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Michelle Russell

US: American Eagle Outfitters records "unsatisfactory" Q3

6 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Teen apparel retailer American Eagle Outfitters said its financial performance in the third quarter was "unsatisfactory" after it recorded a slump in earnings.... read more

US: Charges hit Zumiez Q3 earnings

6 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

US sportswear brand Zumiez booked a drop in earnings in the third quarter hurt by one-off charges but offered an optimistic long-term outlook.... read more

US: Genesco Q3 sales, earnings fall

6 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Apparel and footwear retailer Genesco saw its earnings tumble in the third quarter as same-store sales dropped.... read more

US: Wet Seal widens Q3 net loss, cautions on outlook

5 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

The Wet Seal saw its net loss widen in the third quarter, resulting in the teen apparel retailer offering a cautious outlook for the remainder of the year.... read more

US: Guess Q3 earnings fall, cuts guidance

5 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

US apparel retailer Guess Inc has booked a drop in third-quarter earnings and cut its full-year sales forecast, on the back of an expected higher fall in European revenues.... read more

US: New York & Co narrows Q3 net loss

5 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

Specialty apparel chain New York & Co has narrowed its net loss and recorded an increase in comparable store sales in the third quarter.... read more

US: Dollar General records "strong" Q3

5 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

US discount retailer Dollar General said it delivered a "strong" third-quarter after recording an increase in earnings but apparel sales suffered. ... read more

US: Pacific Sunwear records mixed Q3

6 December 2013 | Michelle Russell

US action sportswear retailer Pacific Sunwear of California saw its earnings soar in the third quarter, masking a decline in sales.... read more

UK government urged to introduce ban on real fur

23 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

The UK government is being urged to impose a complete ban on the import and sale of animal fur post-Brexit, and to introduce a new mandatory product labelling scheme to tackle the ongoing problem of consumers being mis-sold real animal fur as fake.... read more

Max Mara teams with Woolmark for eco denim collection

18 May 2017 | Michelle Russell

Italian fashion retailer Max Mara has teamed up with The Woolmark Company to develop a wool denim line for its autumn collection using yarns coloured with ecological dyes.... read more

NRF 2018 – Retail technology launches and developments

17 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to inventory management. Here we highlight some of the latest launches and developments.... read more

Jockey signs Dream Lounge licensing deal

30 October 2014 | Michelle Russell

US apparel maker Jockey International has signed a licensing deal with loungewear firm the Dream Lounge, to launch a range of thermals for men and women.... read more

ITALY: SizeItaly survey to improve Italian clothing sizing

28 March 2014 | Michelle Russell

Companies will now have access to data that could help them better determine the right product, and size and fit for their customers in order to work faster and more cost efficiently.... read more

UK shoppers shunning man-made for natural fibres

7 June 2016 | Michelle Russell

UK shoppers are shunning clothes made from man-made fibres in favour of high-quality natural fibres, and are increasingly choosing independent, specialist shops over chain stores, new research shows.... read more

Global Brands reveals “strong” H1 results

26 March 2015 | Michelle Russell

Global Brands has booked what it says is a “strong” set of results in its second-half, driven by growth in turnover, and despite a challenging market environment.... read more

Germany launches ‘Green button’ textile mark

11 September 2019 | Michelle Russell

The German government has formally launched its 'Grüner Knopf' (Green Button) textile seal, a certification mark that indicates products comply with a number of social and environmental requirements.... read more

Wal-Mart makes greenhouse gases pledge

28 July 2015 | Michelle Russell

US retail giant Wal-Mart has pledged to reduce greenhouse gases across its operations as part of a White House US business climate change commitment.... read more

NRF 2016: Retail launches and developments

20 January 2016 | Michelle Russell

Retail's 'Big Show', the National Retail Federation's Annual Convention & Expo, which took place in New York this week, is an annual opportunity for retailers to tap into the latest technologies for improving everything from customer analysis to inventory management. Here we highlight some of the latest launches and developments.... read more

