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Brazil's textile and apparel recovery shifts into gear 11 May 2017

Brazil's textile and apparel sector expects to generate 10,000 jobs this year and lift revenues by 1% to BRL123bn ($39bn) as Latin America's largest economy begins to emerge from its worst recession in history. 


Wal-Mart focuses on better international returns 16 Apr 2012

Retail giant Wal-Mart is focused on improving returns from international markets where it already has a presence, rather than entering new countries, according to Doug McMillon, CEO of the retailer's operations outside the US, as he met analysts in Canada last week.


Economic growth boosts Brazil's textile and clothing industry 17 Jan 2012

Brazil's fast growing economy and the population's buoyant spending have resulted in a large increase in textile and clothing consumption per head in the country - and a knock-on boost to production, new research shows.


FOCUS: Zara grows in Brazil while Gap and H&M dither 7 Oct 2011

Over the past five years, retail sales of apparel generated stronger incremental growth in Brazil than anywhere else in the world except China. Yet while Inditex is reaping the rewards of double-digit growth, H&M and Gap Inc have yet to grab a piece of the action. Has the best of the opportunity slipped away? asks Magdalena Kondej, head of apparel research at Euromonitor International.


Zara defends stance in Brazil sweatshop row 26 Aug 2011

Spanish fashion giant Zara has told just-style it will consider appealing some $700,000 in possible fines stemming from a Brazilian Labour Ministry investigation into "slave labour" conditions at one of its suppliers, after insisting it wasn't aware of the violations.

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H&M latest to suspend Brazil leather sourcing 9 Sep 2019

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has become the latest apparel retailer to suspend the sourcing of leather from Brazil over environmental concerns.


Brazil's Instituto Alinha taps blockchain for traceability tag 7 Aug 2019

Brazil's worker welfare organisation Instituto Alinha is employing Blockchain technology to ensure traceability of garment production processes and fair working conditions.


Vicunha measures water footprint of a pair of jeans 8 Jul 2019

Brazilian denim giant Vicunha Textil is helping to raise awareness of water consumption in the fashion supply chain thanks to a project to measure the entire water footprint of a pair of jeans from cotton cultivation to the end consumer.


Netshoes, Magazine Luiza complete merger 17 Jun 2019

Brazil-based Netshoes, an online sports retailer, has completed its merger with Magazine Luiza, one of the South American country's largest retail companies.


Lunelli Group picks PLM to boost speed to market 26 Mar 2019

Brazilian fashion group Lunelli Group has invested in a PLM system to support its digital transformation and boost speed to market.


Winning ways to support organic cotton farming in Brazil 18 Mar 2019

The C&A Foundation has named a number of innovations that it intends to support to help smallholder organic cotton farmers in Brazil to increase their overall productivity and living standards.


Indorama completes Brazil fibres acquisition 26 Feb 2019

Thai chemicals, fibres and woollen yarns conglomerate Indorama Ventures Public Co. Ltd. (IVL) has completed its acquisition of M&G Fibras Brasil for an undisclosed sum.


Indorama expands in Brazil with fibres acquisition 2 Nov 2018

Thai chemicals, fibres and woollen yarns conglomerate Indorama Ventures has made its second acquisition in the last month with the purchase of Brazilian fibres business M&G Fibras Brasil Ltda.


Supply chain transparency index launches in Brazil 11 Oct 2018

Reinforcing its relevance as one of the major players in the industry, Brazil has become the first country to have a national edition of the Fashion Transparency Index published.


AMARO selects PLM to increase speed 11 Oct 2018

Brazilian online direct-to-consumer fashion brand AMARO has invested in a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to further synchronise its operations and boost speed-to-market.