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H&M 'pre-loved' clothing shop debuts in Germany

1 July 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Swedish retailer H&M has taken its online second-hand clothing shop Sellpy to Germany as consumers express a stronger desire for sustainable fashion consumption.... read more

H&M to accelerate online as Q2 profit evaporates

26 June 2020 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Brands re-evaluating Cambodia sourcing strategy

24 June 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

European garment brands including H&M are weighing up what their future sourcing strategies in Cambodia will look like as the country looks set to be partially stripped of its Everything but Arms (EBA) trade benefit in August.... read more

H&M Group signs circular economy pledge to "build back better"

17 June 2020 | Beth Wright

Swedish fashion giant H&M Group has signed a new pledge committing to accelerate the transition to a circular economy – which environmental sustainability manager Cecilia Brannsten tells just-style will be key to enabling a more resilient future for fashion.... read more

Q2 sales halve at H&M amid varied recovery

15 June 2020 | Beth Wright

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. ... read more

H&M, Inditex in UN push to governments for climate change action

20 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

More than 150 companies including the likes of H&M, Burberry, Inditex, and zipper manufacturer YKK Corp, have backed a UN statement urging governments to align their Covid-19 economic aid and recovery efforts with the latest climate science.... read more

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

7 May 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

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".... read more

Global retail staff and salary reductions amid Covid-19 – Update

1 May 2020 | just-style

As the impact of the coronavirus pandemic spreads across the apparel and footwear industry, brands and retailers are moving from store closures to worker lay-offs or furloughs, as well as executive pay cuts. Here are the latest:... read more

How brands are tracking labour and safety violations

24 April 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Seven years after the deadly Rana Plaza factory building collapse in Bangladesh, research suggests that while there has been progress in factory safety, there have also been deteriorations in labour rights and the abuse of female ready-made garment (RMG) factory workers. Here we explore how brands and retailers can ensure workers in factories overseas are being treated fairly – and how predictive analytics can help manage social and labour compliance.... read more

Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads – Update

15 April 2020 | just-style

A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers including Next Plc, Primark, H&M, Nike and Gap Inc, are temporarily closing stores and suspending online operations as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. ... read more

H&M's China recovery paints a bleak picture for retailers

14 April 2020 | Leonie Barrie

An analysis of H&M’s weekly sales in China shows that recovery from the Covid-19 lockdown has been slow, painting a cautionary picture for other retailers post-pandemic.... read more

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

3 April 2020 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

H&M agrees payment to suppliers for cancelled orders

31 March 2020 | Michelle Russell

Swedish apparel retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has said it will pay and take delivery of goods already manufactured by its suppliers, as well as those in production.... read more

H&M mulls job cuts as virus impact grows

24 March 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Swedish fashion retailer H&M Group is mulling job cuts as the global spread of coronavirus continues to impact its operations.... read more

H&M moves to supply protective equipment for hospitals

23 March 2020 | Beth Wright

Swedish fashion retailer H&M Group is mobilising its supply chain to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) to be delivered to hospitals and health care workers to help tackle widespread shortages during the Covid-19 pandemic.... read more

H&M Q1 sales up but more Europe stores to close on virus fears

16 March 2020 | Beth Wright

H&M has reported a rise in first-quarter sales despite a negative impact in the second half from the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, which is taking a toll on the group's sales this month, mainly in Europe where a raft of stores across the region are temporarily closed.... read more

H&M Group to offer access to its global supply chain from sourcing to production

5 March 2020 | Beth Wright

Fashion retailer H&M Group will begin to offer access to its global supply chain as a service to external companies, covering all steps from product development to sourcing, production and logistics.... read more

Former H&M exec Daniel Kulle to lead Forever 21

26 February 2020 | Beth Wright

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) has named Daniel Kulle, former president of H&M North America, as the new CEO of Forever 21.... read more

H&M Conscious collection to feature Circulose

24 February 2020 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer H&M Group is to launch the first collection featuring the newly-patented material Circulose.... read more

Adidas tops sustainable cotton sourcing ranking

19 February 2020 | Michelle Russell

German sportswear giant Adidas has topped the 2020 Sustainable Cotton Ranking, with H&M taking the third spot in the assessment of companies that use a significant amount of cotton.... read more

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

18 February 2020 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Cambodia urges EU to reconsider partial trade benefit withdrawal

17 February 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

The organisation representing garment manufacturers in Cambodia (GMAC) has urged the European Commission to reconsider its decision to partially suspend the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade benefit under which it exports goods duty-free to the EU.... read more

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

7 February 2020 | Leonie Barrie

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.... read more

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

30 January 2020 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

H&M strategy efforts pay off with FY sales hike

16 December 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

H&M Group to test subscription rental in China

9 December 2019 | Beth Wright

Retailer H&M Group has partnered with China's largest fashion rental platform YCloset to test subscription rentals in the country, in a move that will allow Chinese consumers to hire apparel from its COS brand.... read more

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

27 November 2019 | Beth Wright

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).... read more

H&M pilots custom-made jeans at Weekday brand

25 November 2019 | Beth Wright

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.... read more

Brands still failing to deliver on responsible viscose sourcing

20 November 2019 | Michelle Russell

A new report has found that while the issue of responsible viscose production is now firmly on the agenda of the fashion industry, there are still brands and retailers failing to deliver on responsible sourcing.... read more

H&M CEO fast fashion comments "misguided"

5 November 2019 | Michelle Russell

H&M Group CEO, Karl-Johan Persson, has been called out by a labour rights group over comments he made in a recent interview warning of the "terrible social consequences" if consumers were to ditch fast fashion amid concerns about the climate crisis.... read more

H&M to trial apparel rental service

31 October 2019 | Beth Wright

H&M has become the latest retailer to enter the rental space, giving consumers in its native Sweden the chance to hire select pieces from its 2012-2019 Conscious Exclusive collections made from more sustainable materials.... read more

H&M suppliers in India take part in GFA workshops

30 October 2019 | Beth Wright

More than 100 Indian suppliers to Swedish fashion retailer H&M have taken part in workshops to discuss the global framework agreement (GFA) that protects the rights of workers who make its products.... read more

H&M and Ikea study chemicals in recycled textiles

23 October 2019 | Beth Wright

A joint study by H&M and Ikea has found the likelihood of finding more restricted chemical substances in recyclable cotton samples is about twice as high compared to pre-consumer cotton samples.... read more

H&M takes majority stake in Sellpy re-commerce platform

10 October 2019 | Beth Wright

H&M Group has taken a majority stake in re-commerce business Sellpy, in a move that will support the platform's international expansion and also aligns with the Swedish fashion retailer's bid to become fully circular.... read more

Apparel brands join forces to tackle global packaging supply chain

3 October 2019 | Beth Wright

Apparel industry heavyweights H&M, VF Corp, Kontoor Brands and Asos are among ten companies that have committed to a new initiative launched by environmental not-for-profit Canopy to transform the impacts of the global packaging supply chain on forests.... read more