Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, UK, Czech Republic, Hungary, Rumania, Poland, Slovakia
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.14 - Manufacture of underwear

333 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 April 2010
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


On 15 April 2010, the American manufacturer of intimate apparel and underwear DBApparel (8300 employees worldwide), owner of the best known brands DIM, Playtex or Wonderbra, announced to cut up to 333 jobs across the EU, mainly in France (142) by Playtex which has been  harshly hit by the crisis losing 7 million euro in 2009, according to the management.  The company had already cut 900 jobs in the EU in 2006.

The company currently employs 8300 people worldwide. As of April 2010, there is no information on the number employed in Europe.



Eurofound (2010), DBApparel, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 70460, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70460.