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No shortage of growth opportunities for Nike

Sporting goods giant Nike says there are no shortage of growth opportunities for the group, and that it will continue to elevate the same le...

Lululemon an unlikely takeover target

A leveraged buyout or takeover of Lululemon Athletica is unlikely, analysts believe, due to the yogawear retailer's size and its very high -...

The link between apparel supply chains and success

Do the biggest companies also have the best supply chains - or should it be instead that the best supply chains help grow the most successfu...

Vietnam unrest a wake-up call for investors

For buyers and foreign investors who have been piling into Vietnam's textile, clothing and footwear industries, this week's large-scale and...

Latest Interviews

String traceability tool goes back to basics 23 Apr 2014

Leonie Barrie

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.


Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics 21 Jan 2014

Michelle Russell

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.

Latest News

just-style's research roundup 24 Jul 2014

Liz Hague

The latest reports from just-style's research store include a look at global trends in fibre prices, production and consumption, product developments and innovations in textile and apparel, and the smart wearable technology market.


US basketball footwear in 21% sales surge 1 Jul 2014

Richard Woodard

Sales of basketball footwear rose 21% in the US in the year to April, outstripping athletic footwear market growth of only 4%, according to new research.


Finish Line Q1 beats analyst expectations 30 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

US athletic apparel and footwear retailer The Finish Line has booked first-quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations thanks to increased sales and margins.


Nike shares climb as Q4 earnings and sales grow 27 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

Sporting goods giant Nike saw its share price climb after revealing an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales, boosted by growth in all key categories.


Nike appoints Benzinger as global apparel VP 23 Jun 2014

Michelle Russell

Sporting goods giant Nike has promoted Reenie Benziger to the role of vice president of global apparel.

Latest blogs

Transparency taking centre stage 30 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has described efforts to ensure workers in its garment supplier factories are paid a fair living wage as an "ever-moving feast". But it is making progress, as executives explained during an update to the group's Plan A sustainability initiative last week.


'Made in' movements gather momentum 23 Jun 2014

Leonie Barrie

Less than a week after hailing plans to begin sourcing its first garments from Burma/Myanmar, US retail giant Gap Inc was on the defensive, hitting back at accusations it simply wants to get its clothes produced as cheaply as possible.

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