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Lindex & Asket to explore circular business models Beth Wright | 23 Oct 19

Swedish fashion retailers Lindex and Asket have become the first brands to join a global project developed by Amsterdam based social enterprise Circle Economy, which aims to accelerate the uptake of re-commerce and rental business models in the apparel industry. 

Lindex sets out new sustainability pledge Beth Wright | 5 Apr 19

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has set a number of new goals to create "fair and equal workplaces for women" across its value chain – including that its top suppliers work actively with a living wage programme, and show total supply chain transparency and commitment to improving working conditions.

Lindex picks DHL to manage freight operations Beth Wright | 26 Oct 18

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has appointed DHL Global Forwarding to manage freight distribution across its entire whole network of stores and e-commerce

Lindex notes supply chain transparency challenges Beth Wright | 27 Apr 18

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex says 55% of its garments were made from sustainable materials last year – but admits there is still work to be done in consolidating its supply chain and increasing transparency past the first tier. 

Lindex invests in female textile worker health Michelle Russell | 7 Mar 18

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has pledged to donate 10% of its revenues during International Women’s Day (8 March) to the HERhealth project, which aims to improve health and lives of female textile workers.

Lindex CEO Larsson steps down Michelle Russell | 22 Aug 17

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has appointed Elisabeth Peregi as interim chief executive officer following the resignation of Ingvar Larsson.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 7 Jul 17

Top stories this week on just-style include news that 11 people were killed when a boiler exploded at the Multifabs garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka in Bangladesh,  footwear group Clarks revealed details of a new manufacturing facility that will see it make shoes in the UK again, Mexican apparel makers are seeking an end to NAFTA's yarn-forward rule, while Target is tackling the issue of forced labour with worker surveys and has separately launched three new private label apparel brands.

Lindex launches supply chain gender equality programme Michelle Russell | 7 Jun 17

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has launched a three-year project aimed at creating gender equality and inclusiveness for women in its supply chain, starting in Bangladesh.

Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 Michelle Russell | 25 May 17

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.

Lindex makes "great" sustainability progress in 2016 Beth Wright | 21 Apr 17

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has hailed 2016 as a "great year of progress" with 51% of its garments made from sustainable materials last year, but admits there is still work to be done if the company is to achieve its 80% target by 2020.

Lindex unveils new upcycled collection Beth Wright | 13 Mar 17

Swedish fashion chain Lindex is exploring new circular ways of working with the launch of a new collection of upcycled products that have been redesigned and remade locally in Borås, Sweden.

Lindex uses "clean dye" in 90% of denim assortment Beth Wright | 21 Feb 17

Swedish fashion chain Lindex has revealed almost all of its denim range is now dyed using what it claims is the "cleanest" indigo dye on the market, as part of its bid for cleaner denim production.

Lindex steps closer to closing the loop with new denim line Beth Wright | 20 Oct 16

Swedish fashion chain Lindex is a step closer to achieving its long-term ambition of closing the material loop with the launch of a new range of denim styles containing post-consumer recycled cotton.

Lindex selects new software to build digital footprint Michelle Russell | 5 Oct 16

Swedish fashion chain Lindex has implemented new content management software to help speed time-to-market for its global digital e-commerce presence.

Stockmann names Veijalainen as new CEO Beth Wright | 12 Sep 16

Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group has appointed its interim chief executive officer Lauri Veijalainen to the full-time role.

Lindex scales-up textile reuse and recycling scheme Leonie Barrie | 17 Aug 16

Swedish fashion chain Lindex is scaling up its textile reuse and recycling scheme to all stores in Sweden and Norway, with plans to extend the initiative to Finland later this year.

Lindex listed as one of top ten users of organic cotton Beth Wright | 22 Jul 16

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has been named as one of the world's largest users of organic cotton and sustainable materials such as lyocell and recycled polyester.

Lindex goals include supplier sustainability scorecard Leonie Barrie | 29 Apr 16

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex sold 27m garments made from sustainable materials last year, and says it is planning to launch a scorecard to rate suppliers on their sustainability performance.

New factory worker training tool launches in China Leonie Barrie | 18 Apr 16

A digital training tool designed to educate garment workers about their rights and responsibilities is being rolled out across 50 factories in China, including those used by fashion and sportswear brands including Lindex, Filippa K, MQ and Intersport.

Stockmann CEO Thelin in immediate departure Michelle Russell | 4 Apr 16

Per Thelin, the chief executive of Finnish department store retailer Stockmann Group, is to leave the group with immediate effect after just one year in the role. 

Chinese companies join forest-free viscose pledge Katie Smith | 10 Mar 16

Six large Chinese rayon and viscose producers have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material from ancient and endangered forests.

Lindex moves forward on sustainable denim goals Katie Smith | 17 Feb 16

Swedish fashion chain Lindex has taken a "big step" towards its sustainability goals after revealing that the majority of its denim is now made from sustainable cotton and produced in low impact processes, saving water, energy and chemicals.

In the money: Wall Street crash knocks retail confidence | 25 Sep 08

Last week, an unprecedented series of events in the US financial sector shook global markets, leaving retailers and brands anxious that already tough trading conditions could worsen still. Joe Ayling reports on how the Wall Street meltdown dealt a further blow to fashion operators and could mean that international expansion is the best short-term fix.

RUSSIA: Lindex opens St Petersburg store | 15 Aug 08

Lindex has become the first Swedish fashion chain to have a retail presence in Russia with the opening of its new store in St Petersburg.

Top stories on just-style this week... | 9 May 08

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read stories on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story.

SWEDEN: Companies distance themselves from mulesing | 6 May 08

Two Swedish clothing firms, AB Lindex and RNB Retail and Brands, have aired objections to the Australian practice of Mulesing but denied they had bowed to pressure from animal rights groups.

FINLAND: Stockmann plans 50 Middle East stores, targets Russia | 20 Mar 08

Finland’s Stockmann said the Swedish Lindex fashion chain it bought last year is to expand to the Middle East and Russia, with the first shops opening this year.

SWEDEN: Jepson to lead expansion at KappAhl | 23 Jan 08

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has underlined its plans to extend its reach into new countries by appointing Hans Jepson as vice president of expansion.

SWEDEN: Q1 margin improvement at KappAhl | 18 Dec 07

Nordic fashion chain KappAhl saw margins improve during the company’s first quarter, despite sales not quite living up to expectations.

SWEDEN: Stockmann takes Lindex holding to 96% | 17 Dec 07

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has announced that with its EUR870m (US$1.25bn) takeover offer from department store operator Stockmann complete, the Finnish chain had acquired more than 96% of the shares in Lindex.


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