German outdoor clothing company Vaude has been honoured for its sustainable business management in a move CEO Antje von Dewitz says serves to encourage other companies to join efforts in the face of major global challenges.
Spanish clothing giant Inditex has maintained its sales and margin guidance for the full year amid increases in both earnings and revenues in the first nine months as the group continues to roll out its global, fully integrated store and online platform.
Superdry Plc. has pointed to "unseasonably warm weather" and a "lack of innovation in some core categories" for a failure to deliver on profits during the first half of 2019 but has promised it is addressing the issues, with its structure and supply chain set to undergo scrutiny in the coming months.
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety released its fifth and final annual report on factory safety improvements during its tenure - claiming a 93% remediation rate across factories affiliated with the programme and close to 1.6m workers trained to protect themselves in case of a fire emergency.
Swedish apparel retailer H&M has hosted a Fair Living Wage Summit in Cambodia to update brands, academics, trade unions and representatives on its progress towards achieving fair living wages for workers in global supply chains.
The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has lent its support to a potential trade agreement between the US and Japan - the third-largest consumer market in the world, as well as an important sourcing destination for high-quality textiles.
UK lifestyle brand Ted Baker has announced its chief executive, Ray Kelvin, is to take a voluntary leave of absence after the company's board learned of "further serious allegations" regarding his conduct.
US women's wear retailer Ascena Retail Group has reported a slight dip in earnings and sales for the first quarter on the back of fewer stores as part of an ongoing optimisation programme and increased expenses.
The UK Fashion & Textile Association (UKFT) is to take over the management of Textiles Scotland (STLA), the membership group for Scottish producers of fashion, accessories, interiors, and technical textiles.