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TPP trade pact in milestone signing by 12 nations

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, involving 12 nations and covering 40% of the world economy, has finally been signed by minis...

Supply chain improvements to save Billabong $30m

Australian surfwear company Billabong says it is “making good progress” in its turnaround efforts after posting its first full year profit s...

Pacific Brands review may drive more divestment

Clothing and footwear business Pacific Brands has said it will consider selling more of its brands as it continues to find ways to drive a b...

“Complex” Billabong seeks simple solution

Simplicity is the key to restoring fortunes at beleaguered surf-led apparel business Billabong, according to new CEO Neil Fiske....

Latest Interviews

Speaking with style: Dilan Gooneratne, CEO, MAS Bodyline 2 Jan 2013

Petah Marian

Bodyline was one of the first factories set up by Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing giant MAS Holdings in partnership with Victoria's Secret and Triumph. Looking back over the past 20 years, the company's CEO Dilan Gooneratne tells Petah Marian about the challenges Bodyline faced, and how the business was turned around in the midst of the economic crisis.


Interview: Elle Roseby, CEO, Sportsgirl 7 Nov 2011

Petah Marian

Trendy Australian fashion retailer Sportsgirl has spent the last five years working to establish a presence in all areas of its customers' lives. CEO Elle Roseby spoke to Petah Marian about how the 63-year-old brand has managed to remain relevant for its internet-savvy shoppers.

Latest News

Rip Curl turns to cloud-based PLM platform for global collaboration 18 Apr 2019

Leonie Barrie

Surfing sportswear company Rip Curl will replace its legacy PLM system with a single collaborative platform to connect its global network and speed time to market.


Woolworths Group to shrink Big W portfolio 1 Apr 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Australian retailer Woolworths Group is to close 30 of its Big W stores as part of a network review aimed at returning the business to profitability.


Woolmark, Nagnata partner on green activewear range 4 Mar 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Emerging Australian fashion and lifestyle brand Nagnata has partnered with The Woolmark Company on a merino wool range of products which it says is its "most eco-friendly collection to date".


New report claims Australian apparel is "made in poverty" 26 Feb 2019

Hannah Abdulla

Several major Australian brands have been called out for failing to protect garment workers in their Bangladesh and Vietnam supply chains, with Oxfam Australia alleging many are going hungry due to low wages.


Australia to host new responsible fashion summit 5 Feb 2019

Leonie Barrie

A new industry event is taking place in Australia next month to discuss the business case for responsible fashion and what it takes to be a relevant brand and retailer in the era of transparency and accountability.


Jeanologia joins Sustainable Apparel Coalition 19 Dec 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Spanish firm Jeanologia, which specialises in sustainable garment finishing technologies that help reduce chemicals, water and energy use, has announced its affiliation to the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) in a bid to boost efforts at improving sustainability within the industry.

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