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UK: Chanel buys cashmere specialist Barrie Knitwear Leonie Barrie | 16 Oct 12

Luxury French fashion house Chanel is to buy one of its suppliers, Scottish cashmere specialist Barrie Knitwear, in a deal announced today (16 October).


UK: Dawson International sale taking longer than expected Katie Smith | 8 Oct 12

Administrators of cashmere and knitwear business Dawson International have admitted that the sales process is taking longer than expected and revealed it is in advanced talks with one party.


UK: Cashmere specialist Dawson calls in administrators Leonie Barrie | 16 Aug 12

Struggling cashmere and knitwear specialist Dawson International Plc has finally called in the administrators after failing to resolve its pension problems, in a move that puts the jobs of around 180 staff at risk.


UK: Dawson shares suspended as administration nears Richard Woodard | 8 Aug 12

Shares in struggling cashmere and knitwear business Dawson International have been suspended as the company considers going into administration over its huge pension deficit.


UK: Dawson warns of administration over pensions Leonie Barrie | 20 Jul 12

Struggling cashmere and knitwear specialist Dawson International Plc has warned it may have to appoint administrators after proposals to put its pension plans into a protection fund were rejected.


UK: Dawson H1 profit slumps amid rising cashmere costs Leonie Barrie | 1 Dec 11

First-half profit at cashmere and knitwear specialist Dawson International Plc has more than halved after margins continue to be hurt by higher raw material prices.


UK: Dawson International H1 "in line with expectations" Leonie Barrie | 30 Sep 11

Cashmere and knitwear specialist Dawson International Plc today (30 September) said trading in the first half of its financial year has been in line with expectations, but that margins continue to be hurt by higher cashmere raw material prices.


UK: Cashmere costs squeeze Dawson International Leonie Barrie | 9 Aug 11

Dawson International Plc today (9 August) warned higher cashmere raw material prices are reducing margins in its knitwear businesses, and that the biggest hit is likely to take place in its US knitwear operations.


UK: Dawson hit by higher cashmere and cotton prices just-style.com | 1 Mar 11

Knitwear and home furnishings group Dawson International Plc has reiterated its warning that higher cashmere and cotton costs are set to weigh on its performance in the coming year - with with US knitwear customers indicating they will cut their orders.


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UK: Rising cashmere prices likely to hurt Dawson just-style.com | 21 Jan 11

Cashmere and home furnishings group Dawson International Plc today (21 January) warned that higher cotton and cashmere prices are set to weigh on its performance in the coming year - with US knitwear customers in particular likely to cut their orders.


UK: Todd & Duncan names deputy managing director just-style.com | 20 Jan 11

Cashmere yarn spinner Todd & Duncan has promoted its finance director Iain Cormack to the additional role of deputy managing director.


UK: Dawson chief executive steps down just-style.com | 22 Sep 10

Andy Bartmess, chief executive of Scottish cashmere company Dawson International, is to leave the business with effect from the end of September.


UK: Leeds Group bolsters half-year profit just-style.com | 11 May 10

UK textiles importer Leeds Group made a profit after tax of GBP534,000 (US$788,000) in the six month period ended 31 March 2010, compared with a profit of GBP134,000 in the corresponding period of last year.


UK: Dawson FY overshadowed by pension deficit just-style.com | 10 Mar 10

Scottish cashmere firm Dawson International Plc has delivered what it describes as a “satisfactory” full year, helped by a strong performance from its knitwear divisions, but said an increase in pension liabilities represents a challenge for the company.


UK: Couture customers lift Dawson FY forecast just-style.com | 1 Feb 10

Scottish cashmere firm Dawson International Plc says sales and profits will be ahead of market expectations for the year, after its business was boosted by high margin sales to couture customers.


UK: Todd & Duncan deal “good for Scotland” just-style.com | 14 Oct 09

The GBP6.1m (US$9.8m) acquisition of cashmere spinner Todd & Duncan reinforces Scotland’s international reputation for making luxury textiles, according to the country’s First Minister.


UK: Dawson International reports wider H1 loss just-style.com | 1 Sep 09

UK cashmere firm Dawson International has posted a wider first-half loss in line with sloping demand.


UK: Chinese firm buys Dawson's Todd & Duncan unit just-style.com | 17 Jun 09

Scottish textile firm Dawson International Plc has agreed to sell its Todd & Duncan business cashmere yarn spinning business to one of its Chinese suppliers, seven months after discussions began.


UK: Leeds posts interim profit decrease to GBP134,000 just-style.com | 22 May 09

UK textiles importer Leeds Group made a profit after tax of GBP134,000 (US$212,000) for the six months ended 31 March 2009, down from GBP315,000 in the same period of 2008, on the back of reduced margins.


UK: Dawson Q1 sales fall 14%, ousts chairman just-style.com | 8 May 09

Scottish textile firm Dawson International today (8 May) posted a 14% drop in first quarter revenues, and voted to oust chairman Michael Hartley from his position on the board.


UK: Dawson urges shareholders to back chairman just-style.com | 20 Apr 09

Scottish textile firm Dawson International has posted a circular to shareholders backing its chairman amid attempts to oust him by investors.


UK: Dawson cuts jobs at Barrie Knitwear division just-style.com | 30 Mar 09

Cashmere garment maker Barrie Knitwear is cutting 10% of its 163-strong workforce in the Scottish town of Hawick in response to a drop in orders.


UK: Dawson back in black, but warns of “uncertainties” just-style.com | 12 Mar 09

Scottish cashmere group Dawson International yesterday (11 March) announced a return to profit, helped by strong performances in every division, but warned of uncertainty in its core businesses.


UK: Dawson sees FY ahead of forecasts just-style.com | 19 Feb 09

Scottish cashmere group Dawson International is continuing to make progress in turning round its business, and today (19 February) said it expects its full-year performance to beat forecasts.


UK: Dawson in talks to sell Todd & Duncan just-style.com | 19 Nov 08

Scottish based textile firm Dawson International Plc revealed today (19 November) that is in talks to sell its Todd & Duncan cashmere yarn spinning business to a Chinese fibre firm.


UK: Dawson reduces H1 loss on improved operations just-style.com | 3 Sep 08

Improved operating results in all divisions helped textile company Dawson International to post a slimmer first-half operating loss of GBP1.1m (US$1.95m).


UK: Dawson narrows H1 loss, to sell Dorma brand just-style.com | 30 Jul 08

Scottish cashmere specialist Dawson International has narrowed its first-half pretax loss to GBP1.6m (US$3.2m) from GBP2.1m last year, and says it has found a buyer for its Dorma home furnishing brand.


UK: Dawson opposes two new board nominations just-style.com | 24 Jul 08

Scottish cashmere specialist Dawson International is opposing the proposed appointment of two new board members at the company’s forthcoming AGM.


UK: Cashmere group Dawson International cuts FY loss just-style.com | 23 Jun 08

Scottish cashmere group Dawson International Plc today (23 June) said it had made excellent progress in its spinning and home furnishings divisions in its last full year, but described its financial performance overall as “deeply disappointing.”

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