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Why Nike is laser-focused on getting faster

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc continues to pin its hopes on speed and scale as the driving forces for future growth – and is already getting...

Need for speed turbocharges footwear supply chains

Moves by Nike and Adidas to turbocharge their footwear supply chains through robotics and automated factories are not only set to shake up t...


Ayako Homma | 30 Mar 2017

Despite strong growth in US sportswear sales, sporting goods retailers are struggling as consumers change their purchasing habits, sportswear brands focus more on direct channels, and new players enter the market. Ayako Homma, senior research analyst for apparel and footwear at Euromonitor International, takes a closer look.


Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 2017

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly and highlights a number of critical issues such as the quality and credibility of information, governance and price pressures.


Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 2016

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 2016. Cutting edge innovations, Africa growth, Brexit, worker safety, key apparel and footwear trends, and minimum wages were just some of the issues that made the headlines.


Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 2016

As efforts continue to try to rescue cargo stranded in the wake of the collapse of Hanjin Shipping, the world's seventh-largest container shipper, fallout for apparel and footwear importers and exporters remains unclear.

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Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

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.


Leonie Barrie | 23 Apr 2014

Without knowing the precise history of the products it sells and then being able to verify the claims it makes, Tim Wilson, CEO of Historic Futures, believes the apparel industry will never be able to make a real difference to issues ranging from sustainability to illegal subcontracting. He is now taking the company's String platform back to the drawing board to tackle the issue of total traceability across the clothing supply chain.

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Beth Wright | 27 Sep 2017

Shares in Nike Inc slipped by 3.58% to US$51.78 yesterday (26 September) as the US sporting goods giant reported flat total sales and a decline in earnings during the first quarter.


Beth Wright | 22 Sep 2017

Zara brand owner Inditex, Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, and German sportswear giant Adidas have some of the best supply chains in Europe, according to a new review


Beth Wright | 19 Sep 2017

US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled a new "super material" – made with at least 50% recycled natural leather fibre and water power – that it says has the potential to be as "game-changing" as its Flyknit technology for performance footwear.


Beth Wright | 18 Sep 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 18 Sep 2017

Sporting goods giant Nike has developed its first connected jersey for the NBA (the National Basketball Association), heralding what it calls "the future" of fan apparel.


Hannah Abdulla | 14 Sep 2017

Nike has launched a new initiative that merges digital design with traditional footwear making, allowing select customers to see how custom shoes are designed and manufactured.


Michelle Russell | 4 Sep 2017

Georgetown University has struck a retail licensing agreement with sporting giant Nike that will allow access to its supplier factories to investigate working conditions.


Michelle Russell | 1 Sep 2017

Sporting giant Nike has used data and technology to create its latest clothing line, fundamentally shifting the conventional process used to make a typical t-shirt.


Beth Wright | 13 Jul 2017

US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled the first apparel innovation utilising its Flyknit technology in what it says is a "new generation" of sports bras.


Beth Wright | 30 Jun 2017

Shares in Nike Inc climbed almost 7% to $56.51 in pre-market trading as the US sporting goods giant reported increases in both earnings and revenue during the fourth quarter, and confirmed a deal with online behemoth Amazon.


Beth Wright | 29 Jun 2017

Publicly available information reveals very little on how - apart from auditing suppliers – brands and retailers address forced labour risks in countries where they produce hides, process leather, and manufacture leather goods. However, German sportswear giant Adidas marks the exception, new research shows.


Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 2017

Nike is to axe around 1,400 jobs or 2% of its global workforce and reduce its number of styles by 25% as part of a restructuring that will see the US sportswear giant move closer to the consumer.


Leonie Barrie | 30 May 2017

Swedish fast-fashion retailer H&M, Zara brand owner Inditex and sportswear giant Nike are not only among the world's leading brands, they also have some of the best supply chains too, according to a new review.


Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.


Michelle Russell | 25 May 2017

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


In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Michelle Russell | 12 May 2017

A new initiative has launched that brings together key stakeholders such as C&A Foundation, Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) and Nike to build a circular economy for textiles – starting with fashion.


Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 2017

Sporting giant Nike has filed a patent for "architecturally reinforced denim" intended for athletic endeavours such as extreme sports.


Beth Wright | 22 Mar 2017

US sporting giant Nike booked what it called a "solid" third-quarter after delivering a double-digit profit hike and witnessing demand for its namesake brand across all geographies.


Beth Wright | 15 Mar 2017

US sporting goods giant Nike has retained its position as the world’s most valuable apparel brand after a 13% rise in brand value to US$32bn, new figures show.


Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 2017

UK retailer Marks & Spencer has topped a new benchmark ranking that aims to incentivise companies in a race to the top for the moral and commercial advantages of a strong human rights record.


Beth Wright | 6 Mar 2017

US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled a new plus size range of apparel for women, using both science and fit as key elements in the design process. 

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Hannah Abdulla | 12 Jul 2017

Sports apparel retailer Nike's delay in committing to a solid sales partnership with online retail giant Amazon could possibly have seen it lose out on sales yesterday (11 July) as the e-retailer slashed prices on products at some rival brands as part of its annual Prime Day event.


Leonie Barrie | 19 May 2016

…Nike, at least according to Forbes. Its annual ranking of the top 100 most valuable companies is not surprisingly dominated by technology brands – led by Apple in the number one slot. But plenty of clothing brands and retailers also made it onto the list.

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