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I Saw It First founder and leaders exit after Frasers buy

I Saw It First founder and leaders exit after Frasers buy

​Frasers Group may have brought Missguided founder Nitin pass back to run that business after it acquired it out of administration, but it’s not gone for continuity with another buy, that of I Saw It First.
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France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels

France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels

Next year, France will pass a decree that will require every item of clothing sold in the country to carry a label detailing its precise climate impact.
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Primark creates customer chief role, names Michelle McEttrick to post

Primark creates customer chief role, names Michelle McEttrick to post

​Primark has named Michelle McEttrick to the new Chief Customer Officer role, “to develop the Primark brand and customer strategy as the business continues its expansion across new markets, channels and products”.
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Most US consumers reluctant to spend due to inflation, but still buying office-wear

Most US consumers reluctant to spend due to inflation, but still buying office-wear

Around four out of five consumers (80 per cent) in the US say that they are less confident about spending, while 62 per cent of them believe that the county is currently experiencing a recession.
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Fashion innovator Issey Miyake dies at 84

Fashion innovator Issey Miyake dies at 84

Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake, whose global career spanned more than half a century, has died aged 84 of cancer, it emerged on August 9.
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Delta Apparel sees 7% growth in net sales in Q3 FY22

Delta Apparel sees 7% growth in net sales in Q3 FY22

Delta Apparel, a leading provider of core activewear and lifestyle apparel products, has announced net sales of $126.9 million in Q3. Net sales in the Delta Group segment grew 3% to $106 million.
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UK shoppers surprisingly ready to spend during heatwave, fashion stays strong

UK shoppers surprisingly ready to spend during heatwave, fashion stays strong

Hot weather drove Britons to buy summer fashion, as well as outdoor goods, in July. But they also reined-in spending on foreign travel and eating out as the cost-of-living squeeze made itself felt, two surveys show.
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Abercrombie & Fitch reveals new "getaway-inspired" store design concept

Abercrombie & Fitch reveals new "getaway-inspired" store design concept

​Abercrombie & Fitch on August 8 announced a “refreshing new store experience inspired by the brand’s intention of making every day feel as exceptional as the start of a long weekend”. 
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Holzweiler gets Sequoia Capital investment boost, targets China, US and UK growth

Holzweiler gets Sequoia Capital investment boost, targets China, US and UK growth

​Norwegian fashion and lifestyle label Holzweiler has entered a “strategic partnership” with Sequoia Capital China, the latter having made a “significant investment” in the family-owned firm.
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M&S named official tailor of England football teams

M&S named official tailor of England football teams

UK’s Marks & Spencer (M&S) has announced that it is the official tailor to the England senior men’s and football teams and the cup-winning women's team.
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Gildan Activewear sees sales of $896m in Q2

Gildan Activewear sees sales of $896m in Q2

Canadian clothing manufacturer Gildan Activewear Inc. has generated sales of $896 million during the second quarter of 2022, which is up 20 per cent over the prior year.
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Uniqlo's sister brand GU to open first Western store via US pop-up

Uniqlo's sister brand GU to open first Western store via US pop-up

Fast Retailing’s brand GU is targeting international growth and will open its first US store this fall. The company said it will debut in Soho, New York, and this “marks the first time the brand launches in the West”.
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Rocky Brands reports $162m net sales in Q2

Rocky Brands reports $162m net sales in Q2

Rocky Brands' Q2 saw net sales up 23.1% to $162 million in Q2 2022 compared with $131.6 million in Q2 2021. Wholesale for Q2 increased 29.7% to $131.2m.
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Jane Fonda fronts key activewear brand launch for H&M

Jane Fonda fronts key activewear brand launch for H&M

​H&M has launched a new line, called H&M Move, via which it’s inviting “the whole world to move together with Jane Fonda and JaQuel Knight”.
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Finland’s Marimekko to launch marketplace for second-hand goods

Finland’s Marimekko to launch marketplace for second-hand goods

Finnish lifestyle design company Marimekko is planning to launch a community-driven marketplace for its vintage and second-hand goods, Marimekko Pre-loved, on August 25.
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US July manufacturing activity grows; apparel in highest growth sector

US July manufacturing activity grows; apparel in highest growth sector

Economic activity in the US manufacturing sector expanded in July, with the overall economy achieving a 26th consecutive month of growth, its supply executives said in the latest Manufacturing ISM Report on Business.
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