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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

Billabong warning as widens H1 net loss 26 Feb 2018

Beth Wright

Struggling Australian surfwear company Billabong International has warned it cannot carry on with business as usual unless a takeover by Boardriders Inc goes ahead, after it reported a wider net loss in the first half.

Australia proposes modern slavery legislation 14 Feb 2018

Michelle Russell

The Australian Government is understood to be preparing to release draft legislation proposing the introduction of a ‘modern slavery in supply chains’ reporting requirement.

Research into breakdown of wool fibres in seawater 29 Jan 2018

Leonie Barrie

Amid rising concerns over the impact of microfibres from synthetic textiles polluting the aquatic environment, a group of scientists in New Zealand is now studying how woollen clothing biodegrades in seawater.

Camilla picks PLM to streamline design process 26 Jan 2018

Beth Wright

Australian fashion and lifestyle brand Camilla has invested in a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to streamline the design process to make it easier for teams to collaborate.

Boardriders acquires Billabong International 5 Jan 2018

Beth Wright

Boardriders Inc, a global action sports and lifestyle company that owns and operates the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, is to acquire embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong International.

Call for Australia to adopt modern slavery laws 11 Dec 2017

Michelle Russell

Australia needs new laws to combat forced labour in supply chains, a parliamentary inquiry has said, similar to those introduced by the UK in 2015.

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