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UK: Chanel buys cashmere specialist Barrie Knitwear

16 October 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Luxury French fashion house Chanel is to buy one of its suppliers, Scottish cashmere specialist Barrie Knitwear, in a deal announced today (16 October).... read more


UK: Dawson International sale taking longer than expected

8 October 2012 | Katie Smith

Administrators of cashmere and knitwear business Dawson International have admitted that the sales process is taking longer than expected and revealed it is in advanced talks with one party.... read more


UK: Cashmere specialist Dawson calls in administrators

16 August 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Struggling cashmere and knitwear specialist Dawson International Plc has finally called in the administrators after failing to resolve its pension problems, in a move that puts the jobs of around 180 staff at risk.... read more


UK: Dawson shares suspended as administration nears

8 August 2012 | Richard Woodard

Shares in struggling cashmere and knitwear business Dawson International have been suspended as the company considers going into administration over its huge pension deficit.... read more


UK: Dawson warns of administration over pensions

20 July 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Struggling cashmere and knitwear specialist Dawson International Plc has warned it may have to appoint administrators after proposals to put its pension plans into a protection fund were rejected.... read more


UK: Dawson H1 profit slumps amid rising cashmere costs

1 December 2011 | Leonie Barrie

First-half profit at cashmere and knitwear specialist Dawson International Plc has more than halved after margins continue to be hurt by higher raw material prices.... read more


UK: Dawson International H1 "in line with expectations"

30 September 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Cashmere and knitwear specialist Dawson International Plc today (30 September) said trading in the first half of its financial year has been in line with expectations, but that margins continue to be hurt by higher cashmere raw material prices.... read more


UK: Cashmere costs squeeze Dawson International

9 August 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Dawson International Plc today (9 August) warned higher cashmere raw material prices are reducing margins in its knitwear businesses, and that the biggest hit is likely to take place in its US knitwear operations.... read more


UK: Dawson hit by higher cashmere and cotton prices

1 March 2011 | just-style.com

Knitwear and home furnishings group Dawson International Plc has reiterated its warning that higher cashmere and cotton costs are set to weigh on its performance in the coming year - with with US knitwear customers indicating they will cut their orders.... read more


Top stories on just-style this week...

21 January 2011 | just-style.com

Here is a roundup of the top five most-read articles on just-style this week. Click on each headline for the full story. ... read more


UK: Rising cashmere prices likely to hurt Dawson

21 January 2011 | just-style.com

Cashmere and home furnishings group Dawson International Plc today (21 January) warned that higher cotton and cashmere prices are set to weigh on its performance in the coming year - with US knitwear customers in particular likely to cut their orders.... read more


UK: Todd & Duncan names deputy managing director

20 January 2011 | just-style.com

Cashmere yarn spinner Todd & Duncan has promoted its finance director Iain Cormack to the additional role of deputy managing director.... read more


UK: Dawson chief executive steps down

22 September 2010 | just-style.com

Andy Bartmess, chief executive of Scottish cashmere company Dawson International, is to leave the business with effect from the end of September.... read more


UK: Leeds Group bolsters half-year profit

11 May 2010 | just-style.com

UK textiles importer Leeds Group made a profit after tax of GBP534,000 (US$788,000) in the six month period ended 31 March 2010, compared with a profit of GBP134,000 in the corresponding period of last year.... read more


UK: Dawson FY overshadowed by pension deficit

10 March 2010 | just-style.com

Scottish cashmere firm Dawson International Plc has delivered what it describes as a “satisfactory” full year, helped by a strong performance from its knitwear divisions, but said an increase in pension liabilities represents a challenge for the company.... read more


UK: Couture customers lift Dawson FY forecast

1 February 2010 | just-style.com

Scottish cashmere firm Dawson International Plc says sales and profits will be ahead of market expectations for the year, after its business was boosted by high margin sales to couture customers.... read more


UK: Todd & Duncan deal “good for Scotland”

14 October 2009 | just-style.com

The GBP6.1m (US$9.8m) acquisition of cashmere spinner Todd & Duncan reinforces Scotland’s international reputation for making luxury textiles, according to the country’s First Minister.... read more


UK: Dawson International reports wider H1 loss

1 September 2009 | just-style.com

UK cashmere firm Dawson International has posted a wider first-half loss in line with sloping demand.... read more


