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Esprit outlines next stage of transformation

After reporting its return to a full-year profit earlier this week, Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit Holdings has outlined the n...

Esprit outlines next stage of transformation

After reporting its return to a full-year profit earlier this week, Hong Kong-listed casual fashion brand Esprit Holdings has outlined the n...


Michelle Russell | 22 May 2014

Textile and apparel has grown to become one of the main pillars of Mauritius' economy in the last decade. Trade deals in place with Europe and the US have certainly contributed, helping boost the country's exports last year. While the sector still faces a number of challenges, the opportunities appear to be outweighing those. Michelle Russell reports.


Leonie Barrie | 24 Apr 2014

The Rana Plaza factory disaster has proved to be a catalyst for change in Bangladesh. While there has been criticism of the speed of the factory inspection process and efforts to improve worker safety, a timeline of major milestones shows that progress is being made.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Apr 2014

Being sustainable might be "the right thing to do," but it impacts each and every stage of the apparel industry and its supply chain. Here some of the participants at this year's Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong share their thoughts on the issue.


Richard Woodard | 6 Mar 2014

Members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group are “forging solidly” towards their 2020 goals, but need the collective help of industry and other stakeholders, says a new report.

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Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2012

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.

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Beth Wright | 22 Jun 2018

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has warned it expects to record a loss for the full financial year on the back of a "significant" decline of its business in China and worse than expected group sales.


Beth Wright | 31 May 2018

Clothing company Esprit has joined the Changing Markets Foundation Roadmap to promote more sustainable viscose production by working with suppliers and viscose manufacturers to transition to a closed loop production system by 2023-25.


Beth Wright | 4 May 2018

Esprit is to shutter its loss-making operations in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ), concentrating its efforts and resources in developing other markets in Asia to drive profitable growth.


Michelle Russell | 30 Apr 2018

Clothing company Esprit has moved one step closer to increasing its impact on labour rights and the environment after becoming the first fashion brand to sign a joint initiative between two European sustainable textile enterprises.


Beth Wright | 23 Mar 2018

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the punitive tariffs President Donald Trump is preparing to impose on Chinese imports into the United States – which could include apparel and footwear – and the potential winners and losers in the global garment trade, how Vietnam's apparel sector is set to reap the benefits oft he Comprehensive and Progressive Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and former New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen is to replace Esprit chief Jose Martinez later this year.


Beth Wright | 21 Mar 2018

Hong-Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has announced its CEO Jose Martinez is to step down later this year and will be replaced by former New Look chief Anders Kristiansen.


Beth Wright | 28 Feb 2018

Esprit CEO Jose Manuel Martínez said improving sales across all channels is a "fundamental" goal as the Hong Kong-based fashion brand swung to a loss in the first half with weaker than expected sales at retail stores and a goodwill impairment in China taking a toll.


Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 2018

Six leading apparel brands have stepped forward to be featured on a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.


Beth Wright | 3 Jan 2018

Value clothing retailer Primark has confirmed to just-style former Zara product boss, Paula Dumont López,is to join the company as head of its womenswear division.


Beth Wright | 9 Nov 2017

As part of its project to improve education opportunities for young people in some of its supplier countries, Hong Kong-based fashion brand Esprit has opened a 'Yes Center' school in South-Punjab, Pakistan, and revealed plans to open an additional four facilities.


Beth Wright | 19 Oct 2017

Hong Kong based fashion brand Esprit has made "significant progress" in its sustainability efforts over the course of the last year, and set out new guidelines to help orientate its next steps – including a requirement for all suppliers to publish wastewater data publicly.


Beth Wright | 28 Sep 2017

As part of its commitment to re-enter the Indian market, Esprit has granted exclusive distribution and management rights in the country to Myntra, India's largest fashion and lifestyle shopping platform.


Beth Wright | 20 Sep 2017

Esprit CEO Jose Manuel Martínez hailed a "year of good progress" as net income surged amid the group's turnaround efforts, and he set out the next steps to create a "stronger basis" for long-term growth.


Beth Wright | 27 Apr 2017

In a bid to boost its logistics processes, Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit has invested in an 80,000 sq m extension of its logistics centre in Mönchengladbach, Germany.


Beth Wright | 9 Mar 2017

The Foreign Trade Association (FTA) has partnered with member companies, including German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group and Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit, on an initiative designed to improve working conditions for Syrian nationals in Turkish supply chains.


Beth Wright | 22 Feb 2017

Esprit has seen continued improvement in the first half of fiscal 16/17, building on the positive progress achieved in its last financial year to book "record" earnings.


Leonie Barrie | 13 Dec 2016

Hong Kong based fashion brand Esprit has launched a pilot project aimed at improving education opportunities for young people in some of its supplier countries.


Michelle Russell | 26 Oct 2016

Hong Kong fashion brand Esprit is increasing transparency in a bid to maintain better control of its supply chain through improved communication with its tier two suppliers and cotton farms, and the continued adoption of a narrow base supply chain model. 


Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 2016

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 


Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 2016

Esprit has moved to a profit in its last fiscal year thanks to an improved retail sales performance and the implementation of faster and more cost-efficient product development and supply chain processes.


Michelle Russell | 19 Jul 2016

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit said it expects to break even in terms of net income for its full year thanks to a number of net gains and a raft of cost restructuring measures.


Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2016

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Michelle Russell | 24 May 2016

Six international brands and retailers including Tesco, Esprit, KappAhl and New Look have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for their viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

Latest blogs

Katie Smith | 30 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit is introducing vegan hangtags, in a bid to increase transparency in textile labelling and better inform conscious consumers.


Leonie Barrie | 16 Sep 2013

Talks last week to try to agree compensation payments for the victims and survivors of two Bangladesh factory disasters failed to reach a decision, with brands and retailers set to meet again in a fortnight to consider their next steps.

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