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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

H&M transformation strategy continues to bear fruit

3 October 2019 | Beth Wright

H&M CEO Karl-Johan Persson remains confident the Swedish fashion retailer's transformation strategy is bearing fruit as its efforts helped boost both sales and profit in the first nine months of the year amid a "positive reception" for the group's early autumn collections.... read more

H&M to sell external brands as part of new trial

17 September 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has confirmed it is to start offering selected external brands and products through its stores as part of a new trial to drive sales.... read more

H&M transformation efforts paying off as Q3 sales rise

16 September 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has reported a jump in third-quarter net sales, partly the result of its ongoing "transformation work" to create a faster, more flexible and efficient supply chain and integrate its physical stores and online stores.... read more

H&M latest to suspend Brazil leather sourcing

9 September 2019 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion group Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has become the latest apparel retailer to suspend the sourcing of leather from Brazil over environmental concerns.... read more

H&M Group restores garments for new collection

4 September 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish apparel giant H&M Group has partnered with the Renewal Workshop to develop a collection consisting of former unsellable clothing items that have been mended and brought back to the assortment.... read more

H&M Foundation award has eye on circular innovations

29 August 2019 | Beth Wright

Non-profit H&M Foundation is on the lookout for design ideas with a circular mindset, and digital ideas connecting the dots throughout the fashion value chain, as it opens the fifth round of its annual Global Change Award.... read more

Investors press brands for more workforce transparency

3 July 2019 | Beth Wright

A coalition of more than 120 institutional investors with combined assets of more than US$14 trillion is renewing its demand for companies across the world to come forward with better data on their staff and supply chain workers, with the aim improving the quality of jobs globally. ... read more

H&M's online focus helps lift H1 sales

27 June 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M is to reduce the number of stores it will open this year in favour of making more digital investments, amid a rise in first-half revenue.... read more

H&M and Gap Inc top Better Cotton sourcing leaderboard

18 June 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), furniture giant Ikea, and US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc have topped a new ranking by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) based on their total Better Cotton sourcing volumes in 2018. ... read more

H&M hails double-digit Q2 sales hike

17 June 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish fast fashion retailer H&M has hailed its transformation work as the group reported a double-digit rise in second-quarter sales.... read more

H&M uses consumer data to launch custom collection

24 May 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has harnessed specially collected data to launch a new custom-made collection for customers in Berlin, Germany. ... read more

H&M launches upcycled online Weekday collection

22 May 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has announced its new sustainability project for its Weekday brand is now available as an online exclusive.... read more

H&M shares supplier details for every garment

23 April 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has launched a new "transparency layer" both in-store and online that will see it list details such as production country, supplier and factory names and addresses for each of its garments.... read more

H&M invests in Finnish sustainable fibre producer

18 April 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

A company that produces sustainable textile fibres made from waste materials has raised EUR3.7m (US$4.2m) in funding from investors, including global fashion retailer H&M, to scale up production at its plant in Finland.... read more

H&M uses AI for customised clothing collaboration

16 April 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

H&M is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in its latest collaboration with Berlin-based tech startup ZyseMe, which will see it offer customised apparel on demand.... read more

Sustainable textile innovations scoop $1m from H&M Foundation

4 April 2019 | Beth Wright

A digital system that aims to close the loop on every garment has won the largest slice of an EUR1m (US$1.24m) grant backed by Swedish fashion giant H&M.... read more

H&M uses new sustainable materials in latest line

1 April 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) has introduced three new sustainable materials – including leather alternative Piñatex – into the new spring 2019 collection from its eco-friendly Conscious Exclusive line.... read more

H&M's transformation efforts pay off in Q1

29 March 2019 | Beth Wright

A drop in first-quarter profit at H&M was not enough to prevent shares in the Swedish fast fashion retailer rising by more than 12% this morning (29 March) as the group reported double-digit sales growth in the period. ... read more

Instagram rolls out another seamless shopping feature

21 March 2019 | Beth Wright

Social media platform Instagram has taken yet another step towards "seamless" shopping, launching a new feature that will allow shoppers to buy products, including apparel, without leaving the app.... read more

H&M to phase out conventional cashmere

20 March 2019 | Beth Wright

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has announced plans to phase out conventional cashmere as part of its 2030 goal to only use sustainably sourced materials.... read more

The price of US imports from China continues to fall

19 March 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Despite concerns about sourcing from China amid an intensifying trade war with the US, newly-published figures show China continues to dominate US apparel imports – with import volume rising and prices continuing to fall again last year.... read more

H&M shares down despite Q1 sales hike

15 March 2019 | Beth Wright

Shares in H&M were down by almost 4% this morning (15 March) despite the Swedish fast fashion retailer reporting a double-digit rise in first-quarter sales.... 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

How Levi Strauss is driving sustainable change

4 March 2019 | Beth Wright

The denim and jeans sector is having to work tirelessly to change perceptions over its sustainability, or lack of it. But change is nigh, promises Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. The company recently expanded its Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) programme to four countries in Asia and is now engaging in one of its most ambitious plans to date, with a target to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by 40% by 2025. "At this point, that is the most aggressive target in the industry, we believe, in terms of both the magnitude and the timeframe," Kobori tells just-style.... read more