Guess launches denim recycling programme

17 August 2016 | Michelle Russell

US fashion brand Guess has partnered with Cotton Incorporated to encourage shoppers to recycle denim with a new campaign that will run throughout the autumn. ... read more

Waste overshadows UK sustainable clothing progress

20 December 2019 | Michelle Russell

Population growth, rising consumption levels and a lack of collection infrastructure are overshadowing improvements in design and manufacture to make clothing more sustainable, new research suggests.... read more

H&M uses warming technology for new line

10 November 2020 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer H&M has launched a range of men's layering pieces that use lightweight technology for warmth.... read more

H&M Conscious collection to feature Circulose

24 February 2020 | Michelle Russell

Swedish fashion retailer H&M Group is to launch the first collection featuring the newly-patented material Circulose.... read more

Kohl's to launch speciality athleisure brand

21 October 2020 | Michelle Russell

Kohl's is to launch a new private label speciality athleisure brand, produced using sustainable methods and materials, as the US department store retailer looks to strengthen its position in active and casual apparel to tap into consumer demand for more comfortable clothing.... read more

Muji responds to concerns over Xinjiang cotton sourcing

15 April 2021 | Michelle Russell

Japanese fashion retailer Muji has moved to downplay concerns over its decision to continue to use cotton sourced from Xinjiang, claiming on-site audits are carried out at the cotton farms it uses.... read more

India to surpass China as world’s top cotton producer

7 August 2015 | Michelle Russell

Cotton production in China is declining, with India forecast to overtake the country as the world's largest producer of the commodity, according to a new report.... read more

WoolVisions offers improved thermal performance

16 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

FiberVisions has developed a new wool combining blends of CoolVisions polypropylene fibre and merino wool, which it claims offers better thermal performance than other synthetic fibres.... read more

Better Cotton grows to 7.6% of global production

9 November 2015 | Michelle Russell

Responsibly sourced Better Cotton made up 7.6% of global cotton production in 2014, new figures show, extending its reach to 20 countries worldwide and helping to reduce the amount of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers used. ... read more

World cotton consumption growth seen slowing

3 December 2015 | Michelle Russell

Growth in world cotton consumption has slowed and, for a fourth consecutive season, imports are set to decline in 2015/16, according to new forecasts.... read more

Fashion for Good aims to scale Spinnova innovative fibre

24 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

Fashion for Good, a global initiative trying to make fashion more sustainable, is partnering with Finland-based fibre technology company Spinnova to help accelerate the development and adoption of its revolutionary fibre.... read more

Unifi ends joint venture talks in Guatemala

17 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

US yarn maker Unifi has put an end to its joint venture discussions in Guatemala to further expand the geographic footprint of its Repreve recycled filament fibre.... read more

Indonesia's largest rayon facility to open August

29 January 2018 | Michelle Russell

Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) is due to complete the construction of what is thought to be Indonesia's largest integrated rayon facility by August – a move that will help support the development of a national textile industry and help the country reduce its dependency on imported materials.... read more

Teijin develops two-in-one sweat-suit fabric

31 May 2018 | Michelle Russell

Teijin Frontier, the fibre product converting company of Teijin Group, has developed a two-in-one sweat fabric that it says is both water-repellent and sweat-absorbent.... read more

New Lycra Bra Fabric Finder technology launches

12 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

Synthetic materials manufacturer Best Pacific has partnered with the Lycra brand to launch a Bra Fabric Finder technology that helps consumers pick the right casual bra using a special search solution.... read more

Mega cotton bollworm threatens global crops

16 April 2018 | Michelle Russell

Researchers in Australia have discovered a cotton bollworm and corn earworm hybridization that could threaten crops globally and strip billions of dollars a year from the fibre and food industries.... read more

Lenzing redefined as speciality industrial brand

22 May 2018 | Michelle Russell

Austrian cellulosic fibre producer Lenzing Group has embarked on the latest phase of its new branding strategy with the launch of Lenzing as a product brand covering a broad range of industrial applications.... read more