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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.


Human rights group calls on Inditex to "respect" living wage Michelle Russell | 20 Nov 19

Spanish fashion giant Inditex has rebuffed claims by a human rights group that it is not ensuring supply chain workers producing hoodies for its Zara brand are being paid a living wage.


Inditex H1 profits and sales up on tech investments Hannah Abdulla | 11 Sep 19

Inditex Group, the world’s biggest fashion retailer and owner of brands including Zara, Masimmo Dutti and Bershka, has reported a rise in sales and profits for the first half, boosted by investments in stores as well as in logistics and technology.


Zara launches first denim line made from repurposed jeans Beth Wright | 23 Aug 19

Fast fashion chain Zara has launched its first collection made from post-consumer denim and revealed plans to scale up its repurposing efforts in the future. 


Inditex outlines new global sustainability goals Beth Wright | 17 Jul 19

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, has outlined a series of new sustainability commitments – including a pledge that 100% of the cotton, linen and polyester used by all eight of its brands will be organic, sustainable or recycled by 2025.


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. 


Inditex sets up new board-level sustainability committee Beth Wright | 13 Jun 19

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, is setting up a sustainability committee within its board of directors to oversee the group's sustainability strategy and policies.


Higher sales boost Inditex Q1 profit Hannah Abdulla | 12 Jun 19

Inditex, the owner of the Zara, Bershka and Pull & Bear brands, has posted a 10% jump in net profits for the first quarter of 2019, to EUR736m (US$833m), lifted by increased sales.


Inditex to promote Carlos Crespo to CEO Beth Wright | 24 May 19

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, the world's largest clothing retailer, is to promote its chief operating officer Carlos Crespo to the role of chief executive, helping to move the company towards its digital and sustainability goals.


Inditex and MIT research data analysis and sustainability Hannah Abdulla | 19 Mar 19

Inditex, owner of Zara and Pull & Bear brands, is to contribute over US$4m to multi-year projects with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), which will research global sustainability initiatives and data analysis applications for the textile industry.


Inditex FY sales climb to EUR26.15bn Beth Wright | 13 Mar 19

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, operator of the Zara fast fashion chain and the world's second-largest clothing retailer, has booked a rise in full-year profit and revenue, with net sales climbing to EUR26.15bn (US$29.52bn). 


Inditex launches Pull&Bear brand online in the US Beth Wright | 20 Feb 19

Spanish clothing giant Inditex is to launch its Pull&Bear brand online in the US today (20 February) as part of its bid to sell in every country in the world by 2020.


Lack of discounting boosts Inditex profit and sales Beth Wright | 12 Dec 18

Spanish clothing giant Inditex has maintained its sales and margin guidance for the full year amid increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.


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.


Pakistan projects to tackle worker rights and forced labour Michelle Russell | 5 Oct 18

The International Labour Organization (ILO) has launched two projects in Pakistan, funded by the EU and Inditex, aimed at eliminating child and forced labour and promoting workers rights in the country’s cotton, textile and garment industries.


Fashion brands reaffirm Europe GFA commitment Michelle Russell | 4 Oct 18

Inditex, H&M and Asos have committed to continuing their work on building collective bargaining for garment and footwear workers in Southeast Europe as part of the global framework agreement (GFA).


Inditex to sell online worldwide by 2020 Beth Wright | 6 Sep 18

Pablo Isla, chairman and CEO of Inditex, has announced that all of the group's brands, including Zara, will sell online to every country in the world by 2020.


Inditex India suppliers commit to better social dialogue Beth Wright | 22 Jun 18

More than 50 Inditex textile and garment suppliers in India have gathered in Bangalore and Delhi to ensure the effective implementation of global union IndustriAll's Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) in the country's garment sector.


Top 10 apparel brands combined worth US$111.3bn Beth Wright | 1 Jun 18

The world’s top ten apparel brands have grown in value by 5% year-on-year and are now worth US$111.3bn, according to the 2018 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.


Arcadia, Gap, H&M and Inditex all ban mohair Michelle Russell | 2 May 18

Fashion retail giants Arcadia Group, Inditex, Gap Inc and Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) have all committed to ensuring their products are mohair-free following an investigation into the industry in South Africa by animal rights group PETA.


Unpaid Turkey garment workers accept partial payment Michelle Russell | 12 Apr 18

Garment workers in Turkey campaigning for the settlement of severance pay from a factory supplying to brands including Zara, Mango and Next, have accepted partial payment.


Online boosts Inditex FY, but sales growth slows Beth Wright | 14 Mar 18

Profit at Spanish clothing giant Inditex, operator of the Zara fast fashion chain and the world's second-largest clothing retailer, rose 7% last year, thanks to growth across all regions and a double-digit jump in online sales.


Green supply chain map links China factories to brands Michelle Russell | 4 Jan 18

Six leading apparel brands have stepped forward to be featured on a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.


Inditex expansion boosts profit and sales Beth Wright | 13 Dec 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months of the year as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.


Inditex partnership with ILO a "milestone" for best labour Beth Wright | 20 Oct 17

The director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO) says its collaboration with Spanish clothing giant Inditex to enhance labour conditions at all levels of the garment sector value chain represents a new milestone in the apparel industry.


Inditex supplier unions work to boost labour rights Beth Wright | 16 Oct 17

A workshop in Vietnam has seen 33 trade union leaders from Inditex supplier garment factory unions review their network's activities for 2017, exchange best practices and set the agenda for 2018 as part of their role to implement a pledge made by the Spanish clothing giant to protect and promote labour conditions throughout its entire supply chain.


Inditex, H&M, Adidas among top 15 European supply chains Beth Wright | 22 Sep 17

Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review


Inditex H1 profit and sales jump, but margin falls Beth Wright | 20 Sep 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked increases in both earnings and revenues in the first half of the year but gross margin was hurt by the strong appreciation of the euro versus most major currencies.


Solid, sustainable growth "key" to Inditex future Beth Wright | 19 Jul 17

Inditex has hailed the strengthening of the group's commitment to sustainability along the value chain in 2016, with chairman and CEO Pablo Isla highlighting "solid, sustainable, and integrated growth" as key to the future of Inditex.


Inditex to take Zara, Bershka, Oysho and others into Belarus Hannah Abdulla | 19 Jul 17

Zara owner Inditex has detailed expansion plans for 2017, which will see a raft of its brands enter Belarus.

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