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ISSN 1994-2419               Issue Week 47-2014   Summary of news published during Week 46-2014   IT IS NO coincidence that two of the three news items in this week’s Distribution section of this newsletter refer to developments in the plus size sector. In past centuries, more affluent burghers put on weight purposely to show ...

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AMERICAN APPAREL: Q3 net profit slumps as sales dip

American Apparel

DESPITE 2 per cent higher wholesale sales, third quarter net sales of American Apparel slipped by 5 per cent against the same period a year earlier, to USD 8.7m. After allowing for unusual and non-recurring costs of USD 14.9m, however, net loss for the period soared to USD 19.2m, against USD 1.5m a year earlier. Nevertheless, the company announced a ...

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UK: retail sales made modest recovery in October


RESPONDING to retailers’ promotional measures to offset the effects of unseasonable warm weather, UK retail sales rose by 1.4 per cent in October, but online sales of non-food products soared by 15.4 per cent, the greatest monthly gain since the 2013 Christmas shopping period. The figures were supplied by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) with the explanation that the use ...

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GRUPPO INTIMO: retail operation starts to expand

Gruppo Intimo Italiano

LAUNCHED with the opening two years ago of a flagship store in Forte dei Marmi under the Pepita brand, the retail operation of Gruppo Intimo Italiano started to expand with the opening of a second Pepita store of 140m2 in Rome. This is to be followed soon by the opening of a store in Moscow as well as of department ...

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FILO: newsletter improves communication


TO OPTIMIZE its communication with actual and potential exhibitors and visitors on a regular basis, Italian yarn show Filo has launched a fortnightly newsletter that maintains contacts outside the seasonal fair periods. The organizers believe that the newsletter will prove a valuable complement to the salon’s website for professionals wishing to keep abreast of the latest developments relating to the ...

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CHANTELLE: sports bra added to product range


AFTER the launch of its first swimwear collection last year, leading French intimate apparel brand Chantelle now proposes a new wired sports bra for improved support. The new bra also features larger padded shoulder straps and breathable fabrics to minimize the irritation that could follow intensive effort. The new bra is available in cup sizes C to H and three ...

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LOVABLE INDIA: secures licence from major brand

Lovable India

A LICENSING deal with the global merchandising company of Adidas allows Lovable India to produce and market merchandise under the sportswear brand’s label. The 1+2 years licensing agreement applies to the whole of India and its announcement caused investors’ interest in the company’s shares to rise strongly in both the Mumbai and National Stock Exchanges. In its latest quarter trading, Lovable India had declared ...

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iFABRIC: new master agent will develop European sales

Ella Moss

CANADIAN corporation iFabric announced the appointment of a master sales agent in Europe for the three lingerie brands operated by its Coconut Grove division. The new sales executive David Finlayson, through his APM Agency in the UK , will be responsible for the sales growth of Splendid Intimates, Undererella by Ella Moss and Maidenform Solutions and will be appointing local agents for these labels in all European territories. iFabric CEO Hylton Karon commented: “Although ...

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Grit Seymour

GRIT SEYMOUR: joins Wolford as creative director   PRESTIGIOUS hosiery and bodywear brand Wolford announced the appointment of Grit Seymour as its new creative director. Ms Seymour comes to her new appointment from German women’s wear label René Lezard where she was design consultant while also lecturing on design at the Berlin University of the Arts. Earlier, she had worked ...

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MILANO UNICA: colour palette of next edition revealed

Milano Unica colours for S/S 2016

ITALIAN salon for fashion fabrics Milano Unica unveiled its colour proposals for S/S 2016 at a press conference in Milan earlier this month. See below our comments for a larger size reproduction of the colour card. At the same time, the salon announced that its 20th edition, on 4 to 6 February 2015, would have as its theme the words ...

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