Apparel: Latest news and analysis articles
Adidas Group has said speed to market will be a key competitive advantage for the German sporting goods giant over the next five years, as i...
Superdry brand owner SuperGroup has revealed plans to adapt its buying model to source more directly and flexibly, with the aim of improving...
Cutting-edge companies are hitting back at design and low quality stock manufactured by a faceless and perpetual assembly-line. In its place...
As the countdown to the second anniversary of the Bangladesh Rana Plaza tragedy begins, the call is getting louder for apparel brands to fil...
“You cannot solve the sustainability agenda overnight,” explains Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group. Indeed, as he tells just-style, the company has faced a moving target since it launched its first sustainability programmes some 15 to 20 years ago – and that target is today moving faster than ever.
From providing the first low-cost loans for factory remediation efforts, to setting up worker helplines and training 1.1m people on fire safety, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is making “good progress” on its goals. But this is just the beginning, according to Ian Spaulding, senior advisor to the Alliance, who talks to just-style about what still remains to be done.
Lululemon Athletica may have put 'pantsgate' behind it, analysts believe, and be back on a strong growth trajectory after revealing increased earnings and sales in its fourth-quarter.
Surf-led fashion business Quiksilver has made a number of management appointments, including the promotion of president Pierre Agnes to CEO and the appointment of a new CFO.
The Finish Line has managed to “accelerate somewhat”, analysts believe, in the final lap of its fiscal year, despite a disappointing year for the US athletic apparel and footwear retailer.
Canada’s largest retailer Loblaw Companies has entered into a licensing deal with footwear company Aldo Group for the design, production and distribution of footwear under the Joe Fresh brand.
The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the risk to Lesotho's textile and clothing production if the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is not renewed, delays to a major textile build in Ethiopia, and an insight on Pakistan's apparel production woes.
After making “great progress” in 2014, US apparel business Oxford Industries is to pursue the sale of its Ben Sherman brand, saying it's the “right course of action”.
Smart fabrics and wearable technology go hand in hand. And with strong growth forecast over the coming years, it's no wonder fashion and software companies are developing new products to tap into the market.
Esprit and Benetton have been quick off the mark to celebrate their ratings as “Detox leaders” in this year’s “Detox Catwalk” rankings. The online platform is designed to assess fashion brands’ records on removing toxic chemicals from the supply chain, and has just been published for the second time.
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