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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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H&M and Coop join call to end use of PFAS chemicals 7 Feb 2020

Fashion giant H&M Group and Danish retailer Coop are joining a call to action to end the use of harmful PFAS chemicals in products and supply chains.

H&M in leadership shake-up as FY profit rises 30 Jan 2020

Increased full-price sales and decreased markdowns have contributed to a rise in both annual and fourth-quarter profit for Swedish apparel retailer H&M amid a leadership shakeup that sees Karl-Johan Persson step down as CEO and Helena Helmersson succeed him.

H&M Foundation calls for financial gender gap to be addressed 27 Jan 2020

H&M Foundation has launched a startup aimed at tackling the financial gender gap, where women lack adequate access to finance and investment.

Houdini Sportswear to improve transparency with PLM 20 Jan 2020

Swedish outdoor brand Houdini Sportswear is turning to a cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to help improve efficiency and transparency across its supply chain.

H&M Group guidelines to protect migrant workers 17 Dec 2019

Fashion retailer H&M Group is partnering with the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to ensure ethical recruitment and protection of migrant workers in global supply chains.

H&M strategy efforts pay off with FY sales hike 16 Dec 2019

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has booked a rise in both fourth-quarter and full-year group sales as ongoing efforts as part of its transformation strategy continue to pay off.

Gant promotes Patrik Söderström to CEO 2 Dec 2019

Patrik Söderström has been named CEO of lifestyle brand Gant, succeeding Brian Grevy who will step down from the company at the end of next month.

H&M Group's Weekday creates first garment from IFC fibres 27 Nov 2019

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz Group (H&M) says its Weekday brand has become the first globally to create a garment with new sustainable fabric developed by Finnish start-up Infinited Fiber Company (IFC).

Isbjörn of Sweden to trial children's wear rentals 26 Nov 2019

Premium outdoor children’s wear brand Isbjörn of Sweden has become the latest apparel retailer to enter the rental landscape.

H&M pilots custom-made jeans at Weekday brand 25 Nov 2019

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz Group (H&M) has tested the viability of custom-made jeans for its Weekday brand as it works to tackle business challenges including reducing returns and excess products, and only making what customers want.

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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.