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Speedo trials augmented reality in sportswear

11 September 2019 | Beth Wright

UK-based Pentland Brands, one of the world's largest sports, outdoor and fashion companies, has trialled a new augmented reality (AR) fit technology that it says could be applied to any footwear, apparel or accessories that are custom-fitted.... read more

Shark skin inspires latest Speedo swimwear line

25 April 2019 | Beth Wright

Speedo, part of the Pentland Brands group of companies, has partnered with Swiss speciality textile company HeiQ to develop a new shark skin inspired fabric technology for the swimwear brand's latest line of suits.... read more

PVH and Hanesbrands CEOs awarded for CSR work

24 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.... read more

Speedo USA promotes Graham to president

20 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

Swimwear brand Speedo USA, a division of PVH Corp, has promoted long-time industry executive John Graham to the role of president. ... read more

PVH enters JV in Mexico with Grupo Axo

20 May 2016 | Michelle Russell

PVH Corp has signed a joint venture agreement in Mexico that will allow it to maintain a direct ownership interest in its Calvin Klein and Heritage Brands businesses in the country, while gaining more control over Tommy Hilfiger in the region.... read more

Aquafil and Speedo work on closed-loop swimwear

5 August 2015 | Katie Smith

Italian fibre company Aquafil has joined forces with swimwear brand Speedo USA on what they claim to be the swimwear sector's first fabric take-back programme, which will see leftover fabric scraps upcycled into raw nylon for new "revolutionary" swimsuits.... read more

New American Apparel CEO sees solid platform for growth

22 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

Ten days into her new role as American Apparel CEO, industry veteran Paula Schneider sounded a confident note as she told investors and analysts this week that she is ready to build on the solid foundations of the business.... read more

Pentland Brands promotes Rock to supply chain chief

16 January 2015 | Katie Smith

Pentland brands, owner of the Berghaus, Speedo and Ellesse labels, has announced a series of management changes, including the promotion of Matt Rock to global supply chain director.... 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

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: OrthoLite insoles feature in Speedo's FST shoe

16 May 2014 | Katie Smith

OrthoLite comfort insoles are to feature in Speedo USA's newly-launched all-terrain shoe, as part of a two-year partnership between the two companies.... read more

BANGLADESH: Safety Accord names leadership team

18 October 2013 | Leonie Barrie

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh has filled a number of key roles in its leadership team in what is described as a "major development" that will help the group move forward in its goals to improve conditions for garment workers.... read more

In the money: PVH sees growth after teething issues at Warnaco

21 June 2013 | Katie Smith

Apparel giant PVH Corporation expects to see strong growth at Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein once teething problems with the integration of its Warnaco business are addressed, the group has revealed.... read more

US: PVH Q1 profit surges on new acquisitions

13 June 2013 | Richard Woodard

The Warnaco and Tommy Hilfiger businesses drove a 59% surge in underlying first quarter profit at apparel giant PVH, with revenues up 36% on last year.... read more

US: Speedo selects vrMockshop for visual merchandising

12 March 2013 | Leonie Barrie

Swimwear brand Speedo is to use the vrMockshop visual merchandising software to help to maximise its range planning and retail space through 3-D mock-ups and store planograms.... read more

UK: Speedo backs sustainable textile design project

28 November 2012 | Petah Marian

Swimwear brand Speedo is backing a collaborative research project between two universities that is exploring new technologies for textile processing as well as helping to boost the industry's sustainability.... read more

US: Warnaco Q3 profit drops on sliding revenue

6 November 2012 | Richard Woodard

Apparel business Warnaco – about to be snapped up by PVH in a US$2.9bn deal – posted lower earnings and revenues during the company’s third quarter ending 29 September.... read more

In the money: PVH's Warnaco buy to drive international growth

2 November 2012 | Petah Marian

PVH's acquisition of Warnaco will have the obvious benefit of uniting the Calvin Klein brand, but PVH chairman and CEO Emanuel Chirico also emphasised the potential to leverage Warnaco's strong platform in Asia and Latin America.... read more

US: PVH unites Calvin Klein with $2.9bn Warnaco buy

31 October 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Clothing maker PVH is to buy rival The Warnaco Group in a cash-and-stock deal worth about $2.9bn that also brings together all Calvin Klein apparel categories in one place for a single vision of the brand.... read more

