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What Arket reveals about H&M's new direction 21 Jun 2017

H&M’s new Arket concept is quite unlike anything previously seen from the retailer. Rather than adopt a faster sourcing strategy, the company has opted to introduce a new brand to cater to shifts in consumer behaviour and progress towards a more sustainable business model. Bernadette Kissane, senior analyst for apparel and footwear at Euromonitor International, takes a closer look.

What's the difference between compliance and safety? 26 May 2016

Swedish fashion retailer H&M is one of the leaders of the move to change compliance, and is at the forefront of sustainability. However, at the same time H&M appears to show no interest in the safety of workers making its products, write Emma Birnbaum and David Birnbaum. What is the difference between compliance and worker safety? they ask.

H&M sustainability goals include water-based PU shoes 15 Apr 2016

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to place its first volume orders for shoes made with water-based vegan leather this year as part of new sustainability goals set out by the Swedish fashion retailer.

IN THE MONEY: H&M faces margin pressure on dollar impact 26 Jun 2015

H&M Hennes & Mauritz will likely suffer gross margin pressure in the near-term, analysts believe, as the negative impact from the strong US dollar is compounded by increased purchasing costs and increasing wages.

SUSTAINABILITY: H&M adds transparency to yarn and fabric suppliers 10 Apr 2015

The latest sustainability efforts from fashion retailer H&M Hennes & Mauritz include adding fabric and yarn mills to its publicly published supplier factory list, and further progress in its work towards fair living wages - although criticism suggests this is not progressing fast enough for some.

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Garment printed cryptotag tackles traceability challenge 12 Jul 2019

Researchers at Sweden's University of Boras say they have developed a new secure system to tackle the challenge of traceability in the global textiles and clothing supply chain.

H&M's online focus helps lift H1 sales 27 Jun 2019

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M is to reduce the number of stores it will open this year in favour of making more digital investments, amid a rise in first-half revenue.

Peak Performance picks PLM to manage growth 25 Jun 2019

Swedish outdoor and sports fashion brand Peak Performance has invested in a new Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution to better manage its growth and international expansion strategy. 

H&M trials Maersk carbon-neutral fuel product 24 Jun 2019

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has taken part in the pilot of a new carbon neutral ocean fuel product launched by global logistics company Maersk, which could help in the move towards greener solutions in commercial transport.

H&M hails double-digit Q2 sales hike 17 Jun 2019

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M has hailed its transformation work as the group reported a double-digit rise in second-quarter sales.

H&M launches upcycled online Weekday collection 22 May 2019

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has announced its new sustainability project for its Weekday brand is now available as an online exclusive.

H&M shares supplier details for every garment 23 Apr 2019

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has launched a new "transparency layer" both in-store and online that will see it list details such as production country, supplier and factory names and addresses for each of its garments.

H&M uses AI for customised clothing collaboration 16 Apr 2019

H&M is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in its latest collaboration with Berlin-based tech startup ZyseMe, which will see it offer customised apparel on demand.

Lindex sets out new sustainability pledge 5 Apr 2019

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has set a number of new goals to create "fair and equal workplaces for women" across its value chain – including that its top suppliers work actively with a living wage programme, and show total supply chain transparency and commitment to improving working conditions.

Sustainable textile innovations scoop $1m from H&M Foundation 4 Apr 2019

A digital system that aims to close the loop on every garment has won the largest slice of an EUR1m (US$1.24m) grant backed by Swedish fashion giant H&M.

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H&M leads on sustainable fashion 17 Apr 2015

H&M's new Conscious Exclusive collection, which launched this week, proves that high street fashion can be sustainable. And as the line gains momentum it’s using more diverse materials, including recycled beads, fabrics such as hemp, organic linen, and organic leather.