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Beth Wright | 9 Jun 2016

An overhaul of its supply chain is at the heart of restructuring plans revealed this week by Ralph Lauren's newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson, including a new test pipeline, shorter lead times, reduced inventory and a focus on fewer styles and more on-trend merchandise.

Jozef De Coster | 17 Dec 2013

The Philippine garment industry is optimistic that in the next few years nearly 500,000 new textile and garment jobs can be created if the country obtains beneficial trade access to the European Union and United States.

Jonathan Dyson | 27 Mar 2013

America's Save Our Industries Act, also known as the SAVE Act, which would give a range of Philippines-made apparel duty-free access to the US, looks increasingly likely to be implemented. And the Filipino clothing and textile sector is happy.

Vicky Sung | 10 Feb 2012

China's rise over the past two decades as the leading location for apparel sourcing has had a knock-on effect on Hong Kong's role in the global garment industry, shifting it from a manufacturer to a servicing and sourcing centre. It will take on even more diverse roles in the future, according to industry executives speaking at recent conferences in Hong Kong. Vicky Sung reports.

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Leonie Barrie | 9 May 2012

Luen Thai Holdings is Hong Kong's largest listed garment firm, with 34,000 employees, revenues of around US$1bn and a flagship business that produces over 80m garments a year - as well as footwear and bags - from production bases in China, the Philippines, Indonesia, India, Bangladesh and Cambodia. In the first of two articles based on a conversation with just-style managing editor Leonie Barrie at the recent Prime Source Forum in Hong Kong, CEO Henry Tan calls for industry-wide collaboration in a bid to increase efficiency and offset rising costs in the apparel supply chain.

just-style.com | 31 Jan 2008

Dr John Cheh, the newly appointed chief executive officer of Hong Kong based cotton shirt manufacturer Esquel, talks to just-style about social responsibility and sustainable development, life after quotas with the EU, and the soft market in both the US and EU.

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Beth Wright | 11 Jun 2018

Ralph Lauren has announced a new plan to return the US luxury retailer to sustainable long-term growth and value by overhauling core products, accelerating under-developed categories, and focusing on digital growth across all activities.

Michelle Russell | 24 May 2018

Ralph Lauren beat analyst forecasts for earnings and sales in the fourth quarter as the US fashion retailer benefited from an early Easter and improved pricing.

Beth Wright | 2 Feb 2018

Ralph Lauren CEO Patrice Louvet remains confident the US apparel giant is "on the right track" after lower discounting contributed to better-than-expected results for the third quarter. 

Beth Wright | 25 Jan 2018

As part of efforts to urgently expand its digital presence globally, Ralph Lauren has announced a series of appointments and promotions, including naming former Burberry executive, Alice Delahunt, as the US apparel giant's first chief digital officer.

Beth Wright | 9 Aug 2017

Lower customer demand saw Ralph Lauren Corporation post a revenue decline that was in line with its expectations for the first quarter, despite moving to a profit in the period.

Beth Wright | 19 May 2017

Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted what one analyst has dubbed a "disastrous" set of results for its final quarter after the company moved to a loss in the period and sales saw a sharp double-digit decline.

Beth Wright | 17 May 2017

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has named Patrice Louvet president and CEO, following Stefan Larsson's decision earlier this year to leave the company over differing views on the future direction of the firm.

Michelle Russell | 10 May 2017

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren is to cut over 100 jobs in North Carolina as part of a turnaround strategy to restructure and return the company to sustainable, profitable growth.

Beth Wright | 4 Apr 2017

As part of its efforts to restructure and return the company to sustainable, profitable growth, Ralph Lauren has revealed plans to move to a more cost-effective, e-commerce platform, and shutter its Polo store on New York's Fifth Avenue in a bid to save US$140m a year.

Beth Wright | 16 Feb 2017

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren  has tapped former Tom Ford COO, Tom Mendenhall, as brands president for its Men’s Polo, Purple Label and Double RL labels.

Beth Wright | 2 Feb 2017

Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted what one analyst has dubbed a "dire" set of results for its third quarter, after profit fell by more than one-third and sales saw a sharp double-digit decline.

Beth Wright | 18 Jan 2017

Branded apparel and accessories maker G-III Apparel Group has tapped Ralph Lauren's Barbara Kennedy as its president-wholesale-design, merchandising and sales for Donna Karan, following its US$650m acquisition of Donna Karan International.

Michelle Russell | 11 Jan 2017

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren has made a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material for its viscose and rayon textiles from ancient and endangered forests.

Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 2016

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 

Beth Wright | 10 Nov 2016

Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted a fall in profit for its second-quarter on a combination of lower sales and expenses related to its turnaround, but has reaffirmed its full-year outlook as the company says it is confident its Way Forward plan will strengthen its brand and drive future profitable growth.

Beth Wright | 13 Oct 2016

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corp has named David Lauren, son of company founder, executive chairman and chief creative officer Ralph Lauren, as its first chief innovation officer in a move the company says reflects the importance of new initiatives to its 'Way Forward Plan'.

Michelle Russell | 11 Aug 2016

Ralph Lauren has swung to a loss in its first-quarter on lower sales and expenses related to its turnaround, but results beat management expectations and the company reaffirmed its full-year outlook. 

Beth Wright | 22 Jul 2016

A shipment containing counterfeit Polo Ralph Lauren shirts worth almost US$16,000 has been seized at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Beth Wright | 10 Jun 2016

US apparel giant Ralph Lauren Corp is strengthening its leadership team as part of newly-appointed CEO Stefan Larsson's Way Forward Plan – including the addition of Coach Inc's chief financial officer Jane Hamilton Nielsen and a new head of supply chain.

Michelle Russell | 26 Feb 2016

The president of Ralph Lauren's global brands business, Christopher Peterson, is to step down with the position to be eliminated on his departure. 

Katie Smith | 5 Feb 2016

Analysts have said there will be "no catalyst for sentiment change" at Ralph Lauren until May, after the US apparel giant lowered its full-year outlook and posted a double-digit decline in third-quarter net profit. 

Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2015

Nike has filed a lawsuit against Ralph Lauren Corp and the sportswear giant's former design executive Matthew Millward for breaking his non-competition agreement when he took a job with Lauren's Club Monaco brand.

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Michelle Russell | 23 May 2017

The US textile industry has welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to renegotiate NAFTA, saying it is in America's national interest to modernise the trade agreement.

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