The organic cotton market is continuing its upward trajectory, while leading apparel brands and retailers are carefully balancing their use of a range of preferred fibres and materials in order to achieve the best sustainability results, according to two new reports.
Less than a year after Donna Karan stepped down as chief designer at her founding company Donna Karan International (DKI), luxury goods group LVMH is said to be on the lookout for a buyer for both DKI and DKNY.
After tightening their belts and trimming back-to-school spending in 2015, US families are set to spend more freely on school and college supplies this year as they embark on a "stock-up" cycle as opposed to "making do".
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the likely impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's tariff phase-out schedule on US textile and apparel imports from Vietnam, the opening of Ethiopia's flagship industrial park in Hawassa city, and confirmation that US department store group Sears Holdings Corp is to close its Manhattan apparel and design office.
Department store retailer JC Penney Company has promoted its CEO Marvin R Ellison to chairman, succeeding Myron (Mike) Ullman III, who will be retiring in line with the company's transition plan outlined in 2014.
US private equity firm Versa Capital Management has launched a new US$400m holding company to continue the restructured and recapitalised operations of Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) and Bob's Stores (Bob's).
The granting of market economy status to China at the end of this year, and its subsequent treatment in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations, has divided industry sectors on both sides of the Atlantic.
Outdoor performance wear specialist Berghaus has scooped its tenth international award in four years for its latest product innovation, a lightweight waterproof jacket in a three layer fabric, weighing less than 100g.