Brands Invest in ‘New Generation of Materials’

(L) Yulex material, (R) Patagonia wetsuit | Source: Patagonia

From fashion and apparel giants like Kering, Nike and Uniqlo to Silicon Valley start-ups, a wide range of companies are working to develop a new generation of materials in order to enhance the style, performance and sustainability of their products.

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Uniqlo CMO Jörgen Andersson on Why Consumer Culture is ‘Generic’

Jörgen Andersson of Uniqlo | Source: Courtesy

Uniqlo’s newly-appointed co-global chief marketing officer Jörgen Andersson shares his insights from over 30 years of experience in fashion retail, including why personal style is not as individual as one might believe.

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Fast Retailing Gains in Hong Kong Debut, Aims For Bigger China Profile

Uniqlo | Source: Bloomberg

HONG KONG, China — Uniqlo owner Fast Retailing Co Ltd climbed 7 percent in its Hong Kong trading debut — a listing aimed at raising its profile in China where it plans to expand aggressively as part of its bid to become the world's top clothing firm.

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Cotton On Seeks Chinese Partner to Challenge Zara, H&M Dominance

Cotton On in Adelaide, Australia | Source: Cotton On

SINGAPORE, Singapore — Cotton On Group, a clothing chain with 1,300 stores globally, said it will invest in China to step up its overseas expansion and challenge the dominance of Fast Retailing Co.’s Uniqlo and Hennes & Mauritz AB.

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Uniqlo Billionaire’s Drive for Global Crown Fuels J.Crew Talks

Tom Odell and Dakota Fanning for Uniqlo | Source: Uniqlo

TOKYO, Japan — The Japanese owner of Uniqlo is in talks about a potential acquisition of J. Crew Group Inc., the U.S. retailer owned by TPG Capital and Leonard Green & Partners LP, two people with knowledge of the matter said.

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Uniqlo Tweaks “Made for All” to Give U.S. Shoppers a 3-D Fit

Uniqlo Global Flagship in Tokyo's Ginza District | Source: Fast Retailing

TOKYO, Japan — Fast Retailing Co's casual clothing brand Uniqlo is rethinking its "Made for All" strategy, looking to offer lower priced lines in smaller Asian cities and more generous sizes to fit the U.S. market, a top executive said on Tuesday.

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Uniqlo’s Main Road is Overseas

Uniqlo Spring/Summer 2013 Campaign | Source: Uniqlo

Uniqlo has reached saturation in Japan and is now focusing almost all of its investment overseas, where it plans to open more than 400 stores in the next few years, with the aim to drive ¥3 trillion in international sales by the end of 2020. To reach this target it may also need to make a major overseas acquisition. JapanConsuming reports.

 

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