UK clothing retailer Fat Face says its Christmas trading performance was "strong on all fronts," with sales growth over the festive season up by double-digits after it shunned the typical pre-Christmas discounting frenzy.
First feedback from a day-long session on updating the US-Korea free trade agreement suggests there is still "much work to do to reach an agreement that serves the economic interests of the American people."
US outdoor apparel retailer LL Bean has joined more than 470 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.
Canadian yogawear retailer Lululemon Athletica has upped its fourth quarter net revenue and earnings guidance on the back of better than expected holiday sales - but says it is still assessing the likely impact of the recently passed US tax reform.
A new alliance between software developer Byte Software Services and sewn products automation and marketing firm TexTempo aims to help apparel companies digitally transform a range of manufacturing operations through advanced shop floor data collection and analysis.
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety says that during the month of December, a further 54 Alliance-affiliated factories completed all material components outlined in their Corrective Action Plans (CAPs), bringing the total number of CAP-completing factories to 301.
Like other department store groups, Kohl's has further work to do in the year ahead, but according to one analyst, its positive sale growth over the key holiday trading seasons signals it is firmly on the right track.
UK fashion retailer New Look may be forced to pay for product shipments upfront or accept more onerous payment terms following the withdrawal of credit insurance to many of its suppliers - in a move that will spark fresh concerns over its finances.
Hundreds of workers at Classic Knitwear in Madagascar are said to be fighting against arbitrary technical unemployment - an enforced three-month unpaid leave imposed by the company, during which a worker cannot change employer.