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  • Daniel Grieder (59), who was appointed as the CEO of Hugo Boss AG on June 16, 2020, for a period of five years, has joined the managing board of the company. In the interim, since October 1, 2020, CFO Yves Müller has served as spokesperson for the managing board. Hugo Boss is a German luxury fashion house headquartered in Metzingen, Baden-Württemberg.“I am thrilled to take over this exciting position and to lead Hugo Boss into a successful future. The company, with its longstanding, unique tradi
  • Faruque Hassan, President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) highlighted the link between the need to build back better for a garment industry hit hard by COVID-19 and the opportunity to shift the fashion business model to a circular one in the 2021 P4G Seoul Summit Thematic Session.Figure: Faruque Hassan urged stakeholders to strengthen the local ecosystem for circularity, as Bangladesh’s garment industry seeks to close the loop for a just transition. Courtesy:
  • Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has given Tk 15.85 crore to theBangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA)as a payment by eight garment factories for getting land allotment in a garment park being built at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Shilpa Nagar (BSMSN). Earlier, 41 apparel makers got allotment of industrial plots at BSMSN.A meeting between a delegation of BGMEA led by its president Faruque Hassan and Paban Chowdhury, executive chairman of BEZA was held recently i
  • Agillic, a Danish omni-channel marketing automation company, is set to support Kvadrat, in delivering data-driven and personalised communication. Kvadrat is expanding its scope to encompass both business-to-businesses and direct-to-consumers. Kvadrat produces collections of textiles, curtains, rugs, upholsteries, acoustic solutions, and accessories.While Kvadrat operates a number of brands and production facilities and works closely with manufacturers, they are extending their business model to
  • Leading American entertainment company, Walt Disney, has announced that the company’s board of directors have elected two new directors, Amy Chang, veteran technology executive, and Calvin McDonald, chief executive officer of global athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica. The elections of Chang and McDonald are effective immediately.Chang serves on the board of directors of Procter & Gamble and Marqeta, and as an advisor to more than a dozen companies including Cisco, HubSpot and vario
  • Retailers and workers’ unions in Bangladesh negotiating a legally binding workers’ safety accord that was due to expire today reached a tentative deal last week to extend it by three months, provided the 200 signatory retailers, which include apparel retailers like Inditex and H&M, agree on the extension. The signatories have until June 10 to give their nod.The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh was signed in 2013 after the Rana Plaza collapse that killed at least 1,100. Origin
  • In its efforts to expand its business, John Lewis, the British clothing retailer, has announced the hiring of 3 senior professionals.Of the 3 senior appointments, Steve Masterton has already assumed the office of Director of Online Trade.With a rich experience of working as digital director at Arcadia Group, Dunelm and BHS, Steve will be instrumental in the e-commerce growth of the retailer across all categories and services.The fashion retailer, reportedly, has plans to invest £50 million in it
  • TUV SUD, a German company offering safety, security and sustainable solutions to businesses, has announced that it will provide support with the new registration process and chemicals regulations established by the UK after Brexit. Given this, notifications and registrations of chemical substances made under EU REACH will no longer apply in the UK.With effect from October 28, 2021, chemical substances imported into the UK in quantities of over one tonne per year will have to be registered in acc
  • US-based manufacturer of clothing tags Hi-Tech Printing & Labeling has said that fashion brands should include details about the causes they support on clothing tags and labels. This can remind consumers of the brand’s messages during the shopping process and each time they wear the item, increasing the likelihood of them returning for future purchases.Many companies only focus on advertising their brand’s vision via traditional methods such as on their website, on signage around physical st
  • WAALWIJK – Dutch process chemicals and coatings firm Stahl has been awarded ZDHC Level 3 for a range of performance coatings from its synthetic and coatings portfolio.The award, given by chemical management testing company Chem-MAP, is the highest level of ZDHC compliance, requiring MRSL conformance for formulations and raw materials, and a chemical management audit.Mel Micham, global market director, performance coatings, at Stahl, said: “Achieving Level 3 compliance for many of our key perform
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