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Top trends in Canada’s apparel sourcing trade 16 Oct 2018

Canada is the world's fifth-largest apparel market, and one of its fastest growing importers. Here Dr Sheng Lu, associate professor in the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies at the University of Delaware, rounds up the country's key sourcing patterns.


Lululemon switches supply chain focus to speed 4 Sep 2017

As yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica continues towards its vision of reaching revenues of US$4bn-plus by 2020, the Canadian company is confident its ongoing supply chain endeavours have already helped expand margins and cut costs – with further scope to dramatically improve speed and flexibility in how the brand brings product to market.


Spotlight on...Target's Canada debacle 15 Apr 2015

Just days after the closure of its remaining Canadian stores, just-style explores how empty shelves, mismanagement and over-hype combined to force US retail giant Target Corp to admit defeat.


IN THE MONEY: Lululemon confident of turning a corner 12 Dec 2014

Canadian yoga wear brand Lululemon Athletica says it has turned an important corner and will be relentless about accelerating forward, after revealing third-quarter earnings that beat expectations.


Clothing concerns raised over EU-Canada trade pact 2 Oct 2014

Euratex, the Brussels-based European Apparel and Textile Confederation, has hailed the completion of negotiations for a European Union - Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) - but says it regrets that origin rules have been weakened for 15 clothing products under the deal.

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Hudson's Bay completes sale of Lord & Taylor to Le Tote 11 Nov 2019

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has completed the sale of its Lord & Taylor banner to fashion rental subscription service startup Le Tote for US$100m.


Gildan to move textile & sewing production out of Mexico 1 Nov 2019

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear is to close its Mexican manufacturing operations in a move it says will affect about 1,700 employees as it shifts its sewing and textile equipment to existing facilities in Central America and the Caribbean Basin.


OTA pushes organic textiles fraud prevention platform 28 Oct 2019

The Organic Trade Association's Fiber Council is starting to promote its recently adopted ‘Best Labeling Practices for Textiles’ and its new ‘Organic Fraud Prevention Solutions’ programme to the global textile sector.


Hudson's Bay Company to be taken private 22 Oct 2019

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has entered into a definitive agreement with a group of HBC shareholders to take the company private at a price of CAD10.30 per share in cash.


Gildan Activewear narrows FY guidance on "weak" demand 18 Oct 2019

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has narrowed its full-year guidance on the back of "significantly weaker" than expected demand for imprintables in North America and ongoing softness in its international markets.


Joseph Ribkoff selects cloud PLM and SCM tools 18 Oct 2019

Canadian fashion designer Joseph Ribkoff is turning to cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) and supply chain management (SCM) solutions to help streamline its business processes and support international growth.


Lululemon to probe Bangladesh labour abuse claims 16 Oct 2019

Canadian athleisure brand Lululemon Athletica says it is launching a full investigation into allegations that workers at a supplier factory in Bangladesh have been subjected to physical abuse.


Hudson's Bay investor slams privatisation offer 3 Oct 2019

Another of Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC)'s investors has slammed chairman Richard Baker's CAD1.74bn offer to take the company private.


Lululemon to wind-down remaining Ivivva business 27 Sep 2019

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has confirmed plans to wind-down its Ivivva kids business with its remaining stores due to be closed by the middle of next year. 


Gildan makes progress on ethical and sustainability objectives 13 Sep 2019

Gildan Activewear made progress on its environmental and social and governance initiatives during 2018 despite supply chain disruptions and weather-related impacts, the company says in its latest sustainability report – and this year will begin training contractors on its updated Social and Sustainable Compliance Guidebook.