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just-style.com | 25 Sep 2008

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.

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Michelle Russell | 22 Aug 2017

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


Beth Wright | 7 Jul 2017

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.


Michelle Russell | 7 Jun 2017

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.


Michelle Russell | 25 May 2017

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


Beth Wright | 21 Apr 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 13 Mar 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 21 Feb 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 20 Oct 2016

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.


Michelle Russell | 5 Oct 2016

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


Beth Wright | 12 Sep 2016

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


Leonie Barrie | 17 Aug 2016

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.


Beth Wright | 22 Jul 2016

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.


Leonie Barrie | 29 Apr 2016

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.


Leonie Barrie | 18 Apr 2016

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.


Michelle Russell | 4 Apr 2016

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. 


Katie Smith | 10 Mar 2016

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


Katie Smith | 17 Feb 2016

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.


just-style.com | 15 Aug 2008

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.


just-style.com | 9 May 2008

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


just-style.com | 9 May 2008

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


just-style.com | 6 May 2008

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.


just-style.com | 6 May 2008

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.


just-style.com | 20 Mar 2008

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.


just-style.com | 23 Jan 2008

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


just-style.com | 23 Jan 2008

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


just-style.com | 18 Dec 2007

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


just-style.com | 17 Dec 2007

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.


just-style.com | 16 Nov 2007

Swedish fashion retailer Kapp-Ahl is to return the war chest built up during its failed takeover bid for rival Lindex to shareholders by more than doubling a proposed dividend from five to 11 crowns per share.


just-style.com | 13 Nov 2007

Swedish clothing retailer Lindex, currently the subject of a takeover bid by Finland’s Stockmann department store chain, saw like-for-like sales rise 8.5% during October.

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