If China is the garment king in terms of export volume, then Bangladesh is the jack of all trades in terms of services provided, prioritizing the garment industry over all others and trying to fulfill customer orders as fast, efficient and cheap as possible. In the fiscal year till June 2013, Bangladesh's […]

With almost 255 billion US dollars in exports in 2012, China is the undisputed textile and garment export champion of the world. According to the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Textile and Apparel (CCCT), the lion’s share of 44.8 percent goes to the Asian countries, followed by Europe […]

For several seasons Esprit has been busy rebuilding its brand, but it's investors remain unimpressed. Marketing is second nature to most high street brands, but a brand's essence should be about its product. Perhaps that is were Hong Kong-based Esprit is getting it wrong. Keeping consumer interest embodies […]

British womenswear retailer Topshop is to launch its first store in China this week in Hong Kong, as the Arcadia brand continues with its international expansion. Set to open its doors on June 6, the 14,000 square foot store will be launched with a series of activities including live music, giveaways, […]

Environmental organization Greenpeace has found toxic chemicals in 89 of the 114 garments it investigated. The organization took a close look at fashion items from brands like Levi's, Esprit and Tommy Hilfiger. According to Greenpeace, Zara produces the most toxic items for both humans and the environment. […]

Gap Inc has appointed named Rebekka Bay as Creative Director and Executive Vice President for Gap Global Design. Bay will be responsible for product sold online and in the nearly 1,600 stores in 42 countries in which Gap operates. Bay, who previously launched the COS brand in 2006, will be expected […]

After issuing a profit warning Tuesday, Burberry’s stock tumbled by 21 percent in London Stock Exchange, provoking the so-called domino effect within the quoted luxury companies. It was the case of PPR, LVMH or Financiere Richemont, all of them seeing their value shattered. Analysts warned that the […]

Hugo Boss and Safilo, a leading eyewear company, have announced an early renewal of their license agreement. The contract will see Safilo design, produce and distribute Hugo Boss eyewear until 2020, including its BOSS Black, BOSS Orange and Hugo spectacles and sunglasses collections. Claus-Dietrich […]

Not only is the fashion industry one of the world's greatest environments to work in, it is also an industry in which you can become very rich. The FashionUnited Top200 most wealthiest fashion professionals lists 200 people who have made at least 70 million US$ up to 41 billion US$ while working in […]

Net-A-Porter Group Limited, the global online luxury fashion retailer, has acquired the Chinese discounted, members’ only luxury e-tailer Shouke.com, and has confirmed that it will be integrated into the company. The acquisition forms the first phase of the luxury retailers emergence into the Chinese […]