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just-style management briefing: International sizing standards expand Karryn Miller | 1 Sep 11

While the goal for many clothing manufacturers and brands is to gain an international presence, there is a key risk associated with selling the same designs in different global markets - the more far and wide that clothing designs go, the more shapes and sizes they must come in.

GERMANY: Adidas joins Nike and Puma in chemicals pledge Leonie Barrie | 31 Aug 11

Sporting goods giant Adidas has become the latest company to win praise from environmental pressure group Greenpeace for pledging to eliminate the release of hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain.

CHINA: Toxic chemicals found in global garment brands Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 11

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace is continuing its campaign against hazardous substances in the apparel supply chain with the release of new research that suggests traces of toxic chemicals have been found in clothing from brands including Adidas, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch.

US: Piperlime to offer men's apparel Petah Marian | 17 Aug 11

US online retailer Piperlime today (17 August) announced it will begin offering men's apparel on the site.

CHINA: Clothing giants accused in Greenpeace campaign | 13 Jul 11

Apparel companies including Nike, Adidas, H&M and PVH are being targeted by a Greenpeace campaign highlighting toxic water pollution linked to the clothing supply chain.

Alvanon takes pan-regional approach to sizing Joe Ayling | 19 May 11

Retailers looking to expand across European markets are being provided with 'one size fits all' mannequins designed from scanning data collated across the region by sizing company Alvanon, whose clients include George, Lacoste, Levi's and Nike.

Egypt's clothing industry starting to bloom | 17 Dec 10

Over the past five years Egypt has cemented its position as a fashion hub for European and American high street brands, with average annual garment exports earning the country US$2bn. Yet domestic labels are generally not exported and high-end clothing manufacturing is still very niche.

US: Jones Group adds two new executives | 27 Oct 10

Two new chief merchandising officers have joined apparel and footwear company Jones Group in positions designed to drive growth of the Anne Klein and Rachel Roy brands.

BULGARIA SNAPSHOT: Textile and apparel industry in brief | 19 Oct 10

Bulgaria, with its population of 7.6m, joined the EU on 1 January 2007, together with Romania. From 2000-2007 it looked as if Bulgaria would take over Romania's role as the biggest eastern European apparel supplier to markets in Western Europe. But exports have fallen since the last quarter of 2008.

UK: Baker Street wins dispute over Alligator label Joe Ayling | 14 Oct 10

UK fashion supplier Baker Street Clothing has claimed victory in a four-year trademark dispute with French fashion group Lacoste.

FRANCE: Lacoste appoints legal affairs VP | 14 Oct 10

Fashion group Lacoste has appointed Nathalie Moulle-Berteaux to the position of vice president of legal affairs.

FRANCE: Lacoste names new artistic director Stuart Todd | 1 Sep 10

Lacoste has appointed the Paris-based Portuguese designer, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, as its new artistic director.

FRANCE: Hagen to head Puma in EEA Stuart Todd | 23 Jul 10

German sporting goods firm Puma, a subsidiary of French conglomerate PPR, has confirmed the appointment of Alexander Hagen as its new general manager, European Economic Area (EEA).

June 2010 management briefing: Brazil remains driving force of Latin America | 18 Jun 10

Brazil seems to be the driving force of Latin American economic growth at the moment. Despite the economic crisis, its GDP grew 5.1% in 2008, dipped slightly in 2009, and is forecast to almost completely recover in 2010.

US: Lacoste taps Diesel’s Steve Birkhold as new CEO | 18 Nov 09

French textile firm Devanlay, a subsidiary of Swiss group Maus Freres and the manufacturer of Lacoste branded apparel, has named Steve Birkhold as CEO of its US subsidiary.

FRANCE: Another Carrefour executive joins Lacoste licensee Stuart Todd | 14 Oct 09

French textile firm and manufacturer of Lacoste branded apparel, Devanlay, has recruited another of supermarket group Carrefour’s senior executives.

FRANCE: Luxury brand owners target Chinese consumers | 28 Sep 09

French luxury brand owners are launching an online campaign to try to drive sales in the Chinese market.

FRANCE: Aigle names Le Joncour as director of operations | 2 Sep 09

French clothing and footwear group Aigle International has announced the appointment of François Le Joncour as director of operations.

FRANCE: Ex-Carrefour chief to head Lacoste licensee Devanlay | 25 Jun 09

Ex-Carrefour chief José Luis Duran is to head French textile firm Devanlay, a subsidiary of Swiss group Maus Freres and the manufacturer of Lacoste branded apparel.

TURKEY: Alien Technology seals new RFID deal | 17 Feb 09

RFID specialist Alien Technology has secured a new garment tracking installation deal with the apparel division of Eren Holding.

US: Robert Siegel returns as Devanlay CEO | 6 Feb 09

Robert Siegel is coming out of retirement to take the helm of Devanlay US, the licensee for Lacoste branded apparel in the United States.

US: Kellwood names Bob Ross VP of retail | 21 Oct 08

Bob Ross has been appointed to the position of vice president of retail for women's apparel firm Kellwood Company.

FRANCE: Façonnable hires Mrejen to head US operations | 7 May 08

French fashion brand Façonnable has named Yonni Mrejen as vice president of its US retail and operations.

FRANCE: Lacoste names L’Equipe executive as CEO | 17 Mar 08

Upmarket sportswear firm Lacoste has appointed Christophe Chenut to the post of chief executive officer (CEO), effective 1 April 2008.

CANADA: New licensee for KangaRoos footwear | 23 Jan 08

Active lifestyle footwear brand KangaRoos has signed a license and distribution deal with Sports Odyssée Inc for Canada.

SWITZERLAND: Maus Frères stake revelation restarts Gant battle | 17 Jan 08

Swiss clothing heavyweight Maus Freres said on Thursday it now controls more than 35% of fashion retailer Gant as it battles to take over the Swedish-owned company. It is now the biggest shareholder of Gant.

SWEDEN: Maus Frères stages last-gasp talks with Gant | 11 Jan 08

Maus Frères, the Swiss company that owns Lacoste, has staged talks with the boss of Gant, in further attempts to drive through a rejected SEK5.2bn ($816m) takeover offer for the Swedish fashion brand.

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SWITZERLAND: Maus Frères ups stake in takeover target Gant | 8 Jan 08

Maus Frères, the Swiss-based company that owns Lacoste, has upped its stake in Gant from 23.7% to 25.8% despite news that the Swedish company's board is urging shareholders to reject its SEK5.2bn ($816m) takeover offer.

SWITZERLAND: Maus Frères sticks by Gant offer | 7 Jan 08

Swiss retail group Maus Frères SA says it intends to keep its shares in Gant whatever the outcome of its US$811m takeover bid for the Swedish fashion firm.


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