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US labour concerns at Honduras apparel makers Katie Smith | 3 Mar 15

The US has raised “serious” concerns over worker rights in Honduras and the enforcement of labour laws under the Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), following a probe into working conditions at facilities, including apparel factories.

New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform for growth Michelle Russell | 22 Jan 15

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and analysts this week that she is ready to build on the solid foundations of the business.

PVH to close Izod retail business Katie Smith | 8 Jan 15

US retail giant PVH Corp is to shutter its Izod men's sports and casual clothing retail business with the closure of 100 stores, blaming an increasingly competitive environment.

PVH and Gazal expand Australian joint venture Katie Smith | 22 Dec 14

US clothing giant PVH Corp and Australasian apparel supplier and retailer Gazal Corp are extending the scope of their Australian joint venture with the addition of new brands.

Calvin Klein unveils global online expansion plan Katie Smith | 22 Dec 14

PVH Corporation-owned brand Calvin Klein is to expand its online presence to more than 20 countries by the end of 2016, including six in Asia.

PVH boosts Q3 profit despite currency issues Richard Woodard | 4 Dec 14

Apparel giant PVH Corp recorded a double-digit increase in third quarter net profit, despite revenues being impacted by the weak euro.

French Connection commits to stop selling angora Michelle Russell | 17 Oct 14

French Connection has become the latest firm to impose a ban on the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Future acquisition opportunities seen for PVH Corp Michelle Russell | 10 Oct 14

Meaningful acquisition opportunities for PVH Corp are likely to present themselves in two to six years time, but they may take the form of bringing existing businesses in house under the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein banners, analysts believe.

just-style's research roundup Ellie Morgan | 1 Oct 14

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at specialist apparel and footwear retailers in Russia, an industry report on underwear manufacturers, and apparel markets in the top five European countries.

PVH promotes Oliver Timm to lead European operations Katie Smith | 26 Sep 14

Oliver Timm has been promoted to the newly-created position of president of PVH Europe, as the company looks to strengthen its operations for the Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein brands in the region.

Spotlight on...Pacific Crystal Textiles gears up for Vietnam production Leonie Barrie | 25 Sep 14

A long-standing investment between two Hong Kong based companies - Crystal Group and Pacific Textiles Holdings - to set up a new fabric mill in Vietnam is nearing completion. Add in Crystal Group's new garment manufacturing facilities, and the site is expected to be the largest vertical textile and garment operation in the country.

US: PVH Q2 profit boosted by Hilfiger growth Richard Woodard | 4 Sep 14

A robust performance from Tommy Hilfiger helped PVH Corp post a second quarter profit, with revenues almost breaking through the $2bn barrier.

US: G-III Apparel ups outlook on strong Q2 Katie Smith | 3 Sep 14

G-III Apparel Group has lifted its full-year earnings and sales guidance after booking a 72% increase in second-quarter net profit.

IN THE MONEY: Volatile macro environment unlikely to derail PVH Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 14

Weather issues and a volatile macro environment are unlikely to derail PVH Corp, analysts believe, despite the apparel giant revealing earnings yesterday (5 June) that missed expectations. The company also offered an optimistic outlook for the rest of the year.

US: Spanx appoints former Nike exec Singer as CEO Michelle Russell | 6 Jun 14

US-based intimate apparel brand Spanx has hired former Nike global apparel and footwear executive, Jan Singer, as its chief executive officer.

US: PVH Corp Q1 profit misses analyst expectations Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 14

PVH Corp has revealed first-quarter earnings that missed analyst consensus due to a challenging macroeconomic environment and heightened promotional activity.

Sourcing shifts: Supply countries refine focus and opportunities Thomas Maresca | 4 Jun 14

In an increasingly fluid global market that enables brands to switch countries for their manufacturing needs, it is in the interest of suppliers to make the move as easy as possible - as well as seek out new opportunities.

US: G-III Apparel Q1 earnings and sales climb Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 14

G-III Apparel Group has booked an increase in first-quarter profit and upped its sales and earnings guidance for the full year.

ANALYSIS: Mauritius emerges as sustainable sourcing hub Michelle Russell | 21 May 14

Strategically located along the trading route between Asia and Africa, Mauritius is fast emerging as a major sourcing hub for textile and apparel products. Despite low-cost competition from Asia, the industry has successfully navigated its way through a plethora of challenges in the last few decades to emerge as a now high-tech, dynamic, and vertically integrated sector. Michelle Russell takes a closer look.

US: Calvin Klein and ADF sign licensing deal Michelle Russell | 14 May 14

PVH Corp subsidiary Calvin Klein and American Designer Fashion (ADF) have entered into a distribution and retail store license agreement.

Mauritius overview: Textile and apparel firms talk tactics Michelle Russell | 13 May 14

The Mauritian textile and apparel industry has overtaken sugar to become the country's largest export, with a turnover of around US$885m in 2013, a marginal increase of just 0.07% over the year before. Local textile and clothing manufacturers are working hard to sustain this growth, with several sharing their future ambitions with just-style.

Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 28 Mar 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include reports of a drop in UK clothing sales last month, an insight into Uniqlo's multi-pronged attack on the US market, and a new Calvin Klein licensing deal in India agreed between PVH Corp and Arvind.

Analysis: PVH outlines Calvin Klein plan of attack Michelle Russell | 27 Mar 14

Apparel giant PVH Corp has outlined a six-pronged plan for its Calvin Klein business that it hopes will improve the brand's performance, which continues to be under pressure in Europe.

US: Acquisition costs push PVH Corp to Q4 loss Michelle Russell | 26 Mar 14

Apparel giant PVH Corp has swung to a loss in its fourth-quarter on the back of charges related to its acquisition of Warnaco Group which, conversely, also helped boost sales.

US: Calvin Klein names Shiffman CEO as Murry retires Michelle Russell | 25 Mar 14

Calvin Klein's chief commercial officer, Steve Shiffman, is to take on the role of chief executive after Tom Murry announced his decision to retire.

INDIA: PVH and Arvind team up on Calvin Klein businesses Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 14

Apparel giant PVH Corp is teaming up with Arvind in another licensing deal - this time to distribute Calvin Klein Jeans apparel and accessories and Calvin Klein Underwear products in India.

UK: AllSaints joins ban on angora Leonie Barrie | 4 Feb 14

Fashion retailer AllSaints has joined a number of other firms in banning the use on angora from its future collections following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

GUATEMALA: Groups claim Alianza workers deprived of $6m Leonie Barrie | 27 Jan 14

Workers making clothing for JC Penney, Macy's, Kohl's and Wal-Mart at the Alianza Fashion factory in Guatemala were deprived of more than $6m in back wages, benefits and pension funds when the company shut down last year, a new report claims.

US: PVH cuts Q4, full-year revenue forecasts Katie Smith | 13 Jan 14

PVH Corp has lowered its revenue guidance for the fourth quarter and full year, after previously warning of a competitive and highly promotional holiday season.

UPDATE: WORLD: PVH issues ban on angora wool products Katie Smith | 18 Dec 13

PVH Corp, owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, has joined a number of apparel firms in banning the use of angora in all of its products after an investigation by animal rights group PETA exposed "shocking" conditions in the industry.





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