In the money: Charges impair Warnaco recovery plan

7 August 2012 | Richard Woodard

The revamp of apparel group Warnaco’s operations – in terms of both channels and regions – has been hindered by external factors including one-off charges and currency fluctuations.... read more

US: Warnaco cuts FY guidance as Q2 profit slumps

7 August 2012 | Richard Woodard

Apparel group Warnaco has cut its full-year projections for revenues and earnings after second quarter profit slumped 79%, hit by a $12m charge linked to its 2008 sale of lingerie brand Lejaby.... read more

Sportswear brands pin hopes on Olympic performance

18 July 2012 | Petah Marian

As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, sportswear firms are battling to take centre stage, launching new innovations that are set to boost athletes' performance and drive maximum commercial value out of the event.... read more

Five of the best Olympic sportswear innovations

18 July 2012 | Katie Smith

As the 2012 London Olympics approaches, sportswear firms are looking to align their brands with athletes' success by launching new technical innovations. Here are five of the best unveiled in the lead-up to the Games.... read more

US: ANSYS software used in new Speedo range

12 June 2012 | Richard Woodard

Speedo’s new Fastskin Racing System range of professional swimwear and accessories was designed using engineering simulation software from specialist developer ANSYS.... read more

UK: Speedo, Puma to discuss supply chain sustainability

13 February 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Executives from Puma and Speedo are among speakers lined up for a one-day 'Sustainability Means Business' event taking place next month to help small and medium-sized enterprises improve their green credentials. ... read more

UPDATE: SOUTH AFRICA: Seardel to cut up to 1,500 jobs

7 February 2012 | Leonie Barrie

South Africa's largest apparel and textile maker, Seardel Investment Corporation Limited, may cut as many as 1,500 jobs at its operations in Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal as part of efforts to narrow losses at its clothing unit.... read more

UK: Speedo launches Fastskin3 racing system

5 December 2011 | Petah Marian

Speedo has launched a new racing system for swimmers which it claims will allow athletes to cut through the water with "maximum efficiency".... read more

SWEDEN: New Wave buys Paris Glove of Canada for $16.3m

2 December 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Sweden's New Wave Group AB, which supplies promotional products and sportswear brands such as Cutter & Buck and Speedo in Europe and the US, has bought Paris Glove of Canada Inc for CAD16.5m (US$16.3m).... read more

US: Costs contribute to fall in Warnaco Q3 profit

4 November 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Intimate apparel and swimwear maker The Warnaco Group Inc has booked a 3.8% drop in adjusted third quarter profit, despite continuing growth in its Calvin Klein businesses and strong sales in Asia and Latin America.... read more

SRI LANKA: Design Festival highlights sourcing opportunities

11 October 2011 | Leonie Barrie

Sri Lanka is gearing up for its third annual Design Festival next month, offering a key opportunity for fashion buyers, brands, retailers, designers and opinion leaders to take a closer look at the country's apparel and textile industry.... read more

US: Warnaco Q2 profit surges on strong revenues

2 August 2011 | Richard Woodard

Apparel company The Warnaco Group has recorded a double-digit rise in adjusted second quarter profit, thanks to a strong revenue surge led by its Calvin Klein brand.... read more

INDIA: Page Industries inks deal with Speedo

6 July 2011 | just-style.com

Indian-based manufacturer Page Industries (PIL) has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with Speedo International, Australian manufacturer and distributor of swimwear.... read more

US: Speedo chooses ChannelAdvisor to boost e-commerce

13 June 2011 | just-style.com

Speedo USA has selected global e-commerce platform provider ChannelAdvisor to expand its e-commerce channels.... read more

SOUTH AFRICA: Clothing concerns weigh on Seardel FY profit

24 May 2011 | just-style.com

South Africa's largest clothing and textile maker, Seardel Investment Corporation Limited, is making progress in its turnaround efforts after swinging to a full-year profit - but says the performance of its clothing unit "remains of great concern."... read more

US: Investments dent Warnaco Q1 profit

6 May 2011 | just-style.com

Sportswear and intimate apparel maker The Warnaco Group Inc has raised its full-year sales and earnings guidance even though the cost of expanding its Calvin Klein business ate into first quarter profits.... read more