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COG a top performer in 'Best Companies to Work for in Fashion' report

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The Cotton On Group is excited to have been included in the inaugural Business of Fashion ‘Best Companies to Work for in Fashion’ assessment.

 
 
 
 

Cotton On Group Top Performer in 2017 Australian Fashion Report

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The Cotton On Group is pleased to have been highlighted as a top performing fashion retailer in Australia, receiving an A- in this year’s Baptist World Aid (BWA) Australian Fashion Report.

Cotton On Group wins retailer awards

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The Cotton On Group has been recognised for its continued efforts across customer experience and ethical retailing, winning two categories in the recent Inside Retail Retailer Awards: the ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative of the Year Award’ and ‘Customer Excellence Team Initiative of the Year Award’.

Cotton On Group CFO, Michael Hardwick takes the stage at 2017 World Retail Congress

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This week, Cotton On Group Chief Financial Officer Michael Hardwick attended the 2017 World Retail Congress in Dubai, taking centre stage to speak about ethical and sustainable business in the fashion industry. 

Cotton On Group brand Supré launches anti-bullying campaign

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One in four Aussie girls aged 12 to 18 are bullied on a regular basis, both in-person and online. If you ask the Supre Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Cotton On Group’s brand Supre, this is not an acceptable statistic – and they’re doing something about it. 

Geelong Cats hit the field in COAR

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As a retailer with its roots in Geelong, there are plenty of AFL – and Cats – supporters among the 1,400 team members in the Cotton On Group’s North Geelong HQ. And with round one of the 2017 AFL season kicking off this week, the team is excited to see the Cats run onto the field in their new COAR apparel; high-performance wear designed by Cotton On. 

Cotton On Foundation GM, Tim Diamond, talks philanthropy at VAMFF

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On Wednesday 15th March, Cotton On Foundation General Manager Tim Diamond joined a host of fashion industry experts for Melbourne Fashion Festival’s annual Fashion Industry Forum.

Supre GM, Elle Roseby, reflects on empowerment and inspiration

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As people around the world mark International Women’s Day and celebrate equality and empowerment, Supre’s General Manager, Elle Roseby reflects on her role as a leader and the importance of providing supportive and inspiring environments – both for customers and her team. 

Cotton On Foundation’s R100 investment

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In an exciting move that further cements the Cotton On Group’s commitment to South Africa, the Cotton On Foundation last week announced it would invest R100 million over five years to support childhood education projects across the country. 

South Africa's Financial Mail tells the Group story

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A look at growth and milestones in South Africa and globally.

 

The Cotton On Group’s first graduates

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World-class planners are an integral part of any successful retailer – the Cotton On Group included. 

Give a gift that counts

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Cotton On Foundation's gift-giving alternative.

COTTON ON GROUP SCORES WITH AFL

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Appointed official apparel partner for the 2017 NAB AFL Women’s Competition

Celebrating 25 Years

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Celebrating 25 Years: A behind the scenes look at one of the world’s fastest growing fashion retailers

Teaming Up For Success

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Announcing an exciting new partnership which will see the Cotton On Group become the official on and off field apparel sponsor of the Geelong Cats.

New Cotton On DC for Avalon Airport

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The Cotton On Group has announced a $40M joint investment into a new state-of-the-art distribution centre at Avalon Aiport.

Aussie retailers cotton on to global possibilities

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As featured in The Australian.

Supre Inspires Students

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Supre is inspiring the next generation of creative experts through an exciting collaboration with RMIT University.

Biggest Flagship in the World

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Last week saw the opening of our biggest flagship store in the world, with more than 100 thousand people through the Mall of Africa on opening day.

Because of the People

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Working at the Cotton On Group’s Geelong head office in Australia is truly unique. 

Live Stream from Uganda

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In a Cotton On Group, and potentially world first, Planet factorie has broadcast the official opening of a new primary school live from Uganda.

Retail Academy Wins Best Design

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What do you get when you combine over 300 videos and 250 learning modules? A national award and one very happy team. 

Typo Becomes a UK Citizen

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Typo officially launched into the UK this month, with the opening of its online store Typo.com/UK.

Cotton On Group Opens 151 Stores In 120 Days

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In the 120 days leading up to Christmas, the Cotton On Group successfully opened 151 stores across 12 of its 18 international markets – a rate it believes is unparalleled by most other retailers in the world.

The Cotton On Foundation's 2015 Field Report Is Here

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In 2015, through the incredible support of our people and customers around the world, the Cotton On Foundation raised more than $12 million to support its projects in Southern Uganda and other communities globally.

Mark Pan Shares The Cotton On Group's US Story

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The Cotton On Group's U.S. Country Manager shares the retailer's story in the market, tracking the journey from the Group's first store in Los Angeles to 121 stores in 13 states today.

Geelong Community Unites For The Cotton On Group

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In an example of community spirit at its best, more than 150 Cotton On Group team members and local Geelong business partners have rallied together, working around the clock to repair severe storm damage to the company’s North Geelong head office.Add your content here!

Thousands Welcome Cotton On's Newest Store in Sao Paulo

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Brazilians have continued to demonstrate their growing appetite for Cotton On’s range of on-trend and affordable fashion with thousands of customers celebrating the recent opening of the brand’s newest store at Morumbi Shopping Centre in Sao Paulo.

The Space Race

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How an innovative approach to store design and the customer experience is allowing the Cotton On Group to create unique retail spaces at an industry leading speed.

Australians Cotton On to US-led Shopping Phenomenon

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have well and truly cemented their place on the global shopping calendar with Australians demonstrating a strong appetite for the US-led retail phenomenon.

