BEST SALE: Fin.part SpA announced Thursday the sale of Best Co. to the label's distributor, Cisalfa, for $2.7 million (converted from the euro at current exchange rates). In a statement, Fin.part said the sale was in line with its strategy to shed...
BEST SALE: Fin.part SpA announced Thursday the sale of Best Co. to the label's distributor, Cisalfa, for $2.7 million (converted from the euro at current exchange rates). In a statement, Fin.part said the sale was in line with its strategy to shed real estate and non-strategic investments, like its sportswear division, which, in addition to Best Co., includes the labels Marina Yachting, Henry Cottons and Moncler. As reported, Fin.part is focused on building its Cerruti brand, and the sale of its sportswear block will help offset the company's $402.2 million in net debt. Fin.part expects to eventually garner about $187.5 million from the sale of its sportswear unit. The firm also owns Frette SpA and Maska.FAB-U-LESS: Fab Industries' stockholders will receive $10 a share in cash on June 24 as the manufacturer of warp and circular knit fabrics reduces its cash position to $50 million from $90 million and commences a corporate liquidation and sale of remaining assets. "It will be a series of distributions," said Steven Myers, president and chief operating officer. "We don't need the size of cash we're sitting with to run a smaller business. The best thing to do now is deal from a position of financial strength." Unlike most U.S. textile mills, Fab was in a healthy state of business, though Myers said he wasn't sure how long the company could sustain growth due to the economic climate and current state of the U.S. textile industry. Fab reported revenue of $14.3 million for its first quarter ended March 2, down from year-ago revenue of $20 million.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.