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Levi Strauss shares long-term ambition to slash water use Beth Wright | 17 Oct 19

Levi Strauss & Co recently embarked on a new global water strategy that will see the jeans giant focus reduction efforts on the most water-stressed sourcing countries in its supply chain. Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability, tells just-style why the move paves the way to its long-term goal of using only as much water as replenishes naturally wherever it is operating – and why extending this work beyond the factory fence is key to driving wider change?.


Levi Strauss FY on track despite Q3 profit drop Beth Wright | 9 Oct 19

Shares in Levi Strauss & Co remained down by more than 4% this morning (9 October) after the US jeans giant said is confident its full-year performance remains on track, despite a 4% drop in third-quarter profit and challenges in its US wholesale business.


Pilot project to pay garment workers digitally in Egypt & Cambodia Beth Wright | 27 Sep 19

Levi Strauss & Co, Marks & Spencer, and VF Corporation have partnered with Mastercard on a global effort to pay garment factory workers digitally with the group coordinating pilots in Egypt and Cambodia.


Levi Strauss funds climate change innovations Beth Wright | 27 Sep 19

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is granting more than US$380,000 to the second class of its Collaboratory fellowship – a programme aimed at accelerating innovation in sustainable apparel.


Levi Strauss debuts indigo 'cottonised hemp' collection Beth Wright | 10 Sep 19

Levi Strauss has revealed its latest collection in partnership with US menswear brand Outerknown, in which every item is made using rain-fed cottonised hemp, which is now available in true blue indigo denim for the first time. 


Levi Strauss to buy key South American distributor for $35m Beth Wright | 3 Sep 19

Levi Strauss & Co is to acquire all operating assets related to the Levi’s and Dockers brands from The Jeans Company (TJC), the denim giant's distributor in Chile, Peru and Bolivia.


Levi Strauss partners on Pakistan water project Beth Wright | 29 Aug 19

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co is working on a project to restore the Ravi River basin in Pakistan as part of wider plans to halve the amount of water used for manufacturing in areas of high water stress.


Levi Strauss sets new water targets for global suppliers Hannah Abdulla | 22 Aug 19

Jeans-maker Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is shifting from a singular "one-size-fits-all" strategy to water management in sourcing countries to a more responsive approach that sets stringent standards for supplier facilities and allow it to focus reduction efforts where they are needed most.


Nike teams with Levi Strauss on footwear customisation Beth Wright | 22 Aug 19

Nike is teaming up with jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co to offer consumers the chance to customise its footwear with Levi's fabrics and trims.


Apparel brands unite to tackle gender-based violence in Lesotho Beth Wright | 16 Aug 19

Levi Strauss & Co, The Children's Place, and Kontoor Brands are launching a comprehensive pilot programme to prevent gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in garment factories in Lesotho after an investigation documented a "deeply concerning" pattern of abuse and harassment at a key suppliers in the country.


Why the fashion industry must get ahead of its massive pollution problem Guest author | 8 Aug 19

Levi Strauss has taken the lead on climate commitment – but where does the rest of the fashion industry stand today? asks Todd Paglia, executive director at Stand.earth.


US Q1 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Cherokee Global Brands just-style | 1 Aug 19

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp has raised its fiscal 2020 outlook, Cherokee Global Brands booked a mixed first quarter and announced it will officially rebrand to Apex Global Brands, Destination Maternity reported a challenging start to the year amid the news Marla Ryan will step down as CEO, while PVH Corp saw profits slip. Dick's Sporting Goods enjoyed higher sales as did Footlocker. 


Levi Strauss launches laser-powered customisation platform Beth Wright | 25 Jul 19

US jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has introduced a new online customisation platform that uses the laser-powered technology developed through its Project FLX initiative to digitise the design and development of denim finishing.


Levi Strauss teams with IFC on supply chain climate targets Beth Wright | 28 Jun 19

Levi Strauss & Co has inked an agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), part of the World Bank Group, to finance initiatives to reduce emissions and water use at its textile supplier factories.


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. 


US Q4 in brief – VF Corp, Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 23 May 19

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Iconix Brand Group reported a GAAP net loss, CEO of PHV Corp, Emanuel Chirico, said the company is "very pleased" with its fourth-quarter and full year 2018 results, and Guess Inc released its first results under new CEO Carlos Alberini.


Levi Strauss launches denim recycling programme Beth Wright | 29 Apr 19

US jean giant Levi Strauss & Co has partnered with Cotton Incorporated to encourage shoppers to recycle denim with a new campaign.


Levi Strauss delivers strong growth in first results since IPO Leonie Barrie | 10 Apr 19

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has delivered strong top and bottom line growth in the first set of quarterly results since its initial public offering last month, and revealed plans to open about 100 new stores in fiscal 2019.


PETA buys shares to sway sourcing at Levi Strauss, Boohoo Beth Wright | 28 Mar 19

Animal rights group PETA has snapped up shares in online fashion retailer Boohoo and jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co as part of a bid to influence the companies' sourcing decisions. 


Levi Strauss could raise US$587m through IPO Beth Wright | 11 Mar 19

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co could expect to raise as much as US$587m through its initial public offering (IPO) which commenced today (11 March) amid plans to offer 36.7m shares priced at $14 to $16 each.


Levi Strauss develops 'cottonised hemp' denim blend Hannah Abdulla | 8 Mar 19

Jean-maker Levi Strauss as rolled out its latest capsule collection of responsibly made products, this time featuring a  new form of "cottonised hemp" denim, marking another step forward in its quest to create a more sustainable denim industry.


US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


Levi Strauss to pilot blockchain for factory worker welfare Beth Wright | 25 Jan 19

Three factories in Mexico producing goods for denim giant Levi Strauss & Co are to become the first locations to use a new blockchain-based worker well-being system which is being hailed as a "crucial first step" in a transparent evaluation of working conditions.


Apparel brands merge screened chemistry approaches into ZDHC Beth Wright | 14 Jan 19

Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, H&M and C&A have agreed to share and align their screened chemistry approaches – and hand the future development of the programmes to the ZDHC Foundation, which is working to steer the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.


Levi Strauss & Co mulling US$5bn IPO? Beth Wright | 15 Nov 18

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is keeping tight-lipped regarding rumours the US firm is planning an initial public offering.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Sears just-style | 26 Oct 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


Levi Strauss creates supply chain division Michelle Russell | 7 Sep 18

US denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has created a consolidated product, innovation and supply chain organisation as it looks to better streamline decision-making and consolidate accountability for core business growth drivers.


Levi’s pop-up showcases Project F.L.X customisation Beth Wright | 14 Aug 18

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a pop-up customisation studio to demonstrate the abilities of its new laser-powered Project F.L.X. initiative, which is digitising the design and development of denim finishing.


US Q1 in brief – Destination Maternity, Tailored Brands, Boot Barn just-style | 8 Aug 18

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp saw revenues exceed guidance thanks to strength across the business, while Guess saw continued momentum in Europe and Asia push earnings and sales up in the three months ended 5 May. Dick's Sporting Goods raised its full-year outlook and Destination XL narrowed its net losses.


Levi Strauss, Tesco join Green Supply Chain Map Beth Wright | 2 Aug 18

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co and supermarket retailer Tesco are among the latest companies to join a new online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.

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