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US: Fruit of the Loom to cut 600 jobs with plant closure

7 April 2014 | Katie Smith

Apparel manufacturer Fruit of the Loom is to lay off more than 600 workers with the closure of its facility in Jamestown, Kentucky.... read more

US: Cornell University joins Bangladesh Accord pledge

13 February 2014 | Richard Woodard

Cornell University has become the latest higher education establishment to require apparel licensees sourcing from Bangladesh to join the country’s Accord on Fire and Building Safety.... read more

US: Fruit of the Loom implements data analytics tool

17 July 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Fruit of the Loom is to measure and monitor data flowing across its business operations with a new analytics platform that will help it stay one step ahead of a changing environment.... read more

CANADA/US: Gildan Activewear, Russell Brands settle lawsuit

5 March 2013 | Katie Smith

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has reached a US$1m settlement with Russell Brands, a Fruit of the Loom company, to resolve a trademark infringement lawsuit.... read more

US: Russell Brands to cut 190 jobs in restructuring

7 January 2013 | Katie Smith

US sporting goods manufacturer Russell Brands today (7 January) said it plans to lay off 190 workers as it looks to restructure its apparel decoration operations in Alexander City, Alabama.... read more

US: Gildan Activewear sued by Russell Brands

17 October 2012 | Richard Woodard

Gildan Activewear has launched an internal inquiry into the events surrounding a lawsuit filed against it by Russell Brands, part of Fruit of the Loom.... read more

US: Fruit of the Loom to use Yunique PLM system

17 January 2012 | Richard Woodard

Apparel company Fruit of the Loom is to implement Gerber Technology’s YuniquePLM product life cycle management system.... read more

US: University in Indonesian factory row with Adidas

6 December 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Students and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are calling on sporting goods brand Adidas to make severance payments to workers at an Indonesian factory after its owner fled.... read more

GUATEMALA: Sourcing specialist sells stake to India's Fifth Avenue

14 November 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Supply chain specialist Fifth Avenue Sourcing (India) is set to take a stake in sourcing consultancy RegionaLink LLC, which was set up earlier this year to link US and European apparel firms with factories in Central America and the Dominican Republic.... read more

UK: Fruit of the Loom ramping up Moroccan operations

27 October 2010 | Leonie Barrie

The European unit of underwear and casual clothing maker Fruit of the Loom is ramping up its operations in Morocco on the back of higher demand from its customers as the global economic recovery continues.... read more

SOURCING: Not all firms washed out by Pakistan floods

23 August 2010 | Leonie Barrie

While it's true that the proverb "Bad news travels fast" has been particularly apt as far as the widespread flooding in Pakistan is concerned, one of the country's leading knitwear manufacturers and exporters has told just-style that many firms are managing to rise above recent events.... read more

HONDURAS: Russell Athletic to open factory after boycotts

23 November 2009 | just-style.com

T-shirt and casualwear maker Russell Athletic has agreed to open a new apparel factory in the Choloma area of Honduras following university boycotts in the US and UK.... read more

US: Sales slump at Berkshire Hathaway’s apparel unit

10 November 2009 | Leonie Barrie

The slowdown in consumer spending has hit sales at Fruit of the Loom, the apparel business controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc, the company said last week.... read more

SOURCING: Marginal suppliers need a radical re-think

21 August 2009 | just-style.com

In the current recession, factory owners are transferring business away from their marginal suppliers to their core operations, creating a major problem in countries where the garment sector is a lifeline. To survive and prosper in difficult times, these industries must radically change the way they work, who they work for, and what they produce, believes David Birnbaum.... read more

US: Fruit of the Loom to cut jobs - reports

10 August 2009 | just-style.com

Nearly 280 Fruit of the Loom apparel workers in Alabama are to lose their jobs after the company decided to relocate to its corporate headquarters in Bowling Green Kentucky.... read more

UK: Russell Europe to close distribution plant – reports

18 June 2009 | just-style.com

Clothing company Russell Europe is to close a distribution centre in the UK as part of a global review of its operations, according to local reports.... read more

US: Broder Bros widens Q1 loss on costs, lower sales

29 May 2009 | just-style.com

Activewear distributor Broder Bros Co has widened its first quarter loss thanks to restructuring charges, lower sales across all its divisions and a shrinking of the imprintable activewear market due to the economic downturn.... read more

