American Apparel Names First Female Director in Board Shake-Up

American Apparel store | Source: American Apparel

LOS ANGELES, United States — American Apparel Inc., the controversial clothing chain that has battled sexual-harassment lawsuits, named the first woman to its board as part of a shake-up following the ouster of its founder last month.

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Swarovski Spins Ambitious Web Across the Fashion Jewellery Market

Atelier Swarovski A/W 2014 by Viktor&Rolf | Photo: Jason Lloyd Evans/Swarovski

The family-owned cut crystal company has already transformed itself into one of the world’s leading jewellery retailers, but their ambitions have grown to keep pace with the expanding market for fashion jewellery.

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Tiffany CEO Kowalski To Retire, President Cumenal To Take Over

President Frederic Cumenal will take over as CEO at Tiffany's | Source: Courtesy

NEW YORK, United States — Tiffany & Co. Chief Executive Officer Michael Kowalski will step down in 2015 after more than 15 years running the luxury jeweler, passing the reins to President Frederic Cumenal.

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Reinventing the Scottish Knitwear Industry

A loom with a pattern and wool yarn | Source: Shutterstock

Decades of poor management and cheap overseas competition brought the once booming Scottish knitwear industry to its knees. Today, with a new end-consumer focus and artisanal manufacturing, there is also newfound confidence in Hawick and the border mill towns of Scotland. BoF reports on a heritage industry reinventing itself for the future.

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