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Levi Strauss pilots Intel RFID store sensor platform Michelle Russell | 23 Sep 15

Denim giant Levi Strauss has been working with Intel to trial a new retail sensor platform, designed by the technology firm to deliver near real-time inventory monitoring.


ITC narrows denim laser abrasion patent probe Leonie Barrie | 2 Sep 15

The US International Trade Commission has narrowed the scope of its ongoing patent infringement investigation of certain laser abraded denim garments by removing five respondents.


Better Cotton Initiative names McClay CEO Katie Smith | 2 Sep 15

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has appointed Alan McClay as its new CEO to lead the group during its next phase of growth.


Bestseller joins angora wool ban Katie Smith | 17 Aug 15

Danish fashion retailer Bestseller has become the latest company to ban the use of angora in its products as it works to tighten its animal welfare policy.


SOURCING: Supply chain mapping using the Bitcoin blockchain Michelle Russell | 31 Jul 15

A new tool that could bring greater transparency to complex global apparel supply chains has been developed by UK start-up Provenance. Based on the Bitcoin blockchain platform, which enables digital asset transfers across the internet, the technology can create a unique digital record that verifies, tracks and traces each step of the production process, without the need for software.


Levi Strauss expands recycling scheme across US Katie Smith | 22 Jul 15

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is expanding its clothing recycling initiative to all stores in the US, as part of ongoing efforts to reduce the amount of textiles that end up in landfill.


Levi Strauss books mixed Q2 Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 15

Levi Strauss & Co has booked mixed results in its second-quarter as earnings improved but sales fell on the back of a strong dollar and the loss of its women’s Dockers wholesale brand in the Americas.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 15

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss raises the bar on sustainability Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 15

"We're best when we're leading and pioneering," is Michael Kobori's take on denim giant Levi Strauss & Co's responsibility in ensuring it has an ethical supply chain. But it is competition, believes the company's VP of sustainability, more so than collaboration, that really raises the bar when it comes to sustainability.


Top stories this week on just-style... Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 15

The most-read stories on just-style this week include at look at US apparel sales figures for May, just-style speaks with the chairman of sourcing specialist William E. Connor, and Levi joins forces with internet behemoth Google to design "smart jeans".


G-Star joins forest-free viscose commitment Katie Smith | 5 Jun 15

Denim brand G-Star Raw has become the latest company pledging to eliminate the use of rayon and viscose fabrics derived from ancient and endangered forests in its clothes.


Levi and Google partner on "smart" jeans Michelle Russell | 1 Jun 15

Taking wearable technology to a new level, US denim giant Levi Strauss is joining forces with internet behemoth Google to design jeans that enable a consumer to perform certain actions on their smart phones.


Levi Strauss upbeat despite Q1 declines Michelle Russell | 15 Apr 15

Denim giant Levi Strauss has offered an upbeat outlook for the year despite booking a decline in first quarter earnings and sales hit by unfavourable currency effects.


IN THE MONEY: Levi Strauss warns of port delays on supply chain Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 15

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co has said the “volatile” and “unpredictable” delays occurring on the West Coast ports could adversely affect its supply chain and product availability if it continues.


Levi Strauss swings to Q4 loss on revamp costs Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 15

Levi Strauss & Co has booked mixed results in its fourth-quarter as it swung to a loss on revamp expenses but revenues grew thanks to an additional sales week in the period, which included Black Friday.


Levi Strauss settles ITC denim patent dispute Michelle Russell | 6 Feb 15

Levi Strauss & Co has settled an investigation through the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over patent infringement regarding certain laser abraded denim garments.


Top ten interviews on just-style in 2014... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 14

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Crystal Group's CEO Andrew Lo; Helena Helmersson, head of sustainability for H&M; and Seth Ellison, Levis Strauss & Co's president for Europe.


Top ten news stories on just-style in 2014... Katie Smith | 23 Dec 14

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2014. Minimum wage rises, toxic substances in clothing, job cuts, and factory safety issues were some of the issues that made the headlines.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 12 Dec 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an interview with Seth Ellison, group president for Europe at Levi Strauss, Bangladesh's apparel exports to the US continue to slide in October, and VF Corp issues Bangladesh factory safety funding.


Bangladesh falls further as US apparel imports grow Katie Smith | 10 Dec 14

As retailers made one last push to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports, US apparel imports continued to grow in October. Three of the top-ten supplier countries - Vietnam, Honduras and India - saw strong double-digit growth, but Bangladesh tumbled for the eighth month in a row.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss refocuses on "profit through principle" Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss refocuses on "profit through principle" Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.


INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss refocuses on "profit through principle" Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

Levi Strauss & Co is returning to its roots. The denim stalwart, which has been battling sluggish traffic trends, international challenges and a revolution in activewear, is looking to re-establish leadership in its sector. A touch of nostalgia, plenty of innovation, adjustments in sourcing strategy, and global expansion are all part of the plan. just-style talks with Seth Ellison, the group's president for Europe.


VF Corp issues Bangladesh factory safety funding Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

VF Corp, and the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC), have provided loans to three Bangladeshi garment factories under a new funding programme for fire and building safety improvements.


Top stories this week on just-style... Katie Smith | 14 Nov 14

The most-read stories on just-style this week include the news that Levi Strauss will cut 500 jobs as part of a restructure, a 28% increase in wages for Cambodia garment workers, and Bangladesh seeing its apparel exports to the US decline in September.


Levi Strauss to axe 500 jobs as part of restructuring Leonie Barrie | 11 Nov 14

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is axing 500 jobs as part of a $143m deal to outsource some of its global business services including information technology, finance, human resources, customer service and consumer relations.


Bangladesh slips as US imports surge in September Katie Smith | 10 Nov 14

US apparel imports surged in September as retailers continued to stock up on holiday merchandise amid fears of possible disruption to shipments due to the ongoing dockworkers dispute at major West Coast container ports. Four of the top-ten supplier countries - China, Vietnam, Indonesia and India - saw strong double-digit gains, but Bangladesh sank for the seventh month in a row.


Hampshire Group moves to profit in Q3 Michelle Russell | 7 Nov 14

US apparel business Hampshire Group has moved to a profit in its third-quarter thanks to strong growth in sales driven by the addition of new brands earlier this year.


Levi Strauss offers cheaper loans to ethical suppliers Katie Smith | 6 Nov 14

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is to provide low-cost loans to help its garment suppliers in developing countries to upgrade environmental, health, safety and labour standards - with better terms available to those who perform well on sustainability metrics.


Levi Strauss offers cheaper loans to ethical suppliers Katie Smith | 6 Nov 14

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co is to provide low-cost loans to help its garment suppliers in developing countries to upgrade environmental, health, safety and labour standards - with better terms available to those who perform well on sustainability metrics.

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