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Trade tensions weigh on Australian wool prices

Uncertainties surrounding the trade war between the US and China are weighing on Australian wool prices though a reduction in demand from ke...

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...

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

Australia sourcing panel to focus on transparency 15 Oct 2019

Beth Wright

The co-founders of Australian fashion brands ELK and David Jones will take part in a panel discussion exploring transparency in the fashion supply chain at the upcoming International Sourcing Expo Australia. 

Largest Turkish turnout for Australia sourcing show 11 Oct 2019

Michelle Russell

The largest ever contingent of Turkish apparel and footwear exporters is heading to two key Australian trade shows next month as they look to increase their market share in the southern hemisphere country.

Kathmandu to acquire Rip Curl in US$233m deal 2 Oct 2019

Hannah Abdulla

New Zealand outdoor apparel retailer Kathmandu has struck a deal to acquire Australian surfwear clothing and equipment brand Rip Curl for AUS$350m (US$233m).

Defence tech to turn "take-make-dispose" economy sustainable 30 Sep 2019

Michelle Russell

Security Matters (SMX), an Australian-listed Israeli tech solutions company, has a solution used in security and defence that can help reduce the volume of garments and textiles that are incinerated or landfilled every year.

Weartek picks PLM to optimise workflow 13 Sep 2019

Beth Wright

Performance workwear specialist Weartek has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help to streamline its workflows.

Outdoor brand Kathmandu gains B Corp certification 13 Sep 2019

Michelle Russell

New Zealand based Kathmandu has become one of the largest outdoor apparel and gear brands globally to be certified as a B Corporation for meeting high standards of social and environmental impact.

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