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Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

Kering luxury labels prepare to produce surgical masks Beth Wright | 25 Mar 20

Kering is to provide the French health service with 3m surgical masks, which the luxury goods group will purchase and import from China, as part of efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in France. 

Brands still failing to deliver on responsible viscose sourcing Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 19

A new report has found that while the issue of responsible viscose production is now firmly on the agenda of the fashion industry, there are still brands and retailers failing to deliver on responsible sourcing.

Gucci CEO issues cross-industry call for carbon neutrality Beth Wright | 20 Nov 19

Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri has issued a cross-industry call to other chief executives to recognise that while commitments to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to meet future targets around carbon neutrality and net-zero are commendable, they do not go far enough to address the urgency of the situation.

Kering commits to full carbon neutrality across the supply chain Beth Wright | 24 Sep 19

French luxury goods group Kering is to offset the group's annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from 2018 as part of a bid to make the  entire group carbon neutral within its own operations and across the entire supply chain.

Offsetting helps Gucci to carbon neutral supply chain Michelle Russell | 13 Sep 19

Gucci is offsetting all remaining greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually from its own operations and the entire supply chain – in a move the luxury fashion brand claims will make it carbon neutral.

Kering H1 sales surpass EUR7bn but Gucci growth slows Beth Wright | 26 Jul 19

French luxury goods group booked strong double-digit sales growth in the first half of 2019 and a record operating margin of 29.5% – but investors have instead focused on a slowdown in sales growth at its key Gucci brand.

Kering eyes greater transparency with new digital EP&L platform Beth Wright | 6 Jun 19

Luxury goods group Kering has launched a new digital platform granting access to its Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) account in a move designed to support fashion players with information and insight into the complexities of their own environmental impacts. 

Kering off to solid start with double-digit Q1 sales rise Hannah Abdulla | 24 Apr 19

Luxury apparel group Kering has reported a 21.9% jump in sales on a reported basis, which includes the impact of currencies and acquisitions, to EUR3.8bn during the first quarter of 2019.

Gucci drives "outstanding" Kering Q3 Beth Wright | 25 Oct 18

French luxury goods group Kering has hailed "another quarter of outstanding growth", thanks, once again, to a standout performance at its Gucci label.

Gucci drives Kering Q1 with "spectacular" growth Beth Wright | 25 Apr 18

French luxury goods group Kering delivered what it calls remarkable growth in the first three months of 2018, thanks to another standout performance at its Gucci label.

12 of the world's most innovative fashion companies Leonie Barrie | 26 Feb 18

Six apparel retailers have made it onto Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, while another six clothing specialists are seen as pioneers in the ‘Style’ category.

Gucci drives "phenomenal" year for Kering Beth Wright | 13 Feb 18

French luxury goods group Kering has hailed a "historic performance" in 2017, powered by its flagship Gucci brand  – but cautioned the strong euro may weigh on its business in 2018.

Kering reports record H1 powered by Gucci Michelle Russell | 28 Jul 17

French luxury goods group Kering posted record earnings and operating margins in its first-half powered by its flagship brand Gucci and thanks to growth across the board and successful execution of its strategy.

Adidas leading the way in tackling leather supply forced labour Beth Wright | 29 Jun 17

Publicly available information reveals very little on how - apart from auditing suppliers – brands and retailers address forced labour risks in countries where they produce hides, process leather, and manufacture leather goods. However, German sportswear giant Adidas marks the exception, new research shows.

Gucci leads "outstanding" Kering Q1 Beth Wright | 26 Apr 17

French luxury goods group Kering has booked what it calls "outstanding" revenue growth in the first quarter of 2017, thanks to record sales at its Gucci label.

Gucci and YSL boost "excellent" Kering FY Beth Wright | 10 Feb 17

French luxury goods group Kering has booked an "excellent" performance in 2016, thanks to a sharp acceleration in growth in the second half, particularly from the firm's Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci  labels.

Kering H1 boosted by Gucci turnaround Michelle Russell | 29 Jul 16

French luxury goods group Kering has booked a "pleasing" second-half, with turnaround growth from the firm's powerhouse Gucci label boosting earnings. 

Kering Q1 sales performance driven by organic growth Michelle Russell | 22 Apr 16

French luxury goods group Kering said it had a "solid" first-quarter thanks to its focus on driving organic growth and higher sales in both its luxury and sports categories. 

Kering confident after "solid" FY profit hike  Katie Smith | 19 Feb 16

French luxury goods group Kering remains confident in its outlook, after posting a double-digit hike in annual net profit, helped by revenue growth in both its luxury and sport and lifestyle divisions. 

Patagonia cuts ties with wool supplier over animal cruelty claims Katie Smith | 19 Aug 15

Outdoor wear specialist Patagonia has stopped sourcing wool from supplier Ovis 21, after an investigation exposed "extreme cruelty" towards lambs and sheep.

Patagonia to probe animal cruelty at wool supplier Katie Smith | 17 Aug 15

Outdoor wear specialist Patagonia has said it is investigating practices at one of its wool suppliers after an investigation exposed "extreme cruelty" towards lambs and sheep.

Guess wins trademark dispute with Gucci Katie Smith | 3 Feb 15

Guess has won an ongoing trademark battle against Gucci after a French court rejected claims of infringement, and ordered Gucci to pay the upscale clothing business EUR30,000 (US$34,035).

Gucci appoints Michele creative director Michelle Russell | 22 Jan 15

Luxury goods group Kering has promoted Alessandro Michele to the role of creative director for Gucci, taking over from Frida Giannini who last month announced her decision to step down.

Kering appoints Sergio Rossi CEO Michelle Russell | 15 Jan 15

French luxury goods group Kering has appointed Giovanni Giunchedi as chief executive officer of shoemaker Sergio Rossi.

Gucci creative director Giannini exits early Katie Smith | 12 Jan 15

Gucci's creative director Frida Giannini has left the luxury fashion brand a month earlier than expected, French luxury goods group Kering has confirmed.

Adidas and McCartney launch sportswear line Michelle Russell | 7 Jan 15

German sporting giant Adidas has joined forces with fashion designer Stella McCartney to launch a sportswear line aimed at the younger female market.

Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora Katie Smith | 23 Dec 14

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.

Gucci CEO and creative director to step down Michelle Russell | 12 Dec 14

The CEO of Gucci and its creative director are to both step down, French luxury goods group Kering has revealed.

Lacoste joins ban on angora Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.





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