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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

Dry weather hits Australia cotton and wool production 12 Dec 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Dry weather conditions are expected to impact wool and cotton output in Australia for the 2018-19 period, a report from the Australian government has revealed.


Australia passes Modern Slavery Act 30 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Large companies in Australia will be under obligation to report their efforts to identify and mitigate human rights risks such as human trafficking and child labour in their global operations after the government passed the world’s second Modern Slavery Act.


Made With Respect makes 1% for the Planet pledge 28 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

New Zealand sustainable clothing retailer Made With Respect has joined international organisation 1% for the Planet, pledging to donate 1% of annual sales to support environmental causes.


Forever 21 under fire over wool cruelty claims 20 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Forever 21 has come under fire from animal rights group PETA over a video exposé that shows sheep being mistreated on farms in Australia that reportedly supply to the US teen apparel retailer.


CPTPP trade pact to take effect on 30 December 2 Nov 2018

Michelle Russell

Australia this week became the latest country ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or TPP-11 – meaning the trade pact will enter into force on 30 December 2018.


Nanollose makes first garment from tree-free rayon 1 Nov 2018

Hannah Abdulla

Australian biotechnology company Nanollose says it has successfully created its first test-garment made from Nullarbor fibre, a sustainable alternative to rayon and cotton.

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