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Victoria's Secret to go public under new plans

Victoria’s Secret will become an independent publicly-traded company under new plans to separate the brand from Bath and Body Works, its own...

US apparel imports from China soar 174% in March

US apparel imports continued to surge in March as retailers worked to meet increased consumer demand fuelled by federal stimulus cheques and...

What Biden's first 100 days say about trade

Compared with his predecessor Donald Trump, President Joe Biden's trade policy actions have hit fewer headlines since his inauguration on 20...

US, UK, EU: Comparing the new 2030 climate targets

The world has seen a flurry of new emissions reduction targets for the next decade this month, thanks to the climate leaders summit organise...

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The North Face sees regenerative cotton as biggest opportunity 20 Apr 2021

Michelle Russell

The North Face is waking up to the practice of regenerative farming in its cotton supply chain. As Carol Shu, senior manager of global sustainability, explains, it not only has a positive impact on nature and resources, but is another critical step in addressing climate change impacts.

Turkish denim major Mavi doubles down on global growth 7 Dec 2020

Paul Cochrane

Turkish denim giant Mavi sold 9.7 million pairs of jeans worldwide in 2019 – and is ploughing on with its global expansion despite ongoing uncertainties around the Covid-19 pandemic, its CEO and director, Cüneyt Yavuz, tells just-style.

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US clothing retailers see demand wane in April 14 May 2021

Beth Wright

US retail sales in April were virtually unchanged from their strong performance the month before and grew dramatically year-over-year as the economic recovery continues – although demand for clothing waned.

Walmart to acquire Zeekit virtual fit platform 14 May 2021

Beth Wright

US retail giant Walmart plans to acquire Israeli start-up Zeekit, which combines fashion and technology through a virtual fitting room platform to enhance customer and social experience.

US Q1 in brief – Dillard’s, Iconix, Wolverine World Wide 14 May 2021


The latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers show some companies are beginning to recover from the market disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, figures are mostly in comparison to the period when the market began to first feel the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic when stores began to close or reduce their opening hours.

Ralph Lauren to offload Club Monaco 13 May 2021

Beth Wright

Ralph Lauren is to sell its Club Monaco brand to global private equity firm Regent, LP as the US fashion company increases its focus on its core namesake brands.

New fund targets $10m to support female supply chain workers 13 May 2021

Beth Wright

A new collaborative funding initiative backed by the charitable arms of apparel giants Gap Inc, PVH Corp, H&M, VF Corp, and Ralph Lauren aims to raise at least US$10m to support women in global value chains.

3D adoption in denim will grow as sustainability gathers pace 13 May 2021

Hannah Abdulla

The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the adoption of 3D design technologies with experts believing this is only the start as more brands look to operate more sustainably.

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