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Adidas by Stella McCartney unveils 100% recyclable hoodie Beth Wright | 5 Jul 19

As part of its continued drive to solve the problem of product waste, German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled two new Adidas by Stella McCartney performance apparel prototypes, including what it claims is the first 100% recyclable hoodie created from garment waste.


Investors press brands for more workforce transparency Beth Wright | 3 Jul 19

A coalition of more than 120 institutional investors with combined assets of more than US$14 trillion is renewing its demand for companies across the world to come forward with better data on their staff and supply chain workers, with the aim improving the quality of jobs globally. 


H&M and Gap Inc top Better Cotton sourcing leaderboard Beth Wright | 18 Jun 19

Swedish apparel giant Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), furniture giant Ikea, and US speciality apparel retailer Gap Inc have topped a new ranking by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) based on their total Better Cotton sourcing volumes in 2018. 


Adidas teams with Parley for the Oceans on new Alphaedge 4D Beth Wright | 24 May 19

Adidas has launched three new iterations of its Alphaedge 4D running shoe – including a new Parley for the Oceans edition made with upcycled ocean plastic –  featuring the Adidas 4D midsole developed in partnership with technology company Carbon.


Adidas ups air freight and capacity to tackle supply issues Leonie Barrie | 9 May 19

German sporting goods giant Adidas is increasing its use of air freight and looking for additional capacity from suppliers to try to mitigate the impact of supply chain shortages that weighed on its business in the first quarter.


Lower sourcing costs boost Adidas Q1 Beth Wright | 3 May 19

German sportswear giant Adidas says lower sourcing costs contributed to a double-digit jump in first quarter profit, with a "successful start to the year" also boosted by higher sales in strategic growth areas Greater China and e-commerce.


Adidas develops first fully recyclable performance footwear Hannah Abdulla | 18 Apr 19

Adidas has launched a 100% recyclable performance running shoe called the Futurecraft.Loop, which is made without glue and from materials that can be broken down and reused to create a brand new running shoe.


Adidas launches first Primeknit sports bra Beth Wright | 12 Apr 19

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled what it claims is the "first of its kind sports bra" created with the company's Primeknit knitting technology for targeted flexibility, comfort and support.


Nike retains position as world’s most valuable apparel brand Beth Wright | 28 Feb 19

US sporting goods giant Nike has once again retained its position as the world's most valuable apparel brand, strengthening its position with a 16% rise in brand value since last year, new figures show.


Adidas to double production of shoes with recycled plastic Hannah Abdulla | 30 Jan 19

Sportswear brand Adidas is to more than double the number of shoes produced containing recycled plastic waste to 11m pairs during 2019.


H&M, Adidas, Gap, Nike largest BCI cotton users Michelle Russell | 15 Nov 18

H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc and Nike have been named in the top five of Better Cotton Initiative's (BCI) top brands list for sourcing the sustainable raw material.


Adidas to continue "heavy" investment in digital Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 18

Adidas says it will continue to invest very heavily into its digital business model as the German sportswear giant looks to boost product innovation and speed-to-market.


Adidas up FY profitability outlook amid "strong" Q3 Beth Wright | 7 Nov 18

German sportswear group Adidas has increased its profitability outlook for the year on the back of what it called a "strong financial performance" in the first nine months of 2018 and "high-quality growth" in the third quarter.


Adidas recalls kids’ swimwear over safety risk Beth Wright | 17 Oct 18

German sportswear company Adidas has announced a voluntary recall of children's swimwear products of the Infinitex 3-Stripe range due to a potential safety risk.


Adidas leads major apparel brands in top sustainability performers list Hannah Abdulla | 18 Sep 18

German sportswear company Adidas has been named leader in its industry in this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Index, fighting off competition from major household names including Nike, Asics and Gildan who were also named among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.


