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Levi’s pop-up showcases Project F.L.X customisation

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a pop-up customisation studio to demonstrate the abilities of its new laser-powered Project F.L.X...

VF Corp to spin off jeans business into separate company

US apparel giant VF Corp has revealed plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses into an independent, publicly traded company...

Sports Direct buys House of Fraser for GBP90m

UK department store retailer House of Fraser has been bought by Mike Ashley's Sports Direct group in a GBP90m (US$115m) deal announced just...

Hong Kong to open first yarn mill in 50 years – Exclusive

Next month the first mill in more than half a century will open in Hong Kong to produce recycled yarn from post-consumer apparel....

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Reebok unveils first plant-based performance shoe 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Global fitness brand Reebok has unveiled the inaugural product from its 'Cotton + Corn' sustainable products initiative, in a move that brings its first plant-based footwear to the market.


Bangladesh "control room" to tackle labour unrest 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

The government of Bangladesh has set up a temporary control room in the country's capital in a bid to avoid any labour unrest in the apparel sector in the run-up to the Islamic festival of Eid-ul Azha.


Unions renew calls for Bangladesh wage increase 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Unions in Bangladesh have renewed their demands for better wages for the country's garment workers, with a human chain protest organised earlier this month calling for a tripling of the monthly minimum.


US Q2 in brief – Macy's, Wolverine Worldwide, HanesBrands 15 Aug 2018

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In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Wolverine Worldwide has raised its full-year guidance after quarterly earnings more than doubled, Columbia Sportswear achieved a record second quarter, and jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co and VF Corp saw strong sales growth.


Warm weather boosts UK women's clothing spend 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

UK consumer spending rose 5% year-on-year in July, boosted by the largest increase in women's clothing sales since January 2016 amid unusually warm temperatures, new figures show.


Blue Point acquires Next Level Apparel 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Private equity firm Blue Capital Partners has acquired Next Level Apparel, a designer and supplier of casual wear to the promotional product and other decorated clothing markets.


Target taps TJX exec to manage global inventory 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

US department store retailer Target Corp has named former TJX executive John Bauer as senior vice president of global inventory management, leading the teams responsible for ordering, inventory positioning, global trade and domestic transportation.


Powers Manufacturing invests in supply chain tool 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

The Powers Manufacturing Company, a privately owned provider of athletic uniforms, is implementing an end-to-end enterprise software solution to help tackle supply chain inefficiencies and support future growth.


ITMA 2019 a "sell-out" despite two additional halls 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Organisers of one of the world's leading textile and garment technology exhibitions, ITMA 2019, have hailed the demand for space at next year's event, adding that it is already fully booked despite the addition of two extra halls to the floor plan.


Destination Maternity CFO David Stern resigns 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

David Stern, executive vice president and chief financial officer of US retailer Destination Maternity, has stepped down after just over two years in the role.


Fusalp selects PLM to streamline workflow 15 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

French luxury skiwear and clothing firm Créations Fusalp has invested in a digitising solution from apparel software and systems supplier Gerber Technology to provide one version of the truth while managing product lifecycles.


Levi’s pop-up showcases Project F.L.X customisation 14 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a pop-up customisation studio to demonstrate the abilities of its new laser-powered Project F.L.X. initiative, which is digitising the design and development of denim finishing.


Researchers develop first flexible fibres with embedded electronics 14 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Researchers in the US are claiming a world-first by producing fibres with embedded electronics that are so flexible they can be woven into soft fabrics and made into wearable clothing.


Vaude sets out supplier management programme 14 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

German outdoor clothing company Vaude has launched a comprehensive supplier management programme to provide support to its international producers and material suppliers in ensuring high ecological and social standards throughout its supply chain.


Perry Ellis ends takeover talks with Randa Accessories 14 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has ended takeover discussions with privately-held Randa Accessories Leather Goods, deeming an acquisition led by company founder and former CEO George Feldenkreis is the better option.


PrimaLoft brings space-age material to outerwear 14 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Performance fabric specialist PrimaLoft is introducing a new insulation for outerwear products that features a material more commonly used in space exploration.


Tapestry performance boosted by Kate Spade 14 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Victor Luis, CEO at accessories business Tapestry, formerly Coach Inc, has hailed the group's "strong" performance in both the fourth quarter and full year and outlined plans to acquire the Kate Spade operations in Singapore, Malaysia, and Australia as well as the Stuart Weitzman business in Southern China.


ReMode event for disruptive and sustainable fashion 14 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Michael Preysman, founder and CEO of online clothing brand Everlane – which elevates transparency by breaking down the cost of making each product and its markup – is among the speakers at this year's ReMode conference, due to be held in Los Angeles later this year.


Belle Group drives digital supply chain with PLM 14 Aug 2018

Leonie Barrie

Leading Chinese footwear and sportswear retailer Belle International Holdings is driving the digital transformation of its supply chain with a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.


Aldo Group chooses tool to intelligently automate its IT 14 Aug 2018

Beth Wright

Multinational footwear retailer Aldo has invested in new software to "intelligently automate its IT operations."


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