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Nanotechnology’s big potential in clothing | 10 Oct 05

If you’re in the apparel industry, you’ve likely heard the term “nanotechnology” and its claims to revolutionise the marketplace writes Stacy Baker. It’s being used to impart characteristics onto fabrics such as stain, water and oil-resistant finishes – and what’s more, the added value doesn’t come at a hefty price.

Première Vision shows an increasingly global flavour | 5 Oct 05

Première Vision remains the active, innovative and creative face of the global textile industry, and the latest show in September was no exception says Sapna Arora. The traditional textile strongholds staged a strong and defiant comeback in terms of design and innovation in the year their markets were thrown open to cheaper and unrestricted imports from the Far East.

USA: Jeffrey Tweedy To Head Beyonce’s House Of Dereon | 19 Sep 05

Private label designer Tarrant Apparel Group has named Jeffrey Tweedy as president of its licensed women’s fashion line, House of Dereon, which was founded by entertainment superstar Beyonce and her mother Tina Knowles.

TURKEY: Yunsa Targets US$85m Turnover In 2005 | 7 Sep 05

Yunsa, manufacturer of fabrics for men's and women's apparel, is aiming for sales of US$85 million in 2005.

PORTUGAL: Hugo Boss Opens Outlet In Alcochete | 6 Sep 05

Luxury fashion label Hugo Boss AG is to open its first Portuguese outlet on 10 September.

ITALY: Mapier Signs Deal To Make Liabel Lines | 5 Sep 05

Mapier’s other clients include Hugo Boss AG and Ermenegildo Zegna.

USA: Nano-Tex Applied To Fashion House Garments | 30 Aug 05

Global fashion houses Hugo Boss, René Lezard and Paul Stuart have launched apparel enhanced with Nano-Tex Resists Spills fabric treatment.

GERMANY: Clothing Companies Threaten To Exit China - Paper | 26 Aug 05

Several German clothing companies are threatening to switch their production from China to other countries in Asia due to the ongoing exports row between China and the EU, according to the Die Welt newspaper.

UK: M&S Womenswear Boss To Flee The Company? | 2 Aug 05

Floundering high-street chain Marks & Spencer’s head of womenswear looks likely to quit, according to media reports which quote analysts at Seymour Pierce.

Fast fashion and supply chain management | 29 Jul 05

What is fast fashion and is it really any different to supply chain management or quick response? This article is an edited version of an interview given by retail consultant Malcolm Newbery to Dr Liz Barnes, senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, which attempts to answer these questions and look at the impact of fast fashion on the supply chain.

GERMANY: Hugo Boss H1 Profit Grows 16% | 28 Jul 05

Luxury goods label Hugo Boss has reported a 16 per cent first-half earnings increase on higher sales across all regions.

UK: Allders Ex-Boss To Head Up Tesco's Clothing? | 25 Jul 05

The ex-boss of collapsed department store chain Allders is in discussions to take over the lead of supermarket giant Tesco’s clothing division, according to a report in The Sunday Times newspaper.

TURKEY: Hugo Boss Disappointed With Izmir Project | 20 Jul 05

German clothing firm Hugo Boss has criticised the Turkish government’s tax policy in the country’s free trade zones, saying that they have prevented the company from setting up a major production hub in the region.

UK: Matalan To Axe Jobs In Cost-Cutting Ploy | 7 Jul 05

Discount retail giant Matalan Plc is expected to axe hundreds of jobs following poor sales for the 2005 year so far.

CHINA: Trade Boss Calls For Better Relations With Pakistan | 23 Jun 05

Wang Shenyang, Chairman of China Chamber of Commerce for Imports and Exports of Textiles, said that Pakistan and China need to work with each other to boost the development of textiles trade.

EU plays at Leapfrog with textile firms | 20 Jun 05

Leapfrog (Leadership for European Apparel Production From Research along Original Guidelines) is an ambitious European research project aimed at collating and dissipating information across Europe's textile and clothing industry. It's a great concept says Jozef De Coster, but will it work?

GERMANY: Hugo Boss Plans 30% Sales Rise For Boss Woman | 20 Jun 05

Luxury goods giant Hugo Boss AG plans to grow sales from its Boss Woman unit by approximately 30 per cent to almost €90 million this year, chief executive officer Bruno Saelzer told German magazine Euro am Sonntag.

ITALY: Marzotto Rules Out Hugo Boss Buyout | 16 Jun 05

Italian clothing and textiles group Marzotto does not plan any “extraordinary operations” for the Hugo Boss brand, Reuters quoted chairman Antonio Favrin as saying.

COLOMBIA: Le Collezioni To Distribute Loro Piana | 16 Jun 05

Colombian clothing distributor Le Collezioni has agreed a contract with Italian garment maker Loro Piana to exclusively distribute its products in Colombia.

GERMANY: Hugo Boss To Expand Shoes, Accessories - Paper | 3 Jun 05

Luxury goods company Hugo Boss AG is planning to grow its shoes and accessories divisions over the coming years in order to capitalise on growing sales in those sectors, Financial Times Deutschland quoted the company’s chief executive Bruno Saelzer as saying.

ITALY: Clothing Sales Drive Marzotto Q1 Profit | 11 May 05

Fashion and textiles group Marzotto SpA said first-quarter 2005 sales and profits grew on good performances at its Hugo Boss and Valentino clothing units.

USA: Delta Galil Sees $3.0m Net Loss | 3 May 05

Upmarket apparel manufacturer Delta Galil Industries Ltd has reported a $3.0 million preliminary first-quarter net loss, attributable to a sales decrease and the erosion of selling prices to a portion of its customers, especially in its European and US upper market divisions

GERMANY: Hugo Boss Sees Growth In Women's Clothing | 26 Apr 05

Luxury brand Hugo Boss AG plans to grow the share of ladies’ clothing sales in the group to one third by 2013, chief executive Bruno Saelzer told Focus-Money magazine.

SWEDEN: Joy International Boss Jailed For Taxation Crimes | 6 Apr 05

Clothing chain Joy International’s owner, Bengt Hango, has been given a three-year jail sentence for taxation crimes.

CHINA: Hugo Boss Sets Sights On Chinese Production | 31 Mar 05

Upmarket German fashion brand Hugo Boss is planning to carry out trial production of suits in China, with a possible view to starting a complete manufacturing line there

GERMANY: Hugo Boss Expects High Single-Digit Growth | 30 Mar 05

Luxury goods brand Hugo Boss AG says it predicts to see sales growth in the high single-digit percentage range this year, with pre-tax profit increasing in line with sales.

UK: M&S Boss Rose Backs Philip Green's Retail Academy | 24 Mar 05

Entrepreneurs Philip Green and Stuart Rose – who became engaged in an infamous takeover battle over department store chain Marks & Spencer last year – are putting their differences aside to support a new UK fashion retail academy.

ISRAEL: Delta Galil Reports 9% Q4 Sales Growth | 16 Mar 05

Apparel manufacturer Delta Galil Industries Ltd has posted a 9 per cent rise in fourth-quarter sales to $167.2 million, compared to $153.5m in the same quarter of 2003.

ITALY: Marzotto Creates Separate Fashion Unit | 15 Mar 05

Italian textile and fashion group Marzotto SpA has announced a restructuring plan whereby it will split fashion brands away from its textiles division, creating a new fashion unit fully owned by Marzotto.

Turkish textiles full of Eastern promise | 14 Feb 05

Textiles and clothing are one of the most important sectors of the Turkish economy, being the driving force behind Turkey's exports and one of the country's key employers. The industry recently embarked on a project to promote and market its own brand names, as Hasan Gulveren reports.








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