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Mainetti adds The Star Group to label & trim portfolio

16 January 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Garment hanger, packaging, labels and RFID ticketing business Mainetti Group is bolstering its creative branding and packaging solutions in the US with the acquisition of The Star Group.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

10 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style see industry experts explain the urgent need for the clothing sector to embrace Industry 4.0, PVH Corp is selling its Speedo North America swimwear business to Pentland Group, and the US is urged to sanction China over the ongoing human rights situation in Xinjiang.... read more

PVH offloads Speedo North America for $170m

9 January 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Apparel giant PVH Corp is selling its Speedo North America swimwear business to Pentland Group, parent company of Speedo International, for $170m.... read more

Ocean State Innovations buys textile finisher ColorWorks

8 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

US garment linings supplier Ocean State Innovations has acquired textile dyer and finisher ColorWorks.... read more

Hudson's Bay Co. reaches takeover deal

6 January 2020 | Hannah Abdulla

Following a lengthy acquisition battle, Canadian retail chain Hudson's Bay Co. (HBC) has accepted a bid for the company to be taken private at C$11 per share.... read more

Yarn specialist Fulgar buys Pompea intimates brand

3 January 2020 | Leonie Barrie

Italian man-made fibre specialist Fulgar has acquired the Pompea hosiery, tights and intimate wear brand to retain its ‘Made in Italy’ tradition.... read more

Top interviews on just-style in 2019...

23 December 2019 | Michelle Russell

Among the industry executives who spoke exclusively with just-style in 2019 were Dr Rubana Huq, president of the BGMEA; Andreas Streubig, director of global sustainability for Hugo Boss; Andrew Olah, event founder and CEO of textile company Olah Inc; and Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International.... read more

Top 20 analysis articles on just-style in 2019...

23 December 2019 | Michelle Russell

In this year-end roundup, we take a look at the top analysis pieces on just-style in 2019. Trump and trade, sustainability, ethics, sourcing challenges and technology were just some of the issues covered.... read more

Top 20 comment articles on just-style in 2019...

20 December 2019 | Michelle Russell

The most-read comment articles on just-style in 2019 were dominated by sustainability issues, the US-China trade war, digital technologies, and successful sourcing strategies.... read more

Fashion platform Zilingo buys IoT start-up nCinga for $15.5m

20 December 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Singapore-based fashion supply chain platform Zilingo has bought Sri Lankan startup nCinga, whose industrial IoT platform helps to build smart factories, in a US$15.5 cash and stock deal.... read more

Baker mulls scrapping HBC privatisation bid?

19 December 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The chairman of Hudson's Bay Co. (HBC) Richard Baker is reportedly considering scrapping a bid to take the company private after regulators delayed a vote on the deal.... read more

Michael Kors owner acquires first factory

17 December 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Capri Holdings, the owner of brands including Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo, is to acquire its first manufacturing facility.... read more

Mothercare names Boots as exclusive UK franchisee

16 December 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Embattled mother and baby products retailer Mothercare has named Boots, the UK's largest pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, as its exclusive franchisee in the UK.... read more

UK fashion manufacturers must consolidate or die

13 December 2019 | Guest author

In Britain there are too many small clothing and footwear manufacturers making too little money. It is time for the sector to take a leaf from the German market and realise that for many it is merge or die.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

13 December 2019 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at how China tariffs continue to weigh on US apparel imports, manufacturing giant Crystal International Group develops denim fabric made from cutting room scraps, and a fire at a sweater factory in Bangladesh has resulted in one death and left several others injured.... read more

Founder rescues online retailer Koovs from collapse

11 December 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

India-based online fashion retailer Koovs Plc has been rescued from administration by its founder, the media entrepreneur and politician Lord Waheed Alli.... read more

Bluestar Alliance completes Hurley acquisition

10 December 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Investment firm Bluestar Alliance has completed its acquisition of Hurley, the surfwear brand previously owned by Nike.... read more

Marquee Brands to acquire Destination Maternity

10 December 2019 | Beth Wright

Marquee Brands is to acquire the intellectual property, e-commerce business and other assets of Destination Maternity Corp, including its Motherhood Maternity, A Pea In The Pod and Destination Maternity brands.... read more

Kering in talks to buy Moncler?

