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INTERVIEW: Levi Strauss refocuses on "profit through principle"

8 December 2014 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

True Religion uses water-saving denim technology

26 April 2016 | Michelle Russell

Upscale denim brand True Religion Apparel has developed a casule collection that features an innovative denim fabric treatment with wash technology that uses less water, waste and energy.... read more

Nike uses recycled polyester for all Flyknit shoes

22 February 2016 | Michelle Russell

US sporting giant Nike says it has completed the transition of all core yarn for its Flyknit shoes to recycled polyester as it revealed a number of sustainable performance milestones achieved since the performance-engineered footwear was launched four years ago. ... read more

Nike scaling up 'Express' supply chain initiative

22 December 2016 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Nike to cut 1,400 jobs in speed-to-market shake-up

16 June 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Nike to streamline organisation and corporate leadership team

23 July 2020 | Michelle Russell

Nike Inc has said it will streamline its organisation, including its corporate leadership team, as the sporting goods firm looks to become a nimbler, flatter organisation.... read more

CHINA: Adidas shoe supplier factory strike enters second week

23 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

Workers striking at the Yue Yuen shoe factory in China have rejected management's latest offer, pushing what has become the country's largest worker strike in recent history into its second week.... read more

IN THE MONEY: Innovation and supply chain remain key for Nike

20 March 2015 | Michelle Russell

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc says it will continue to put substantial money and resources into its supply chain to increase speed to market, and ensure it stays ahead on innovation.... read more

Nike sees permanent digital shift as online sales soar 82%

23 September 2020 | Michelle Russell

US sporting giant Nike says the shift to online sales could be a permanent trend after it revealed an 82% increase in digital sales in the first quarter.... read more

US: Nike appoints Benzinger as global apparel VP

23 June 2014 | Michelle Russell

Sporting goods giant Nike has promoted Reenie Benziger to the role of vice president of global apparel.... read more

US: Nike creates "multi-directional" Vapor Carbon football cleat

28 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

Sports giant Nike has adapted its Vapor Laser Talon football shoe, created using 3-D printing, to produce a more "multi-directional" design.... read more

Adidas defends position over Nike creatives lawsuit

10 December 2014 | Michelle Russell

German sporting giant Adidas has defended its position over a lawsuit filed against three of its designers by their former employer Nike.... read more

Nike appoints Spillane global footwear VP

5 March 2015 | Michelle Russell

Sportswear giant Nike has made two management appointments, including VP of global footwear, in a bid to strengthen the company’s global leadership in key business areas.... read more

VIDEO: Nike develops 'game-changing' training shoe

9 February 2015 | Michelle Russell

Sportswear giant Nike has developed what it says is a game-changing shoe, designed to meet the demands of present-day athletes by combining stability, flexibility, lockdown and durability.... read more

Sneakers lead children’s footwear online sales

18 June 2015 | Michelle Russell

Athletic footwear captured the lion’s share of children’s footwear online sales in the last 12 months, thanks to increases in average selling price, new research shows.... read more

Nike promotes Peddie to head North America unit

7 October 2016 | Michelle Russell

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

Waterless dyeing garners mixed industry reaction

21 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

Pressure from environmental groups to reduce the vast volumes of water used in textile and garment dyeing has led to a number of developments in waterless dyeing technology. With Nike and Adidas among the first to adopt this new process, Michelle Russell asks whether waterless dyeing is the solution the textile industry has been waiting for?... read more

Interview: Brad Poorman, CMSO, DryDye Fabrics

21 January 2014 | Michelle Russell

Waterless dyeing took a step forward in December when Nike revealed plans to launch sportswear made from fabric dyed using a process that eliminates water and cuts down on chemicals. The technology is not new though. The Yeh Group first launched a range of DryDye fabrics three years ago using high-tech equipment from DyeCoo Textile Systems. Michelle Russell asks Brad Poorman, chief marketing sales officer for DyeDry, some burning questions about the new technology.... read more

Spotlight on...Enthusiasm for tech in outdoor apparel on the rise

27 January 2015 | Michelle Russell

Innovation in materials and performance in the outdoor apparel and footwear category is on the increase as enthusiasm for technology grows, a recent industry conference highlighted.... read more

UPDATE: CHINA: Adidas supplier in Government discussions over strike

16 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

Adidas has said it is closely monitoring the Yue Yuen shoe factory strike in China and that the supplier is in talks with the country's Government in a bid to address worker's concerns.... read more

Nike's new digital connections drive speed and efficiency

2 July 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

US: Nike shares climb as Q4 earnings and sales grow

27 June 2014 | Michelle Russell

Sporting goods giant Nike saw its share price climb after revealing an increase in fourth-quarter earnings and sales, boosted by growth in all key categories.... read more

US: Nike to deploy high-IQ network for enhanced flexibility

18 August 2014 | Michelle Russell

Nike is to collaborate with network innovation firm Juniper to co-create a "highly scalable" next-generation data centre cloud and retail network infrastructure that will help it elevate and accelerate innovation in its products.... read more

US: Nike appoints Barclays exec as information chief

19 February 2014 | Michelle Russell

Sports giant Nike has appointed ex-Barclays Bank executive Anthony Watson to the newly created role of chief information officer.... read more

Spotlight on...Nike sees "tremendous energy" in women's apparel

22 December 2014 | Michelle Russell

Sporting giant Nike has homed in on the "tremendous energy" in women's apparel and believes there is a significant opportunity for the company to grow this business further globally.... read more

Nike launches women's kit from recycled polyester

29 April 2015 | Michelle Russell

US sporting behemoth Nike has launched its first women’s-specific integrated soccer collection, made from recycled polyester.... read more

In the money: Currency pressures and China weigh on Nike outlook

21 March 2014 | Michelle Russell

Shares in Nike Inc fell 3.7% yesterday (20 March), after the sporting goods giant forecast slower-than-expected earnings growth in its first-quarter and next fiscal due to weaker currencies in key emerging markets.... read more

Nike shares up on strong Q4 and future orders

26 June 2015 | Michelle Russell

Sporting giant Nike saw its shares climb in late trading yesterday (25 June) as it upped its full-year sales forecast, revealed fourth-quarter earnings that beat estimates, and an increase in growth of "futures orders".... read more

Nike supply chain gets speed boost from new DC

17 September 2019 | Michelle Russell

Sporting goods giant Nike Inc has moved another step closer to reaching its zero carbon and zero waste target with the opening of a new distribution centre in Belgium powered entirely by renewable energy.... read more

Nike Infinalon fabric offers enhanced stretch and recovery

2 January 2020 | Michelle Russell

Sportswear giant Nike has developed a performance fabric it says offers nearly double the stretch and recovery of a fabric made from spandex.... read more

Top stories this week on just-style...

11 April 2014 | Michelle Russell

The most-read stories on just-style this week include data that reveals cotton's share of the US clothing market has fallen, a ban by Walt Disney on Pakistan and Bangladesh production, VF Corp's new China hub, and the high tariffs imposed by the Bangladesh government on building and safety equipment for the country's factories.... read more

Nike under fire over World Cup supply deal for Iran

15 June 2018 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more

Online sales surge boosts Nike Q2 earnings

21 December 2020 | Michelle Russell

US sporting giant Nike saw both earnings and sales grow in its second-quarter thanks to a surge in online sales offsetting lower revenues in the group’s wholesale business and owned stores.... read more

Nike files patent for "reinforced denim"

25 April 2017 | Michelle Russell

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

Nike uses digital data to re-think T-shirt design process

1 September 2017 | Michelle Russell

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.... read more