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GLOBAL: “Hazardous chemicals” found in clothing Richard Woodard | 21 Nov 12

Twenty leading fashion brands are selling clothing contaminated with chemicals with hormone-disrupting or cancer-causing properties when released into the environment, according to Greenpeace International.


US: Lululemon Athletica settles Calvin Klein, G-III lawsuit Petah Marian | 21 Nov 12

Lululemon Athletica has reached an agreement with Calvin Klein and its licensee G-III Apparel Group to resolve a lawsuit relating to yoga pant designs.


SLDF 2012: Collaboration, speed and the Sri Lanka brand Petah Marian | 20 Nov 12

Collaboration, speed to market and building the 'Made in Sri Lanka' brand emerged as key themes at this year's South Asian Apparel Leadership Forum, held as part of last week's Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF).


SOUTH AFRICA: Sourcing event targets apparel and textiles Leonie Barrie | 8 Nov 12

Opportunities to source textiles, apparel and footwear from Africa are the focus of a special event taking place in Cape Town next year, which brings together producers from more than a dozen sub-Saharan African countries.


US: Warnaco Q3 profit drops on sliding revenue Richard Woodard | 6 Nov 12

Apparel business Warnaco – about to be snapped up by PVH in a US$2.9bn deal – posted lower earnings and revenues during the company’s third quarter ending 29 September.


In the money: PVH's Warnaco buy to drive international growth Petah Marian | 2 Nov 12

PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platform in Asia and Latin America.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 2 Nov 12

Top stories on just-style this week include Sri Lanka feeling the loss of the GSP+ scheme, H&M hitting back at accusations it fails to pay adequate wages to Cambodian workers, and PVH acquiring The Warnaco Group for $2.9bn.


US: PVH unites Calvin Klein with $2.9bn Warnaco buy Leonie Barrie | 31 Oct 12

Clothing maker PVH is to buy rival The Warnaco Group in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $2.9bn that also brings together all Calvin Klein apparel categories in one place for a single vision of the brand.


US: PVH extends Geoffrey Beene licence Katie Smith | 15 Oct 12

Apparel maker PVH Corp has extended its licensing agreement with Geoffrey Been to design manufacture, produce and distribute dress shirts until 2021.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 5 Oct 12

Top stories on just-style this week include news that Gap will introduce new fire safety standards at supplier factories in Bangladesh, a look at the new outsourcing players to challenge existing export giants, and comments from industry experts who say UK manufacturing can work for niche and high street brands.


BANGLADESH: Gap to implement fire safety plan in factories Leonie Barrie | 3 Oct 12

Specialty clothing retailer Gap Inc is to introduce new fire safety standards at supplier factories in Bangladesh, in a move that mirrors similar measures announced recently by PVH, owner of the Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands, and German retailer Tchibo.


US: PVH lifts earnings target on Calvin Klein and Hilfiger Katie Smith | 3 Oct 12

Apparel group PVH Corp has lifted its earnings outlook for the third quarter and full year reflecting the strong performance of its Tommy Hilfiger business in North America and its Calvin Klein brand.


BANGLADESH: Tchibo commits to factory fire safety programme Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 12

German retailer Tchibo has become the second company to commit to a programme that aims to improve fire and building safety in the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry.


PAKISTAN: Factory safety under the spotlight following fire Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 12

As information continues to emerge on the devastating fire that killed around 300 workers at a garment factory in Pakistan earlier this week, brands sourcing from the country are being urged to undertake immediate reviews of their suppliers.


US: Jones Group taps Coach exec to head footwear ops Katie Smith | 12 Sep 12

US footwear and apparel company The Jones Group has appointed Kathy Nedorostek to the newly-created position of group president of global footwear and accessories.


In the money: Buoyant PVH happy with Hilfiger Richard Woodard | 29 Aug 12

More than two years after its transformational acquisition of the Tommy Hilfiger business, PVH Corp is reaping the rewards of the US$3bn deal around the world.


CANADA: Calvin Klein to open store in Alberta Katie Smith | 29 Aug 12

Calvin Klein, a subsidiary of apparel group PVH Corp, has revealed it will open its latest free-standing lifestyle store in Alberta, Canada next month.


US: PVH raises FY guidance on Q2 profit surge Richard Woodard | 28 Aug 12

Apparel group PVH Corp raised its full-year guidance on the back of better-than-expected second quarter profit growth, led by the company’s Tommy Hilfiger brand.


ISRAEL: Tefron swings to second-quarter profit Katie Smith | 20 Aug 12

Lingerie and activewear manufacturer Tefron has swung to a second-quarter net profit on the back of increased sales of seamless apparel.


US: Lululemon Athletica sues Calvin Klein over trouser designs Petah Marian | 20 Aug 12

Active wear company Lululemon Athletica is suing PVH's Calvin Klein and G-III Apparel Group over alleged trouser patent infringements.


US: G-III buys Vilebrequin swimwear in EUR85.5m deal Petah Marian | 8 Aug 12

G-III Apparel Group has acquired men's luxury swimwear and resort-wear brand Vilebrequin from Fashion Fund One.


In the money: Charges impair Warnaco recovery plan Richard Woodard | 7 Aug 12

The revamp of apparel group Warnaco’s operations – in terms of both channels and regions – has been hindered by external factors including one-off charges and currency fluctuations.


US: Perry Ellis appoints Miller as Rafaella president Petah Marian | 17 Jul 12

US apparel company Perry Ellis has appointed Denise Miller as president of Rafaella Sportswear.


US: Calvin Klein Underwear names Reyes head of global design Katie Smith | 12 Jul 12

Calvin Klein Underwear, a division of the Warnaco Group, has appointed apparel designer Brian Reyes as vice president and head of global design.


US: Warnaco to review European operations Petah Marian | 9 Jul 12

Warnaco today (9 July) announced that it is conducting a comprehensive review of its European business, with the aim of "better positioning the company for future growth and improved profitability.


US: Industry execs partner on sailing jacket venture Petah Marian | 22 Jun 12

Former American Apparel executive Marty Staff has partnered with Bert Pulitzer to revive Pulitzer's iconic sailing jacket.


US: PVH says may exceed earnings outlook Leonie Barrie | 21 Jun 12

Apparel maker PVH Corp today (21 June) reaffirmed its second-quarter and full-year guidance and said it might exceed its earlier outlook if current business trends continue.


US: Guidelines agreed for item level tagging in apparel Leonie Barrie | 11 Jun 12

Major American retailers, brands and technology providers have agreed on a set of guidelines for assigning serialised identification numbers to individual items - a move that is expected to drive the uptake of radio frequency identification (RFID) technology across the apparel supply chain.


US: PVH Q1 profit soars 61% on Hilfiger, Calvin Klein Leonie Barrie | 24 May 12

Strong global demand for its Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands has helped PVH Corp to a 61% surge in first quarter earnings - and prompted the New York based clothing firm to raise its full-year forecast.


Top stories on just-style this week... Katie Smith | 13 Apr 12

Top stories on just-style last week included the numbers of retailers collapsing into administration increased by 15%, JCPenney cutting 600 jobs at its headquarters and 48 apparel brands and retailers have been accused of purchasing clothing from suppliers who illegally discharge polluted water in China.

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