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CANADA: Hemptown adds Kenneth Barker to board just-style.com | 7 Feb 06

Environmentally friendly apparel company Hemptown Clothing has appointed Kenneth Barker to its board of directors.

LUXEMBOURG: Levi's partial win in pocket design case just-style.com | 1 Feb 06

Levi Strauss may have won a partial victory at the European Court of Justice (ECJ) over a bid to protect as a trademark the ‘gull’ shaped stitching on the rear pockets of its jeans.

THE NETHERLANDS: J Lindeberg opens Amsterdam showroom just-style.com | 17 Jan 06

Men’s and women’s label J Lindeberg is setting up an Amsterdam showroom to establish distribution in the Benelux region, and has named Ruud Mors as country manager.

BELGIUM: Levi Europe president to leave just-style.com | 13 Jan 06

Casual apparel company Levi Strauss & Co said its Europe president Paul Mason is quitting the company at the end of February to pursue other opportunities.

US: Denim favourite Levi's to launch iPod jeans just-style.com | 11 Jan 06

Casual denim brand Levi’s said it will launch the first jeans compatible with iPod portable music players in autumn 2006.

US: Nitches partners with Dockers for men's wear just-style.com | 11 Jan 06

Nitches has entered a licensing partnership with the Levi Strauss & Co brand Dockers for men's swimwear, graphic t-shirts and casual knit tops.

US: Paul Harrington appointed Reebok brand president just-style.com | 9 Jan 06

Sports company Reebok has named Paul Harrington as president and chief executive officer of the Reebok brand, effective immediately.

US: Jeantex announces Yves Castaldi acquisition just-style.com | 22 Dec 05

Clothing maker Jeantex Group has signed a deal to acquire the majority ownership of high-end apparel designer Yves Castaldi.

INDIA: Celebrity Fashions acquires factories in Chennai just-style.com | 19 Dec 05

Chennai-based Celebrity Fashions (sales INR1.34bn) is to acquire the trouser manufacturing plant and design studio owned by Ambattur Clothing Ltd (ACL), for a sum of INR800m (US$17.8m).

US: Levi Strauss appoints senior VP, general counsel just-style.com | 14 Dec 05

Casual clothing company Levi Strauss & Co has named Hilary Krane as senior vice president and general counsel as of January 2006.

Chilean makers bet on exports for growth just-style.com | 5 Dec 05

Like many textile-producing countries around the world, Chile has not been immune from China’s furious incursion into the market. While the South American country’s textiles and apparel industry is expected to grow 5% to roughly US$3.6bn this year, observers say that the Chinese will pocket most profits from that growth. By Ivan Castano.

Clean Clothes Campaign picks on ethical sourcing just-style.com | 28 Nov 05

The first major conference organised by the Business Social Compliance Initiative in Brussels last week was marred by protests against weak social audits and 'sweatshop cover-ups.' Jozef De Coster was there.

BANGLADESH: Pakistani Entrepreneurs eye JVs with Beximco just-style.com | 28 Nov 05

A delegation of Pakistani entrepreneurs has shown interest in establishing joint-venture textile projects with Bangladesh-based Beximco Textiles Limited

USA: Genesco Posts Q3 Profit, Sales Growth just-style.com | 22 Nov 05

Footwear and hat retailer Genesco has posted third-quarter profit and sales increases, boosted by same-store sales gains and expanded gross margin.

USA: Nitches Closes Designer Intimates Buy just-style.com | 9 Nov 05

Niche-market apparel company Nitches said it has completed the acquisition of Designer Intimates’ stock and now owns 100 per cent of the company.

JAPAN: Levi Strauss Body Scanning Service Measures Up just-style.com | 31 Oct 05

After testing new body-scanning technology in the United States, Levi Strauss is now launching the service permanently in its Japanese stores this autumn.

USA: Vision Chain To Support Levi Decision-Making just-style.com | 27 Oct 05

Casual wear giant Levi Strauss & Co has implemented Vision Chain’s enterprise software solutions into the business systems infrastructure for its Signature brand division.

USA: Levi Publishes Suppliers List, Q3 Results just-style.com | 11 Oct 05

Casual apparel company Levi Strauss & Co has released a list of all owned-and-operated and contract active suppliers as well as publishing a drop in quarterly net income.

BELGIUM: Levi Strauss Europe Renews Footwear License just-style.com | 27 Sep 05

Levi Strauss Europe is renewing an exclusive licensing agreement with DC Company to design, produce, market and distribute a range of footwear and belts for men and women under the Levi’s brand label through autumn 2010.

Colombia competes with social, marketing conscience just-style.com | 12 Sep 05

Clothing companies in the Colombian city of Medellín have chosen not to compete with low Chinese prices, but instead offer intelligent marketing policies and serious investment in social programmes. It's a gamble that seems to be paying off, as Jozef De Coster reports.

UK: Levi Buys Back Stores To Gain Control just-style.com | 2 Sep 05

Casual apparel giant Levi Strauss has bought back seven UK stores and five factory outlets from ex-franchisee Kellawn as it strives to gain more control over its retail business.

SPAIN: Zara Rated As One Of World’s Biggest Brands just-style.com | 2 Sep 05

For the first time clothes brand Zara has entered Business Week magazine’s yearly ranking of the world’s biggest brands.

USA: Dockers Plans Argentina Launch just-style.com | 31 Aug 05

Casual clothing brand Dockers is soon to launch onto the Argentine market, Latin America News Digest reported.

USA: Levi Launches Andy Warhol Apparel Range just-style.com | 24 Aug 05

Casual apparel giant Levi Strauss & Co is launching a super-premium range of apparel in conjunction with a foundation paying homage to pop-culture artist Andy Warhol.

USA: Tim Larcombe To Manage Levi UK, Ireland just-style.com | 19 Aug 05

Casual apparel giant Levi Strauss has named Tim Larcombe, who quit sportswear major adidas last week, as general manager of its UK and Ireland businesses.

USA: Intellifit Launches Pilot Programme In Malls just-style.com | 9 Aug 05

Intellifit Corporation has begun implementing a pilot programme for its Find What Fits sizing technology kiosks, which are designed to help customers find the best-fitting styles, brands and sizes.

Turkey chases away the denim blues just-style.com | 5 Aug 05

The Turkish denim industry has many competitive advantages in the international market, particularly in terms of its quality, extensive product range and designs. Denim accounts for 30 per cent of Turkey's total woven fabric production, and the country has a 6.5 per cent share of the world market in jeans manufacturing. Hasan Gulveren reports.

BANGLADESH: Unions Urge End To Lax Factory Standards just-style.com | 26 Jul 05

Trade union leaders yesterday campaigned for better safety standards at Bangladesh’s garment factories following the biggest lapse so far in April, when 73 were killed after the Spectrum Garments Factory collapsed.

PHILIPPINES: Levi Breakthrough In Trademark Case just-style.com | 21 Jul 05

Jeans wear giant Levi Strauss & Co has won a ruling which will help its campaign against garment maker Vogue Traders Clothing Co, which allegedly copied its denim goods.

Consumers splash out on easy-care clothing just-style.com | 15 Jul 05

Demand for apparel with stain protective properties is surging as consumers increasingly rely on clothes which offer easy-care and convenience. Indeed, according to a new report it is forecast that the percentage of apparel with performance enhancing treatments will double in the next few years.








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