Adidas, C&A, Esprit set out new sustainability roadmaps Leonie Barrie | 23 Aug 18

Brands and retailers including Adidas, C&A, Esprit, Hugo Boss, KiK, Lidl, Primark and Puma are among 116 members of the German based Partnership for Sustainable Textiles who have submitted roadmaps outlining concrete steps to increase sustainability in their textile supply chains.


Adidas "firmly" on track for FY and 2020 targets Beth Wright | 9 Aug 18

German sportswear giant Adidas has confirmed its full-year guidance on the back of what CEO Kasper Rorsted called "another strong quarter" helped by a successful World Cup football tournament where the company was one of the main sponsors.


Adidas among Europe's most ethical fashion brands Beth Wright | 31 Jul 18

Adidas, G-Star Raw, and Stella McCartney are among Europe's most ethical brands, according to a new ranking that assesses fashion labels on their impact on people, planet and animal rights.


Adidas aims for only recycled polyester by 2024 Leonie Barrie | 16 Jul 18

German sportswear giant Adidas is ramping up its sustainability drive, with plans to phase out the use of virgin polyester over the next six years.


Nike and Adidas accused of foul play on worker wages Leonie Barrie | 11 Jun 18

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup football tournament that kicks off later this week, major sponsors Adidas and Nike are accused of paying poverty wages to supply chain workers who make the football shirts and boots worn by players and supporters.


Top 10 apparel brands combined worth US$111.3bn Beth Wright | 1 Jun 18

The world’s top ten apparel brands have grown in value by 5% year-on-year and are now worth US$111.3bn, according to the 2018 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.


Adidas Atlanta Speedfactory up and running Beth Wright | 27 Apr 18

Sportswear giant Adidas has beginning to ramp up production at its Atlanta Speedfactory, with the Made for New York City (AM4NYC) running shoe reaching retail today (27 April).


Adidas adds Parley Ocean Plastic to yoga collection Beth Wright | 17 Apr 18

As part of its long-standing partnership with sustainability group Parley for the Oceans, German sportswear giant Adidas has introduced Parley Ocean Plastic to its co-branded yoga collection with Wanderlust.


Adidas sells 1m ocean waste running shoes Beth Wright | 19 Mar 18

German sportswear giant Adidas has surpassed its goal to create 1m pairs of its first mass production running shoe made from up-cycled marine plastic, having sold 1m shoes made out of ocean plastic last year.


Adidas at risk of lawsuit in Indonesia supplier dispute Leonie Barrie | 15 Mar 18

Labour rights groups say they are preparing to file a complaint against Adidas for breaching OECD guidelines over the dismissal of workers from a former Indonesian shoe supplier – as the sporting goods giant continues to reject the accusations.


Adidas turns anti-slavery focus on tier two suppliers Michelle Russell | 8 Mar 18

Adidas is turning the focus of its Modern Slavery Outreach programme on tier two suppliers, in addition to gaining more insight into raw material sourcing for leather and natural rubber, and making Turkey its primary focus for engagement.


Adidas Golf launches apparel line extension Beth Wright | 14 Feb 18

German sportswear group Adidas has launched a new apparel and footwear extension line under its golf business, with each piece in the collection designed as a result of feedback from core customers.


Adidas teams with Woolmark on wool performance challenge Beth Wright | 31 Jan 18

German sportswear giant Adidas and The Woolmark Company have launched a new annual challenge to demonstrate the benefits of Australian Merino wool in the sports and performance market.


Adidas adds odour control to Terrex shoe Beth Wright | 31 Jan 18

Following a comprehensive test study, German sportswear giant Adidas is rolling out built-in odour protection technology across its Terrex CC Voyager footwear.


Nike, Adidas, VF among Unifi sustainability leaders Beth Wright | 26 Jan 18

Sportswear brands Nike and Adidas, Swedish fashion retailer H&M, and US apparel giants VF Corp and PVH are among the recipients of the first Repreve Champions of Sustainability award created by US yarn maker Unifi.

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