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Sportswear firms debate digitalisation and disruption 22 Nov 2017

Faced with a paradigm shift in everything from the way products are sold to the tools and technologies that make them, sporting goods brands, retailers and manufacturers are still trying to work out the best way to navigate this rapidly-changing landscape.

Adidas poised to thrive in highly competitive landscape 9 Nov 2017

Despite a number of difficult years, Adidas is back on track. The company's strong performance has been helped by the health of the global sportswear industry, the proliferation of athleisure, and a more reactive and agile manufacturing process, writes Pedro Aguilar, beauty and fashion analyst at market research provider Euromonitor International.

Digitisation – The next apparel sourcing hotspot? 14 Sep 2017

So far, the promise of digitisation in the apparel industry remains largely unfulfilled. But with opportunities for new cheap supplier countries nearly exhausted, it is now seen as offering sourcing executives untapped potential to lower costs, shorten lead times and increase transparency. A new survey takes a deep dive into unlocking digitisation's potential.

Why is the German sustainable textiles scheme losing members? 16 Aug 2017

A German initiative designed to boost sustainability in the clothing and textile sector has been losing members, but a senior manager has told just-style it will continue working hard to extend its influence and fix operational problems.

Texprocess 2017 – Digitalisation takes shape in fashion value chains 6 Jun 2017

The digital pieces of the fashion supply chain puzzle are starting to come together, according to executives at the recent Texprocess apparel technology trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. And they advise that not only does digitalisation have the potential to provide agile support for existing products and reduce time to market for new ones – but that now is the time to start planning to make digital part of your strategy.

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CmiA programme saves 63bn litres of water in 2017 22 Mar 2018

The Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) initiative says cotton produced through its programme in 2017 saved around 63bn litres of water.

Puma eyes annual 10% sales gain until 2022 21 Mar 2018

German sportswear brand Puma has forecast sales increases for the next four years as the company remains buoyant after posting full-year revenue figures that topped the EUR4bn (US$4.9bn) mark for the first time.

Kelheim Fibres earns Biobased label 20 Mar 2018

Viscose speciality fibre manufacturer Kelheim Fibres has earned the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Biobased Certified Biobased Product label.

Adidas sells 1m ocean waste running shoes 19 Mar 2018

German sportswear giant Adidas has surpassed its goal to create 1m pairs of its first mass production running shoe made from up-cycled marine plastic, having sold 1m shoes made out of ocean plastic last year.

Gerry Weber Q1 sales a mixed bag 15 Mar 2018

German fashion house Gerry Weber has hailed the first quarter performance of its Hallhuber brand, but the double-digit sales increase was not enough to offset the poor performance of its core lines.

Adidas ups 2020 profit target following "strong" FY 14 Mar 2018

Shares in German sporting giant Adidas climbed by more than 9% this morning (14 March) as the company forecast strong growth in the year ahead, and upped its 2020 profitability target on the back of what CEO Kasper Rorsted called a "strong" year.

Adidas turns anti-slavery focus on tier two suppliers 8 Mar 2018

Adidas is turning the focus of its Modern Slavery Outreach programme on tier two suppliers, in addition to gaining more insight into raw material sourcing for leather and natural rubber, and making Turkey its primary focus for engagement.

Langer to remain as Hugo Boss CEO amid FY sales hike 8 Mar 2018

German fashion brand Hugo Boss has agreed to extend the tenure of its CEO Mark Langer for a further three years after successfully putting the business "back on the road to growth".

Gerry Weber to launch online only brand 1 Mar 2018

German fashion house Gerry Weber, which is currently working to boost profitability, is to launch a purely digital brand later this month, offered exclusively online and on external platforms including Amazon.

Gerry Weber "unable" to improve profitability, posts FY loss 28 Feb 2018

German fashion house Gerry Weber has offered an optimistic outlook despite booking lower sales and moving to a loss for the full-year as its cost-saving programme failed to improve profitability.

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World Sports Forum to focus on new markets 23 Jan 2015

Anyone heading to ISPO Munich next month for what is arguably the world’s largest multi-segment sports exhibition, should also try to take in the World Sports Forum event on 'Entering and Exploring new Markets.'

Adidas joins world's most sustainable companies 22 Jan 2015

German sporting goods giant Adidas Group has been named as the world's third most sustainable company this year, according to a ranking released by Toronto-based media company Corporate Knights to coincide with the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Esprit launches vegan hantags 30 Jul 2014

Hong Kong-listed fashion brand Esprit is introducing vegan hangtags, in a bid to increase transparency in textile labelling and better inform conscious consumers.