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COMMENT: Don’t boycott Bangladeshi apparel just-style.com | 21 Dec 06

Bangladesh had a tough year in 2006, with clothing manufacturers hit by a spate of violence, transport and power strikes, and criticism over factory conditions. Despite all this, the Bangladeshi apparel industry managed to get garments out, more or less to time and budget. Mike Flanagan now suggests retailers, charities and the industry itself should adopt a more positive attitude to help Bangladesh through its difficult times.

BANGLADESH: Primark, Tesco and Asda blasted on factory findings just-style.com | 8 Dec 06

Bangladeshi factories used by UK retailers Primark, Tesco and Asda are paying workers just 5 pence an hour, according to a new report by charity War on Want.

BANGLADESH: Hanesbrands ends supplier contract just-style.com | 8 Dec 06

US intimate apparel maker Hanesbrands has axed a supplier contract in Bangladesh, blaming violations of working hours and pay conditions.

US: Hanesbrands criticised over Mexican factory closure just-style.com | 4 Dec 06

The Canadian-based labour rights group Maquila Solidarity Network has sent a letter to Hanesbrands to express its concern over the intimate apparel maker’s decision to close its Monclova International facility in Mexico with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

PUERTO RICO: Hanesbrands to shut textile plant, lay off 500 just-style.com | 16 Nov 06

Hanesbrands, the US$4.7bn apparel business spun off from Sara Lee in September, has announced another production plant closure as it shifts its manufacturing to lower-cost locations.

US: Hanesbrands earnings down but confident in future strategies just-style.com | 1 Nov 06

Underwear and T-shirt maker Hanesbrands has posted a 39.1% plummet in third-quarter earnings as it was hit by the cost of separating from owner Sara Lee Corp last month. The company also gave investors another taster of the operational changes and growth strategies on the way.

THAILAND: Hanesbrands to buy first Asian sewing plant just-style.com | 27 Oct 06

Intimate wear firm Hanesbrands has signed a definitive deal to buy its first company-owned Asian sewing plant.

US: Hanesbrands to shut distribution centre just-style.com | 19 Oct 06

Hanesbrands, the spin-off apparel business from Sara Lee, said it will shut a high-cost distribution centre in Florida and consolidate two other distribution centres in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, into a nearby third facility.

US: Hanesbrands to close three plants, axe 2,185 jobs just-style.com | 13 Sep 06

Hanesbrands Inc, the $4.7bn apparel business that was spun off from Sara Lee Corp last week, is to close three factories in the US and Mexico and axe around 2,185 jobs as it takes steps to strengthen its global supply chain.

Can Hanesbrands climb to new heights? just-style.com | 12 Sep 06

Hanesbrands, which finally spun-off from Sara Lee Corp last week after a wait of 18 months, has straight away become one of the world’s largest apparel companies. But while there’s a lot to like about the deal, including an arsenal of market-leading brands, the new business faces significant challenges if it is to get bigger and better, as Leonie Barrie reports.

US: Sara Lee completes spin-off of Hanesbrands just-style.com | 6 Sep 06

Consumer goods giant Sara Lee has completed the spin-off of its Hanesbrands apparel essentials division, creating one of the US' leading clothing companies.

US: Sara Lee's Hanesbrands names board, to borrow US$2.6bn just-style.com | 26 Jul 06

Hanesbrands Inc, the company being spun off from Sara Lee Corporation in early September, has named the board of directors that will set the direction for the new apparel unit.

US: New distribution centre for Sara Lee just-style.com | 20 Jul 06

Sara Lee Branded Apparel is set to open its first distribution facility on the west coast of the US, at Rancho Cucamonga in California.

US: Sara Lee appoints exec VP, CMO for Branded Apparel just-style.com | 27 Jun 06

Sara Lee Branded Apparel has appointed Kevin D Hall as its executive VP and chief marketing officer, effective yesterday (26 June).

US: Sara Lee to spin off Hanesbrands this summer just-style.com | 24 May 06

Sara Lee Corporation today revealed further details of plans to spin off its Branded Apparel business in the Americas and Asia, and says the transaction should be completed between June and September 2006.

US: Sara Lee offloads Courtaulds apparel business just-style.com | 9 May 06

Consumer products group Sara Lee Corporation is to offload its UK-based Courtaulds apparel business to a group led by garment maker PD Enterprise Ltd as part of ongoing plans to reorganise its business.








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