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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.


Adidas boosts base layer technology Beth Wright | 12 Jan 18

German sportswear giant Adidas has developed a new base layer technology it says eliminates unwanted distractions by moving with the critical areas of athletes in motion.


Adidas dissolves digital sports division Michelle Russell | 15 Dec 17

The American unit of German sportswear giant Adidas has discontinued its digital sports unit – the driving force behind its wearable technology work – placing around 74 jobs at risk.


Adidas among group calling for climate action Beth Wright | 14 Dec 17

German sportswear giant Adidas is among more than 50 major global corporates calling on world leaders to tackle climate change by introducing framework conditions that lay the foundation for a pathway towards limiting global temperature rise to well below 2 degrees Celsius.


Adidas poised to thrive in highly competitive landscape Pedro Aguilar | 9 Nov 17

Despite a number of difficult years, Adidas is back on track. The company's strong performance has been helped by the health of the global sportswear industry, the proliferation of athleisure, and a more reactive and agile manufacturing process, writes Pedro Aguilar, beauty and fashion analyst at market research provider Euromonitor International.


Adidas, Patagonia, Outerknown receive FLA accreditation Leonie Barrie | 20 Oct 17

Social compliance programmes developed by Adidas, Patagonia and Outerknown to uphold fair labour standards in their supply chains have been accredited by the Fair Labor Association (FLA).


Adidas is winning in North America, analysts say Michelle Russell | 20 Oct 17

German sportswear group Adidas could potentially double its market share in North America to 30% thanks to the product pipeline in its Boost platform and consumers' increasing awareness of the brand, analysts believe.


New Speedfactory project a manufacturing "landmark" Beth Wright | 5 Oct 17

Sportswear giant Adidas says the first major project to be created at its German Speedfactory facility – the Adidas Made For London (AM4LDN) shoe – represents a landmark for manufacturing, with product created at greater speed, precision and personalisation.


Adidas narrows focus following golf brands sale Hannah Abdulla | 4 Oct 17

German sportswear brand Adidas is to focus on its core apparel and footwear products following the divestiture of the TaylorMade, Adams Golf and Ashworth golf hardware brands.


Inditex, H&M, Adidas among top 15 European supply chains Beth Wright | 22 Sep 17

Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review


Adidas adds Parley ocean plastic to Adizero shoe Beth Wright | 7 Aug 17

German sportswear giant Adidas has unveiled a Parley version of its fastest running shoe, which is made using upcycled ocean plastic waste transformed into performance yarn.

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