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Katie Smith | 21 Jun 2013

Apparel giant PVH Corporation expects to see strong growth at Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein once teething problems with the integration of its Warnaco business are addressed, the group has revealed.

Petah Marian | 2 Nov 2012

PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platform in Asia and Latin America.

Richard Woodard | 7 Aug 2012

The revamp of apparel group Warnaco’s operations – in terms of both channels and regions – has been hindered by external factors including one-off charges and currency fluctuations.

Petah Marian | 18 Jul 2012

As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, sportswear firms are battling to take centre stage, launching new innovations that are set to boost athletes' performance and drive maximum commercial value out of the event.

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just-style.com | 27 Nov 2007

MAS Holdings, Sri Lanka’s leading intimate apparel manufacturer and the single largest supplier to US lingerie chain Victoria’s Secret, continues to innovate to meet the needs of its customers. Mahesh Amalean, the company’s founder and chairman, tells Leonie Barrie why manufacturing is just a small part of the package offered to the world’s leading retailers and brands.

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Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2016

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.

Michelle Russell | 20 Oct 2016

Swimwear brand Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp, has promoted long-time industry executive John Graham to the role of president. 

Michelle Russell | 20 May 2016

PVH Corp has signed a joint venture agreement in Mexico that will allow it to maintain a direct ownership interest in its Calvin Klein and Heritage Brands businesses in the country, while gaining more control over Tommy Hilfiger in the region.

Katie Smith | 5 Aug 2015

Italian fibre company Aquafil has joined forces with swimwear brand Speedo USA on what they claim to be the swimwear sector's first fabric take-back programme, which will see leftover fabric scraps upcycled into raw nylon for new "revolutionary" swimsuits.

Katie Smith | 16 Jan 2015

Pentland brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has announced a series of management changes, including the promotion of Matt Rock to global supply chain director.

Katie Smith | 2 Dec 2014

Pentland Brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has promoted Andy Long as CEO, succeeding Andy Rubin who will take on the newly-created role of chairman.

Richard Woodard | 1 Jul 2014

JD Sports Fashion majority shareholder Pentland Brands posted an improved full-year profit as revenues rose 10% in the 12 months to 31 December.

Katie Smith | 16 May 2014

OrthoLite comfort insoles are to feature in Speedo USA's newly-launched all-terrain shoe, as part of a two-year partnership between the two companies.

Leonie Barrie | 18 Oct 2013

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has filled a number of key roles in its leadership team in what is described as a "major development" that will help the group move forward in its goals to improve conditions for garment workers.

Richard Woodard | 13 Jun 2013

The Warnaco and Tommy Hilfiger businesses drove a 59% surge in underlying first quarter profit at apparel giant PVH, with revenues up 36% on last year.

Leonie Barrie | 12 Mar 2013

Swimwear brand Speedo is to use the vrMockshop visual merchandising software to help to maximise its range planning and retail space through 3-D mock-ups and store planograms.

Petah Marian | 28 Nov 2012

Swimwear brand Speedo is backing a collaborative research project between two universities that is exploring new technologies for textile processing as well as helping to boost the industry's sustainability.

Richard Woodard | 6 Nov 2012

Apparel business Warnaco – about to be snapped up by PVH in a US$2.9bn deal – posted lower earnings and revenues during the company’s third quarter ending 29 September.

Leonie Barrie | 31 Oct 2012

Clothing maker PVH is to buy rival The Warnaco Group in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $2.9bn that also brings together all Calvin Klein apparel categories in one place for a single vision of the brand.

Richard Woodard | 7 Aug 2012

Apparel group Warnaco has cut its full-year projections for revenues and earnings after second quarter profit slumped 79%, hit by a $12m charge linked to its 2008 sale of lingerie brand Lejaby.

Richard Woodard | 12 Jun 2012

Speedo’s new Fastskin Racing System range of professional swimwear and accessories was designed using engineering simulation software from specialist developer ANSYS.

Leonie Barrie | 13 Feb 2012

Executives from Puma and Speedo are among speakers lined up for a one-day 'Sustainability Means Business' event taking place next month to help small and medium-sized enterprises improve their green credentials.

Leonie Barrie | 7 Feb 2012

South Africa's largest apparel and textile maker, Seardel Investment Corporation Limited, may cut as many as 1,500 jobs at its operations in Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal as part of efforts to narrow losses at its clothing unit.

Petah Marian | 5 Dec 2011

Speedo has launched a new racing system for swimmers which it claims will allow athletes to cut through the water with "maximum efficiency".

Leonie Barrie | 2 Dec 2011

Sweden's New Wave Group AB, which supplies promotional products and sportswear brands such as Cutter & Buck and Speedo in Europe and the US, has bought Paris Glove of Canada Inc for CAD16.5m (US$16.3m).

Leonie Barrie | 4 Nov 2011

Intimate apparel and swimwear maker The Warnaco Group Inc has booked a 3.8% drop in adjusted third quarter profit, despite continuing growth in its Calvin Klein businesses and strong sales in Asia and Latin America.

Leonie Barrie | 11 Oct 2011

Sri Lanka is gearing up for its third annual Design Festival next month, offering a key opportunity for fashion buyers, brands, retailers, designers and opinion leaders to take a closer look at the country's apparel and textile industry.

Richard Woodard | 2 Aug 2011

Apparel company The Warnaco Group has recorded a double-digit rise in adjusted second quarter profit, thanks to a strong revenue surge led by its Calvin Klein brand.

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