Boardriders Inc, the global action sports and lifestyle company that owns and operates the Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC Shoes brands, has reaffirmed its proposed acquisition of Billabong is in the best interest of all shareholders.
Bold Metrics, the developer of algorithmic body measurement prediction technology, has added a new tool that allows apparel brands to take a more data-driven approach when designing clothes and ready-to-wear sizing.
Shares in Nike Inc slipped this morning (23 March) after a 4.47% hike in after-hours trading as the US sporting goods giant booked a loss in its third-quarter and announced the acquisition of a leading consumer data analytics firm as part of its Consumer Direct Offense strategy.
The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has endorsed President Donald Trump's view that US trading relationships must be rooted in fairness and reciprocity - but has called on the Administration to include textiles in any laws or regulations that would strengthen "buy American" and invest more in recruitment and automation for the industry.
Thousands of UK companies are failing to meet standards set out by the Government's UK Modern Slavery Act, new figures show, with only a few leading companies demonstrating real efforts to tackle modern slavery in their operations and supply chains.
Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the punitive tariffs President Donald Trump is preparing to impose on Chinese imports into the United States - which could include apparel and footwear - and the potential winners and losers in the global garment trade, how Vietnam's apparel sector is set to reap the benefits oft he Comprehensive and Progressive Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), and former New Look CEO Anders Kristiansen is to replace Esprit chief Jose Martinez later this year.
JC Penney has joined more than 500 companies from across the global supply chain who have signed up to the Cotton Leads programme, which supports responsible production practices by cotton growers in the US and Australia.