US: Broder Bros manages to stave off bankruptcy

21 May 2009 | just-style.com

Activewear distributor Broder Bros Co has managed to stave off bankruptcy by refinancing 91.75% of its outstanding debt – but warned it is still an option if the deal does not go through.... read more

US: Broder Bros explores financing and strategic options

5 March 2009 | just-style.com

Activewear distributor Broder Bros has hired an investment bank to help explore financing and strategic options for its long-term capital structure.... read more

US: Russell Athletic signs pro volleyball apparel deal

10 February 2009 | just-style.com

Athletic apparel company Russell Athletic has signed a three year deal to sponsor the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball tour in the US.... read more

US: Russell Athletic unveils new NBA uniform

23 October 2008 | just-style.com

Russell Athletic has launched a new “performance” basketball uniform, adding to its product portfolio as the NBA’s official institutional uniform provider.... read more

US: Russell Corp to lay off 450 workers

6 June 2008 | just-style.com

T-shirt and sweatshirt maker Russell Corporation is lay off more than half of the 800 workers at its Coosa River Plant in Wetumpka, according to local news reports this week.... read more

US: Fruit of the Loom to close Honduras plant

20 September 2007 | just-style.com

Fruit of the Loom is to close its Jerzees de Choloma facility in Central America, which employs 800 people.... read more

UK: Another profit warning for Blacks Leisure

5 January 2007 | just-style.com

Outdoor goods chain Blacks Leisure has issued its third profit warning in six months after sales plunged during the Christmas period.... read more

US: Blair president Zawacki sets retirement

8 December 2006 | just-style.com

John Zawacki, president and chief executive officer of direct marketer Blair Corp, will retire from the company and its board on 1 April 2007.... read more

UK: Blacks quiet on bid rumours as H1 profits fall

26 October 2006 | just-style.com

Blacks Leisure’s CEO is staying quiet on rumours the struggling business could be the bid interest of business mogul Mike Ashley, the man behind the Sports World International and Lillywhites names.... read more

US: Russell Athletic names Doug Kelly as company president

26 September 2006 | just-style.com

Sports goods firm Russell Athletic has appointed Doug Kelly as company president.... read more

US: Berkshire Hathaway completes acquisition of Russell Corp

3 August 2006 | just-style.com

The sale of Russell Corporation to Fruit of the Loom Inc, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, was completed on Wednesday (2 August) after being overwhelmingly approved by shareholders.... read more

US: Russell chairman to retire after Berkshire Hathaway merger

2 August 2006 | just-style.com

The chairman and CEO of sports goods company Russell is to retire this week once the business’s merger with Berkshire Hathaway is completed.... read more

US: Armor Holdings acquires Tensylon manufacturer

11 July 2006 | just-style.com

Security and armour specialist Armor Holdings is set to invest more than US$12m in new acquisition Integrated Textile Systems (ITS) after paying an undisclosed sum for the company.... read more

GUATEMALA: Textiles sector loses $160m from CAFTA delays

28 April 2006 | just-style.com

Delays in signing the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) have cost Guatemala’s textiles industry US$160m in uncommitted investments, Carla Caballero, general manager for Guatemalan Apparel and Textile Industry Commission (VESTEX), confirmed to just-style on Thursday (27 April).... read more

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Phat Fashions opens flagship stores

20 April 2006 | just-style.com

Kellwood brand Phat Fashions has opened three flagship stores in the Middle East under the Phat Farm and Baby Phat brands.... read more

US: Rivalry heats up over Mossimo brand acquisition

19 April 2006 | just-style.com

A bidding war over the Mossimo brand is building as the Iconix group said it is sticking to its merger proposal despite a superior offer from the Cherokee group.... read more

US: Cherokee to snatch Mossimo from Iconix?

18 April 2006 | just-style.com

Brand licensor Cherokee is set to take over the Mossimo business for US$8.50 per share after it beat the Iconix group’s recent offer to buy the brand for $7.50 per share.... read more

US: Berkshire Hathaway in bid for Russell Corp

18 April 2006 | just-style.com

Sportswear company Russell Corporation is set to be acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, billionaire Warren Buffett’s investment vehicle, in a US$1bn-plus deal.... read more