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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.


Inditex, Adidas and Patagonia top ethical report Beth Wright | 20 Apr 17

Spanish clothing giant Inditex, German sportswear giant Adidas and US outdoor brand Patagonia have topped a new report ranking the efforts companies are taking to address forced labour, child labour and exploitation in their supply chains.


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.


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.


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A cohort of leading apparel companies, including Spanish clothing giant Inditex, have withdrawn from the Dhaka Apparel Summit, organised by the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).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


Fast Fashion – Tech tools to transform supply chains Andrew Burnyeat | 7 Nov 16

Most fast fashion brands span multiple brands, channels and countries – and technology can help revolutionise supply chains at all stages from prototype design to packing and shipping.


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.


Inditex to collaborate with Chinese university Beth Wright | 7 Nov 16

Spanish fashion giant Inditex has inked a three-year collaboration agreement with China's Tsinghua School of Economics and Management (SEM) that will offer grants to selected students for academic and business exchanges in Spain.


Apparel brands "ignoring" refugee abuse in Turkey factories Michelle Russell | 25 Oct 16

The majority of large apparel brands are ignoring the "endemic" abuse of Syrian refugees in Turkish clothing factories supplying European retailers, a new report has found. 


Zara launches eco-friendly Join Life collection Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 16

Fashion brand Zara has developed a new sustainable collection, Join Life, as part of a commitment by parent company Inditex to strengthen its sustainability commitments.


Inditex issues "strong" H1 earnings and sales Michelle Russell | 21 Sep 16

Spanish fashion giant Inditex has issued what analysts say are yet another strong set of results as it revealed higher first-half earnings and sales thanks to ongoing investment in its online and store network. 


Apparel majors among top sustainability performers Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 16

Major apparel groups including Adidas, Gap Inc, Inditex, Gildan and Asics have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), putting the companies among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.


Zara USA faces US$5m deceptive pricing lawsuit Beth Wright | 24 Aug 16

Fast fashion retailer Zara USA has been hit with a US$5m lawsuit that claims the chain has been allegedly duping US consumers with misleading price tags.


Inditex domestic market set to see strongest growth Michelle Russell | 1 Aug 16

Spanish retail giant Inditex is set to see the largest growth from its domestic market by 2020, analysts believe, thanks to its mixture of fast fashion and premium brands.


Inditex and Lenzing close the loop on textile waste Michelle Russell | 20 Jul 16

Inditex has signed an exclusive agreement with cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing to manufacture premium raw materials from textile waste as part of the Spanish fashion giant's commitment to the circular economy.


Inditex publishes wet processing supplier list Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 16

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, has published a list of its global direct and indirect wet processing suppliers, after being commended by Greenpeace for its "exemplary" approach to transparency.


Nike, Victoria's Secret, Esprit lag in detox efforts Beth Wright | 6 Jul 16

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.


Inditex reveals "standout" Q1 performance Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 16

Inditex, owner of the Zara fashion brand, revealed a strong performance in its first-quarter thanks to its geographic expansion and sales growth across all regions. 


H&M, Inditex and Nike rated supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 25 May 16

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.


Inditex renews global trade union agreement Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 16

Inditex has renewed an agreement that sees trade union experts employed across the fashion retailer's global supply chain to help with the implementation of labour rights.


Inditex working towards trade union network in Vietnam Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 16

Plans to create a national trade union network for workers in Inditex's Vietnamese supply chain have taken a step forward as part of a global framework agreement (GFA) between the Spanish retail giant and IndustriAll. 

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