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Blockchain pilot to verify sustainable viscose fibres Beth Wright | 1 Dec 20

A new pilot project will utilise blockchain technology to trace the origins of viscose used in garments provided by Danish fashion retailer Bestseller and luxury goods group Kering as part of a wider bid to verify sustainable viscose fibres along the fashion supply chain.

Fashion Pact doubles membership one year on Michelle Russell | 14 Oct 20

The Fashion Pact, a coalition aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the apparel industry, has doubled its membership one year on from its launch, while also setting out a digital dashboard of KPIs and an operations structure.

The business case for chemical recycling of cellulosics Beth Wright | 30 Sep 20

With as much as 73% of clothing produced eventually sent to landfill or incinerated, the new The Full Circle Textiles Project launched earlier this month aims to tackle some of the challenges by scaling innovations in closed loop cellulosic recycling. However, as participants explain, there are a number of difficult but key barriers to overcome first.

Project to scale cellulosic chemical recycling aims to close the loop Beth Wright | 11 Sep 20

A new first-of-its-kind consortium project has launched to explore disruptive solutions in chemical recycling, with the goal of creating new fibres and garments from used clothing and ultimately drive industry-wide adoption.

Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 27 Jul 20

Texollini, Chargeurs*PCC Fashion Technologies, and Crystal International are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 

Kering luxury labels prepare to produce surgical masks Beth Wright | 25 Mar 20

Kering is to provide the French health service with 3m surgical masks, which the luxury goods group will purchase and import from China, as part of efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic in France. 

Fashion industry pilot to produce first circular polybag Beth Wright | 12 Dec 19

A new pilot project aims to reduce the use and impact of virgin polybags in the fashion industry by developing a fully circular solution based on recycled content.

How cutting-edge technologies can track organic cotton Beth Wright | 22 Nov 19

A pilot project that combines on-product markers and blockchain technology to trace organic cotton from farm to consumer – a first in the apparel industry – has been deemed so successful that it could be implemented on a wider scale in the organic cotton sector and shows "enormous potential" as an end-to-end traceability solution for other preferred fibres in the fashion supply chain.

New Kering sustainability chair at French fashion institute Beth Wright | 18 Nov 19

French luxury goods group Kering has teamed up with the Institut Français de la Mode (IFM) to launch a new position at the higher education institution to drive scientific research on a wide range of topics related to sustainability.

24 more companies join Kering sustainability pact Beth Wright | 29 Oct 19

Decathlon, Gant and Mango are among the latest 24 companies to join a new coalition that has pledged to set practical steps to reduce the environmental impact of the apparel industry.

Kering to up luxury focus with Puma bonds issue Hannah Abdulla | 30 Sep 19

Apparel firm Kering is taking another step toward streamlining its focus on its luxury portfolio, and has announced plans to further reduce its remaining stake in German sportswear brand Puma.

Kering commits to full carbon neutrality across the supply chain Beth Wright | 24 Sep 19

French luxury goods group Kering is to offset the group's annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from 2018 as part of a bid to make the  entire group carbon neutral within its own operations and across the entire supply chain.

Kering H1 sales surpass EUR7bn but Gucci growth slows Beth Wright | 26 Jul 19

French luxury goods group booked strong double-digit sales growth in the first half of 2019 and a record operating margin of 29.5% – but investors have instead focused on a slowdown in sales growth at its key Gucci brand.

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. 

Kering eyes greater transparency with new digital EP&L platform Beth Wright | 6 Jun 19

Luxury goods group Kering has launched a new digital platform granting access to its Environmental Profit and Loss (EP&L) account in a move designed to support fashion players with information and insight into the complexities of their own environmental impacts. 

Kering develops new standards for animal welfare Hannah Abdulla | 14 May 19

Luxury goods group Kering has published new Animal Welfare Standards in a bid to ensure the humane treatment of animals across the company's supply chains.

Kering off to solid start with double-digit Q1 sales rise Hannah Abdulla | 24 Apr 19

Luxury apparel group Kering has reported a 21.9% jump in sales on a reported basis, which includes the impact of currencies and acquisitions, to EUR3.8bn during the first quarter of 2019.

Kering posts FY profit jump on higher sales Hannah Abdulla | 12 Feb 19

Luxury French fashion house Kering has booked "record high" full year profits that saw a net profit jump of 108% to EUR3.7bn on the back of healthier full-year sales.

Kering paper links Planetary Boundaries to CSR decision-making Beth Wright | 24 Jan 19

French luxury goods group Kering has partnered with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability (CISL) to publish the first in a series of white papers on the concept of Planetary Boundaries, explaining how it can be applied in the context of corporate sustainability.

Kering tops sustainability list for second time Beth Wright | 23 Jan 19

Kering has been named the most sustainable corporation in the Luxury and Apparel and Accessories sectors for the second consecutive year, according to a new index published at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this week. 

Kering to regain control of its e-commerce activities Beth Wright | 26 Nov 18

French luxury goods group Kering has outlined a series of new developments under its digital strategy, including plans to regain control of its e-commerce activities by 2020.

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.

Gucci drives "outstanding" Kering Q3 Beth Wright | 25 Oct 18

French luxury goods group Kering has hailed "another quarter of outstanding growth", thanks, once again, to a standout performance at its Gucci label.

Pioneering partnership on traceable organic cotton for Kering Hannah Abdulla | 15 Oct 18

Italian textile maker Albini Group has partnered with scientific traceability company Oritain to produce what it claims is the first 100% traceable Supima organic cotton, which will be used in collections from global luxury group Kering, owner of brands including Gucci, YSL, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen.

Kering joins STOXX 50 European index Beth Wright | 26 Sep 18

French luxury goods group Kering has joined the Euro STOXX 50 index, one of the major indexes of listed shares of the euro area.

Gucci drives "dazzling" H1 growth at Kering Beth Wright | 27 Jul 18

French luxury goods group Kering has posted a profit hike of more than 185% in the first half of 2018, hailing an "excellent" six-month performance in which the group refocused on luxury.

Knowing your supply chain is the first step to sustainability Beth Wright | 4 Jul 18

With most of the environmental impact of an apparel brand or retailer's business embedded in its supply chain, knowing and understanding exactly who’s on the list is a vital first step to tackling sustainability.

Kering mulls selling Christopher Kane back to designer Beth Wright | 22 Jun 18

French luxury goods group Kering has announced it is in discussions with Christopher Kane about the conditions in which the British designer could take back full control of the eponymous brand.

Gucci drives Kering Q1 with "spectacular" growth Beth Wright | 25 Apr 18

French luxury goods group Kering delivered what it calls remarkable growth in the first three months of 2018, thanks to another standout performance at its Gucci label.

Stella McCartney to take back full control of brand Beth Wright | 29 Mar 18

British designer Stella McCartney is to take sole ownership of her eponymous luxury fashion brand, buying back the 50% stake held by French luxury goods group Kering.





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