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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, 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: Sportsgirl CEO Elle Roseby 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

Australian Government mulls Modern Slavery Act 15 Jun 2017

Leonie Barrie

The Australian Government is holding an inquiry later this month to look at whether the country should adopt national legislation to combat modern slavery in global supply chains.


Australian wool digital portal prepares for launch 9 Jun 2017

Michelle Russell

The Australian Wool Innovation (AWE) is preparing to launch its digital wool exchange platform within 16 months, a move expected to benefit the industry to the tune of $38m.


Billabong taps Nordstrom exec Howell as CFO 1 Jun 2017

Beth Wright

Australian surfwear company Billabong International has named former Nordstrom executive Jim Howell as CFO, succeeding Peter Myers, who has served in the role since January 2013.


Topshop Australia placed into administration 25 May 2017

Michelle Russell

Fashion retailer Topshop Australia has been placed into voluntary administration, putting its nine standalone stores, 17 Mya concessions and online business under review.


New Zealand ratifies TPP trade pact 12 May 2017

Michelle Russell

New Zealand has become the second country, after Japan, to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact following the US's decision to pull out from the deal.


Redbubble selects PLM to boost collaboration 15 Mar 2017

Beth Wright

Global online marketplace Redbubble has selected Centric's SMB PLM solution – a cloud-based tool tailored for emerging businesses – to improve cross-team collaboration, particularly between the product development and supply chain teams.

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