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Nike files patent for "reinforced denim" Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 17

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


Why US sporting goods retailers are struggling Ayako Homma | 30 Mar 17

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.


Where next for the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark? Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 17

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.


Demand in all regions drives Nike Q3 earnings growth Beth Wright | 22 Mar 17

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.


Nike is world’s most valuable apparel brand Beth Wright | 15 Mar 17

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.


Marks & Spencer tops human rights benchmark Michelle Russell | 13 Mar 17

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.


Nike unveils plus size apparel range for women Beth Wright | 6 Mar 17

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. 


Nike reveals "most powerful" underfoot platform yet Beth Wright | 21 Feb 17

US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled its most powerful and resilient underfoot platform as part of anniversary celebrations for its innovative Air Max 1 shoe, which introduced visible Nike Air cushioning.


H&M leads Better Cotton league Beth Wright | 14 Feb 17

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) says demand for more sustainable cotton is on the rise, with Swedish retailer H&M and sportswear giants Adidas and Nike leading the field in its 'Better Cotton league'.


Perry Ellis inks Nike Swim licenses in Europe Beth Wright | 26 Jan 17

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a number of new license agreements to distribute Nike Swim across Europe.


Perry Ellis inks Nike Swim licenses in Latin America Beth Wright | 23 Jan 17

US apparel business Perry Ellis International has inked a number of new license agreements to distribute Nike Swim across Latin America.


JC Penney to roll out hundreds of Nike "shops" Beth Wright | 18 Jan 17

Retail giant JC Penney is to roll out hundreds of Nike "shops" across its stores in a move the company says "underscores its commitment to activewear".


Nike scaling up 'Express' supply chain initiative Michelle Russell | 22 Dec 16

US sporting goods giant Nike is looking to speed up its supply chain process and deliver products to market quicker through the scaling up of a new 'Express Lane' manufacturing initiative.


Nike Q2 profit grows on US and China demand Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 16

US sporting giant Nike has booked higher second-quarter earnings on stronger demand in China and its domestic market, while indicating a potential rebound in its basketball business.


Nike CEO to be honoured as "outstanding" industry leader Beth Wright | 20 Dec 16

Mark Parker, chief executive officer, president and chairman of US sporting goods giant Nike, is to be honoured for his leadership by the National Retail Federation (NRF).


Top 20 news stories on just-style in 2016... Michelle Russell | 19 Dec 16

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.


Fashion firms failing to address deforestation risk Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 16

Leading international businesses – including apparel and textile companies – are ill-prepared for the risk that comes from sourcing products linked to deforestation, a major cause of climate change, a new report claims. 


Nike postpones newest retail experience Beth Wright | 14 Nov 16

US sporting goods giant Nike has confirmed to just-style it had to postpone the opening of its newest retail experience, Nike Soho, last week.


Nike Ease Challenge offers $50,000 for footwear innovation Beth Wright | 31 Oct 16

US sporting goods giant Nike has launched a US$50,000 challenge inviting designers, engineers and makers to come up with new innovations to help people more easily put on, secure and take off their shoes.


PVH and Hanesbrands CEOs awarded for CSR work Michelle Russell | 24 Oct 16

Emanuel Chirico, chief executive of PVH Corp, and Richard Noll, chief executive of Hanesbrands, have both been named '2016 Responsible CEO of the Year' – with Chirico also picking up a  Lifetime Achievement award.


Nike promotes Peddie to head North America unit Michelle Russell | 7 Oct 16

US sporting giant Nike has promoted company veteran Tom Peddie as vice president and general manager of its North America division. 


Nike to raffle new 'Back to the Future' shoes Leonie Barrie | 6 Oct 16

Sportswear giant Nike has unveiled the latest version of its ‘Back to the Future’ inspired shoes, featuring an Adapative Fit system that senses the wearer and tightens or loosens accordingly.


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. 


Converse breaks away from sneakers with new apparel line Beth Wright | 27 Sep 16

Nike-owned Converse has revealed it will unveil a new apparel line, complete with a limited-edition collection, later this week in a bid to branch out and away from its mainstay sneaker.


Retail fallout unclear following Hanjin Shipping collapse Leonie Barrie | 14 Sep 16

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.


Nike and Under Armour top social currency chart Beth Wright | 30 Aug 16

US sportswear giant Nike and performance footwear and apparel brand Under Armour have topped the so-called social currency charts, as other retailers clamour to keep up with their social media-savvy consumers.


Nike and Crystal Group "doing well by doing good" Leonie Barrie | 26 Aug 16

Sportswear giant Nike and Hong Kong based manufacturer Crystal Group are the only two apparel companies that have made it onto Fortune magazine's official 'Change The World' list for 2016, which ranks businesses on their sustainability efforts.


Denim and athleisure top picks for back-to-school Leonie Barrie | 18 Aug 16

With the second-biggest shopping season of the year now underway, analysts are cautiously optimistic that back-to-school sales will provide a much-needed lift for US clothing retailers thanks to several key trends and well-controlled inventory levels.


What's 3D printing doing for apparel and footwear? Guest author | 17 Aug 16

3D printing has already transformed the manufacturing process in many industries, but an assessment of the technology by analysts at Bernstein Research seems to suggest much more progress still needs to be made before it has the potential to impact apparel.


Nike exits golf equipment in apparel and footwear focus Beth Wright | 4 Aug 16

US sporting goods giant Nike is to accelerate innovation in its golf footwear and apparel business, but will stop selling equipment such as clubs, balls and bags after years of falling sales.

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