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Lacoste and Fast Retailing join mohair ban

11 December 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Fashion firms Lacoste and Fast Retailing are the latest to join a long list of companies that have banned mohair from their products following reports of goats mutilated and killed in shearing sheds... read more

Pentland names Georgiades to lead Lacoste Footwear

4 May 2018 | Beth Wright

UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has named former Coach executive Gianni Georgiades as CEO of the Lacoste Footwear joint venture (JV).... read more

Thierry Guibert tapped as new Lacoste CEO

19 January 2015 | Stuart Todd

Maus Frères Group (MFG) has appointed Thierry Guibert as the new CEO of Lacoste, succeeding José-Luis Duran, who is stepping down after more than five years at the helm.... read more

Online fashion retailer Boohoo bans angora

23 December 2014 | Katie Smith

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has become the latest retailer to ban the use of angora in its products following pressure from animal rights group PETA.... read more

Lacoste joins ban on angora

8 December 2014 | Michelle Russell

French fashion brand Lacoste has become the latest company to end the use of angora in its future clothing and accessories collections.... read more

Pentland Brands promotes Long in CEO switch

2 December 2014 | Katie Smith

Pentland Brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has promoted Andy Long as CEO, succeeding Andy Rubin who will take on the newly-created role of chairman.... read more

Body Central hires second CEO in two years

6 November 2014 | Katie Smith

Value apparel retailer Body Central Corp has appointed its second chief executive officer in less than two years, following the retirement of Brian Woolf.... read more

UK: Pentland FY profit up 36% as revenues rise

1 July 2014 | Richard Woodard

JD Sports Fashion majority shareholder Pentland Brands posted an improved full-year profit as revenues rose 10% in the 12 months to 31 December.... read more

US: Zwiers to lead global growth at Wolverine Worldwide

16 June 2014 | Katie Smith

As part of ongoing efforts to accelerate global growth, US clothing and footwear business Wolverine Worldwide has promoted company veteran James Zwiers to president of its International Group.... read more

FRANCE: Skiwear firm Fusalp sold to Lacoste family members

10 January 2014 | Stuart Todd

French luxury skiwear and clothing firm Fusalp has been acquired by Lacoste family members Philippe and Sophie Lacoste, along with the former executive director Alexandre Fauvet.... read more

UK: Lacoste brand Simister president exits

20 November 2013 | Katie Smith

Andy Simister, brand president at French lifestyle label Lacoste Chaussures, has left the company to explore new opportunities.... read more

US: Calvin Klein names Cancelloni Asia Pacific president

7 October 2013 | Katie Smith

Frank Cancelloni has today (7 October) been named as the president of Calvin Klein's Asia Pacific business, tasked with helping to drive growth in the region.... read more

FRANCE: Lacoste signs underwear deal with Delta Galil

4 October 2013 | Richard Woodard

French fashion brand Lacoste is expanding into men’s underwear by signing a five-year licensing deal with Israel-based manufacturer Delta Galil.... read more

Buy-in from all levels pivotal to apparel PLM success

18 July 2013 | Leonie Barrie

In theory, the decision to invest in a product lifecycle management (PLM) system shouldn't be a hard sell, with well-documented benefits including faster development cycles and greater control over costs and collaboration. Yet in reality, one of the biggest challenges facing apparel PLM projects still seems to be convincing stakeholders and shareholders that it is worth embarking on.... read more

FRANCE: Change at the top for Lacoste

11 January 2013 | Stuart Todd

Lacoste has named Jose Luis Duran as CEO, replacing Christophe Chenut who has held the post for the past five years.... read more

FRANCE: Lacoste licence holder appoints North America CEO

9 January 2013 | Stuart Todd

Lacoste worldwide licence holder, Devanlay, has appointed Francis Pierrel as its new CEO North America, succeeding Steve Birkhold.... read more

US: Bebe Stores names Birkhold as CEO

3 January 2013 | Petah Marian

US women's wear retailer Bebe Stores has named Steve Birkhold as CEO, effective immediately.... read more

Global: Brands accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery"

20 November 2012 | Petah Marian

A number of major clothing brands have been accused of "fuelling modern-day slavery" through their failure to address child and forced labour in their supply chains, according to a report released by the Not For Sale campaign. ... read more

