H&M remains the most popular fashion brand globally with Zara, Adidas, Asos and Nike also in the top five of brands consumers are searching for, while French luxury labels are performing strongly, new figures show.
New Zealand-based outdoor retailer Kathmandu is the first southern hemisphere brand to receive its Fair Labor Association accreditation from the U.S., joining the ranks of Patagonia, Columbia and Nike.
Eddie Bauer has promoted Damien Huang to be its new president. Huang will lead design, merchandising, marketing, retail, e-comm, licensing, international and wholesale for the company which recently merged with PacSun.
Patagonia's newest activation for its refurbished clothing and gear program, Worn Wear, offers free repairs of any brand of wetsuit to encourage reduced consumption of new products and reuse of functional goods.
Apparel manufacturer and supply chain provider Tegra has acquired Fjord, an Oregon-based manufacturer of on-field uniforms and gear for NFL, Olympic and top-tier college athletes, adding to Tegra's team and fan business.