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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.


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.


Industry takes positive step to sustainable fashion Leonie Barrie | 14 Nov 14

Fashion designers, brands and suppliers including Stella McCartney, G-Star Raw, Bionic Yarn, Loomstate and Saitex have joined a new sustainability initiative aimed at helping businesses improve the way clothes are made and spurring the creation of more eco-friendly materials.


Fibres and fabrics: Sustainability solutions Kitty So | 3 Nov 14

Apparel and textile companies seeking to make their supply chains more sustainable have increasing options to adopt 'greener' innovations - from developments in organic cotton to software monitoring tools and organisations helping to establish eco-friendly policies.


Monsoon Accessorize joins ban on angora Katie Smith | 29 Oct 14

UK apparel and accessories retailer Monsoon Accessorize has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.


Levi Strauss and M&S join Canopy forest fibre initiative Richard Woodard | 29 Oct 14

Leading fashion players including Levi Strauss & Co and Marks & Spencer are the latest names to sign up to non-profit organisation Canopy’s Fashion Loved by Forest sustainability initiative.


Kering outlines new sustainable fashion partnership Katie Smith | 27 Oct 14

French luxury goods group Kering has outlined a new partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at the London College of Fashion (LCF) to support sustainable practices and innovation in the fashion industry.


Kering outlines new sustainable fashion partnership Katie Smith | 27 Oct 14

French luxury goods group Kering has outlined a new partnership with the Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) at the London College of Fashion (LCF) to support sustainable practices and innovation in the fashion industry.


Dassault Systèmes to launch 3D Platform in UK Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 14

Dassault Systèmes is partnering with international software business Island Pacific to launch its 3DExperince Platform to fashion brands and retailers in the UK.


Kering promotes Flore to Brioni CEO Katie Smith | 22 Oct 14

French luxury goods group Kering has promoted Gianluca Flore to CEO of its Italian men's wear brand Brioni, replacing Francesco Pesci.


New CEOs for Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane Michelle Russell | 21 Oct 14

French luxury goods group Kering has appointed new chief executives for its Bottega Veneta and Christopher Kane brands as part of a management reshuffle.

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