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Nike Flyleather as "game-changing" as Flyknit Beth Wright | 19 Sep 17

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.


Gap, Nike and VF join pledge to tackle climate change Beth Wright | 18 Sep 17

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.


Nike elevates fan apparel with NBA connected jersey Beth Wright | 18 Sep 17

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.


Nike promises custom shoes in less than 90 minutes Hannah Abdulla | 14 Sep 17

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.


Nike open to factory inspections through licensing deal Michelle Russell | 4 Sep 17

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


Nike uses digital data to re-think T-shirt design process Michelle Russell | 1 Sep 17

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.


Nike unveils "new generation" Flyknit sports bra Beth Wright | 13 Jul 17

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.


Global revenue growth boosts Nike Q4 Beth Wright | 30 Jun 17

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.


Adidas leading the way in tackling leather supply forced labour Beth Wright | 29 Jun 17

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.


Nike to cut 1,400 jobs in speed-to-market shake-up Michelle Russell | 16 Jun 17

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.


Need for speed turbocharges footwear supply chains Leonie Barrie | 12 Jun 17

Moves by Nike and Adidas to turbocharge their footwear supply chains through robotics and automated factories are not only set to shake up the athletic wear market but also position it for more full-price selling and reduced input costs, analysts say. And they believe the sector is already on the verge of this tectonic shift.


H&M, Inditex and Nike ranked supply chain leaders Leonie Barrie | 30 May 17

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.


Dior, Nike and Inditex world's largest apparel companies Beth Wright | 26 May 17

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.


Clothing brands commit to 100% sustainable cotton by 2025 Michelle Russell | 25 May 17

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


US Q4 in brief – Cherokee, Vince Holding, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 15 May 17

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. 


New Circular Fibres Initiative garners fashion support Michelle Russell | 12 May 17

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.


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.

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