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How The Laboratory is steering H&M Group's sustainable future  18 Feb 2020

Set up to test and scale the game-changing concepts that will help drive the fashion industry towards a more sustainable and circular future, H&M Group's The Laboratory innovation hub also aims to challenge the way of thinking within the company – as Laura Coppen, circular and sustainable business developer, explains.


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.

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New tool for fast carbon footprint calculations 17 Jul 2020

A Swedish startup has launched a new digital tool that enables brands and manufacturers to quickly calculate the carbon footprint of their products based on the emissions created from manufacturing and transport to the point of sale.


H&M to accelerate online as Q2 profit evaporates 26 Jun 2020

Retailer H&M Group is to accelerate the integration of its physical store and online channels after seeing second-quarter sales of its trend-led fashions halved and profit wiped out by Covid-19 lockdowns and store closures.


Q2 sales halve at H&M amid varied recovery 15 Jun 2020

Group sales at Swedish fashion retailer H&M have halved in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic saw about 80% of its store portfolio shuttered by the middle of the period. 


H&M warns of Q2 loss as sales more than halve 7 May 2020

Swedish clothing brand H&M says its sales have fallen 57% between 1 March and 6 May compared with the same period a year earlier and warns its second-quarter will be "loss-making".


Sweden tells Bangladesh it will not cancel orders 30 Apr 2020

Sweden has assured Bangladesh it will not be cancelling garment orders from the country.


Björn Borg selects PLM for transparency 28 Apr 2020

Swedish underwear business Björn Borg has invested in new Product Lifecycle Management Software (PLM) for improved data accuracy, communication and transparency.


Abandoning fast fashion model key to industry's future 8 Apr 2020

The long-term stability of the global fashion industry requires the total "abandonment" of the fast fashion model and the adoption of a new mindset by both businesses and consumers, a new study has revealed.


Lindex owner Stockmann files for restructuring 7 Apr 2020

Stockmann Group, owner of Swedish fashion retailer Lindex, has filed for corporate restructuring due to the coronavirus pandemic having had a "significant" impact on customer volumes.


H&M Q1 profit soars but braces for Covid-19 fallout 3 Apr 2020

Profit at H&M has more than doubled in the first quarter – but the Swedish fashion retailer is bracing itself for the months ahead, with the global Covid-19 pandemic behind a 46% slump in net sales during March.


Five eco-friendly textile innovations awarded EUR1m 2 Apr 2020

A process that uses biotechnology to create lab-grown cotton has won the largest share of a EUR1m (US$1.09m) grant backed by the non-profit H&M Foundation.

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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.