Sights Set On New Zealand Growth

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The Cotton On Group has announced plans to grow its New Zealand business by 50 percent over the next three years through its e-commerce platform and an increased store footprint.

The Issue Edition Two Out Now

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The second edition of The Issue has landed, with the latest installment going behind the scenes at the Cotton On Group to see how the retailer brings big ideas to life.

Building Brands Through Communities

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Cotton On’s Head of Marketing and e-commerce Col Kennedy recently took part in RagTrader LIVE, an event held by leading Australian retail industry publication RagTrader. Watch his presentation on building brands through communities here.

Global Talent Quest

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As the Cotton On Group sets its sights on continuing its rapid expansion, the retailer is embarking on an international hunt to fill 236 newly created roles.

Celebrating Stateside

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In a market striving to recover from the Global Financial Crisis, and a retail sector that for the most part is seeing contraction rather than expansion, the Cotton On Group has good reason to celebrate its growing success in the United States.

On Trend

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It’s fair to say, today’s consumer has never had more choice. As international retailers arrive on new shores and the online world continues to dissolve market borders, demand for real time access to the latest fashion trends has become ingrained in the psyche of the global shopper.

Next Stop: Namibia

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The launch of the Cotton On Group’s first store in Namibia has seen it propel into the fashion retailer’s top ten performing stores in a new country within its first few days of trade.

The Issue Is Here

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The Cotton On Group has launched its new publication, The Issue, designed to give readers an insight into the business and showcase its talented global team.

Nine News Feature Story

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Nine News reporter Jo Hall spent a day at the Cotton On Group's global headquarters in Geelong, giving viewers a behind the scenes insight into the business, its unique culture and its people.

Cotton On Body Seeks World-Class Leader

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The Cotton On Group is embarking on an international search to find a world-class leader to take on the role of Global General Manager - Cotton On Body, leading a global team of 950 people.

Run Geelong Contributes $1Million To Help Care For Geelong's Smallest Patients

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From this week, Geelong’s tiniest patients will be cared for in a new state of the art Special Care Nursery at University Hospital Geelong, thanks to the support of the local community and the Cotton On Group’s Run Geelong event.

Cotton On Raises $1Million For Southern Uganda

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With the support of its customers from around the world, Cotton On, in partnership with the Cotton On Foundation, has reached the $1 million target set for its I Give A Brick campaign, which will see a new school built in Nubbunga, Southern Uganda. 

2014 : What A Year

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The new Cotton On Group corporate site launched, allowing the Group to share more of its story with you. 

Here’s the latest chapter....

Improving Children's Health Services, One Step At A Time

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Christmas at the Cotton On Group will be all the more special this year with the knowledge the festive season has been made brighter for children as a result of the Group’s Run Australia events.

World's Largest Megastore Grand Opening Breaks All Sales Records

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South African customers have once again demonstrated their allegiance to Cotton On, with Saturday’s opening of the world’s largest Cotton On store in Duban smashing Group sales records by 50 per cent for a first day of trade. 

Recruiting A Christmas Army: 5000 Join The Cotton On Group's Global Workforce

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For the retail industry, the Christmas season is the key trade period for the year. The Australian Retailers Association predicts over AUD$45 billion will be spent in 2014 by Australian consumers in the weeks leading up to December 25.

Gifts With Heart: Cotton On Foundation E-Cards Launched

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In what is commonly considered to be the most consumerist season of the year, trends show customer conscience is deepening and Christmas shoppers are increasingly seeking out gifts that can make a difference.    

New E-Comm Store Offers Dynamic Shopping Experience

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The Cotton On Group has launched a new multi-million dollar e-commerce platform, providing customers in its Australian and US markets with a shopping experience that is both dynamic and responsive. 

Cotton On Launches #IGiveABrick Campaign

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Cotton On has officially launched its #IGiveABrick campaign, setting a target to raise $1 Million before the end of 2014 to build a new school in Nubbunga, Southern Uganda.

Coffee With Soul: Mannya Trading Co.

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As the lines increasingly blur between fashion and lifestyle, the humble cup of coffee has become as essential to the daily life of the fashionista as it has to the barista.

Conference Recognises Our Bangladesh Suppliers

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The Cotton On Group’s recent supplier conference in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has brought together over one hundred suppliers to discuss production, product safety and logistics as well as celebrate the progress being made in improving the safety and operational standards of garment factories. 

Making Giving Back Cool

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The Cotton On Group has been praised for its efforts to improve the lives of communities abroad, following a visit from the grandson of the late Nelson Mandela.

$3.4M Grant To Support The Cotton On Group's Global Growth

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The Cotton On Group is set to grow its Geelong based headquarters even further as the result of a $3.4 million grant through the Geelong Region Innovation and Investment Fund (GRIFF).

 

Meet Pippa Grange: The Culture Curator

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The Cotton On Group this year further strengthened its position as one of the most dynamic and innovative global retailers, with the appointment of highly regarded ethicist and author, Dr Pippa Grange as General Manager of People and Culture.

Three Years On And Growing Strong

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South Africa is cementing itself as the Cotton On Group's most exciting new frontier, with store numbers growing rapidly to meet customer demand and a new regional headquarters and distribution centre established.

Caring For Communities in Bangladesh

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Over 20,000 people in Bangladesh have been given access to free medical support as part of a joint venture between the Cotton On Group and the Assenting Action for Changing of Livelihoods (AACHOL) Trust.

From Geelong To The World

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The Cotton On Group is continuing to solidify its dominant market position in the Southern Hemisphere following the opening of its Brazilian store and regional headquarters, marking the 1028th door to open south of the equator.