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Gildan to invest $5m in North Carolina yarn mill

23 October 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Canadian activewear company Gildan Corp. is to invest US$5m into a new yarn spinning mill in Eden, North Carolina.... read more

Gildan Q2 profit slips on higher restructuring costs

1 August 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Gildan Activewear has reported what it says are "record" second-quarter sales, although restructuring and acquisition-related costs meant a fall in net earnings.... read more

Outlook for UK retailers looks bleak

11 March 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The outlook for UK retailers continues to look bleak. UK department store John Lewis blamed a "challenging" retail backdrop for a more than 45% drop in full-year profits to GBP160m. It was a similar story for rival Debenhams, which issued a warning on full-year profits based on poor sales performance. In an update, the retailer said for the 18 weeks to 5 January, gross transaction value fell 5.6% and like-for-like sales were down 5.7%. ... read more

British MPs call for laws to tackle fast fashion

25 February 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The UK government is being urged to introduce legislation that requires fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across their supply chains and take more responsibility for the environmental impact of their businesses. ... read more

US imports hit by earlier stockpiling efforts

11 February 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Latest figures have revealed a fall in US apparel import volumes from nine of the top ten supplier countries in November. China, its biggest apparel supplier, booked flat growth. The picture was hugely different from the previous month where all ten showed positive growth for imports into the US, suggesting retailers were stockpiling earlier to get ahead of the holiday period, as well as bringing in spring merchandise, in a bid to beat a potential increase in tariffs on goods from China.... read more

Brexit deal rejection worries apparel industry

21 January 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Last week's rejection of Theresa May's proposed UK-EU Brexit deal by MPs saw chatter spike among industry execs who say a No-Deal Brexit could be problematic for the sector given its heavy reliance on overseas talent ... read more

Apparel makers - Let's get virtual

21 November 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

The Virtual Reality market is becoming a bit of a big deal. According to recent forecasts from DigiCapital, the global VR market value could surpass $120bn by 2020. And, as consumers are demanding more from their apparel, combining VR with apparel is something to think about. Cue Google. ... read more

Gildan Activewear reinstates Haiti and Honduras workers

12 November 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has hit back at allegations that it "continues to violate workers' rights in Haiti and Honduras," telling just-style it is committed to upholding the right to form unions and bargain collectively.... read more

New customisable options for consumers

9 October 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Italian sportswear firm CP Company is looking to tap into the growing demand for customisable apparel with a 'Bespoke' project that allows customers to select their preferred colour in its signature goggle lens hoodie.... read more

How social media is forcing apparel brands to think green

12 September 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Social media, since its evolution, has undoubtedly changed the world as we know it.... read more

Gildan partners on hosiery waste-to-garment scheme

4 October 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Canadian apparel manufacturer Gildan Activewear has teamed up with design studio Sans Soucie Textile + Design to give hosiery waste a new lease of life by transforming it into textiles and garments.... read more

Gildan Activewear to launch American Apparel online in weeks

3 August 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Gildan Activewear, the new owner of American Apparel, has confirmed it plans to relaunch the brand as online "in the coming weeks," after the retailer closed all 110 of its stores globally following a bankruptcy filing at the end of 2016.... read more

Is Nike's delayed commitment to Amazon costing it sales?

12 July 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Sports apparel retailer Nike's delay in committing to a solid sales partnership with online retail giant Amazon could possibly have seen it lose out on sales yesterday (11 July) as the e-retailer slashed prices on products at some rival brands as part of its annual Prime Day event. ... read more