Delta Galil Industries has slimmed down its first-quarter loss after pushing ahead with its restructuring plan.

US: Weak swimwear sales hamper Warnaco Q1 | 9 May 06

Clothing licensor Warnaco said weak swimwear sales were a factor in its first-quarter profit slump.

US: J Crew to launch new Madewell clothing line | 4 May 06

Retail chain J Crew has confirmed reports that it will launch a new casual clothing brand this autumn created by company boss Mickey Drexler, the former CEO of Gap Inc.

US: Bear Growth to take over swimwear business Everything But Water | 21 Apr 06

Bear Growth Capital Partners said it will buy women’s swimwear retailer Everything But Water for an undisclosed price.

US: G-III to make Calvin Klein dress collection | 18 Apr 06

Upmarket design company Calvin Klein has signed a licensing deal with G-III Apparel for women’s dresses.

CHINA: Suit maker embraces unit production system | 11 Apr 06

Chinese manufacturer Xinlang Sinoer Dress Co Ltd has added three new Eton production lines to its men’s suits production facility located in Zhucheng, in the Shandong province of China.

US: Calvin Klein signs up Kate Moss for GBP500,000 | 6 Apr 06

Supermodel Kate Moss has signed a GBP500,000 (US$875,000) deal to model for designer label Calvin Klein just months after her career hung in the balance because of drug abuse allegations.

US: Strong year for Phillips-Van Heusen | 21 Mar 06

Phillips-Van Heusen nearly doubled net income in 2005 to US$111.7m, compared to $58.6m in 2004.

US: 840 jobs to go as Levi, PVH shut down facilities | 8 Mar 06

Apparel companies Levi Strauss & Co and Phillips-Van Heusen will lay off a total of 840 workers when they both close facilities in the US this year.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen changes CEO, ups profit guidance | 28 Feb 06

Apparel company Phillips-Van Heusen has named Emanuel Chirico as its new chief executive officer, replacing Mark Weber, who had been in the job for just eight months. The company also raised 2005 and 2006 profit estimates.

US: Warnaco Q4 earnings down but FY positive | 27 Feb 06

Apparel group Warnaco said it suffered lower fourth-quarter earnings, based on a sales decrease and lower-than-forecast replenishment orders. The company boosted both full-year income and sales, however.

UK: Makro found guilty of selling fake Calvin Klein jeans | 10 Feb 06

Cash and carry chain Makro has been prosecuted for selling counterfeit Calvin Klein-branded jeans, despite an earlier out-of-court settlement with the Calvin Klein company.

US: Charlotte Russe appoints new member of the board | 10 Feb 06

Young women’s retailer Charlotte Russe has appointed Jennifer Salopek to its board of directors.

US: Football star Beckham to model Calvin Klein underwear? | 8 Feb 06

Luxury label Calvin Klein is set to sign English football star David Beckham as an underwear model in a deal worth £1m, according to industry sources.

US: Warnaco takes on Calvin Klein brands in Europe and Asia | 1 Feb 06

New York-based apparel company Warnaco Group has completed the acquisition of Phillips-Van Heusen’s Calvin Klein subsidiary businesses in Europe and Asia.

US: Tandy names Jane Batts president of women’s division | 24 Jan 06

Fashion company Tandy Brands Accessories has appointed Jane Batts as president of Tandy Brands' women's division.

US: Warnaco lowers sales growth for fiscal 2005 | 11 Jan 06

Intimate apparel maker Warnaco Group has lowered its fiscal 2005 sales growth, and says revenues are likely to grow by just 5.7% compared with 2004 to US$1.5bn.

US: Phillips-Van Heusen ups revenue, earnings estimates | 11 Jan 06

Apparel company Phillips-Van Heusen has increased its revenue and earnings guidance for the fourth quarter and financial year 2005 after good Christmas trading.

ISRAEL: Delta CEO quits, chairman to replace him | 3 Jan 06

Dov Lautman, founder and chairman of intimate apparel company Delta Galil Industries, is to take on the position of chief executive officer with the business following the resignation of Arnon Tiberg.

US: Warnaco in EUR240m Calvin Klein Europe, Asia deal | 21 Dec 05

Leading apparel maker Warnaco is to buy the companies that operate the licenses and related wholesale and retail businesses of Calvin Klein jeans and accessories in Europe and Asia for EUR240m (US$286m). The deal will provide Warnaco with the worldwide rights for Calvin Klein Jeans.

USA: G-III Q3 boosted by new divisions | 7 Dec 05

Apparel manufacturer and distributor G-III has reported third-quarter income and sales increases, boosted by new divisions Marvin Richards and Winlit.

USA: Calvin Klein women’s better sportswear names VP, design | 29 Nov 05

Calvin Klein women’s better sportswear, a division of the Kellwood Company, has named Chris Jackson vice president of design.

USA: Brand Science to acquire LeSportsac | 24 Nov 05

Accessory Network Group’s affiliate company Brand Science is to buy LeSportsac in alliance with Japanese conglomerate Itochu for an undisclosed price.

USA: Phillips-Van Heusen Q3 Profit Jumps 51% | 22 Nov 05

Apparel maker Phillips-Van Heusen has posted a 51 per cent hike in third-quarter profit, on better sales of men’s sportswear and dress shirts.

ISRAEL: Tefron Returns To Profit, Names Chairman | 10 Nov 05

Apparel maker Tefron has reported a return to profit for the third quarter on better production efficiencies and increased contribution from higher margin goods. The company also named a new chairman of its board of directors.








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