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Saturday, May 23, 2015
Top stories this week on just-style...  (2015-05-22)
  The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at where 3D design and prototyping is heading for textiles and apparel, Brandix being named PVH's global supplier of the year, and an insight on why broad-based policies are essential to improve working conditions in the garment industry.
Warmer weather sends UK clothing sales soaring  (2015-05-22)
  Warmer weather and an early Easter helped to boost demand for clothing in April, with sales at UK retailers soared compared to the prior month.
Calls for investigation into Philippines factory fire   (2015-05-22)
  The Philippine government is being urged to carry out a "full and detailed" investigation into the circumstances surrounding a fire at a footwear factory in the country earlier this month, which killed 72 workers.
Moss Bross reveals "improved" performance  (2015-05-22)
  Men's wear retailer Moss Bross Group says it is on course to deliver anticipated levels of growth after revealing an improvement in trading performance, in line with market expectations.
West Coast Port five-year contract ratified  (2015-05-22)
  The members of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) have ratified a five-year labour contract with the union representing longshore and warehouse workers on the West Coast.
Oroton Group H1 earnings slide on costs  (2015-05-22)
  Australian retail business Oroton Group saw its earnings slide in the first half as the company worked through a period of brand repositioning and expansion of its distribution reach.
Apparel industry Q1 results in brief: Aeropostale, New York & Co, Bon-Ton  (2015-05-22)
  The first quarter revealed that retail revenues compared to expectations fared far worse than earnings expectations amongst apparel retailers, according to Ken Perkins of Retail Metrics. Aeropostale booked a mixed quarter as losses narrowed but sales slid nearly 20%. New York & Co is optimistic it can return to profit in its next quarter after its losses widened. Bon-Ton Stores also widened its net loss, while Ross Stores reported better-than-expected results for the quarter.
Mothercare making progress as FY loss narrows  (2015-05-22)
  UK mother, baby and children's goods retailer Mothercare said it has made progress against all six strategic pillars set out in its turnaround plan as it revealed lower pre-tax losses for the year.
Mixed UK factory gate prices for apparel  (2015-05-21)
  The output price index for all goods produced by UK manufacturers - also known as factory gate prices - continued to fall in April, with mixed results for apparel.
Soccer apparel and footwear sales up in US  (2015-05-21)
  With athletic apparel and footwear sales on the rise in the US, soccer is outperforming sports including baseball and American football, new research shows.
The Buckle Q1 misses expectations  (2015-05-21)
  US denim specialist The Buckle has booked first-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations as both sales and margins fell.
Chico's chief executive Dyer to retire  (2015-05-21)
  David Dyer, the president and chief executive of US women's wear retailer Chico's, has announced his intention to retire.
American Eagle Outfitters Q1 earnings soar  (2015-05-21)
  American Eagle Outfitters saw its earnings soar in the first quarter on the back of strong sales and margins.
L Brands lifts outlook after Q1 profit hike  (2015-05-21)
  Victoria's Secret and La Senza owner L Brands has raised its full-year earnings guidance after booking a near 60% hike in first-quarter net profit.
Film spotlights human cost of fashion  (2015-05-21)
  A documentary aimed at highlighting the human and environmental costs created by the global apparel industry, and factors for change, has been launched.