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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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Call for Canada legislation to tackle supply chain slavery 17 Oct 2018

Canadian investors have placed their support behind the recommendation made in a Parliamentary report calling for legislation to ensure businesses disclose steps they are taking to address child labour and forced labour in global supply chains.

Canada approves CPTPP implementing bill 17 Oct 2018

Canada’s House of Commons has approved the implementing bill for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for TPP (CPTPP) – or TPP-11.

New trade pact will not hamper deals with China insists Canada 3 Oct 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has moved to quell concerns a clause in the new US-Mexico-Canada trade pact hinders the country's freedom to trade with other countries such as China. 

Lululemon develops innovative bra line 28 Sep 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon has developed a bra range using what it says is industry-leading innovation to enable the product to feel like a second skin.

Aldo Group certified climate neutral 26 Sep 2018

Multinational footwear retailer Aldo claims it has become the first fashion footwear and accessories company in the world to be certified climate neutral.

Canada, Spain to strengthen trade ties under new agenda 25 Sep 2018

Canada has said it is looking to grow an "even-closer" relationship with Spain under the Canada-Spain Cooperation Agenda.

Montelle Intimates keeps competitive with software suite 20 Sep 2018

Montelle Intimates, a Montreal-based company designing basic and fashion intimates, is managing to keep competitive in a shifting market thanks to help from an omnichannel software suite.

Lululemon appoints Choe as chief product officer 19 Sep 2018

Lululemon Athletica has made its third senior executive appointment this year with the promotion of Sun Choe to the role of chief product officer as the Canadian yogawear retailer thrives under its new chief executive.

HBC to add tier-2 suppliers to social compliance code 31 Aug 2018

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) says it is actively exploring ways to include second-tier suppliers in its social compliance programme by assessing its existing supply chain.

Lululemon almost doubles Q2 profit 31 Aug 2018

Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has hailed a "great" set of results for the second quarter, the first under new CEO Calvin McDonald, with highlights including a near doubling of net income in the period.