SMART COMPANY : GROWTH : Kirsten Robb PAS Group chief executive Eric Morris says the labels it picked up from troubled retailer Pacific Brands will be profitable under his company’s more simplistic infrastructure. The recently-listed company, which owns successful fashion brands Metalicus and Review, has acquired stock and licensing rights to sport brands Dunlop and…

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Media Release NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE IN THE UNITED STATES OR TO U.S. PERSONS THE PAS GROUP ASX LISTING The PAS Group Limited (PAS), a leading Australian apparel business with a diverse portfolio of brands and products serving a broad customer target market, is expected to commence trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)…

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RAGTRADER PAS Group has reportedly raised $120 million in an initial public offering – but here’s what you didn’t know about the fashion brand house. 1. It’s a new kid on the block The group was only established in November 2004 with the intention of creating a diversified portfolio of successful fashion businesses across retail, e-commerce and…

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RAGTRADER:  Daniela Aroche PAS GROUP DIVISION Designworks has joined forces with discount department store Target to execute a relaunch of the Mooks lifestyle brand this month. Designworks, which currently manages more than 15 brands, acquired the Mooks licence from Pacific Brands in October 2012.  The tie-up with Target will now see the brand relaunched nationally via…

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November/December 2012 Volume 32 # 6 : atf. Designworks named Target Supplier of the Year The Designworks Clothing Company has been awarded ‘Supplier of the Year’ for Target for childrenswear with some 75 per cent of its design, production and management resources allocated to work for the department store chain. Lynne Vandenberg, business manager childrenswear, said the…

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RAGTRADER:  Daniela Aroche Womenswear label Metalicus has rallied businesses in the sector to form a fashion industry alliance and create an eco-conscious initiative, boosting brand awareness. The “Warming the streets” project, spearheaded by Metalicus production manager Gaylene Langdon, calls to wholesalers and manufacturers to donate fabric scraps and assist in creating quilts from the materials…

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RAGTRADER:  Daniela Aroche MELBOURNE:  Womenswear label Metalicus is headed for expansion and an overall refresh, with a batch of new-look stores to open within the next few months. Despite a recent move over to Myer from David Jones and the launch of its 21st store in Australia, Metalicus is set for more change, with PAS group chief executive…

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RAGTRADER:  Melbourne Special Ragtrader asked its readers to nominate four influential ragtraders for a profle in this special edition.  Erin O’Loughlin kicks things off with PAS Group CEO Eric Morris. He has worked in South Africa, China and Australia for the likes of Reebok and Myer, but it is as CEO of the PAS Group…

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