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Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take...

Retail fallout unclear following Hanjin collapse

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container sh...


Leonie Barrie | 18 Aug 2016

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide a much-needed lift for US clothing retailers thanks to several key trends and well-controlled inventory levels.


Guest author | 17 Aug 2016

3D-printing has already transformed the manufacturing process in many industries, but an assessment of the technology by analysts at Bernstein Research seems to suggest much more progress still needs to be made before it has the potential to impact apparel.


Michelle Russell | 26 Oct 2015

Plans for a single industry-wide global standard for auditing social and labour performance in apparel supply chains could solve the long-standing issue of audit fatigue – as well as providing an opportunity to improve transparency and invest more in factory safety and ethics.


Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2015

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.

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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.


Leonie Barrie | 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.

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Beth Wright | 21 Feb 2017

US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled its most powerful and resilient underfoot platform as part of anniversary celebrations for its innovative Air Max 1 shoe, which introduced visible Nike Air cushioning.


Beth Wright | 14 Feb 2017

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says demand for more sustainable cotton is on the rise, with Swedish retailer H&M and sportswear giants Adidas and Nike leading the field in its 'Better Cotton league'.


Beth Wright | 26 Jan 2017

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a number of new license agreements to distribute Nike Swim across Europe.


Beth Wright | 23 Jan 2017

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a number of new license agreements to distribute Nike Swim across Latin America.


Beth Wright | 18 Jan 2017

Retail giant JC Penney is to roll out hundreds of Nike "shops" across its stores in a move the company says "underscores its commitment to activewear".


Michelle Russell | 22 Dec 2016

US sporting goods giant Nike is looking to speed up its supply chain process and deliver products to market quicker through the scaling up of a new 'Express Lane' manufacturing initiative.


Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 2016

US sporting giant Nike has booked higher second-quarter earnings on stronger demand in China and its domestic market, while indicating a potential rebound in its basketball business.


Beth Wright | 20 Dec 2016

Mark Parker, chief executive officer, president and chairman of US sporting goods giant Nike, is to be honoured for his leadership by the National Retail Federation (NRF).


Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 2016

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 


Beth Wright | 14 Nov 2016

US sporting goods giant Nike has confirmed to just-style it had to postpone the opening of its newest retail experience, Nike Soho, last week.


Beth Wright | 31 Oct 2016

US sporting goods giant Nike has launched a US$50,000 challenge inviting designers, engineers and makers to come up with new innovations to help people more easily put on, secure and take off their shoes.


Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 2016

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.


Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 2016

US sporting giant Nike has promoted company veteran Tom Peddie as vice president and general manager of its North America division. 


Leonie Barrie | 6 Oct 2016

Sportswear giant Nike has unveiled the latest version of its ‘Back to the Future’ inspired shoes, featuring an Adapative Fit system that senses the wearer and tightens or loosens accordingly.


Michelle Russell | 29 Sep 2016

Around 200,000 Pakistani cotton farmers are set to benefit from a global cotton industry partnership that will train them on issues such as sustainability in farming and child labour thanks to funding from brands such as H&M and Levi Strauss & Co. 


Beth Wright | 27 Sep 2016

Nike-owned Converse has revealed it will unveil a new apparel line, complete with a limited-edition collection, later this week in a bid to branch out and away from its mainstay sneaker.


Beth Wright | 30 Aug 2016

US sportswear giant Nike and performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour have topped the so-called social currency charts, as other retailers clamour to keep up with their social media-savvy consumers.


Leonie Barrie | 26 Aug 2016

Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.


Beth Wright | 4 Aug 2016

US sporting goods giant Nike is to accelerate innovation in its golf footwear and apparel business, but will stop selling equipment such as clubs, balls and bags after years of falling sales.


Beth Wright | 19 Jul 2016

Sporting goods giant Nike has promoted company veteran Steve Lesnard as its new general manager of Global Running.


Leonie Barrie | 7 Jul 2016

As the UEFA European championship 2016 nears its climax in Paris at the weekend, the three main sportswear sponsors have been criticised for shifting their supply chains around countries in Asia where workers who make their shirts earn less than the living wage.


Beth Wright | 6 Jul 2016

Inditex, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Benetton have been praised by environmental activist group Greenpeace for being on track to clean up their chains, while Victoria's Secret, Esprit and sports brands Nike and LiNing are lagging behind the field.

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Leonie Barrie | 19 May 2016

…Nike, at least according to Forbes. Its annual ranking of the top 100 most valuable companies is not surprisingly dominated by technology brands – led by Apple in the number one slot. But plenty of clothing brands and retailers also made it onto the list.


Michelle Russell | 17 May 2016

Innovation was the hot topic last week as a raft of apparel and textile companies revealed new fabrics, fibres and technologies designed to shake-up the industry.

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