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Columbia Sportswear promotes Swanson to finance chief

15 June 2017 | Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear retailer Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed long-time executive Jim Swanson as its finance chief, alongside the promotion of Peter Rauch as chief transformation officer.... read more


US Q4 in brief: Cherokee Global Brands, Perry Ellis, Destination Maternity

15 April 2016 | Michelle Russell

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. ... read more


Fair Trade apparel programme reaching new heights

8 March 2016 | Michelle Russell

A fire that broke out at a factory in Bangladesh last month, and the impending third year anniversary of Rana Plaza, serves as a reminder that major safety concerns still exist for workers in the global apparel industry. But the proliferation of organisations working to offer tangible solutions proves that work is in progress, one of those being Fair Trade USA, whose apparel programme grew 358% in 2014. ... read more


Columbia Sportswear taps new head for Mountain Hardwear

23 February 2016 | Michelle Russell

Columbia Sportswear Company has appointed John Christian Walbrecht as president of its Mountain Hardwear brand.... read more


Delta Galil and Columbia Sportswear ink underwear licensing deal

21 December 2015 | Michelle Russell

Israel-based lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil Industries has signed a global licensing deal with Columbia Sportswear for the development, manufacture and distribution of performance-based underwear collections. ... read more


Columbia Sportswear pilots recycling initiative

28 October 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear is piloting a recycling programme in partnership with Swiss textile recycling solutions firm I:Collect, joining wider industry efforts to close the loop in the clothing supply chain. ... read more


China market woes could hit consumer spending

25 August 2015 | Michelle Russell

Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.... read more


Nike, Hanesbrands and VF top sustainability index

21 August 2015 | Michelle Russell

Nike, Hanesbrands and VF Corp have topped an analyst report of apparel and footwear firms that have made the most progress in managing environmental, social and governance issues.... read more


Columbia develops OutDry waterproof technology

15 June 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has developed a rainproof jacket that features the waterproof membrane on the outside for permanent water repellency and durability.... read more


Sourcing and supply chain promotions at Columbia Sportswear

28 May 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has made four key leadership appointments, two of which include SVP of global sourcing and SVP of supply chain.... read more


Columbia Sportswear ups FY guidance on “solid” Q1

1 May 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has upped its full-year guidance on the back of “solid” first-quarter results, the strengthening of advance orders in North America and Europe.... read more


Columbia Sportswear seeks growth with appointments

3 March 2015 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has made a number of strategic organisational changes, including appointing a president, in a bid to drive growth.... read more


PrAna achieves Fair Labor accreditation

19 February 2015 | Michelle Russell

Columbia Sportswear's prAna brand has had its social compliance programme accredited by the Fair Labor Association.... read more


Columbia Sportswear ups FY profit guidance

31 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

US outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear Company has upped its full-year outlook as it revealed increased earnings and sales in its third-quarter.... read more


US: Columbia Sportswear narrows Q2 net loss

25 July 2014 | Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has narrowed its net losses in the second quarter, despite incurring costs from its acquisition of prAna.... read more


US: Columbia Sportswear closes PrAna deal

3 June 2014 | Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear specialist Columbia Sportswear has closed its acquisition of lifestyle apparel brand, PrAna Living.... read more


US: Columbia Sportswear files patent lawsuit against Seirus

11 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm Columbia Sportswear has filed a lawsuit against Seirus Innovative Accessories for infringement on its patent for insulating Omni Heat reflective material.... read more