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Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide...

What's 3D-printing doing for apparel and footwear?

3D-printing has already transformed the manufacturing process in many industries, but an assessment of the technology by analysts at Bernste...


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.


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.

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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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.


Beth Wright | 1 Jul 2016

Sporting goods giant Nike has named Apple CEO Tim Cook lead independent director of its board, while simultaneously announcing the company's co-founder, Phil Knight, has retired from his post as chairman under a planned transition that was initiated a year ago.


Beth Wright | 15 Jun 2016

Sporting goods giant Nike has promoted 27-year company veteran Craig Zanon as vice president and general manager of Nike global basketball following the resignation of Michael Jackson.


Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 2016

Sporting goods giant Nike is further pushing its vision for a low-carbon, closed-loop future with an expansion of its European logistics campus, which it says will make its operations more efficient, responsive and sustainable.


Leonie Barrie | 2 Jun 2016

Sporting goods giant Nike has warned that some ‘conflict minerals’ in its products may come from the Democratic Republic of Congo or neighbouring countries – and that it intends to work with suppliers to obtain information on their origin. 


Beth Wright | 27 May 2016

Sporting goods giant Nike has announced a number of general management promotions aimed at driving continued innovation across its global markets.


Leonie Barrie | 25 May 2016

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world’s leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


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.

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.

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