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US: Eddie Bauer appoints Templin as COO and CFO Petah Marian | 18 Sep 12

Outdoor wear brand Eddie Bauer has appointed Daniel Templin as chief operating officer and CFO.


Indian denim makers shrug off indigo price rise Raghavendra Verma | 10 Sep 12

Indian denim manufacturers are coping better than alarmist reports would suggest with a 25% rise in the price of synthetic indigo dye imported from China. They have warned, however, that they may try to pass on the cost increase in the next buying season.


Speaking with style: Harry van Dalfsen, president, IAF Leonie Barrie | 6 Sep 12

The theme of change resonates loudly with Harry van Dalfsen, who took on the role of president of the International Apparel Federation (IAF) two years ago at the height of the global economic crisis. Not surprisingly, ‘Fashion business in a changing environment’ is also the focus of the upcoming IAF World Apparel Convention, which takes place later this month.


US: Hampshire Group appoints Stec as brands president Petah Marian | 14 Aug 12

Hampshire Group has appointed Robert Stec as president of Hampshire Brands, where he will oversee the US apparel company's licensed men's wear brands including Panama Jack and Dockers, as well as its private label lines.


US: Timberland unveils Hyperion lightweight boot Katie Smith | 7 Aug 12

VF Corp's footwear brand Timberland PRO has launched its Hyperion lightweight industrial outdoor boot.


INDIA: Genesis Colors denies brand franchise talks Katie Smith | 6 Aug 12

Indian fashion house Genesis Colors has today (6 August) denied it is in talks to acquire the Indian franchise rights to brands including Next, Debenhams and Nautica.


Global news roundup Katie Smith | 31 Jul 12

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.


US: Sustainable Apparel Coalition unveils new eco-index Petah Marian | 27 Jul 12

Clothing and footwear firms including Nike, Marks & Spencer, Levi Strauss and Walmart are among those backing a new tool designed to measure sustainability and environmental impact across the industry supply chain.


In the money: VF reports mixed jeanswear performance Petah Marian | 20 Jul 12

While VF Corp has increased its full-year forecasts on the back of strong second-quarter results revealed yesterday (19 July), it has also reported a mixed performance in jeanswear.


US: VF raises full-year forecast on strong Q2 Petah Marian | 19 Jul 12

VF Corp today (19 July) raised its full-year guidance after recording a jump in second-quarter net income.


UK: Levi's head of supply chain moves to Cath Kidston Katie Smith | 12 Jul 12

Geert Peeters, senior vice president for Levi's global supply chain, has been appointed as supply chain director at Cath Kidston.


US: New VF Outdoor HQ brings brands under one roof Leonie Barrie | 11 Jul 12

VF Outdoor has opened a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Alameda, California to house its North Face, JanSport and Lucy brands.


US: J Brand coy on possible sale or IPO Katie Smith | 3 Jul 12

Los Angeles-based apparel retailer J Brand has remained coy on speculation it is exploring strategic options including the potential sale or flotation of the company and has hired independent financial advisor Morgan Stanley.


US: Tool takes a collaborative approach to compliance audits Leonie Barrie | 20 Jun 12

A software tool that shares compliance information on factories around the world, and helps apparel brands, retailers and manufacturers avoid auditing duplication and audit fatigue, has been updated with new features - including the ability to make multi-company collaboration audits easier to manage and conduct.


US: VF Corp plans $2.2bn in revenues for Vans Leonie Barrie | 15 Jun 12

Action sports brand Vans is to expand into athletic footwear as part of a push that includes adding new markets and selling more products directly to consumers to more than double sales to $2.2bn in five years.


US: Egeck named as Eddie Bauer president and CEO Petah Marian | 5 Jun 12

Eddie Bauer today (5 June) named Michael Egeck as president and CEO of the company, replacing interim CEO David Chamberlain who will remain a member of the company's board.


US: Hurley CEO Egeck leaves, replaced by founder Petah Marian | 5 Jun 12

Nike has announced that Hurley founder and chairman Bob Hurley will become interim CEO of the sportswear brand, replacing Michael Egeck, who has decided to leave the company.


US: Timberland lays off workers amid structural changes Katie Smith | 22 May 12

Outdoor and action sports wear brand Timberland has confirmed to just-style that an unspecified number of employees have been laid off at its Stratham site amid ongoing changes to its organisational structure.


US: Randa completes acquisition of Swank Petah Marian | 18 May 12

Randa Accessories Leather Goods has completed its acquisition of Swank, a designer and marketer of men's and women's belts, and men's leather accessories, jewelery and suspenders.


GUATEMALA: US apparel firms seek enforced labour laws Leonie Barrie | 2 May 12

A group of US retailers and brands, including Adidas, American Eagle Outfitters, Gap Inc, Liz Claiborne, Nike, PVH Corp, Under Armour and VF Corporation, is again calling on the Guatemalan government to enforce its labour laws amid ongoing concerns over labour rights violations.


US: VF sells John Varvatos stake to Lion Capital Leonie Barrie | 1 May 12

VF Sportswear, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, has completed the sale of its majority stake in John Varvatos Enterprises to private equity firm Lion Capital.


US: VF Corp raises FY forecast after strong Q1 Petah Marian | 27 Apr 12

VF Corp has raised its full-year earnings guidance on the back of strong first-quarter results.


NORWAY: Altor coy on Helly Hansen sale plans Petah Marian | 3 Apr 12

Private-equity firm Altor has remained coy on reports that it plans to put outdoor clothing brand Helly Hansen up for sale this week.


BANGLADESH: PVH commits $1m to improving factory safety Leonie Barrie | 21 Mar 12

Apparel maker PVH Corp today (21 March) revealed plans to commit $1m to improving conditions in Bangladesh's garment factories - as an ABC News report prepares to criticise it for continuing to source clothes at a facility where dozens of workers died in a fire.


US: Lion Capital acquires majority stake in John Varvatos Petah Marian | 9 Mar 12

Lion Capital has acquired a majority stake in John Varvatos Enterprises from VF Sportswear.


UK: Four injured as Mango hoarding falls on Oxford St Petah Marian | 7 Mar 12

A hoarding in front of a Mango store on Oxford Street fell this afternoon (7 March), injuring four people.


In the money: Year of two halves beckons for VF Richard Woodard | 17 Feb 12

VF Corporation boss Eric Wiseman appears to have the Midas touch just now: forget integrating the Timberland acquisition and riding out product cost increases – it seems he can even defy the weather.


US: Timberland helps lift VF Q4 profit by 34% Richard Woodard | 17 Feb 12

Apparel giant VF Corporation recorded a 34% increase in fourth quarter profit, boosted by gains from new acquisition Timberland, plus growth in direct-to-consumer (DTC) and international sales.


SWITZERLAND: Sanitized promotes Stalder as new CEO Leonie Barrie | 13 Feb 12

Sanitized AG, which produces a range of antimicrobial fabric finishes, today (13 February) named Urs Stalder as its new chief executive officer and said it intends to pursue new technologies and new markets.


UK: Debenhams to launch Nautica in UK Petah Marian | 30 Jan 12

Debenhams today (30 January) announced that it will launch VF Corp-owned brand Nautica and become its exclusive UK stockist

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