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Billabong turns corner

Troubled surf wear retailer Billabong says its brand will grow in the US for the first time in many years after 14 per cent sales growth in first quarter wholesale in the market.

Sales up but profits down for Kathmandu

Sales for adventure clothing retailer Kathmandu have jumped more than 18 per cent but it expects its half year profit to fall. Kathmandu achieved sales of $NZ84.1 million in the 16 weeks to November 16, up 18.6 per cent on the same period a year earlier.

Pac Brands continues fire sale

Pacific Brands has sold a range of its shoe and clothing brands, including its iconic Volley sneakers, to several buyers for $39 million.

Myer predicts profit growth, attacks GST “loophole”

Department store Myer has moved to appease frustrated investors, forecasting its first profit growth in four years.

Rivers a drag on Specialty Fashion

Clothing retailer Specialty Fashion's sales rose 4.6 per cent in the September quarter but its Rivers brand continues to drag on its performance. The company, which also owns the Katies and Millers women's fashion chains, bought Rivers in November 2013.

Bluey’s Authentic, Australian Activewear expanding

Bluey Australia has plans to expand its range of Australian Merino Activewear over the next 12 months.

TFIA pushes TPP negotiators on Free Trade Agreement

The Council of Textile and Fashion Industries of Australia Limited (TFIA) has recently assisted in developing a joint statement signed by numerous Fashion and Textiles organisations regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

TISA to announce Paris winner

A grand prize of four weeks tuition and accommodation at the Paris American Academy in Paris awaits the winner of the 2014 Textile Institute National Student Design and Technology Awards.

DJs, The Iconic launches Saturday deliveries

Fashion e-commerce retailer The Iconic will officially launch same-day Saturday delivery this week, starting with Sydney, following a successful six-week trial.

AWI dips into reserves as market falters

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) plucked $14 million from its reserves to increase total spending by 9.87 per cent in 2013-14 to $82.694m.

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