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True Religion files for bankruptcy protection Michelle Russell | 16 Apr 20

Upmarket US denim brand True Religion has filed for bankruptcy for the second time in three years.

Former True Religion CEO to lead Sequential Brands Beth Wright | 13 Jan 20

Sequential Brands Group, owner of Joe's, Ellen Tracy, Jessica Simpson, And 1, William Rast and Heelys, has named former True Religion boss, David Conn, as its new CEO.

Michael Buckley to return to True Religion as CEO Beth Wright | 13 Nov 19

US upscale denim brand True Religion Apparel has announced its former president, Michael Buckley, is to return to the company as CEO, effective immediately.

True Religion names ex-American Apparel boss as CEO Beth Wright | 2 Nov 18

US upscale denim brand True Religion has named former American Apparel boss Chelsea Grayson as its interim CEO following John Ermatinger's decision to retire.

True Religion emerges from Chapter 11 Beth Wright | 31 Oct 17

US upscale denim brand True Religion has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy following negotiations with its key stakeholders, under a plan of reorganisation approved by a US court earlier this month.

True Religion gets bankruptcy nod from US court Hannah Abdulla | 10 Oct 17

US upscale denim brand True Religion Apparel has become the latest brand to have a bankruptcy plan approved by a US court.

True Religion files for bankruptcy protection Beth Wright | 5 Jul 17

Upscale denim brand True Religion Apparel has filed for bankruptcy protection as part of a pre-arranged restructuring of the business designed to reduce its debt by more than 75% or US$350m.

True Religion uses water-saving denim technology Michelle Russell | 26 Apr 16

Upscale denim brand True Religion Apparel has developed a casule collection that features an innovative denim fabric treatment with wash technology that uses less water, waste and energy.

True Religion appoints Ermatinger in CEO switch Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 15

David Conn, the chief executive of upscale denim brand True Religion Apparel, has stepped down and will be replaced by global sourcing executive John Ermatinger.

INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss refocuses on "profit through principle" Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

US: Cotswold Industries pioneers Tencel in pocketing Leonie Barrie | 13 Jun 14

An innovative new pocketing fabric has been developed using Lenzing's Tencel fibre, which is said to take pocketing and waistbanding "to a new era with softness, strength and sustainability."

US: Koplin takes up J Brand president role Michelle Russell | 31 Mar 14

Former True Religion executive Lynne Koplin has been appointed president of Fast Retailing-owned J Brand, just-style understands.

US: True Religion hires ex-Gap exec for merchandising role Katie Smith | 24 Oct 13

Upscale denim brand True Religion Apparel has tapped Gap's Rosella Giuliani as its new senior vice president of merchandising with immediate effect.

US: True Religion names Gary Harvey creative director Katie Smith | 5 Sep 13

Former Levi Strauss & Co executive Gary Harvey has been named creative director of upscale denim brand True Religion.

just-style's most read stories this week... Petah Marian | 2 Aug 13

The most read stories on just-style this week include a look at PVH setting out its succession plan, Hudson's Bay's acquisition of Saks, and a report on the use of mobile phones to monitor labour abuses in garment factories.

US: TowerBrook closes 824m True Religion deal Leonie Barrie | 31 Jul 13

TowerBrook Capital Partners has completed its $824m acquisition of denim and sportswear brand True Religion Apparel.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 29 Jul 13

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at the prospects for the Vietnamese textile and clothing industry, an overview of the specialist apparel retailers in India, and a report on footwear in the US.

US: True Religion to go private in $835m buyout Katie Smith | 13 May 13

Upscale jeans and denim brand True Religion is set to be acquired by investment group TowerBrook Capital Partners in a deal worth US$835m.

US: True Religion Q1 profit slumps but sales rise Katie Smith | 13 May 13

Jeans and sportswear manufacturer True Religion has seen its first-quarter profit plummet 96.4% after it was hit by separation costs as well as costs related to its review of strategic alternatives.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 15 Apr 13

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a profile of H&M, a look at online women's clothing sales in the UK, an overview of clothing retailing in Germany, and a country report on Sri Lanka.

US: True Religion CEO Lubell steps down Katie Smith | 20 Mar 13

Jeffrey Lubell has stepped down as chairman, CEO and creative director of True Religion as the upmarket denim and jeans company continues to explore strategic alternatives.

US: True Religion not to extend CEO contract past June Petah Marian | 5 Mar 13

True Religion's stock price has jumped on the news that it does not plan to extend chairman, CEO and creative director Jeffrey Lubell's employment contract as it continues to explore "strategic alternatives" for the company.

US: True Religion Q4 profit cut despite strong sales Richard Woodard | 7 Feb 13

Fashion business True Religion posted a small reduction in fourth quarter profit, but registered strong sales in its core US and developing overseas businesses.

just-style's research roundup Liz Hague | 14 Jan 13

Featured reports from just-style's research store this week include a look at world textile and apparel trade and production trends, a SWOT review of True Religion Apparel, and an industry market research report on apparel manufacturing in the UK.

US: True Religion lifts FY outlook as Q3 profit rises Katie Smith | 5 Nov 12

Luxury jeanswear brand True Religion Apparel has lifted its full-year sales outlook as it posted a 1.6% rise in third-quarter net profit.

Counting the retail cost of Superstorm Sandy Katie Smith | 31 Oct 12

As Hurricane Sandy swept along the US East Coast earlier this week, US retailers were forced to close up to 10% of their stores, according to latest figures. As retailers begin to reopen stores again, analysts are now weighing up the long-term impact of the storm on apparel and footwear sales.

US: True Religion ponders sale Katie Smith | 10 Oct 12

Luxury jeanswear business True Religion is considering a possible sale of the company along with other strategic alternatives after it has received interest from third parties.

US: Wet Seal chief merchandising chief to join True Religion Katie Smith | 8 Oct 12

The chief merchandising officer of teen retailer The Wet Seal Harriet Sustarsic has resigned to join luxury jeanswear business True Religion.

In the money: True Religion misses the mark on women's wear Katie Smith | 2 Aug 12

Despite posting a rise in second-quarter net income, upmarket jeanswear brand True Religion admitted it was "overly aggressive" in efforts to expand its women's wear merchandise, leading to a fall in sales.

US: True Religion lowers outlook despite Q2 profit rise Katie Smith | 1 Aug 12

Luxury jeanswear business True Religion has lowered its full-year earnings outlook despite posting a rise in its second quarter net profit.




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