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Fashion industry efforts to address global PPE shortages – Update just-style | 9 Apr 20

Gildan Activewear, industrial thread maker Coats, and Nike are among the latest fashion firms to mobilise their production facilities and supply chains to help address the global shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE), including face masks and hospital gowns, amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. 


Global retail closures as coronavirus spreads – Update just-style | 7 Apr 20

A raft of apparel and footwear brands and retailers including Next Plc, Primark, H&M, Nike and Gap Inc, are temporarily closing stores and suspending online operations as part of efforts to help limit the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. 


Levi Strauss commits support to supply chain workers Beth Wright | 3 Apr 20

Jeans giant Levi Strauss & Co (LS&Co) is moving to help support workers in its apparel supply chains as part of a US$3m commitment to Covid-19 relief efforts.


US Q4 in brief – PVH Corp, Iconix Brand Group, Oxford Industries just-style | 2 Apr 20

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp has reported a net loss, Oxford Industries has booked its twelfth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales, while G-III Apparel Group saw profit rise but revenue fall. Elsewhere, Guess CEO Carlos Alberini has hailed a "strong" performance, and Lands' End has reported increases in both earnings and revenue. 


US Q3 in brief –Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Genesco just-style | 5 Feb 20

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered an increase in both profit and revenue with the company "well-positioned" to deliver a solid finish to fiscal 2020, Stage Stores has narrowed its net loss, and American Eagle Outfitters has booked record sales. Elsewhere, J.Crew Group has announced an agreement on the terms of a transaction that will enable it to separate its J.Crew and Madewell brands into two independent companies and pursue a proposed IPO of Madewell. 


Levi Strauss closes half China stores over coronavirus Beth Wright | 31 Jan 20

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co expects the coronavirus outbreak in China to knock revenues in the first quarter of 2020 and is understood to have shut about half of its stores in the country amid the epidemic.


Woolworths warns on H1 as Levi's Bagattini named CEO Hannah Abdulla | 28 Jan 20

South African retailer Woolworths has warned on profits for the half-year after sales were impacted by a "constrained economic environment" and unseasonal weather, which impacted December trade.


Management shakeup at Levi Strauss Hannah Abdulla | 15 Jan 20

Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) has announced the departure of Roy Bagattini as executive vice president and president for Levi Strauss Americas.


Levi Strauss, Hohenstein partner on safer chemicals project Hannah Abdulla | 20 Nov 19

Levi Strauss has announced a collaboration with international services and testing provider Hohenstein to utilise the Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification system in its supply chain, signifying a step toward safer chemistry in the apparel industry.


Levi Strauss & Walmart cut their chemical footprints Michelle Russell | 18 Nov 19

Levi Strauss & Co and Walmart are among the leading companies when it comes to disclosing information about efforts to reduce their chemical footprints, according to a new survey.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Stage Stores just-style | 1 Nov 19

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Boot Barn Holdings has delivered what CEO Jim Conroy called an "outstanding" second-quarter, VF Corp has reaffirmed its full-year outlook, and Oxford Industries has posted its tenth consecutive quarter of consolidated comparable sales growth. Elsewhere, Genesco moved to a profit, while G-III Apparel Group has revised its full-year guidance in the wake of Trump's latest tariff hike. 


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. 

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