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US apparel retailers' May 2015 retail roundup

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Frank Henke discusses Adidas sustainability agenda 20 Mar 2015

Leonie Barrie

“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.


Levi Strauss refocuses on profit through principle 8 Dec 2014

Michelle Russell

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.

Latest News

Mountain Hardwear names Kerslake interim president 3 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Outdoor equipment and clothing company Mountain Hardwear Inc has named Scott Kerslake as interim brand president while it seeks a permanent leader to replace Topher Gaylord, who has resigned.


Adidas must up its game to close gap on Nike 1 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Adidas will need to up its game if it wants to outpace rival Nike in Western Europe, particularly in the area of social media, analysts have said.


Phil Knight to step down as Nike chairman 1 Jul 15

Leonie Barrie

Nike co-founder Phil Knight is to step down as the iconic sports brand’s chairman next year, and has recommended that current Nike chief executive, Mark Parker, succeeds him in the role.


Adidas unveils advanced Dorado skateboard shoe 1 Jul 15

Michelle Russell

Adidas has developed a skateboard shoe that the German sportswear giant says is its most innovative to date for the brand.


Adidas develops shoe from recycled ocean waste 30 Jun 15

Michelle Russell

Adidas has developed what it claims is the world's first shoe upper made entirely from yarns and filaments reclaimed from ocean waste as part of a collaboration with sustainability group Parley for the Oceans.


Flokser launches bio-based synthetic leather 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

A new synthetic leather fabric that uses biobased materials as its building blocks and combines performance with sustainability has been launched by Turkish leather, suede and textiles producer Flokser Group.

Latest blogs

Myanmar moves on labour law reforms 29 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Myanmar is set to become a more attractive garment sourcing and investment destination after plans were agreed on labour law reforms in the country – with Gap and H&M coming out in support of the proposals.


Shaking up the supply chain 22 Jun 15

Leonie Barrie

Ongoing efforts to reverse a slump in sales at its namesake brand are to see US clothing retailer Gap Inc shutter 175 of its namesake stores in the US and axe 250 head office jobs.

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