European sneaker and streetwear retailer Snipes has announced the acquisition of KicksUSA, an American retailer in the same category with over 60 stores in Philadelphia, New Jersey, New York and Maryland. All of those stores will receive Snipes’ brand and signage from May 22. The details of the transaction […]

The 14,000 people working at Walmart’s headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, are soon to get a new home office. The American retailer has unveiled plans for a new campus, to be opened in phases between 2020 and 2024. Walmart said in a statement that the new space was designed with the needs of the […]

After months of delays and uncertainty, the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety has finally struck a deal with the Bangladesh Garment Employers Association (BGMEA), closing what seemed to be a never-ending battle concerning the future of its operations in the country. A memorandum of understanding […]

Through a partnership with Hong Kong-based technology firm TextileGenesis, Austrian fiber producer Lenzing enters the age of digital traceability: Using blockchain technology to support its Tencel-branded fiber business, Lenzing wants to ensure transparency from wood to the finished garment. “With Lenzing […]

Last Wednesday, Kering said it would onlyhire models age 18 and over "to represent adults" beginning with fall/winter 2020/2021 collections. "We are conscious of the influence exerted on younger generations in particular by the images produced by our houses," chairman and chief executive Francois-Henri […]

INTERVIEW When Bea Johnson started blogging about her strive to fit her garbage for an entire year in a single jar, many people called her crazy. Eleven years later, the zero waste movement is gaining traction. Johnson has a book, a TED Talk watched by over 300,000 people and an Instagram following […]

New York - On May 10, 2019, an eight-person jury in Illinois federal court found Sydney-based company Australian Leather Ltd. and owner Adnan Oygur liable for willful infringement of the “UGG” trademark (U.S. Reg. No. 3,050,925), registered to Deckers Outdoor Corporation since 2005. These boots were […]

Customer loyalty programs have become a popular way for retailers to try and get returning traffic by offering frequent customers rewards and discounts. H&M, whose seen declining sales the past few quarters, has launched a loyalty program to get customers shopping more. The brand is also working […]

LVMH-owned luxury marketplace 24 Sèvres has renamed itself 24S to capitalize on the strong international growth it’s been seeing in recent times. Additionally, its website, now redirected to 24S.com, will soon be available in more languages thanks to new staff members hired in New York, Miami and Hong […]

The Lycra Company is opening a new research and development laboratory in Nanhai, China, today. Named ‘Advanced Textile Innovation Center’ (ATIC), it is the company’s fourth facility of this kind. The goal is to integrate science with apparel market research in order to help Asian mills, brands and […]

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