UK: Chinese firm buys Dawson's Todd & Duncan unit

17 June 2009 | just-style.com

Scottish textile firm Dawson International Plc has agreed to sell its Todd & Duncan business cashmere yarn spinning business to one of its Chinese suppliers, seven months after discussions began.... read more


UK: Leeds posts interim profit decrease to GBP134,000

22 May 2009 | just-style.com

UK textiles importer Leeds Group made a profit after tax of GBP134,000 (US$212,000) for the six months ended 31 March 2009, down from GBP315,000 in the same period of 2008, on the back of reduced margins.... read more


UK: Dawson Q1 sales fall 14%, ousts chairman

8 May 2009 | just-style.com

Scottish textile firm Dawson International today (8 May) posted a 14% drop in first quarter revenues, and voted to oust chairman Michael Hartley from his position on the board.... read more


UK: Dawson urges shareholders to back chairman

20 April 2009 | just-style.com

Scottish textile firm Dawson International has posted a circular to shareholders backing its chairman amid attempts to oust him by investors.... read more


UK: Dawson cuts jobs at Barrie Knitwear division

30 March 2009 | just-style.com

Cashmere garment maker Barrie Knitwear is cutting 10% of its 163-strong workforce in the Scottish town of Hawick in response to a drop in orders.... read more


UK: Dawson back in black, but warns of “uncertainties”

12 March 2009 | just-style.com

Scottish cashmere group Dawson International yesterday (11 March) announced a return to profit, helped by strong performances in every division, but warned of uncertainty in its core businesses.... read more


UK: Dawson sees FY ahead of forecasts

19 February 2009 | just-style.com

Scottish cashmere group Dawson International is continuing to make progress in turning round its business, and today (19 February) said it expects its full-year performance to beat forecasts.... read more


UK: Dawson in talks to sell Todd & Duncan

19 November 2008 | just-style.com

Scottish based textile firm Dawson International Plc revealed today (19 November) that is in talks to sell its Todd & Duncan cashmere yarn spinning business to a Chinese fibre firm.... read more


UK: Dawson reduces H1 loss on improved operations

3 September 2008 | just-style.com

Improved operating results in all divisions helped textile company Dawson International to post a slimmer first-half operating loss of GBP1.1m (US$1.95m).... read more


UK: Dawson narrows H1 loss, to sell Dorma brand

30 July 2008 | just-style.com

Scottish cashmere specialist Dawson International has narrowed its first-half pretax loss to GBP1.6m (US$3.2m) from GBP2.1m last year, and says it has found a buyer for its Dorma home furnishing brand.... read more


UK: Dawson opposes two new board nominations

24 July 2008 | just-style.com

Scottish cashmere specialist Dawson International is opposing the proposed appointment of two new board members at the company’s forthcoming AGM.... read more


UK: Cashmere group Dawson International cuts FY loss

23 June 2008 | just-style.com

Scottish cashmere group Dawson International Plc today (23 June) said it had made excellent progress in its spinning and home furnishings divisions in its last full year, but described its financial performance overall as “deeply disappointing.”... read more


UK: Dawson takeover talks come to an end

4 June 2008 | just-style.com

Discussions to sell Dawson International Plc to its controlling shareholder, Lingwu Zhongyin Cashmere Company Limited, have come to an end, the Scottish cashmere and knitwear group said today (4 June).... read more


UK: Chanel marketing exec named CEO at Pringle

2 June 2008 | just-style.com

Fashion brand Pringle of Scotland has hired the former marketing director of luxury goods company Chanel as its new chief executive.... read more


UK: Leeds Group acquires 28.76% of Dawson's shares

23 May 2008 | just-style.com

UK-based textile importer Leeds Group has bought 28.76% of Scottish cashmere firm Dawson International for GBP971,250 (US$1.92m).... read more


UK: Dawson still in talks with Lingwu Zhongyin

23 January 2008 | just-style.com

Troubled cashmere and knitwear group Dawson International Plc says it has not yet reached any agreement to sell shares or assets to its controlling shareholder Lingwu Zhongyin Cashmere Company Limited.... read more


CHINA: Overcapacity driving down cashmere quality

9 November 2007 | just-style.com

China’s cashmere industry needs to cut capacity and raise quality if the sector is to retain its luxury positioning, says Andrew Bartmess, chief executive of UK cashmere group Dawson International.... read more


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