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H&M strategy efforts pay off with FY sales hike Beth Wright | 16 Dec 19

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has booked a rise in both fourth-quarter and full-year group sales as ongoing efforts as part of its transformation strategy continue to pay off.


H&M Group to test subscription rental in China Beth Wright | 9 Dec 19

Retailer H&M Group has partnered with China's largest fashion rental platform YCloset to test subscription rentals in the country, in a move that will allow Chinese consumers to hire apparel from its COS brand.


H&M Group's Weekday creates first garment from IFC fibres Beth Wright | 27 Nov 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz Group (H&M) says its Weekday brand has become the first globally to create a garment with new sustainable fabric developed by Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company (IFC).


H&M pilots custom-made jeans at Weekday brand Beth Wright | 25 Nov 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz Group (H&M) has tested the viability of custom-made jeans for its Weekday brand as it works to tackle business challenges including reducing returns and excess products, and only making what customers want.


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.


H&M CEO fast fashion comments "misguided" Michelle Russell | 5 Nov 19

H&M Group CEO, Karl-Johan Persson, has been called out by a labour rights group over comments he made in a recent interview warning of the "terrible social consequences" if consumers were to ditch fast fashion amid concerns about the climate crisis.


H&M to trial apparel rental service Beth Wright | 31 Oct 19

H&M has become the latest retailer to enter the rental space, giving consumers in its native Sweden the chance to hire select pieces from its 2012-2019 Conscious Exclusive collections made from more sustainable materials.


H&M suppliers in India take part in GFA workshops Beth Wright | 30 Oct 19

More than 100 Indian suppliers to Swedish fashion retailer H&M have taken part in workshops to discuss the global framework agreement (GFA) that protects the rights of workers who make its products.


H&M and Ikea study chemicals in recycled textiles Beth Wright | 23 Oct 19

A joint study by H&M and Ikea has found the likelihood of finding more restricted chemical substances in recyclable cotton samples is about twice as high compared to pre-consumer cotton samples.


H&M takes majority stake in Sellpy re-commerce platform Beth Wright | 10 Oct 19

H&M Group has taken a majority stake in re-commerce business Sellpy, in a move that will support the platform's international expansion and also aligns with the Swedish fashion retailer's bid to become fully circular.


Apparel brands join forces to tackle global packaging supply chain Beth Wright | 3 Oct 19

Apparel industry heavyweights H&M, VF Corp, Kontoor Brands and Asos are among ten companies that have committed to a new initiative launched by environmental not-for-profit Canopy to transform the impacts of the global packaging supply chain on forests.


H&M transformation strategy continues to bear fruit Beth Wright | 3 Oct 19

H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson remains confident the Swedish fashion retailer's transformation strategy is bearing fruit as its efforts helped boost both sales and profit in the first nine months of the year amid a "positive reception" for the group's early autumn collections.


H&M to sell external brands as part of new trial Hannah Abdulla | 17 Sep 19

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has confirmed it is to start offering selected external brands and products through its stores as part of a new trial to drive sales.


H&M transformation efforts paying off as Q3 sales rise Hannah Abdulla | 16 Sep 19

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has reported a jump in third-quarter net sales, partly the result of its ongoing "transformation work" to create a faster, more flexible and efficient supply chain and integrate its physical stores and online stores.


H&M latest to suspend Brazil leather sourcing Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 19

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has become the latest apparel retailer to suspend the sourcing of leather from Brazil over environmental concerns.


H&M Group restores garments for new collection Beth Wright | 4 Sep 19

Swedish apparel giant H&M Group has partnered with the Renewal Workshop to develop a collection consisting of former unsellable clothing items that have been mended and brought back to the assortment.


H&M Foundation award has eye on circular innovations Beth Wright | 29 Aug 19

Non-profit H&M Foundation is on the lookout for design ideas with a circular mindset, and digital ideas connecting the dots throughout the fashion value chain, as it opens the fifth round of its annual Global Change Award.


Investors press brands for more workforce transparency Beth Wright | 3 Jul 19

A coalition of more than 120 institutional investors with combined assets of more than US$14 trillion is renewing its demand for companies across the world to come forward with better data on their staff and supply chain workers, with the aim improving the quality of jobs globally. 


H&M's online focus helps lift H1 sales Beth Wright | 27 Jun 19

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M is to reduce the number of stores it will open this year in favour of making more digital investments, amid a rise in first-half revenue.


H&M and Gap Inc top Better Cotton sourcing leaderboard Beth Wright | 18 Jun 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), furniture giant Ikea, and US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc have topped a new ranking by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) based on their total Better Cotton sourcing volumes in 2018. 


H&M hails double-digit Q2 sales hike Beth Wright | 17 Jun 19

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M has hailed its transformation work as the group reported a double-digit rise in second-quarter sales.


H&M uses consumer data to launch custom collection Beth Wright | 24 May 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has harnessed specially collected data to launch a new custom-made collection for customers in Berlin, Germany. 


H&M launches upcycled online Weekday collection Beth Wright | 22 May 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has announced its new sustainability project for its Weekday brand is now available as an online exclusive.


H&M shares supplier details for every garment Beth Wright | 23 Apr 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has launched a new "transparency layer" both in-store and online that will see it list details such as production country, supplier and factory names and addresses for each of its garments.


H&M invests in Finnish sustainable fibre producer Hannah Abdulla | 18 Apr 19

A company that produces sustainable textile fibres made from waste materials has raised EUR3.7m (US$4.2m) in funding from investors, including global fashion retailer H&M, to scale up production at its plant in Finland.


H&M sets up national monitoring committee in India Beth Wright | 17 Apr 19

H&M has established a National Monitoring Committee (NMC) in India as part of a pledge made by the Swedish fast fashion retailer to improve labour rights for garment workers at its supplier factories.


H&M uses AI for customised clothing collaboration Hannah Abdulla | 16 Apr 19

H&M is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in its latest collaboration with Berlin-based tech startup ZyseMe, which will see it offer customised apparel on demand.


Sustainable textile innovations scoop $1m from H&M Foundation Beth Wright | 4 Apr 19

A digital system that aims to close the loop on every garment has won the largest slice of an EUR1m (US$1.24m) grant backed by Swedish fashion giant H&M.


H&M uses new sustainable materials in latest line Beth Wright | 1 Apr 19

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has introduced three new sustainable materials – including leather alternative Piñatex – into the new spring 2019 collection from its eco-friendly Conscious Exclusive line.


H&M's transformation efforts pay off in Q1 Beth Wright | 29 Mar 19

A drop in first-quarter profit at H&M was not enough to prevent shares in the Swedish fast fashion retailer rising by more than 12% this morning (29 March) as the group reported double-digit sales growth in the period. 

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