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Fashion brands linked to polluting viscose producers Michelle Russell | 13 Jun 17

A number of fashion giants, including Sweden’s H&M and Inditex's Zara, are said to be buying viscose from highly polluting factories that are contributing irreparable damage to environmental and human health.

Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 Michelle Russell | 25 May 17

Asos, Kering, Levi Strauss & Co and Nike are among 13 clothing and textile brands who have committed to using 100% sustainable cotton by 2025.

Levi Strauss to fund supply chain innovations Beth Wright | 24 May 17

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is to grant a global fellowship programme US$350,000 to develop new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain, including the expansion of a natural indigo dyeing facility, creating products that are less water-intensive and making wastewater treatment solutions more accessible to small artisan workshops.

Levi Strauss urged to help end "exploitation" of Madagascan dockworkers Michelle Russell | 20 Apr 17

Global denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has been called on by unions to extend its policies on improving workers’ rights in its factories to those of transport workers in Madagascar.

Levi Strauss and ILO investigate Cambodia factory death Beth Wright | 24 Mar 17

Levi Strauss & Co and the International Labour Organization's (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia Programme are investigating an explosion at a factory in Cambodia this week, which saw one worker killed and several others injured.

Google and Levi smart jacket available this autumn Beth Wright | 14 Mar 17

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co and internet behemoth Google have revealed the world's first garment to feature Project Jacquard smart technology will be released later this year.

Levi Strauss opens doors to denim innovation lab Beth Wright | 8 Mar 17

In a bid to reveal the technology behind its product design and development, jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a new online experience providing an interactive behind-the-scenes view of its denim innovation lab..

Levi Strauss open-sources worker well-being guidebook Beth Wright | 3 Feb 17

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is continuing to expand and publicly share its 'Worker Well-being' initiative, releasing a guidebook – 'Managing Health at the Workplace' – as a new resource and tool for factory managers that is also available to the wider apparel industry.

Fusing ethics and finance to boost the bottom line Guest author | 18 Nov 16

Ethical performance and supply chain finance are an unlikely partnership – but fusing the two can be a winning combination for the fashion and apparel industry.

Levi Strauss ramps up worker well-being programme Beth Wright | 14 Oct 16

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is expanding and publicly sharing its Worker Well-being initiative – which now aims to reach more than 300,000 workers by 2025 – and developing a toolkit to help suppliers measure key wellbeing metrics.

Levi Strauss Q3 profit surges on reduced charges Beth Wright | 12 Oct 16

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has seen an increase of almost 70% in its third-quarter profit after a reduction in restructuring and related charges charges related to moves last year to streamline its operations.

Global brands back training for Pakistan cotton farmers Michelle Russell | 29 Sep 16

Around 200,000 Pakistani cotton farmers are set to benefit from a global cotton industry partnership that will train them on issues such as sustainability in farming and child labour thanks to funding from brands such as H&M and Levi Strauss & Co. 

Levi Strauss shuffles top supply chain roles Leonie Barrie | 9 Sep 16

US jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has named Liz O’Neill as its new chief supply chain officer, after promoting David Love to lead its commercial operations in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

Levi Strauss takes clean textile pact to four countries Leonie Barrie | 5 Sep 16

US jeans giant Levi Strauss is to roll-out a programme to reduce water, energy, chemical use at six textile factories in four major sourcing countries.

Levi Strauss Q2 profit surges on lower costs and charges Leonie Barrie | 12 Jul 16

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has more than doubled its second-quarter profit after a reduction in charges and lower product costs helped offset flat revenues.

Hampshire to transition Dockers licenses back to Levi Strauss Beth Wright | 12 Jul 16

Clothing maker Hampshire Group is to transition its Dockers clothing brand licenses back to Levi Strauss & Co after reaching an agreement with the US denim giant.

Levi Strauss launches sustainable apparel fellowship scheme Michelle Russell | 2 Jun 16

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has launched a global fellowship programme that will see it partner with socially and environmentally conscious entrepreneurs to accelerate innovation in sustainable apparel.

Google and Levi Strauss team up on smart jacket Beth Wright | 25 May 16

A year-long partnership between Levi Strauss and Google has led to the launch of what the companies claim is the world's first garment to feature Project Jacquard smart technology.

Levi Strauss turns T-shirts into closed-loop jeans Michelle Russell | 12 May 16

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has partnered with textile technology start-up Evrnu to create what it says are the world's first jeans made using discarded cotton T-shirts. 

Levi Strauss promotes Bagattini to head Americas unit Michelle Russell | 4 May 16

US denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has promoted Roy Bagattini to the role of president of the group's Americas division. 

US Q4 in brief: Cherokee Global Brands, Perry Ellis, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 16

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers, Destination Maternity and Perry Ellis saw their losses narrow, while New York & Co moved to a net profit. However, Iconix Brand Group cut its outlook after swinging to a loss, Finish Line saw its net profit plummet 90%, and Cherokee Global Brands posted a mixed performance. 

Levi Strauss ramps up worker welfare scheme Katie Smith | 14 Apr 16

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is expanding its worker wellbeing programme to key suppliers in more countries, with plans to reach 140,000 workers by 2020, and is partnering with other brands and retailers to make the initiative 'open source'.

Levi Strauss warns of difficult Q2 despite Q1 profit hike Katie Smith | 13 Apr 16

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has reported a 73% hike in net profit during its first quarter as foreign exchange headwinds eased, but warned the second quarter will be "difficult" compared to last year.

Levi Strauss uses waste nylon in sustainable jeans Katie Smith | 4 Apr 16

Levi Strauss & Co is partnering with Italian fibre company Aquafil to develop a collection using fibres made from regenerated nylon from waste materials such as fishing nets and spent carpets. 

Levi Strauss shares its water-saving strategies Leonie Barrie | 24 Mar 16

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is sharing its innovative Water

Chinese companies join forest-free viscose pledge Katie Smith | 10 Mar 16

Six large Chinese rayon and viscose producers have joined a commitment to stop sourcing the raw material from ancient and endangered forests.

Levi Strauss rolls out recycling initiative in UK Michelle Russell | 3 Mar 16

US denim giant Levi Strauss has rolled out its clothing recycling initiative in the UK, with plans to extend the programme across the rest of Europe by the end of 2017.

Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 22 Jan 16

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at a roadmap to the apparel supply chain of the future, the news that the head of Asda's George clothing division is to step down amid HQ job cuts, and how the outerwear industry is facing up to the challenge of climate change.

Levi Strauss dismisses sexist retail price setting claim Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 16

Levi Strauss has said it does not set retail prices according to gender after a report cited the denim giant as one of a number of UK high street stores charging women up to twice as much as men for almost identical items. 

H&M worker rights pledge showing early results Michelle Russell | 8 Jan 16

A global framework agreement, initiated by H&M and the IndustriAll global union, has succeeded in helping to reinstate sacked workers at garment factories in Myanmar and Pakistan just months after coming into force.





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