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H&M opens flagship store on Rue La Fayette

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In the new store H&M is launching H&M Take Care in France to encourage and inspire customers to care for their garments. The concept includes Guidance – H&M has created an inspirational hub of information on how to best care for clothes, shoes and accessories. Products – the Take Care line features laundry products, stain remover, repair patches, emergency repair kits, sneaker wipes etc. Services – in the H&M La Fayette store, there is a special H&M Take Care Area with two permanent services for customers: repair & custo... Read More »

Together towards increased wages

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Within ACT (Action Collaboration Transformation), 17 brands and retailers are working together with the global trade union IndustriALL. Our shared vision is that all textile workers across the entire industry should earn living wages. We work to find ways to bring sustainable improvements for all textile workers – no matter which factory they work at or which brands they make goods for. Instead, we are looking for fair and long-term solutions that are the same for everyone. HOW DOES ACT WORK TO GET US THERE? Firstly, all ACT members agree on ... Read More »

H&M at MET GALA: Custom gowns for fashion’s biggest night

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Ethereal glamour and serene creation are the themes for H&M’s one-of-a-kind looks, created just for this year’s Met Gala in New York. The looks, designed by H&M’s in-house team, are inspired by this year’s exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination”, exploring the relationship between fashion and masterworks of religious art. To dress its guests, H&M’s design team evolved each look with the wearer and theme in mind, using techniques such as draping, beading and embellishment,... Read More »

Madeleine Persson appointed as Sweden’s most powerful female director

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The award for Sweden´s most powerful directors is a prestigious award that focuses on lifting women in business. As Managing Director for H&M, Madeleine´s main responsibilities are design, assortment and buying, store development and marketing. “Everything starts with the customer and my competence lies within creating a great customer offering. I am confident that we can turn these setbacks around since retail is easy to change and our prime goal is to make our customers happy” Madeleine Persson, Managing Director H&M. ... Read More »

H&M to dress the Swedish teams for 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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H&M will create outfits for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The collection will also include a full and extensive wardrobe for all the Swedish teams to wear in the Olympic village for both training and leisure. The pieces will be developed in collaboration with the Swedish Olympians, who will give their input and test the garments in the collection. “It is such an honor for H&M to dress both the Swedish Olympians and Paralympians for the upcoming Games in PyeongChang. The designs will bring together sport, functionality and fashion... Read More »

H&M FOUNDATION REVEALS “FOUNDATION 500″ – AN ALL-FEMALE LIST OF 500 BUSINESS LEADERS

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The list is a reference to the famous Fortune 500 list by Fortune Magazine. But the Foundation 500 reveals a different story. By presenting power portraits and stories of women entrepreneurs from emerging markets in the same manner business magazines usually portray male business leaders, H&M Foundation and CARE's message is that empowering women is one of the most effective ways to break the cycle of poverty and create economic growth. Entire economies lose out when a substantial part of the population can´t realize its full potential. ... Read More »

INFORMATION FROM THE 2017 AGM OF H & M HENNES & MAURITZ AB

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The annual general meeting adopted the income statement and balance sheet for the parent company and the group. The AGM discharged the members of the board and the chief executive officer from liability for the 2015/2016 financial year. The regular board members Stina Bergfors, Anders Dahlvig, Lena Patriksson Keller, Stefan Persson, Christian Sievert, Erica Wiking Häger and Niklas Zennström were re-elected by the AGM. Melker Schörling did not stand for re-election. The number of board members was thus reduced to seven people, compared with t... Read More »

H&M NAMED AS A TOP GLOBAL EMPLOYER BY THE BUSINESS OF FASHION

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“H&M’s commitment to being a great employer is made possible by listening to our employee’s feedback in order to make positive impacts to our organization. H&M's values come together to form a culture where everyone can work together at a fast pace and rely on each individual's unique knowledge, skills and experience,” says Helena Thybell, Global Head of HR of the H&M group. Today the H&M group has over 161,000 employees globally and aims for diversity across all of its teams. Diversity creates positive energy, contributes to... Read More »

UNI_FORM – THE FIRST DIGITAL JACKET THAT EVOLVES WITH A CHILD’S BRAIN

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"Early childhood presents a window of opportunity that define a child’s future. By using UNI_FORM as a symbol, we want to raise awareness around the fact that children who are stimulated in their early years learn more effectively at school, and as adults they can have a higher earning power and be of better health than children that don’t have these early opportunities,” said Diana Amini, Global Manager at  H&M Foundation. “Children who experience love, proper nutrition and protection in a stimulating environment during early childhood ... Read More »

A four year global collaboration to develop industrial solutions and new technologies for textile recycling

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Today it is possible to mechanically recycle single fibre fabrics such as denim jeans and wool sweaters. However garments are very often made from a blend of different fibres to improve fit, style, comfort and longevity.  Used apparel of blended or unknown materials are either discarded in landfills, or downcycled into insulation, carpeting, and other low value applications. H&M Foundation is working with HKRITA to develop a series of research projects with a contribution of Euro 5.8 million. HKRITA will conduct the research and work to ... Read More »

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