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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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Canada watchdog warns of bamboo "greenwashing" 15 Mar 2019

The Canadian competition watchdog has issued a warning to consumers to be aware of apparel retailers engaging in "greenwashing" – particularly in relation to the sale of products made using fabric derived from bamboo.

Visual Next launches productivity-boosting app 13 Mar 2019

Fashion software provider Visual Next has launched an application that gives manufacturers greater visibility of workplace productivity and therefore enabling them to make better business decisions and improve efficiencies to boost speed-to-market.

Entirely sustainable shoe made from recycled wine corks 27 Feb 2019

Canadian footwear manufacturer Sole has announced a collaboration with apparel company United By Blue on the production of a shoe made using only sustainable materials which it promises will not compromise on quality, comfort or durability.

HBC likely to close up to 20 Saks Off 5th US stores 22 Feb 2019

Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) expects to close up to 20 of its Saks Off 5th locations in the US as part of a review of the entire fleet of 133 stores.

Gildan Activewear hails "strong" Q4, meets FY targets 22 Feb 2019

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has hailed a "strong finish" to a year which saw it navigate unanticipated weather impacts and supply chain disruptions, as both earnings and revenue rose in the fourth quarter.

Canada Goose opens second Quebec factory 18 Feb 2019

Canada Goose is opening its second production facility in Quebec, which it says is a testament to its commitment to keeping production of its core down-filled jackets in Canada. 

Coalision picks PLM to boost speed to market 8 Feb 2019

Coalision, the Canadian company behind activewear brand Lolë and outdoor clothing brand Paradox, has invested in a new PLM system to centralise product data and speed time to market.

Lamour invests in supply chain tool 30 Jan 2019

Canadian manufacturer Lamour Hosiery is implementing an end-to-end enterprise software solution to unify supply chain processes across its ten-plus brands.

Lululemon ups guidance on strong Christmas trading 15 Jan 2019

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has upped its earnings and revenue guidance for the fourth quarter following strong trading throughout the peak Christmas period.

CPTPP trade pact takes effect 3 Jan 2019

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or TPP-11 – has finally come into effect.