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Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 11 May 18

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at Li & Fung's plans to create its first fully-digital T-shirt supply chain, the seven key trends changing the face of online retail, apparel imports into the US, and Levi Strauss continuing to fund supply chain innovations.

Levi Strauss continues funding supply chain innovations Michelle Russell | 8 May 18

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has chosen 12 members to join its Collaboratory fellowship – a programme aimed at accelerating innovation in sustainable apparel.

Levi Strauss called out over climate impact Michelle Russell | 27 Apr 18

Levi Strauss has been called out by international environmental organisation Stand.earth for what it says is the company’s "outsized role" in the impact of climate change and air pollution across the globe.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 2 Mar 18

Top stories this week on just-style include a look at the six apparel retailers that have made it onto Fast Company's annual ranking of the world's Most Innovative Companies (MIC) for 2018, how digital retail is demanding new sourcing strategies, how to build a compliant, sustainable supply chain, and Levi Strauss & Co is to eliminate thousands of chemical formulations from its supply chain with a new end-to-end digital platform.

Levi Strauss takes denim finishing into the digital era Leonie Barrie | 28 Feb 18

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is to eliminate thousands of chemical formulations from its supply chain and radically reduce time-to-market with a new end-to-end digital platform that "enables a responsive and sustainable supply chain at an unparalleled scale."

US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.

Levi Strauss urged to switch to renewables in supply chain Beth Wright | 19 Dec 17

Levi Strauss & Co has come under fire from environmental group Stand.earth, which is calling on the jeans giant to transition its entire supply chain to renewable energy, with a minimum of 50% of energy sourced through renewables by 2035.

Levi Strauss and Outerknown develop sustainable collection Beth Wright | 13 Nov 17

As part of its plan to take a more holistic approach to sustainable product design, jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has partnered with US men's wear brand Outerknown on a capsule collection of responsibly made products to greatly reduce environmental and social impact.

Levi Strauss to tackle climate impact in apparel industry Beth Wright | 10 Nov 17

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co has revealed the second year of its global fellowship programme will address the climate impact of the apparel industry in a bid to help transition the sector to a low-carbon future.

Google and Levi's smart jacket available now Beth Wright | 28 Sep 17

The world's first garment to feature Project Jacquard smart technology by Google has made its retail début in partnership with jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co.

US Q2 in brief – Finish Line, Zumiez, Tailored Brands, Vince Holding just-style | 22 Sep 17

In the most recent second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH upped its full-year guidance based on strong second-quarter results, while Guess saw its results boosted by solid growth in both Europe and Asia. Oxford Industries, meanwhile, saw mixed results as earnings fell but sales edged up.

Gap, Nike and VF join pledge to tackle climate change Beth Wright | 18 Sep 17

Gap Inc, Nike, Levi Strauss and VF Corp are among the six US apparel companies who have become the latest to commit to set emissions reduction targets that help limit global warming through the Science Based Targets initiative.

US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 

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.





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