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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.


Levi Strauss taps Nike exec Ask to lead global retail Michelle Russell | 22 Dec 15

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has appointed Nike executive, Carrie Ask, as its president of global retail.


Apparel groups urge strong climate pledge from leaders Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 15

A group of seven apparel companies, including Levis Strauss & Co, VF Corp and Gap Inc, have signed a declaration calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate change agreement. 


VF Corp and Kohl's join White House climate pledge Michelle Russell | 1 Dec 15

US apparel giant VF Corp and department store retailer Kohl’s are just two of a further 73 companies to have joined the White House pledge to address climate change and reduce their carbon footprints.


Tonello and Levi Strauss develop “green” stonewash process Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 15

Garment finishing business Tonello has partnered with denim giant Levi Strauss & Co to develop a new stonewash system that eliminates the use of a pumice stone and is expected to reduce water usage, production costs and carbon footprint.


Tonello and Levi Strauss develop “green” stonewash process Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 15

Garment finishing business Tonello has partnered with denim giant Levi Strauss & Co to develop a new stonewash system that eliminates the use of a pumice stone and is expected to reduce water usage, production costs and carbon footprint.


Apparel firms joint White House climate pledge Michelle Russell | 21 Oct 15

A number of apparel firms, including Nike and Levi Strauss & Co, have joined the White House pledge to address climate change and reduce their carbon footprints.


Levi Strauss & Co “confident” after Q3 profit rise Katie Smith | 14 Oct 15

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has said it is “confident” it can grow full-year sales and currency-neutral adjusted EBIT, after booking a solid increase in third-quarter net income, helped by improved margins. 

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