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Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Crystal Group's CEO Andrew Lo; Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability for H&M; and Seth Ellison, Levis Strauss & Co's president for Europe.


Katie Smith | 10 Dec 2014

As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports, US apparel imports continued to grow in October. Three of the top-ten supplier countries - Vietnam, Honduras and India - saw strong double-digit growth, but Bangladesh tumbled for the eighth month in a row.


Katie Smith | 10 Nov 2014

US apparel imports surged in September as retailers continued to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption to shipments due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports. Four of the top-ten supplier countries - China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India - saw strong double-digit gains, but Bangladesh sank for the seventh month in a row.


Jens Kastner | 16 Oct 2014

Experts on China's textile and apparel industry say that international brands must take increasing care to ensure their sourcing is environmentally and socially responsible, ahead of an anticipated tightening of government restrictions.

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Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 2015

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.

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Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 2016

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, both Skechers and Columbia Sportswear published record sales growth and higher earnings, while Levi Strauss & Co moved to a profit, despite what it says was a "challenging year". Rocky Brands expressed disappointment with its finish to 2015, but offered an optimistic outlook for the coming fiscal year. 


Katie Smith | 22 Jan 2016

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at a roadmap to the apparel supply chain of the future, the news that the head of Asda's George clothing division is to step down amid HQ job cuts, and how the outerwear industry is facing up to the challenge of climate change.


Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 2016

Levi Strauss has said it does not set retail prices according to gender after a report cited the denim giant as one of a number of UK high street stores charging women up to twice as much as men for almost identical items. 


Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 2016

A global framework agreement, initiated by H&M and the IndustriAll global union, has succeeded in helping to reinstate sacked workers at garment factories in Myanmar and Pakistan just months after coming into force.


Michelle Russell | 22 Dec 2015

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Nike executive, Carrie Ask, as its president of global retail.


Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 2015

A group of seven apparel companies, including Levis Strauss & Co, VF Corp and Gap Inc, have signed a declaration calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate change agreement. 


Michelle Russell | 1 Dec 2015

US apparel giant VF Corp and department store retailer Kohl’s are just two of a further 73 companies to have joined the White House pledge to address climate change and reduce their carbon footprints.


Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 2015

Garment finishing business Tonello has partnered with denim giant Levi Strauss & Co to develop a new stonewash system that eliminates the use of a pumice stone and is expected to reduce water usage, production costs and carbon footprint.


Michelle Russell | 21 Oct 2015

A number of apparel firms, including Nike and Levi Strauss & Co, have joined the White House pledge to address climate change and reduce their carbon footprints.


Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2015

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has said it is “confident” it can grow full-year sales and currency-neutral adjusted EBIT, after booking a solid increase in third-quarter net income, helped by improved margins. 


Michelle Russell | 23 Sep 2015

Denim giant Levi Strauss has been working with Intel to trial a new retail sensor platform, designed by the technology firm to deliver near real-time inventory monitoring.


Leonie Barrie | 2 Sep 2015

The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.


Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2015

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.


Katie Smith | 17 Aug 2015

Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has become the latest company to ban the use of angora in its products as it works to tighten its animal welfare policy.


Katie Smith | 22 Jul 2015

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is expanding its clothing recycling initiative to all stores in the US, as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of textiles that end up in landfill.


Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 2015

Levi Strauss & Co has booked mixed results in its second-quarter as earnings improved but sales fell on the back of a strong dollar and the loss of its women’s Dockers wholesale brand in the Americas.


Katie Smith | 5 Jun 2015

Denim brand G-Star Raw has become the latest company pledging to eliminate the use of rayon and viscose fabrics derived from ancient and endangered forests in its clothes.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include at look at US apparel sales figures for May, just-style speaks with the chairman of sourcing specialist William E. Connor, and Levi joins forces with internet behemoth Google to design "smart jeans".


Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 2015

Taking wearable technology to a new level, US denim giant Levi Strauss is joining forces with internet behemoth Google to design jeans that enable a consumer to perform certain actions on their smart phones.


Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 2015

Denim giant Levi Strauss has offered an upbeat outlook for the year despite booking a decline in first quarter earnings and sales hit by unfavourable currency effects.


Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 2015

Levi Strauss & Co has booked mixed results in its fourth-quarter as it swung to a loss on revamp expenses but revenues grew thanks to an additional sales week in the period, which included Black Friday.


Michelle Russell | 6 Feb 2015

Levi Strauss & Co has settled an investigation through the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over patent infringement regarding certain laser abraded denim garments.

Latest blogs

Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 2014

The Bangladesh ready-made garment industry has set out an ambitious goal to double its exports to $50bn over the next seven years as it works to rebuild its reputation in the wake of recent tragedies.


Leonie Barrie | 17 Nov 2014

Apparel brands have been urged to stay committed to Cambodia after a 28% rise in the minimum monthly wage was agreed for textile, garment and footwear workers.

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