Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 12:51am
Fast Retailing is stepping up its support of refugees worldwide with a new agreement with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The company has pledged to donate $10 million over three years, starting from 2016. It will also distribute winter clothing to new arrivals in Europe. “The... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 9:01pm
Simon Holloway is to become Agnona’s new creative director, according to well-placed sources. An announcement is expected this week. As reported, Hogan said Tuesday that it was parting ways with Holloway at the end of a two-year agreement with the British designer, and in... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 4:56pm
It’s a holiday season rife with concerns and new dynamics, from tepid fall consumer spending, tourism declines and rampant price slashing, to keeping malls and flagships secure in the wake of the Paris tragedies. Then there’s the mounting backlash against retailers opening... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 4:25pm
The challenges facing the global cotton industry and the outlook are expected to be the centerpiece of the 74th plenary meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee in India. The event will run from Dec. 6 to 11 in Mumbai. The theme of  plenary, “From Farm to Fabric:... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3:34pm
By WWD, a start-up rival to, raised $350 million and said it expects to close on another $150 million in new funding in the coming months. In addition to that $500 million, the company said $130 million in convertible financing raised in February would switch over... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3:30pm
HONG KONG — China plans to reduce tariffs on a number of consumer goods and expand its 72-hour transit visa plan to more cities in an effort to stimulate domestic consumption, Beijing said on Tuesday. The announcement of import tax reductions follows changes in June, when the... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3:26pm
NEW DELHI — Terry Townsend is known for his knowledge and understanding of global cotton markets. He is a consultant on commodity issues, especially on cotton, having served as executive director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee from 1999 to 2013, and worked with... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 3:24pm
NEW DELHI — Select Citywalk mall here has retailers across the country rethinking their strategies. Select Citywalk is consistently seen as India’s leading mall, with sales of more than 10 billion rupees, or $151.2 million, a year and a string of global players making their... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 2:02pm
Guess Inc. saw a decline in third-quarter earnings, but still managed to come in ahead of expectations with signs of life in its European retail business. The denim company’s net earnings fell to $12.4 million, or 15 cents a share, as the negative impact of currency translation... read more
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 1:40pm
Canadian company Blacknet have heeded the call of basketball enthusiasts with their all-new removable net that lets you keep the swish in your game. Inspired by Dr. Michael Halberstam who used to place nets around the outdoor courts of Washington D.C. to hear the jump shots –... read more