Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

18th February 2015

Customer boycott lifted after Azim Group agrees to mend its ways

A number of buyers - including VF, Gap, Li&Fung, PVH and El Corte Ingles - have agreed to lift their boycott of Bangladesh's Azim Group after the garment maker agreed...

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1st May 2014

VF and PVH show interest as Kenyans “launch” proposed Textile City

VF and PVH were among garment buyers attending the Kenyan government's "launch" of a proposed Textile City on April 30. The official plan appears as insubstantial as most similar announcements...

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5th December 2013

Luthai to open “first” foreign garment plant in Cambodia

China's Luthai announced in early December it would open a garment making plant in Cambodia. The company describes itself as the world's "largest high-grade yarn-dyed fabric producer", with a highly...

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19th September 2013

ZDHC now joined by most of Greenpeace’s bigger targets

The Q3 report of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group reveals that Gap, PVH and Limited Brands, after "naming and shaming" by Greenpeace,  have now joined, signing the Detox...

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22nd May 2013

How insular can a global retailer be?

As businesses get more global, it seems self-evident they need to understand the nuances of global markets better. From their dogmatic fundamentalism in attacking the Bangladesh Accord, many US retailers...

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14th May 2013

Did May 13 transform Bangladesh forever?

May 13 saw more dramatic changes on more fronts in Bangladesh than any single month I’ve ever witnessed. How much of it matters? Let’s recap. During an event-packed day:  ...

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15th January 2013

PVH, Gap and Victoria’s Secret targeted as more majors join Detox Challenge

Greenpeace named PVH brands, Mango, Gap, Victoria's Secret and a number of smaller Chinese and European brands during December as having so far "failed to take responsibility for the pollution...

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1st November 2012

Activists attack on Gap Bangladesh fire plan reveals confusion on PVH plan

Gap's announcement to introduce new fire safety standards at supplier factories in Bangladesh has attracted fierce criticism from activist groups.Gap's plan includes hiring an independent fire safety inspector to oversee...

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18th May 2011

Major retailers report excellent 2010

adidas €mn 11,990.0 10,381.0 15.5% 567 131.4% Aeropostale $mn 2,400.4 2,222.6 8.0% 231.3 0.8% Cato Corp $mn 913.9 870.4 5.0% 90.8 31.8% Charming Shoppes $mn 2,061.8 2,064.8 -0.1% -53 -32.0%...

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30th January 2009

Who’s devised the right sourcing organisation: Metro or PVH?

On January 19, Germany's Metro retail chain announced it was cutting 5% of its workforce and decentralising sourcing into its four main divisions. On January 27, Phillips Van Heusen (PVH)...

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