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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.


USA: Levi Expense Controls Drive Q2 Profit just-style.com | 12 Jul 05

Casual clothing giant Levi Strauss & Co has reported a leap in second-quarter profit due to expense controls offsetting sales slumps.


POLAND: Big Star Ltd Names Director General just-style.com | 5 Jul 05

Jeans maker Big Star Holding has named Marek Czupryna as director general of its Polish division, Big Star Limited.


Smart fabrics add a clever twist to clothing just-style.com | 27 Jun 05

Under the banners of ‘Focusing on Innovation’ and ‘Face Your Visions – Discover the Future of Clothing,’ the Techtextil and Avantex exhibitions and symposiums were held in tandem in Frankfurt earlier this month. Niki Tait reports from Germany on the latest launches in technical and intelligent textiles.


USA: Casual Male Clothing On Sale At Sears.com just-style.com | 9 Jun 05

Casual Male Retail Group Inc is launching its big and tall men’s apparel on retail giant Sears’ e-commerce site sears.com under a long-term agreement.


SWITZERLAND: Schoeller, Ciba To Expand 3XDRY just-style.com | 8 Jun 05

Schoeller Technologies AG and Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG are to undertake a joint branding, sales and marketing programme to promote the 3XDRY ‘Feelgood’ finishing technology.


MEXICO: Court Throws Out Ruling Against Levi just-style.com | 6 Jun 05

A Mexican appeals court has reversed a ruling that jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co was guilty of misguidedly targeting an ex-contractor as part of a clampdown on counterfeiting.


USA: Kellwood President Takes On Role Of CEO just-style.com | 2 Jun 05

Apparel and soft goods marketer Kellwood Company has appointed Robert Skinner Jr as its chief executive officer in addition to his current position of president and director.


INDIA: Levi Relaunches Dockers Brand just-style.com | 1 Jun 05

Casual apparel giant Levi Strauss and Co is relaunching its Dockers brand in the Indian market with ‘never-iron’ 100 per cent cotton trousers.


USA: Genesco Q1 Tops Expectations just-style.com | 26 May 05

Footwear retailer Genesco Inc said first-quarter results “significantly exceeded plan”, driven by better-than-expected performances at Journeys, Hat World, Underground Station and Johnston & Murphy.


Watching Wal-Mart? just-style.com | 25 May 05

Wal-Mart is famous for its everyday low prices. The world’s largest company continues to dramatically transform the retail landscape by exploring new growth avenues, selling new categories of merchandise, operating in new geographies and business sectors, and appealing to new customers. By Sapna Arora.


USA: Levi Names John Goodman Dockers President just-style.com | 17 May 05

Casual apparel company Levi Strauss & Co has named John Goodman as president of the US Dockers business, effective 6 June.


USA: Kellwood Names Michael Saunders As New CIO just-style.com | 10 May 05

Apparel and soft goods marketer Kellwood Company has named Michael Saunders as its chief information officer.


VIETNAM: Levi Makes Vietnamese Retail Debut - Paper just-style.com | 6 May 05

Casual apparel giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched its first Vietnamese jeans outlet, according to state-controlled media.


USA: Jones Apparel's Q1 Beats Predictions just-style.com | 5 May 05

Branded clothing company Jones Apparel Group Inc said it saw a better-than-expected first quarter, primarily due to a good performance of its wholesale business.


UK: Spain’s Torreal Snatches 40% Of Pepe Jeans For €50m just-style.com | 28 Apr 05

Spanish investment company Torreal has bought 40 per cent of British-owned high street fashion chain Pepe Jeans for €50m, a company official has confirmed.


USA: Levi Returns To Profit On 4.5% Sales Growth just-style.com | 12 Apr 05

Casual wear giant Levi Strauss & Co has swung back to profitability in the first quarter on sales growth and reduced restructuring write-down.


USA: Kids Headquarters Implements Infosys' RFID Solution just-style.com | 11 Apr 05

Infosys Technologies Ltd has been chosen by children’s apparel company Kids Headquarters to help the company comply with existing mandates from major retailers.


USA: Dockers President Takes 6-Month Break just-style.com | 5 Apr 05

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has begun a search for a new president for its US Dockers brand after current president Bobbi Silten decided to take a six-month sabbatical starting in June 2005.


USA: Oxford Industries Posts 47% Q3 Earnings Hike just-style.com | 1 Apr 05

Private-label manufacturer Oxford Industries Inc has posted a 47 per cent third-quarter earnings increase, attributed to better gross margins after an higher mix of company-owned brands as a percentage of sales.


USA: Wayne Righter Joins TKO As Bongo Sales President just-style.com | 24 Mar 05

Wayne Righter has joined apparel bottoms manufacturer TKO Apparel’s Bongo Jeans unit from luxury goods group Tommy Hilfiger USA.


India races into the post-quota era just-style.com | 14 Mar 05

The first export statistics for 2005 suggest India has made an impressive entry into the quota-less era. Jozef De Coster, reporting from India, finds the industry is booming, with a wave of investment in weaving and processing, students clamouring to train as fashion or textile designers, and record attendance at this year's Tex-Styles India trade fair.


USA: Kellwood Posts Poor Q4 Earnings just-style.com | 11 Mar 05

Apparel and soft goods company Kellwood has posted disappointing fourth-quarter earnings as a knock-on effect of losing its grip on the market over autumn and the Christmas period.

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