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Wang Fangqing | 30 Sep 2013

The Chinese textile industry has long been blamed for over-consuming resources and water pollution. And with consumers increasingly keen to take production processes into account when making purchases, brands are keen to improve their image and that of their suppliers. | 11 Aug 2008

As the start of this summer's Beijing Olympics attracts around four billion onlookers from over 200 countries, leading brands are tussling for the inside lane and marketing gold. Joe Ayling reports on how the 2008 Games take on extra significance given the economic momentum of host nation China. | 3 Jan 2007

Japan’s consumers are giving a big thumbs-up to new clothing that gives the wearer a workout without the need for normal exercise. The garments promise to firm up muscles and change the shape of a person’s body – and not surprisingly sales are booming, as Michael Fitzpatrick reports. | 26 Feb 2003

Since the 1980s sports clothing and footwear has shifted from the specialist market into mainstream fashion, and in 2002, UK consumers spent £4.05 billion kitting themselves out with these products. Globalisation, branding and new technologies and designs are driving sales, making this a sector that’s permanently established as an option for leisurewear, active or otherwise.

Latest Interviews | 12 Jun 2009

Core values have served Japan's Asics Corporation well down the years, and are continuing to do so at a time when the world is trying to come to grips with the worst global economic crisis in living memory, as company president Motoi Oyama tells just-style.

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Beth Wright | 7 Aug 2018

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has outlined a new action plan to try to help it meet the goals of its five-year strategic programme after posting a 70.7% drop in second-quarter earnings.

Beth Wright | 11 Jun 2018

Sportswear firm Asics Corporation has outlined a series of ambitious new sustainability targets and hailed its success in 2017 with highlights including what it calls a "major advance" in supply chain transparency.

Michelle Russell | 16 May 2018

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics saw both its earnings and sales slide in the first quarter as the company invested in its five-year strategic plan and cut some low margin products.

Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 2018

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics is preparing to launch a technology innovation lab in Barcelona, designed to attract and support European sports and well-being start-ups.

Beth Wright | 7 Feb 2018

Asics Ventures, an investment subsidiary of  Japanese sporting goods giant  Asics, has made its first investment, taking a stake in AI Silk Corporation, a venture company affiliated with Tohoku University that develops conductive textiles.

Beth Wright | 13 Nov 2017

In a bid to accelerate the use of sustainable materials and chemicals in its products, Japanese sporting goods giant Asics has announced a strategic partnership with textile chemicals management system Bluesign Technologies.

Leonie Barrie | 8 Sep 2017

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has successfully implemented a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution, and is reporting enhanced speed, communication and efficiency following the roll-out.

Michelle Russell | 26 May 2017

Sportswear firm Asics Corporation intends to publicly disclose its apparel and footwear suppliers in the year ahead, and says it will accelerate its energy efficiency projects to try to reduce emissions after falling behind in progress towards its 2020 CO2 reduction targets.

Beth Wright | 24 Apr 2017

Sportswear firm Asics America Corporation has been awarded its third consecutive award from the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star programme for its Mississippi distribution centre.

Beth Wright | 30 Mar 2017

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation is to expand its US operations by establishing a Product Creation Studio in Boston, Massachusetts, in a move aimed at boosting its presence on the east coast.

Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 2017

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has opened a subsidiary in Dubai as part of plans to grow its business in the Middle East, replicating the brand's success in Europe.

Michelle Russell | 20 Feb 2017

German sportswear giant Adidas and UK fashion brand Burberry have both been recognised as leaders for their sustainability practices, with Hugo Boss, Kering and Gildan Activewear also receiving recognition.

Michelle Russell | 9 Sep 2016

Major apparel groups including Adidas, Gap Inc, Inditex, Gildan and Asics have been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), putting the companies among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.

Beth Wright | 29 Jun 2016

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has invested in a new product lifecycle management (PLM) solution to strengthen its product development capabilities as part of wider plans to drive global growth.

Leonie Barrie | 28 Jun 2016

Japan’s Asics Corporation and Toray Industries have teamed up to develop a new high performance fabric that changes colour depending on the angle at which it is viewed.

Leonie Barrie | 31 May 2016

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation is targeting a 10% reduction in the CO2 and water waste impact per pair of shoes produced by its tier-one footwear suppliers as part of its next five-year sustainability goals.

Michelle Russell | 17 Feb 2016

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has outlined a new plan for sustainable global growth as it revealed higher full-year sales but a fall in earnings. 

Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2015

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has lowered its full-year guidance, blaming lower-than-expected sales in its Brazil and US businesses as well as currency headwinds.

Katie Smith | 11 Nov 2015

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corp has lowered its full-year guidance, blaming lower-than-expected sales in its Brazil and US businesses as well as currency headwinds.

Katie Smith | 5 Aug 2015

Japanese sporting goods company Asics has opened its first performance store in Paris, France, featuring its new visual merchandising concept and a “first of its kind” shoe-selection services.

Katie Smith | 30 Jul 2015

Strong mid-year sales of athletic footwear in the US is an encouraging indicator for the all-important back-to-school season, new research suggests.

Katie Smith | 27 Jul 2015

Sporting goods company Asics Corp restructuring its global operations and hiring new managers to “accelerate business growth.”

Katie Smith | 8 Jun 2015

Sporting apparel and footwear business Asics has said business was “steady” during the first three months of the year, despite posting a double-digit profit decline.

Katie Smith | 13 May 2015

Cold weather, an earlier Easter and the continued strength of the athleisure trend helped to boost sales of athletic footwear and apparel in the US during the first quarter.

Katie Smith | 13 Apr 2015

Sporting goods supplier Asics has unveiled its latest line of performance running footwear with AmpliFoam cushioning technology, designed to work with all 33 joints in the foot.

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