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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.


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.


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.


Solid business performance boosts Inditex Q1 Beth Wright | 14 Jun 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex booked double-digit increases in both earnings and revenues in its first-quarter, underpinned by a solid business performance and global growth in both its online and store network. 


Fashion brands linked to polluting viscose producers Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 17

A number of fashion giants, including Sweden’s H&M and Inditex's Zara, are said to be buying viscose from highly polluting factories that are contributing irreparable damage to environmental and human health.


H&M, Inditex and Nike ranked supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 30 May 17

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Dior, Nike and Inditex world's largest apparel companies Beth Wright | 26 May 17

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.


US apparel retail shifts reveal misconceptions Michelle Russell | 3 Apr 17

The death of the department store, the exaggerated rise of Amazon as an apparel retailer power, and the threat of European fast-fashion specialists to US retail are among a number of misconceptions currently bedevilling the retail  industry, a new report explains.


Where next for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark? Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 17

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly and highlights a number of critical issues such as the quality and credibility of information, governance and price pressures.


Nike is world’s most valuable apparel brand Beth Wright | 15 Mar 17

US sporting goods giant Nike has retained its position as the world’s most valuable apparel brand after a 13% rise in brand value to US$32bn, new figures show.


Inditex earnings and sales jump in 2016 Michelle Russell | 15 Mar 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex saw both earnings and sales increase in its last fiscal thanks to growth across all geographic regions and an expansion of its online platform.


Inditex and H&M among those boycotting Dhaka garment summit Beth Wright | 23 Feb 17

A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).


Natural Denims inks collective agreement with union Beth Wright | 16 Feb 17

Bangladesh union representatives have signed a collective agreement with H&M and Inditex supplier Natural Denims Ltd for the first time, entitling workers to an annual wage increase, sick leave and a bonus scheme. 


Inditex strengthens safe water commitment Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex has strengthened its partnership with water crisis solutions non-profit organisation, Water.org, to improve access to safe water and sanitation in developing countries.


Eight factors set to shape European retail in 2017 Michelle Russell | 3 Jan 17

Many of the key themes that dominated the European retail scene in 2016 are expected to continue into this year, analysts believe, as retailers prepare for more currency headwinds, unseasonal weather, a continued shift to e-commerce and whatever hurdles Brexit will bring.


Inditex expansion boosts earnings and sales Michelle Russell | 14 Dec 16

Spanish fashion giant Inditex has booked higher earnings and sales in the first nine months of its fiscal year thanks to global growth in both its online and store network. 


Fashion firms failing to address deforestation risk Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 16

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 


Inditex launches supplier union network in Vietnam Beth Wright | 16 Nov 16

Spanish fashion giant Inditex has signed a global framework agreement (GFA) with the IndustriAll Global Union, launching a supplier union network in Vietnam.


Zara moves into New Zealand with first store Beth Wright | 7 Nov 16

Fast fashion brand Zara has opened its first store in New Zealand, as part of ongoing plans by parent company Inditex to increase its presence in the south hemisphere.

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