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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. 

Instagram rolls out another seamless shopping feature Beth Wright | 21 Mar 19

Social media platform Instagram has taken yet another step towards "seamless" shopping, launching a new feature that will allow shoppers to buy products, including apparel, without leaving the app.

H&M to phase out conventional cashmere Beth Wright | 20 Mar 19

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has announced plans to phase out conventional cashmere as part of its 2030 goal to only use sustainably sourced materials.

H&M shares down despite Q1 sales hike Beth Wright | 15 Mar 19

Shares in H&M were down by almost 4% this morning (15 March) despite the Swedish fast fashion retailer reporting a double-digit rise in first-quarter sales.

Apparel and sourcing firms make 2019 ethical ranking Beth Wright | 28 Feb 19

US apparel giant VF Corp, Hong Kong-based sourcing specialist William E Connor & Associates, and Swedish apparel retailer H&M are the only apparel, sourcing and retail companies to make it on to the latest annual ranking of the world's most ethical companies.

Nike retains position as world’s most valuable apparel brand Beth Wright | 28 Feb 19

US sporting goods giant Nike has once again retained its position as the world's most valuable apparel brand, strengthening its position with a 16% rise in brand value since last year, new figures show.

H&M optimistic despite Q4 and FY profit tumble Beth Wright | 31 Jan 19

H&M has offered an optimistic outlook on the year ahead, with CEO Karl-Johan Persson confident the fast fashion retailer is on the "right track" despite a fall in profit for both the fourth quarter and full year. 

ILO and H&M Group expand supply chain partnership Beth Wright | 25 Jan 19

A partnership between Swedish apparel retailer H&M and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to improve working conditions and productivity in textile and garment industry supply chains, is to be expanded.

Apparel brands merge screened chemistry approaches into ZDHC Beth Wright | 14 Jan 19

Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, H&M and C&A have agreed to share and align their screened chemistry approaches – and hand the future development of the programmes to the ZDHC Foundation, which is working to steer the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.

H&M sees FY sales rise but recovery doubts hit shares Hannah Abdulla | 17 Dec 18

H&M has posted a 5% increase in full-year sales to SEK244.3bn – but shares tumbled by 7% in morning trade to SEK145.14 per share amid concerns over the retailer's recovery.

H&M presents progress on fair living wage strategy Hannah Abdulla | 11 Dec 18

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has hosted a Fair Living Wage Summit in Cambodia to update brands, academics, trade unions and representatives on its progress towards achieving fair living wages for workers in global supply chains.

Swedish fashion firms join forces on climate action Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 18

Swedish fashion chains KappAhl, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Peak Performance have joined forces under the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA), committing to reduce their climate impact by 30% by 2030.

H&M taps ex Cambridge Analytica exec for big data Hannah Abdulla | 5 Dec 18

Swedish apparel giant H&M Group is exploring ways it can harness artificial intelligence to boost its sustainability efforts and has turned to former Cambridge Analytica research director Christopher Wylie for guidance.

H&M to close Cheap Monday to focus on core business Michelle Russell | 27 Nov 18

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to close down its Cheap Monday brand following a long succession of negative sales and earnings.

Global protests demand H&M supply chain wage action Michelle Russell | 23 Nov 18

Activists and workers are preparing for a week of global protests to demand Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) pays living wages and ensures fair employment conditions are implemented for its supply chain workers.

H&M leads event on transparency in industry Hannah Abdulla | 22 Nov 18

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has hosted an event to explore ways the fashion industry can become more transparent.

H&M, Adidas, Gap, Nike largest BCI cotton users Michelle Russell | 15 Nov 18

H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc and Nike have been named in the top five of Better Cotton Initiative's (BCI) top brands list for sourcing the sustainable raw material.

Inditex, M&S help develop forestry mapping tool Beth Wright | 8 Nov 18

Inditex, Kering, H&M, and M&S are among seven apparel brands and industry organisations that have collaborated with forestry conservation not-for-profit Canopy to develop a new interactive tool that aims to help companies transition to a more sustainable supply chain and identify areas of potential sourcing risk.

H&M named world’s biggest user of sustainable cotton Beth Wright | 24 Oct 18

Swedish clothing giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has been named the world's biggest user of sustainable cotton and man-made cellulosic materials in a move the company says takes it one step closer to its goal of using only recycled or other sustainably sourced materials by 2030.





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