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AUSTRALIA: Apparel Group To Supply Morrissey, Marcs Labels just-style.com | 3 Sep 04

The Oroton Group is to outsource the supply of its Morrissey and Marcs labels to the Apparel Group, in an attempt to improved product quality and margins, and reduce lead times.


USA: Calvin Klein Jeans Unveils Premium Denim Line just-style.com | 26 Aug 04

Calvin Klein Jeans is stepping into the expanding luxury denim market with a new premium men’s and women’s denim line launching for spring 2005.


USA: Adidas Sues Ralph Lauren Over Two-Stripe Jacket just-style.com | 25 Aug 04

Sportswear giant Adidas has taken clothing company Ralph Lauren to court for trademark infringement.


USA: Speedo Signs 4-Year Contract With FINA just-style.com | 23 Aug 04

Swimwear maker Speedo International has signed a four-year sponsorship agreement with FINA, the International Federation of Swimming.


The hi-tech race for an Olympic gold just-style.com | 20 Aug 04

The Olympic Games is a natural platform to showcase the latest developments in hi-tech sportswear. The athletes competing in Athens this summer have received an extra boost to their performance from cooling jackets, streamlined compression shirts, and drag-resistant swimsuits.


USA: Warnaco Completes Ocean Pacific Acquisition just-style.com | 20 Aug 04

The Warnaco Group has completed its acquisition of Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp for $40 million in cash, and the assumption of $1m in debt.


The future looks bright for Hong Kong's Crystal Group just-style.com | 16 Aug 04

Already one of the world's largest clothing producers, the Hong Kong-based Crystal Group plans to double its sales revenue by 2008. Niki Tait speaks with deputy chief executive, Andrew Lo, about the company's plans for the future.


USA: Sean John Hires Former Ralph Lauren Designer just-style.com | 12 Aug 04

Hip-hop star Sean Combs (also known as ‘P.Diddy’) has hired Ralph Lauren’s former designer Max Wilson to head a ladies’ wear range for his Sean John clothing label.


CANADA: Gildan Posts Record Profit, Invests $60m In Nicaragua just-style.com | 5 Aug 04

Gildan Activewear Inc, the world’s biggest T-shirt manufacturer, has spent US$5 million on land and buildings in Nicaragua where it intends to build a fleece production facility.


USA: Polo Ralph Lauren Q1 Profit Doubles just-style.com | 5 Aug 04

New York-based fashion designer and retailer Polo Ralph Lauren on Wednesday said its quarterly profit more than doubled, driven by increased sales and improved margins.


USA: Strong Sportswear Sales Push Warnaco To Q1 Profit just-style.com | 5 Aug 04

Apparel maker Warnaco Group Inc swung to a first quarter profit of $4.4 million, helped by strong sportswear gains.


USA: Warnaco Buys Ocean Pacific For $40m just-style.com | 4 Aug 04

Clothing maker Warnaco Group Inc is to buy surfing apparel brand Ocean Pacific Apparel Corp for $40 million.


TAL Apparel sews up Asian clothing market just-style.com | 2 Aug 04

Hong Kong-based TAL Apparel is one of the world’s largest contract clothing producers, making one in eight of all the dress shirts sold in the USA. Niki Tait recently met with Dr Harry Lee, TAL’s managing director, and visited the group’s Chinese factory.


USA: Galey & Lord To Be Bought By Patriarch Partners just-style.com | 22 Jul 04

Wall Street investment group Patriarch Partners has bought textile maker Galey & Lord, the khaki, denim and corduroy supplier, for an undisclosed sum.


USA: Group President To Leave Polo Ralph Lauren just-style.com | 21 Jul 04

Group president of Polo Ralph Lauren Corp, Doug Williams, has announced that he is to leave the company on Friday to pursue other interests.


USA: Peter Rizzo Named Chairman of IC Isaacs just-style.com | 21 Jul 04

Peter Rizzo has been appointed chairman of the board of directors at IC Isaacs & Company Inc, designer and marketer of the Marithe & Francois Girbaud casual denim and sportswear brand.


ISPO makes a sportswear splash just-style.com | 16 Jul 04

Next summer’s sportswear will be a riot of colour with pretty pastels vying against vivid brights according to exhibitors at the recent ISPO sports trade fair in Munich. There is also a trend towards lighter weight for greater comfort in both fashion and footwear writes Penny Leese.


HONG KONG: Luen Thai Raises HK$680m In IPO just-style.com | 9 Jul 04

Hong Kong garment maker Luen Thai Holdings has raised around HK$680 million from its initial public offering.


USA: Polo Completes Purchase Of RL Childrenswear For $240m just-style.com | 7 Jul 04

Fashion designer Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation has completed its acquisition of RL Childrenswear Company Llc for about $240 million in cash.


UK: John David Co-Founder Sells 11.6% Stake To Pentland just-style.com | 6 Jul 04

John David Group Plc co-founder John Wardle has sold an 11.6 per cent stake in the athletic apparel retailer to sportswear brand owner Pentland Group Plc.


Sourcing show offers a full package just-style.com | 5 Jul 04

Billed as ‘Three Great Events, One Great Location,’ SPESA Expo, Material World and Technology Solutions, together with their associated conferences, lived up to expectations. Niki Tait reviews some of the highlights on show


USA: Warnaco To Produce Michael Kors Swimwear just-style.com | 21 Jun 04

Luxury sportswear designer Michael Kors Inc has entered into a licensing agreement with The Warnaco Group Inc to manufacture, distribute and market Michael Kors-branded women's swimwear and accessories.


Singapore's Sing Lun eyes quota-free growth just-style.com | 18 Jun 04

Singapore-based Sing Lun Holdings is a pioneer in quick response manufacturing and was the first company in South East Asia to fully automate its entire manufacturing process. The publicly listed knitwear manufacturer employs over 3000 people and has nine factories around the world. Sing Lun chairman Patrick Lee talks to Niki Tait about the group - its past, present and future.


USA: Warnaco Names McCluskey Intimate Apparel Pres just-style.com | 17 Jun 04

Apparel company The Warnaco Group Inc has named Helen McCluskey as its new group president of intimate apparel.


USA: Polo Promotes Morgan To Product Licensing President just-style.com | 2 Jun 04

Fashion group Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation has promoted Jeffrey Morgan to the role of division president, product licensing.


UK: MJM Signs Warnaco Licence For 45 Countries just-style.com | 27 May 04

Lingerie group MJM International Ltd has signed a licensing agreement with apparel group Warnaco Inc to produce intimate apparel under the Warner's, Young Attitude and Nancy Ganz brands.


USA: Polo Ralph Lauren Q4 Earnings Grow To $76.5m just-style.com | 27 May 04

Fashion house Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation has posted improved net income of $76.5 million for the fourth quarter, up from $73.2m in the same period a year earlier.


Classics with a twist win at Intersélection just-style.com | 26 May 04

The trench coat, duffle coat, cardigan and the twinset were among the cross channel classics that wowed visitors at the French Intersélection trade fair earlier this month.


USA: Polo To Buy Children's Wear Co For $230m just-style.com | 26 May 04

Fashion house Polo Ralph Lauren Corp has agreed to buy certain assets of RL Childrenswear Co Llc for $230 million.


Guatemala gears up for a fashionable full package just-style.com | 24 May 04

In the run-up to 2005 many of Guatemala's apparel makers are quickening the shift to full package production and moving away from basics to higher value added fashion garments. They are also focusing on other strengths, such as proximity to the US, in an attempt to carve out a niche with American buyers.

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