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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.

Latest News

New project to improve work in Asia garment supply chains 7 Dec 2018

A new project is about to get off the ground to to promote decent work in Asian garment supply chains.

Swedish fashion firms join forces on climate action 6 Dec 2018

Swedish fashion chains KappAhl, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Peak Performance have joined forces under the Swedish Textile Initiative for Climate Action (STICA), committing to reduce their climate impact by 30% by 2030.

H&M taps ex Cambridge Analytica exec for big data 5 Dec 2018

Swedish apparel giant H&M Group is exploring ways it can harness artificial intelligence to boost its sustainability efforts and has turned to former Cambridge Analytica research director Christopher Wylie for guidance.

H&M to close Cheap Monday to focus on core business 27 Nov 2018

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) is to close down its Cheap Monday brand following a long succession of negative sales and earnings.

HeiQ and Odlo develop triple-action sustainable odour control 27 Nov 2018

Swiss speciality textile effects company HeiQ and functional sportswear firm Odlo have joined forces to launch a triple-action sustainable odour control technology for apparel.

KappAhl taps former Lindex boss as CEO 27 Nov 2018

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has named former Lindex acting chief Elisabeth Peregi as its new CEO and president.

Global protests demand H&M supply chain wage action 23 Nov 2018

Activists and workers are preparing for a week of global protests to demand Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) pays living wages and ensures fair employment conditions are implemented for its supply chain workers.

Industry initiative reduces use of plastic bags by 70% at KappAhl 23 Nov 2018

Swedish fashion chain KappAhl has revealed consumption of plastic bags at its stores has declined by almost 70% in the first 15 months of the launch of industry sustainability initiative One Bag Habit.

Nudie Jeans moves into leather free denim 16 Nov 2018

Swedish fashion company Nudie Jeans is now offering leather-free denim, having ditched its leather back patch and replaced it with a vegan alternative, made with recycled paper.

Lindex picks DHL to manage freight operations 26 Oct 2018

Swedish fashion retailer Lindex has appointed DHL Global Forwarding to manage freight distribution across its entire whole network of stores and e-commerce

Latest blogs

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.