1st Quarter 2008
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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- Indian jeans manufacturer Fibres and Fabrics has withdrawn its lawsuit against two labour rights groups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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