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US: MAG Brands to launch Hello Kitty outerwear Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 14

Sanrio has inked a licensing agreement with New York based MAG Brands for a collection of Hello Kitty outerwear for the US market.

HONG KONG: Anta Sports H1 profit surges on recovery Richard Woodard | 7 Aug 14

Hong Kong-based Anta Sports Products continued its recovery with notable surges in first half turnover and net profit, with margins also edging up.

US: Fila second recipient of Skechers Go Walk lawsuit Michelle Russell | 10 Jul 14

Fila USA has become the second recipient of a lawsuit from footwear business Skechers over infringement of its Go Walk product line.

US: Fila invests in PLM tool to support development Michelle Russell | 6 Mar 14

Sports apparel maker Fila USA, a subsidiary of Fila Korea Ltd, has implemented a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) tool to manage its footwear development process.

VIETNAM: Apparel firms invest $200m in production facilities Ngo Tuan | 24 Feb 14

Two investment licenses have been granted by the Ho Chi Minh city Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority that will lead to the construction of two apparel complexes worth nearly $200m.

CHINA: Camkids to raise GBP5.75m through London listing Petah Marian | 11 Dec 12

Chinese children's outdoor wear company Camkids is looking to raise around GBP5.75m (US$9.25m) as it joins the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange.

US: Vibram and Fila settle patent infringement case Katie Smith | 3 Dec 12

Footwear rivals Vibram and Fila have reached a settlement resolving a patent infringement lawsuit.

Global news roundup Katie Smith | 8 Jun 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

LUXEMBOURG: Fila inks licensing deal with MAG Brands Katie Smith | 26 Mar 12

Fila Luxembourg has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with US-based manufacturer of sportswear, outerwear and swimwear MAG Brands in the country.

GUATEMALA: Sourcing specialist sells stake to India's Fifth Avenue Leonie Barrie | 14 Nov 11

Supply chain specialist Fifth Avenue Sourcing (India) is set to take a stake in sourcing consultancy RegionaLink LLC, which was set up earlier this year to link US and European apparel firms with factories in Central America and the Dominican Republic.

US: eBay opens Fashion Outlet virtual mall Leonie Barrie | 20 Sep 11

Online retailer and auction house eBay has launched a virtual outlet mall in the US that provides shoppers with "anytime, anywhere" access to discounted designer fashion from labels like BCBG, Brooks Brothers, Fila and Timberland.

US: Fila Korea buys Acushnet golf business Leonie Barrie | 1 Aug 11

A consortium led by sports apparel maker Fila Korea has bought golf footwear, apparel and equipment maker Acushnet Co in a deal worth US$1.23bn.

US: Vibram sues Fila over patent infringement Richard Woodard | 19 Jul 11

Footwear company Vibram has launched court action in the US against athletic rival Fila for allegedly infringing the patents on its FiveFingers branded footwear.

LUXEMBOURG: Fila restructures EMEA licensing | 4 Jul 11

In its first major move since repurchasing the master license for its brand in Europe last January, Fila Luxembourg has agreed several long-term licensing deals for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region aimed at re-establishing the firm as a premier sport lifestyle brand.

Global news roundup | 24 Jun 11

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.

LUXEMBOURG: Fila snaps up Integrix Sports Group | 24 Jan 11

Fila Luxembourg Sarl has completed the purchase of Integrix Sports Group (ISGL), the master licensee of the Fila brand for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

US: Fila launches new Lycra toning apparel | 20 Oct 10

Sporting goods manufacturer Fila has announced the release of its Fila Body Toning System (BTS).

US: Fila launches new BTS apparel range | 13 Oct 10

Sportswear company Fila USA has announced the release of Fila Body Toning System (BTS), a collection of workout apparel for women.

US: Perry Ellis inks Gotcha boys license with Beluga | 7 Jul 10

Apparel maker Perry Ellis International has signed a license deal for its Gotcha brand for infants and boys with Beluga Inc, a subsidiary of the Adjmi Apparel Group.

US: Kohl's expands New York design office | 5 Jan 10

Department store retailer Kohl’s Corporation is relocating its New York design office and doubling the size of the facility as part of moves to support the growth of its exclusive and private brands.

US: Fila to debut Susan Lucci fitness apparel on HSN | 14 Dec 09

Sportswear brand Fila teamed up with Emmy winning actress Susan Lucci to launch a collection of Pilates and fitness apparel that will be sold exclusively on the HSN home shopping network.

HONG KONG: Belle International H1 profit up 15% | 26 Aug 09

First-half profit at Belle International Holdings Ltd, China’s largest retailer of women’s footwear, has jumped 14.9% on higher sales.

CHINA: Belle International to sell Fila franchise for CNY314m | 14 Aug 09

Chinese footwear maker Belle International Holdings is to dispose of its Fila franchise business in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

ITALY: Fila sponsors Clijsters comeback | 11 Aug 09

Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters will make her comeback to the WTA Tour wearing Fila apparel and footwear after the completion of a kit sponsorship deal with the Italian company.

US: Levi Strauss buys accessories partner DC | 21 Jul 09

Levi Strauss & Co is bringing its footwear and accessories business in-house with the acquisition of licensing partner DC Company.

INDIA: DeeCee Exports boosts output with planning tool | 24 Feb 09

Higher output and better on-time delivery are two of the benefits seen by South Indian vertical knitwear manufacturer DeeCee Exports just a few months after investing in a new production planning tool.

ITALY: Fila opens first European flagship store | 23 Feb 09

Sportswear company Fila is to open its first European flagship store on the Corso Como in Milan in April.

US: Fila serves up deal with tennis star Blake | 16 Jan 09

Sportswear brand Fila has signed up US tennis star James Blake to develop a collection of men’s apparel and footwear, the company has announced.

US: Fila nets deal with Chakvetadze | 13 Jan 09

Sportswear company Fila has signed an endorsement agreement with Russian top 20 women’s tennis star Anna Chakvetadze.

US: RG Barry names N Scott Weaver to top Superga post | 15 Dec 08

Accessories footwear marketer RG Barry Corporation has named N Scott Weaver as brand president for its licensed Superga canvas fashion footwear business in North America.


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