5 December 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

French luxury goods group Kering, owner of the Gucci brand, is reportedly in talks to acquire Italian skiwear maker Moncler.... read more

Marquee Brands makes bid for Destination Maternity

3 December 2019 | Michelle Russell

US mother-and-baby retailer Destination Maternity has approved Marquee Brands as a stalking horse bidder in its ongoing sale process, six weeks after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.... read more

Peacocks the preferred bidder for Bonmarché rescue

28 November 2019 | Beth Wright

The joint administrators of UK-based women's value clothing retailer Bonmarché have identified rival retailer Peacocks as the preferred bidder for the business amid the news 30 stores are to close next month.... read more

Catalyst Capital makes third offer for Hudson's Bay Co

28 November 2019 | Michelle Russell

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has received a third – and higher – offer from Catalyst Capital Group to acquire the company.... read more

Coats to acquire US technical yarn maker Pharr HP

26 November 2019 | Michelle Russell

Industrial thread maker Coats has signed a binding agreement to acquire the business and assets of US high-performance engineered yarn maker Pharr HP.... read more

Avery Dennison expands with Smartrac RFID acquisition

21 November 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Apparel tags, labels and embellishments specialist Avery Dennison is to acquire Smartrac's Transponder (RFID Inlay) Division in a EUR225m (US$249.3m) deal.... read more

Nike invests in hands-free footwear technology firm

21 November 2019 | Beth Wright

US sportswear giant Nike has made a strategic investment in Handsfree Labs, a specialist in hands-free footwear technology that enables consumers to step in and out of shoes more easily without lacing or the use of hands.... read more

TJX takes stake in Russian discount apparel retailer

20 November 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

TJX, the owner of retail chain T.J.Maxx, has taken a 25% stake in Russia's leading off-price apparel retailer Familia in a US$225m deal.... read more

IBrands adds Alloy Apparel to lineup

19 November 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

IBrands, a company with a portfolio of brands and licenses in the apparel industry, has announced a takeover of US fashion brand Alloy Apparel.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

15 November 2019 | Beth Wright

Top stories this week on just-style include plans by Adidas to discontinue production at its Speedfactories in both Germany and the US next year, a look at how the availability of domestically-made textile inputs remains a major problem for clothing manufacturers in Vietnam, and stakeholders of Bangladesh's denim industry are urged to conduct responsible business practices.... read more

Hudson's Bay completes sale of Lord & Taylor to Le Tote

11 November 2019 | Beth Wright

Canadian retailer Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) has completed the sale of its Lord & Taylor banner to fashion rental subscription service startup Le Tote for US$100m. ... read more

Go Global's new M&A model puts garment makers at the heart of the deal

6 November 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Go Global Retail is a brand investment platform with a difference. Led by industry veteran and sourcing expert Jeff Streader, it aims to blow up the traditional transactional supply chain with a vision to build brands in partnership with garment makers as strategic investors – as he exclusively tells just-style.... read more

Vince buys Rebecca Taylor & Parker brands for US$19.7m

6 November 2019 | Beth Wright

Upmarket apparel and accessories company Vince Holding Corp has acquired contemporary women’s brands Rebecca Taylor and Parker for US$19.7m.... read more

Lingerie maker Ariela & Associates acquires Curvy Couture

5 November 2019 | Beth Wright

US intimate apparel company Ariela & Associates International (AAI) has purchased Curvy Couture, a full figure intimate apparel brand.... read more

Authentic Brands Group completes Barneys New York acquisition

4 November 2019 | Beth Wright

Authentic Brands Group (ABG) – owner of labels including Volcom, Camuto Group, Juicy Couture, Aeropostale and Nautica – has completed its purchase of the intellectual property of Barneys New York.... read more

Dressbarn new owner to refresh website

1 November 2019 | Beth Wright

Ascena Retail Group has sold the intellectual property assets of its Dressbarn brand to a subsidiary of Retail Ecommerce Ventures LLC and has begun the process of transitioning its e-commerce business to the firm. ... read more

Top stories on just-style in October...

1 November 2019 | Beth Wright

Top stories on just-style in October included the news that Bonmarché has fallen into administration, a look at the long-term goal of Levi Strauss & Co to use only as much water as replenishes naturally wherever it is operating, plans by British surfwear brand Finisterre to package garments in marine-safe bags, and the move by the Trump administration to pause the October tariff hike.... read more