Sportswear giant Adidas has confirmed it will close its only company-owned Chinese apparel factory in October, as part of moves to give the firm a more consistent sourcing structure.

The factory in Suzhou, China, employs around 160 people. A spokesperson for the company told just-style today (18 July) that the workers have been given a notice period and will receive a package with benefits.

"China continues to be a very important sourcing country for us and we currently work with 300 plus supplier factories in China," the spokesperson added.

Adidas said the closure of the Suzhou factory will also help "leverage scale and reduce complexity".