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Chang promoted to PacSun president Beth Wright | 21 Jun 18

Teen sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear has named Alfred Chang as president, responsible for the brand's design, merchandising, marketing, retail and e-commerce functions.


New umbrella group combines Pacific Sunwear and Eddie Bauer Beth Wright | 8 Jun 18

San Francisco-based private equity firm Golden Gate Capital has established a new operating company that will be composed of teen sports and lifestyle retailer Pacific Sunwear and outdoor brand Eddie Bauer.


Growing commitment to Responsible Wool Standard Beth Wright | 29 Sep 16

Textile Exchange has revealed more brands and suppliers are pledging their commitment to the Responsible Wool Standard (RWS), taking the total number of brands on board to 15.


Lululemon defends position on down "cruelty" claim Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 15

Lululemon Athletica has defended its position following the release online of an animal rights campaign video claiming the Canadian yoga wear brand continues to sell clothing items using "cruelly produced down".


PrimaLoft unveils new insulation for outdoor wear Katie Smith | 22 Dec 15

Materials science business PrimaLoft has developed PrimaLoft Gold Insulation Active, which is said to offer a breathable four-way stretch performance and unmatched warmth during outdoor activities.


ITC narrows denim laser abrasion patent probe Leonie Barrie | 2 Sep 15

The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 24 Oct 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week included the possible sale of Adidas's Reebok brand, figures that suggest UK textile sector wages and productivity are the lowest of all the country's manufacturing industries, and reports that structural issues may have been to blame for the collapse of a Cambodian garment factory.


H&M and The North Face commit to responsible down Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 14

Leading international brands including H&M, Eddie Bauer, The North Face and Marmot have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.


US: Retailers urge ITC to drop denim patent case Richard Woodard | 4 Sep 14

Retailers and fashion businesses have joined forces to call on the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to abandon a patent investigation into laser-abraded jeans.


AUSTRALIA: Billabong reveals supply chain appointments Katie Smith | 1 Sep 14

Australian surfwear brand Billabong has tapped two industry veterans to drive its global supply chain strategy.


INTERVIEW: Hampshire Group CEO hails turnaround progress Leonie Barrie | 27 Aug 14

Hot on the heels of expanding its Dockers brand license agreement with Levi Strauss & Co for the third time in four months, Hampshire Group CEO Paul Buxbaum is optimistic the company turnaround is starting to take hold. Here he talks to just-style about new opportunities and on-going efforts to leverage the firm's supply chain.


AUSTRALIA: Billabong names Streader global chief operating officer Leonie Barrie | 6 Jun 14

Supply chain and operations specialist Jeff Streader has been named global chief operating officer (COO) of action sports and surfwear brand Billabong.


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.


ANALYSIS: Mauritius makers upbeat for AGOA renewal Michelle Russell | 13 May 14

In little over a year, the AGOA trade preference programme is due to expire. The programme, which provides duty-free entry into the US for certain goods, has been particularly effective for Mauritian textile and apparel manufacturers, most of whom are optimistic the deal will be renewed. Michelle Russell reports.


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.


US: Eddie Bauer to launch exclusive footwear collection Leonie Barrie | 7 May 14

Outdoor apparel retailer Eddie Bauer is expanding into footwear, with its new own-brand collection set to launch for autumn.


US: Men's Wearhouse secures $1.8bn deal to buy Jos A Bank Michelle Russell | 11 Mar 14

Men's Wearhouse has secured a deal to acquire US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers following a five-month merger tussle between the two firms.


US: Eminence backs Men's Wearhouse revised bid for Jos A Bank Michelle Russell | 25 Feb 14

Eminence Capital, a major shareholder in Jos A Bank Clothiers, has backed the improved bid by Men's Wearhouse for the apparel and footwear company.


US: Men's Wearhouse increases Jos A Bank bid Michelle Russell | 24 Feb 14

Men's Wearhouse has increased its bid for US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers as the battle for takeover between the two retailers continues.


US: Eminence says Jos A Banks' acquisition "poor decision" Michelle Russell | 19 Feb 14

Eminence Capital, a major shareholder in Jos A Bank Clothiers, has said the apparel firm's acquisition of Eddie Bauer is a "poor strategic decision" and "destroys shareholder value".


US: Jos A Bank acquires outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer Michelle Russell | 14 Feb 14

US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has acquired outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer from private equity firm Golden Gate Capital in a deal worth US$825m.


US: Jos A Bank stands firm on Men's Wearhouse bid Michelle Russell | 3 Feb 14

US men's apparel and footwear business Jos A Bank Clothiers has turned down yet another acquisition bid by Men's Wearhouse as the battle for takeover between the two retailers continues.


AUSTRALIA: Rival Billabong deal “ignores reality” Richard Woodard | 10 Dec 13

Any belief in a realistic rival deal for ailing surf-led apparel business Billabong “ignores the reality of the situation”, according to the company’s chairman.


TURKEY: Textile Sustainability Conference takes shape Leonie Barrie | 21 Oct 13

Sessions on the circular economy, re-imagining textile manufacturing, how to verify product claims, cotton sustainability and collaboration are among the highlights at this year's upcoming Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference.


US: David Peyser Sportswear inks Tumi Outerwear license Leonie Barrie | 16 Oct 13

David Peyser Sportswear has signed a new licensing agreement to develop men's and women's outerwear for the Tumi travel brand.


US: Polartec claims "first" breathable insulation technology Leonie Barrie | 3 Oct 13

Performance fabric maker Polartec has launched a new synthetic insulation technology that can be used to create what it describes as the "first-ever breathable 'puffy' garments."


US: Fogliato exits Billabong to join Columbia Sportswear Katie Smith | 26 Sep 13

Billabong's general manager for Europe, Franco Fogliato, has been named the latest executive to leave the Australian surfwear company, and is headed to outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear.


AUSTRALIA: Billabong takes rival bid, ex-Eddie Bauer boss CEO Richard Woodard | 19 Sep 13

In an unexpected move, surf-led apparel business Billabong has secured a long-term funding package from a rival consortium of two private equity businesses and named the former boss of Eddie Bauer as its new CEO.


US: Eddie Bauer taps North America distribution leader Katie Smith | 17 Dec 12

Seattle-based outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer has appointed Steve Venegas as vice president of distribution in North America.


US: Talon reaches an end to Tekfit waistband dispute Richard Woodard | 19 Sep 12

Apparel fastener and trim business Talon International has ended its long-running legal dispute with Pro-Fit Holdings over the patented Tekfit stretch-waistband technology.

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