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Apparel business update, 1st quarter 2008
published in Issue 1, 1st Quarter 2008
Acquisitions, divestments and mergers
Nike has reached an agreement to sell its Bauer Hockey subsidiary
Liz Claiborne has entered into an agreement to sell its Ellen Tracy brand
Perry Ellis International has completed the acquisition of C&C California and Laundry from Liz Claiborne
Corporate social responsibility
Indian jeans manufacturer Fibres and Fabrics has withdrawn its lawsuit against two labour rights groups
Hemp Trading has joined a new ethical business accreditation scheme
Interstoff Asia Essential fulfils a vital role in the thriving world of eco-friendly fashion
Berlin has hosted the first World Film Fashion Festival
M&S and Oxfam encouraged clothes donation at London Fashion Weekend
The 24th International Apparel Federation (IAF) World Apparel Convention will focus on changing consumer needs and the future of fashion business
Abercrombie & Fitch has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
Marks & Spencer has announced its third quarter results
Benetton Group has announced its preliminary full year results
JC Penney has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
Limited Brands has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
PPR has announced its full year results
TJX Companies has announced its fourth quarter and full year results
Joint ventures, cooperation, licensing and distribution agreements
Dow XLA has partnered with Nisshinbo to launch a new stretch fibre denim collection
The Institute for Marketecology (IMO) has certified two new organic cotton standards
Peratech has licensed out its consumer wearable electronics unit to QIO systems
UK supermarkets are becoming more popular as retail outlets for clothing
The US hemp fabric market is growing by 10% a year
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