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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

Sedex expands in Australia to tackle modern slavery 14 May 2018

Leonie Barrie

One of the world’s largest organisations for managing responsible sourcing in supply chains has opened a new office in Australia, in a move that means it will be able to help companies comply with expected new legislation to crack down on modern slavery.


HomeGrown Australian cotton tagged for traceability 9 May 2018

Leonie Barrie

Louis Dreyfus Company, one of the world's largest agricultural commodity merchants, has installed a cotton traceability system at its Moree gin in Australia to tag, test and track pure HomeGrown Australian cotton.


Country Road launches sustainable denim jean 1 May 2018

Beth Wright

Australian lifestyle brand Country Road has partnered with Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing on denim garments made from Tencel branded lyocell fibres using Refibra technology, which incorporates cotton scraps.


Boardriders completes Billabong acquisition 24 Apr 2018

Beth Wright

Boardriders Inc, a global action sports and lifestyle company that owns the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, has completed its acquisition of embattled Australian surfwear brand Billabong International.


Mega cotton bollworm threatens global crops 16 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

Researchers in Australia have discovered a cotton bollworm and corn earworm hybridization that could threaten crops globally and strip billions of dollars a year from the fibre and food industries.


Icebreaker publishes its first transparency report 11 Apr 2018

Michelle Russell

New Zealand natural fibre performance apparel brand Icebreaker, recently acquired by VF Corp, has published its first transparency report offering an insight into all aspects of the company’s operations and supply chain.

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