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Global labour standard key to tackle audit fatigue

Plans for a single industry-wide global standard for auditing social and labour performance in apparel supply chains could solve the long-st...

Athletic players well positioned amid disruption

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditio...

Katie Smith | 4 Sep 2015

For the second year in a row, it seems consumers are being more restrained when it comes to back-to-school shopping. But with new fashions, a shift in spending away from electronics, and a more optimistic consumer, industry analysts are cautiously optimistic for clothing retailers.

Michelle Russell | 13 Aug 2015

Exchange rate variations could “significantly” influence China's textile and apparel exports, a consultancy has suggested, after the government cut the guiding rate for the yuan for a third consecutive day.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Latest Interviews

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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Michelle Russell | 12 May 2016

Nike has upped its sustainability game, challenging itself to double its business yet halve its environmental impact by 2020, as the US sporting goods giant revealed its latest achievements.

Katie Smith | 25 Apr 2016

US sporting goods giant Nike has promoted Michael Spillane to the position of president of product and merchandising as one of a number of changes designed to drive further growth.

Michelle Russell | 23 Mar 2016

Nike's global execution remains outstanding, one analyst has said, as the US sporting goods giant revealed "robust and balanced" growth across its portfolio in the third quarter. 

Katie Smith | 18 Mar 2016

Nike has unveiled its new national uniforms for football, basketball and track and field – each featuring the US sportswear giant's new Aeroswift technology which features recycled polyester and is designed to enhance performance. 

Katie Smith | 17 Mar 2016

US sporting goods giant Nike has launched two new footwear innovations, including what it describes as a "groundbreaking" adaptive lacing platform and a pioneering technology that separates mud from cleats in football boots.

Michelle Russell | 22 Feb 2016

US sporting giant Nike says it has completed the transition of all core yarn for its Flyknit shoes to recycled polyester as it revealed a number of sustainable performance milestones achieved since the performance-engineered footwear was launched four years ago. 

Michelle Russell | 10 Feb 2016

US sporting goods giant Nike is accelerating its digital strategy with the appointment of Adam Sussman as its first chief digital officer. 

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 | 6 Jan 2016

Sporting giant Nike has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Sketchers, months after Adidas filed a similar one against the US footwear group.

Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 2015

Sporting goods giant Nike reported higher future orders in its second-quarter thanks to strong demand from China and Japan, and saw growth in both earnings and sales. 

Michelle Russell | 22 Dec 2015

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

Katie Smith | 18 Dec 2015

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 a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2015. Free trade agreements, cutting-edge innovations, sandblasting in Chinese jeans factories, new minimum wages, and retail job cuts were some of the issues that made the headlines.

Michelle Russell | 9 Dec 2015

Nike has filed a lawsuit against Ralph Lauren Corp and the sportswear giant's former design executive Matthew Millward for breaking his non-competition agreement when he took a job with Lauren's Club Monaco brand.

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.

Katie Smith | 15 Oct 2015

Nike is accelerating its 'manufacturing revolution' by partnering with a sketch-to-scale business to develop innovative footwear that can reach consumers more quickly, while offering customisation and increased performance.

Katie Smith | 15 Oct 2015

Sporting goods giant Nike has said it expects revenue to reach US$50bn by 2020, with its women's business set to double over the same period, as part of its long-term growth plan. 

Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2015

F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.

Katie Smith | 9 Oct 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the landmark TPP trade agreement – including doubts over when it will actually come into action – the shift in core business practices required to take advantage of potential growth in e-textiles and smart garments, and US apparel import trends in August. 

Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 2015

US sportswear giant Nike has announced that Bob Hurley, the founder and CEO of its Hurley surf and action sports brand, is to retire.

Katie Smith | 5 Oct 2015

Sportswear giant Nike has launched a new responsive, lightweight fabric, which it claims adapts to changes in body temperature to help runners stay more comfortable and perform better.

Michelle Russell | 25 Sep 2015

Sportswear giant Nike has offered an optimistic outlook as it booked higher first-quarter earnings and strong sales gains in China.

Latest blogs

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.

Company research

Nike Inc.: Is $50bn by 2020 achievable?

Nike Inc.: Is $50bn by 2020 achievable?

Following another financial year of growth and record revenues, this case study explores Nike's current status as the world's premier sportswear manufacturer....

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Nike Inc in Apparel and Footwear (Italy)

Nike Inc in Apparel and Footwear (Italy)

Italy is one of Nike Inc’s ten leading territories at global level in terms of turnover and it is also the country in which there is the highest density of Nike brand retail outlets. There are 50 Nike...

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Nike Inc in Apparel and Footwear (Greece)

Nike Inc in Apparel and Footwear (Greece)

Nike plans to maintain its position in Greece by continuing a marketing strategy which is expanding to include more product designs and wider product variety in order to appeal to increasingly differe...

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