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H&M, 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 the 2018 calendar year. 

Nike appoints first digital information chief Beth Wright | 10 Jun 19

US sporting goods giant Nike has named Ratnakar Lavu as the company’s first global chief digital information officer.

Nike's new workbook offers sustainable guidelines for designers Beth Wright | 17 May 19

US sporting goods giant Nike has unveiled a new Circular Design Workbook to provide designers and product creators across the apparel industry with a common language for circularity. 

Nike harnesses AI to launch footwear sizing tool Hannah Abdulla | 15 May 19

US sports footwear and apparel brand Nike is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to launch a digital shoe measurement tool.

PVH inks licensing deal for Nike men's underwear Beth Wright | 1 May 19

PVH Corp, owner of brands including Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger, has inked a men's underwear licensing agreement with sportswear giant Nike.

Nike to launch 3D sneaker customisation platform Beth Wright | 11 Apr 19

US sporting goods giant Nike is to unveil a new 3D customisation platform for sneakers next month, which will allow shoppers to generate a real-time sharable snapshot of the finished footwear.

Digital focus helps drive Nike's Q3 growth Leonie Barrie | 22 Mar 19

Nike Inc’s focus on driving speed, innovation and digitisation across its business – its so-called Triple Double strategy – has helped the US sporting goods giant to strong growth during the third quarter.

Nike adds to sustainable footwear collection Hannah Abdulla | 19 Mar 19

US sports apparel and footwear giant Nike Inc is launching three new footwear products for summer 2019 as part of its nod to sustainability.

Nike retains position as world’s most valuable apparel brand Beth Wright | 28 Feb 19

US sporting goods giant Nike has once again retained its position as the world's most valuable apparel brand, strengthening its position with a 16% rise in brand value since last year, new figures show.

Nike, Target, Polartec lead uptake of recycled performance fibres Beth Wright | 31 Jan 19

US sportswear giant Nike, department store retailer Target, and fabric maker Polartec are among brand, retailer and textile companies that have used the equivalent of more than one billion plastic bottles each through their uptake of recycled fibres.

EU probes Nike tax treatment in the Netherlands Hannah Abdulla | 16 Jan 19

The European Commission is launching a probe into whether US activewear firm Nike has received preferential tax treatment in the Netherlands giving it an unfair advantage over its competitors.

Apparel brands merge screened chemistry approaches into ZDHC Beth Wright | 14 Jan 19

Levi Strauss & Co, Nike, H&M and C&A have agreed to share and align their screened chemistry approaches – and hand the future development of the programmes to the ZDHC Foundation, which is working to steer the industry towards a goal of reducing the discharge of harmful chemicals to zero by 2020.

Former Coca-Cola exec to lead Converse brand Leonie Barrie | 2 Jan 19

Former Coca-Cola executive G Scott Uzzell is joining Nike Inc’s Converse trainers business later this month as its new president and CEO.

Doubling down on digital pays off in Nike Q2 Leonie Barrie | 21 Dec 18

Efforts to drive speed and efficiency throughout its supply chain and connect directly with consumers have helped sporting goods giant Nike Inc to double-digit revenue and profit growth in the second quarter.

US customs seizes nearly $1.7m in fake Nike trainers Hannah Abdulla | 10 Dec 18

Almost 10,000 pairs of fake Nike trainers – with a manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) of $1.695m had they been authentic – have been seized at the Port of New York/Newark.

Nike commits to help shape fashion sustainability agenda Michelle Russell | 6 Dec 18

Sporting giant Nike Inc has become a strategic partner to non-profit Global Fashion Agenda, which is working to set a common agenda and direction for focused industry efforts on sustainability in the sector.

H&M, Adidas, Gap, Nike largest BCI cotton users Michelle Russell | 15 Nov 18

H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc and Nike have been named in the top five of Better Cotton Initiative's (BCI) top brands list for sourcing the sustainable raw material.

Nike remains only sportswear firm in popularity ranking Beth Wright | 26 Oct 18

US sporting goods giant Nike has again secured the only sportswear spot in a new quarterly ranking of the footwear and apparel industry's most popular brands and products.

Nike to invest further in speeding up supply chain Hannah Abdulla | 2 Oct 18

US sporting goods giant Nike will continue to invest in speeding up its supply chain capabilities during fiscal 2019, a group of investors has been told, in the wake of the company's first-quarter results.

Nike in Q1 hike, continues North America momentum Beth Wright | 26 Sep 18

Shares in Nike Inc were down by 2.58% in pre-market trading despite the US sporting goods giant reporting double-digit increases in both earnings and revenue during the first quarter as it hailed the success of its Consumer Direct Offense and digital capabilities.

Speeding the footwear cycle is no fast-fix solution Leonie Barrie | 21 Aug 18

Nike, Adidas and Under Armour are all on parallel missions to supercharge their supply chains through the introduction of so-called "speed" factories, but it's becoming clear that there's no quick-fix solution and the process requires a steep learning curve.

Nike only sportswear firm in Q2 popularity ranking Beth Wright | 10 Aug 18

US sporting goods giant Nike has secured the only sportswear spot in a new quarterly ranking of the footwear and apparel industry's most popular brands and products.

US Q1 in brief – Destination Maternity, Tailored Brands, Boot Barn just-style | 8 Aug 18

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp saw revenues exceed guidance thanks to strength across the business, while Guess saw continued momentum in Europe and Asia push earnings and sales up in the three months ended 5 May. Dick's Sporting Goods raised its full-year outlook and Destination XL narrowed its net losses.

Nike promotes Kinder to sustainability chief Beth Wright | 4 Jul 18

US sporting goods giant Nike has named company veteran Noel Kinder as its new chief sustainability officer, succeeding Hannah Jones.

Nike's new digital connections drive speed and efficiency Michelle Russell | 2 Jul 18

US sporting goods giant Nike expects to accelerate its efforts to leverage data and analytics to inform design and capabilities during the current fiscal year – and ultimately drive speed and efficiency throughout its supply chain.

Nike in Q4 hike amid North America sales gain Beth Wright | 29 Jun 18

Shares in Nike Inc were up by 9.34% in pre-market trading as the US sporting goods giant reported double-digit increases in both earnings and revenue during the fourth quarter and booked a return to growth in North America, but full-year profits were knocked by the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Nike under fire over World Cup supply deal for Iran Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 18

Nike has come under fire again over its role in the FIFA World Cup after the Iranian national team accused the US sporting giant of failing to provide them with football boots just days before the tournament started.

Nike and Adidas accused of foul play on worker wages Leonie Barrie | 11 Jun 18

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup football tournament that kicks off later this week, major sponsors Adidas and Nike are accused of paying poverty wages to supply chain workers who make the football shirts and boots worn by players and supporters.

Top 10 apparel brands combined worth US$111.3bn Beth Wright | 1 Jun 18

The world’s top ten apparel brands have grown in value by 5% year-on-year and are now worth US$111.3bn, according to the 2018 Brandz Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brand rankings.

Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 20 Apr 18

Top stories this week on just-style include the news that US President Donald Trump may explore the possibility of re-joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Better Buying and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) are to collaborate on an 18-month programme to tackle buying practices in Bangladesh, Nike develops what it claims is the first 3D-printed textile upper in performance footwear, and H&M launches a pilot to educate consumers on garment care.





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