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M&S FY profit slumps 74.8% on store closure costs

M&S has revealed profits slumped by almost three-quarters last year as a result of declining sales of clothing, food and homeware and what C...

Long-term links have little impact on buying practices

The length of a relationship between buyers and suppliers has little impact on the nature of buying practices, new research has found, with...

Accord approves more factories for financial support

Safety remediation is set to be completed at five readymade garment factories in Bangladesh thanks to financial support being made available...

US apparel groups make their case against tariffs

As three days of trade hearings get underway in Washington on proposed US tariffs on Chinese goods, groups representing US apparel and footw...

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Ralph Lauren beats estimates for Q4 sales 24 May 2018

Michelle Russell

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.

Turkmenistan cotton subject to new detention order 24 May 2018

Beth Wright

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued a withhold release order against all cotton from Turkmenistan and all products produced in whole or in part with Turkmenistan cotton due to concerns it is being produced with forced labour.

Target launches new brands for Gen Z customers 24 May 2018

Beth Wright

US department store retailer Target Corp has set its sights on becoming the ultimate destination for Generation Z – a demographic expected to become the largest consumer segment over the next few years – with two exclusive new clothing lines.

KappAhl latest to join Sustainable Apparel Coalition 24 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl is to become a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) and will use the group's Higg Index sustainability measurement tool to help drive environmental and social responsibility across its supply chain.

Arcadia Group in FY profit slip 24 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Arcadia Group, owner of the Topshop and Miss Selfridge brands, saw earnings slide last year as the retail giant struggled in what has been a challenging period for the high street.

Birla Cellulose and Lenzing latest ZDHC affiliates 24 May 2018

Beth Wright

Birla Cellulose, the pulp and fibre business of Indian textile conglomerate Aditya Birla Group, and Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group have committed to the to the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

US Q1 in brief – L Brands, Target, TJX Companies, Urban Outfitters 24 May 2018


In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Macy's upped its guidance on the back of higher than expected earnings and sales, while Differential Brands widened its net losses. TJX Companies booked growth in both earnings and sales, while Kohl's booked a strong start to fiscal 2018.

Wrangler joins Cotton Leads programme 24 May 2018

Beth Wright

US jeans brand Wrangler has joined more than 540 companies from across the global supply chain who have signed up to the Cotton Leads programme, which supports responsible production practices by cotton growers in the US and Australia.

Online and Big Box format drive Shoe Zone H1 24 May 2018

Beth Wright

UK value footwear retailer Shoe Zone has hailed the development of its multi-channel offering and the roll out of its Big Box store format amid an increase in both profits and revenues for the first six months of the year.

Invista invests US$250m in new US ADN plant 24 May 2018

Beth Wright

US-based fibre producer Invista says it is entering the final design phase of a US$250m project at its Victoria, Texas, site which will see an upgrade of its manufacturing technology and increase production of adiponitrile (ADN), a key ingredient for nylon 6,6 fibres and plastics.

Macy's names Price CEO as Hoguet retires 24 May 2018

Beth Wright

US retail giant Macy's has named Paula Price chief financial officer, succeeding Karen Hoguet who plans to retire at the end of the 2018 fiscal year.

M&S FY profit slumps 74.8% on store closure costs 23 May 2018

Beth Wright

M&S has revealed profits slumped by almost three-quarters last year as a result of declining sales of clothing, food and homeware and what CEO Steve Rowe called "short-term costs" as a result of its turnaround plan.

Clarks optimistic on future despite moving to a loss 23 May 2018

Michelle Russell

UK footwear manufacturer Clarks has sounded an upbeat note despite moving to a loss in its last financial year, hurt by historic losses in the US.

Patented treatment makes cotton dyeing more sustainable 23 May 2018

Beth Wright

A breakthrough technology that reinvents the cotton dyeing process, making it significantly more efficient and environmentally friendly, has been named the winner of an innovation competition at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit.

Bagir shares slip as Shandong Ruyi talks drag on 23 May 2018

Leonie Barrie

Shares in Bagir Group dropped 10% today (23 May) after the tailored clothing maker said talks with a leading Chinese textile group to buy a majority stake in the business are still ongoing.

Brands back new bio-based fibres collaboration 23 May 2018

Michelle Russell

A group of fashion and textile companies, including H&M and Vaude, are collaborating on a project to produce more sustainable fibres for commercial use by using renewable feedstocks and bio-based technologies.

Metsa Group softwood pulp fibre plant progressing 23 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Finnish forest industry products company the Metsä Group is to begin producing sustainable softwood pulp-based textile fibres through the establishment of a new innovation arm.

How to speed up the product creation process 23 May 2018

Michelle Russell

As brands and retailers come under increasing pressure to respond to consumer demand for new trends, slashing time in the development process offers the greatest potential for companies to remain competitive.

Isko first Turkey manufacturer to become ZDHC affiliate 23 May 2018

Michelle Russell

Denim manufacturing giant Isko has become the first Turkish manufacturer to become a signatory member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group.

A&E develops Repreve recycled thread for footwear 23 May 2018

Beth Wright

Building on its relationship with US yarn maker Unifi, sewing and embroidery thread major American & Efird (A&E) has developed a new eco-friendly, performance sewing thread using the Repreve recycled filament fibre and designed for use in footwear.

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