FRANCE: Maus Frères increases Lacoste stake

7 November 2012 | Stuart Todd

Swiss distribution group Maus Frères is set to increase its stake in French clothing brand Lacoste to over 90% following the decision by members of the Lacoste founding family to sell their shareholding. ... read more

Luxury fibres and fabrics: High-end markets underpin profits

1 November 2012 | Lee Adendorff

Despite the financial storm clouds that have disrupted Europe's economy over the past few years, the continent's luxury apparel sector has proved remarkably resilient, with global demand for their products rising.... read more

FRANCE: Lacoste H1 turnover up 25% says CEO

14 September 2012 | Stuart Todd

The CEO of French fashion brand Lacoste has described the 25% increase in turnover posted by the company in the first half of the year as "doubtless the best growth rate in the market."... read more

just-style management briefing: Brazil and Mexico lead Latin America's luxury sales

1 August 2012 | Ivan Castano Freeman

After more than doubling its growth rates between 2008 and 2012, Brazil is the darling of Latin America's luxury apparel and goods market. Last year, the market for designer clothing and footwear grew 7.3% to $2.6bn, while sales of luxury accessories increased 4.5% to 1.2bn.... read more

VIETNAM: Esquel Group builds US$25m garment plant

23 July 2012 | Ngo Tuan

Esquel Enterprises (Singapore) Pte, a subsidiary of Hong Kong based clothing giant Esquel Group, has begun construction on a US$25m apparel plant at the Luong Son industrial zone in the northern Vietnamese province of Hoa Binh.... read more

FRANCE: Devanlay chooses PLM to boost product development

8 May 2012 | Leonie Barrie

French textiles major Devanlay, the exclusive worldwide licensee for the Lacoste clothing and accessories brand, has invested in Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software to help improve its overall efficiency and boost global product development.... read more

CANADA: Coalision in tie-up with Pull-in underwear firm

10 April 2012 | Katie Smith

Canadian-based lifestyle and sports apparel firm Coalision is to merge with French underwear company Pull-in.... read more

FRANCE: Cacharel appoints d'Halluin as CEO

26 March 2012 | Petah Marian

French clothing, perfume and accessories brand Cacharel has appointed Pascal d'Halluin as CEO of the company. ... read more

FRANCE: Young line helps Lacoste to record FY sales

9 March 2012 | Stuart Todd

After three difficult years, sales at French fashion brand Lacoste attained record levels in 2011, reaching EUR1.6bn (US$2.1bn), an increase of 11% on the previous year.... read more

FRANCE: Lacoste licensee to recruit 200 production staff

23 February 2012 | Stuart Todd

Lacoste's worldwide licence holder, Devanlay, is hiring more than 200 production staff in France as part of the brand's relaunch.... read more

Global news roundup

3 October 2011 | Petah Marian

The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.... read more

HONG KONG: Esquel signs deal for FastReact planning tool

15 September 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Global apparel manufacturer Esquel Group, which produces clothing for brands including Hugo Boss, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren and Lacoste, has signed a deal to use FastReact's planning software as part of ambitious plans for the growth and increased productivity of its business.... read more

just-style management briefing: International sizing standards expand

1 September 2011 | Karryn Miller

While the goal for many clothing manufacturers and brands is to gain an international presence, there is a key risk associated with selling the same designs in different global markets - the more far and wide that clothing designs go, the more shapes and sizes they must come in.... read more

GERMANY: Adidas joins Nike and Puma in chemicals pledge

31 August 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Sporting goods giant Adidas has become the latest company to win praise from environmental pressure group Greenpeace for pledging to eliminate the release of hazardous chemicals throughout its supply chain.... read more

CHINA: Toxic chemicals found in global garment brands

23 August 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Environmental pressure group Greenpeace is continuing its campaign against hazardous substances in the apparel supply chain with the release of new research that suggests traces of toxic chemicals have been found in clothing from brands including Adidas, H&M and Abercrombie & Fitch.... read more

US: Piperlime to offer men's apparel

17 August 2011 | Petah Marian

US online retailer Piperlime today (17 August) announced it will begin offering men's apparel on the site.... read more

CHINA: Clothing giants accused in Greenpeace campaign

13 July 2011 | just-style.com

Apparel companies including Nike, Adidas, H&M and PVH are being targeted by a Greenpeace campaign highlighting toxic water pollution linked to the clothing supply chain.... read more