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American Apparel lifts prices on US-made garments

Gildan Activewear sees a bright future for its newly acquired and just relaunched American Apparel brand – but is giving shoppers the option...

Ralph Lauren doubling-down on its digital offering

Ralph Lauren has become the latest US brand to announce it is doubling-down on its digital offering and scaling back its retail presence as...

How to build winning buyer-supplier relationships

Regular communication, ensuring buyers are fully trained, and that both sides are up-to-date with the latest trends are all important ingred...

US apparel retailers' July 2017 sales roundup

July was another difficult month for the handful of US apparel retailers still reporting their monthly comparable sales figures, with same-s...

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How KiK is raising the bar on working conditions 11 Apr 2017

Leonie Barrie

After garments made for KiK were found at each of the factories involved in the apparel industry’s biggest tragedies, the low-cost German clothing chain is on a mission to raise the bar on working conditions within its supply chain. Recent developments include legally binding audits at supplier factories, and the extension of building safety assessments to Pakistan, as Ansgar Lohmann, head of KiK’s Corporate Social Responsibility department, explains.


"Power of the many" drives change at Otto Group 22 Feb 2017

Beth Wright

With pressure mounting on apparel brands and retailers to give more weight to sustainability and social responsibility in their sourcing decisions, Andreas Streubig, sustainability division manager at German mail order and e-commerce giant Otto Group, is convinced that collaboration and the "power of the many" is key to driving lasting change.

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US Q2 in brief –Target, TJX, Dick's Sporting Goods 17 Aug 17

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In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, US department store giant Target booked an "encouraging" second-quarter as efforts to turn around its business appear to be paying off, while TJX Companies saw its net sales for the period increase 6%. Dick's Sporting Goods also reported increases in both sales and earnings in the second quarter, while Nordstrom saw an improvement in sales, beating company expectations. 


Target raises FY guidance amid "encouraging" Q2 16 Aug 17

Beth Wright

US retail giant Target has raised its full year guidance after booking what it called "encouraging" second-quarter results as sales crept up and its work to improve the business starts to pay dividends, thanks in part to what one analyst says is the retailer's exclusive new brands – including Cat & Jack – and the overhaul of its stores.


Athleisure takes UK sports clothing to new heights 16 Aug 17

Beth Wright

The UK sports clothing market is expected to reach new heights this year, climbing 8% on 2016 to reach GBP2.5bn (US$3.2bn) thanks to the continued growth of the athleisure category.


Dutch fashion brand Mexx brand sold to RNF Holding 16 Aug 17

Hannah Abdulla

Global fashion brand Mexx is back in Dutch hands after being sold by Turkish company Eroglu Holding to RNF Holding, a Dutch-based sports and fashion business.


Laura Ashley girl dresses recalled on choking risk 16 Aug 17

Beth Wright

The American licensee for Laura Ashley brand girls' dresses has recalled a floral dress with flower petals that can detach, posing a potential choking hazard to children.


Bestseller joins the Global Fashion Agenda 15 Aug 17

Beth Wright

Danish apparel company Bestseller has joined the likes of Swedish fashion giant H&M, US department store retailer Target Corp, and French luxury goods group Kering as a strategic partner in the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), a group working to set a common direction for industry efforts on sustainability in fashion.

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Leonie Barrie

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Apparel imports into the US rose in June 14 Aug 17

Leonie Barrie

Apparel imports into the US rose in June as merchants stocked up for summer and prepared for the back-to-school season, with imports from Vietnam continuing to surge.

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