For the second year in a row, it seems consumers are being more cautious when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But with new fashions, a...
Exchange rate variations could “significantly” influence China's textile and apparel exports, a consultancy has suggested, after the governm...
| 29 Jun 2015
Sporting giant Nike has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling up its advanced domestic manufacturing operations following the clearance of a number of key pieces of US trade legislation last week.
| 20 Mar 2015
Sporting goods giant Nike Inc says it will continue to put substantial money and resources into its supply chain to increase speed to market, and ensure it stays ahead on innovation.
| 30 Jan 2015
As new outdoor performance apparel brands enter the market in record numbers, retailers are introducing new innovations and technologies to stand out from the crowd and win over consumers. With that, the sector is set to continue on its growth trajectory, according to a new report from just-style.
| 27 Jan 2015
Innovation in materials and performance in the outdoor apparel and footwear category is on the increase as enthusiasm for technology grows, a recent industry conference highlighted.
| 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.
| 23 Apr 2014
Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.
| 26 Aug 2015
The UK market for sportswear is expected to see considerable growth over the next five years to surpass GBP8bn (US$12.5bn) as the trend for athleisure rockets, a new report has forecast.
| 25 Aug 2015
Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China could deliver a tough blow to several specialty retail and apparel companies - with the biggest risks including China revenue exposure and a potentially slower economy driving lower consumer spending, one analyst has suggested.
| 21 Aug 2015
Nike, Hanesbrands and VF Corp have topped an analyst report of apparel and footwear firms that have made the most progress in managing environmental, social and governance issues.
| 30 Jul 2015
Strong mid-year sales of athletic footwear in the US is an encouraging indicator for the all-important back-to-school season, new research suggests.
| 3 Jul 2015
The most-read stories on just-style this week include news that Myanmar has introduced its first minimum wage for garment workers, Marks & Spencer is to launch a supply human rights policy, and Adidas has developed its first shoe upper made from ocean waste.
| 1 Jul 2015
Adidas will need to up its game if it wants to outpace rival Nike in Western Europe, particularly in the area of social media, analysts have said.
| 1 Jul 2015
Nike co-founder Phil Knight is to step down as the iconic sports brand’s chairman next year, and has recommended that current Nike chief executive, Mark Parker, succeeds him in the role.
| 26 Jun 2015
First-quarter revenue forecasts for US apparel retailers fared far worse than earnings expectations. The Finish Line said it got off to a "solid start" with double-digit profit growth, and Cherokee was pleased with a "strong" quarter, despite some headwinds. Elsewhere, Urban Outfitters revealed a mixed quarter, while Men's Wearhouse booked record sales but a decline in earnings.
| 26 Jun 2015
Sporting giant Nike saw its shares climb in late trading yesterday (25 June) as it upped its full-year sales forecast, revealed fourth-quarter earnings that beat estimates, and an increase in growth of "futures orders".
| 18 Jun 2015
Athletic footwear captured the lion’s share of children’s footwear online sales in the last 12 months, thanks to increases in average selling price, new research shows.
| 5 Jun 2015
US sporting goods giant Nike has appointed Jim Scholefield as its chief information officer, with responsibility for developing the company’s technology strategy to support future growth.
| 29 May 2015
Nike has said charging documents regarding the FIFA bribery indictment do not allege the US sportswear giant engaged in criminal conduct.
| 28 May 2015
US sportswear giant Nike has said it is cooperating with authorities as it emerged an unidentified sportswear company took part in bribing a Brazilian soccer official for a sponsorship agreement.
| 14 May 2015
Executives from sportswear giants Adidas and Nike, as well as mail order firm Otto Group and Everest Textile Company, are set to speak at this year's World Textile Summit.
| 13 May 2015
Cold weather, an earlier Easter and the continued strength of the athleisure trend helped to boost sales of athletic footwear and apparel in the US during the first quarter.
| 11 May 2015
Sporting goods giant Nike Inc has pledged to expand its advanced manufacturing operations in the US – with the creation of around 10,000 domestic jobs – if “fast-track” powers are passed and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is finalised.
| 29 Apr 2015
Sporting giant Nike has been slammed by a human rights organisation for lacking “guts and morale” when it comes to sourcing in Vietnam.
| 29 Apr 2015
US sporting behemoth Nike has launched its first women’s-specific integrated soccer collection, made from recycled polyester.
| 23 Mar 2015
Nike has said a strike involving as many as 5,000 workers at one of its Chinese suppliers has had “no impact” on production of the brand's footwear, but the sporting goods giant will continue to monitor the situation.
| 20 Mar 2015
Sporting goods giant Nike has beaten earnings expectations in its third-quarter thanks to the strength of its namesake brand, gross margin expansion and strong sales.
| 17 Mar 2015
US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled a new tennis polo that becomes its second ColorDry garment made using fabric which is dyed using CO2 instead of water, in a process that also saves energy and eliminates the need for added chemicals.
| 5 Mar 2015
Sportswear giant Nike has made two management appointments, including VP of global footwear, in a bid to strengthen the company’s global leadership in key business areas.
| 19 May 2015
It seems Adidas has been caught napping after Skechers passed the German sporting giant to take its second place in the sports footwear market in the US.
| 5 Jan 2015
As we return to the swing of things, a good way to start 2015 is to take a look back at the top news stories, analysis pieces, comment articles and interviews published on just-style in 2014.
- Yuan devaluation impact mixed for garment firms
- Chaos in the world’s trade agreements
- Will Vietnam struggle with impending trade deals?
- Supply chain improvements to save Billabong $30m
- The new age of disruption on apparel production
- H&M scaling up living wage effort to key suppliers
- Myanmar approves first minimum wage
- US Q2 in brief: Genesco, Oxford, Sears Canada
- EU clothing buyers should brace for higher prices
- Vietnam apparel industry calls for lower wage
- Global Database of the Top 1000 Apparel Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, and Contact Details
- Ethiopia – the emerging textile and clothing industry
- Myanmar's Garment Sector in 2015 - now with updated members' directory
- Global market review of lingerie - forecasts to 2020
- Global Sports Footwear Market 2015-2019