Tag : activewear
The ways to win in womenswear Subscription
Drapers explores what it takes for brands and retailers to stand out in a crowded and fast-paced womenswear market.
First Look: Emma Willis x Next sportswear collection Subscription
Television presenter Emma Willis has today launched a 14-piece sportswear collection in collaboration with retailer Next.
Drapers speaks to Olivier Bernhard, co-founder of the fast-growing Swiss running brand On, about its recent investment from tennis legend Roger Federer and its plans for future growth.
Varley's activewear advanceSubscription
Women’s activewear brand Varley intends to grows its team and enter new markets, thanks to new investment. Founder Lara Mead tells Drapers about its plans.
Cotopaxi prepares for UK launchSubscription
US outdoor brand Cotopaxi, known for its charitable partnerships and sustainable focus, is preparing to launch into the UK for the first time.
Growth heats up at Sweaty Betty Subscription
Activewear retailer Sweaty Betty has reported an 18% year-on-year rise in turnover to £56.6m for the year to 31 December 2018.
Tikiboo: a brand with a powerful print run Subscription
Neon brights and bold prints are women’s activewear brand Tikiboo’s signature styles – and its eyecatching approach is driving soaring sales.
Athleisure: beating the competitionSubscription
Today’s athleisure customers demand performance, versatility, convenience and community experiences from the brands they buy.
Meet the men’s brands, both new and established, vying for space In the competitive activewear market.
One to watch: luxe activewear brand WoneSubscription
Luxury, performance led women’s activewear brand Wone is a name to watch out for on the activewear scene – with impressive new backers and soaring sales.
Fashercise to open first permanent storeSubscription
Activewear ecommerce site Fashercise is set to open its first permanent UK store this summer.
Bringing Aussie sustainable activewear to BritsSubscription
Born on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, Nimble Activewear is bringing its Aussie style to the UK activewear market.
Silou London's ethical activewear missionSubscription
Phoebe Greenacre co-founded Silou London to create high-quality activewear with ethical principles
Ohmme's ambition to make men go beyond the gymSubscription
Frustrated by a lack of options for men who do yoga, Louis d’Origny set up activewear brand Ohmme
Castore: the brand chasing sporting glory Subscription
With premium men’s activewear brand Castore, the Beahon brothers are making an under-served niche their own.
Keeping athleisure fit for the futureSubscription
The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry’s (ASBCI) annual conference focused on the athleisure phenomenon this year and examined its lasting impact on the fashion, textile and retail industry.
Lingerie retailer Boux Avenue has unveiled its debut activewear collection, called ’Boux Active’.
Sweaty Betty launches new digital platformSubscription
Activewear retailer Sweaty Betty has relaunched its website with IT provider Tryzens as part of a wider project to improve the multichannel customer experience.
The athleisure sector is booming. A quick Google search reveals that the phrase “athleisure” was first used in 1976 on an advert for trainers. But in more recent years several factors have come together to accelerate this trend and push it to the forefront of the fashion industry.
Seven activewear brands to bet onSubscription
Drapers’ pick of the brands to note in the booming athleisure sector, from sustainable style setters to technical performance pioneers.
As the athleisure market matures, Drapers takes a look at the latest trends and developments shaping the fast-moving sector.
Lululemon sales and profits leapSubscription
Canadian activewear retailer Lululemon has announced a 25% revenue rise for the first quarter of 2018, up to $649.7 (£489.6m).
Having recently secured £1m investment to fund its growth, The Sports Edit is on the fast track to activewear success. Drapers speaks to founder Nick Paulson-Ellis to hear more.
Burton and Ann Summers launch athleisureSubscription
Burton and Ann Summers are among the latest retailers to pursue opportunities in the athleisure market, debuting activewear and loungewear ranges.
H&M launches eco activewear rangeSubscription
H&M has launched its first environmentally-friendly women’s activewear collection, featuring clothing and accessories made from sustainable materials.
Joules launches activewearSubscription
Lifestyle retailer Joules has debuted its first activewear collection with a seven-piece womenswear range.
Skinnydip to expand own-brand clothing offerSubscription
Accessories retailer Skinnydip is looking to expand its own-brand clothing offer.
Start-up Aday nets $2m in funding roundSubscription
Technical clothing start-up label Aday has secured $2m (£1.5m) in its latest funding round after scoring investment from businesses including H&M.
VF acquires activewear brand IcebreakerSubscription
American clothing and footwear company VF Corporation has acquired New Zealand-based brand Icebreaker.
Realbuzz to open 30 UK sportswear storesSubscription
Sportswear retailer Realbuzz has unveiled plans to open 30 stores in the UK over the next two years, before setting its sights on international expansion.
Fledgling activewear brand Castore turned heads last month when it secured £1.2m in funding, backed by New Look founder Tom Singh. Drapers spoke to co-founder Philip Beahon to find out more.
Brakeburn to launch wholesale website Subscription
Activewear brand Brakeburn is to launch a new service for wholesale customers as part of its website relaunch.
Sales and profits hot up at Sweaty Betty Subscription
Sales jumped 16% to £40.6m in the year to 25 December 2016 at Sweaty Betty, as the activewear specialist continued to benefit from consumers’ interest in healthy living.
Founder of cult activewear label Lucas Hugh Anjhe Mules, talks to Drapers about blending performance and fashion, working on The Hunger Games, and building her business.
Lululemon sues Under Armour Subscription
Canadian activewear brand Lululemon Athletica is suing Under Armour in the United States, alleging that the US sportswear giant copied the design of one of its sports bras.
As the athleisure market becomes ever more crowded, brands and retailers are turning to high-tech fabrics to gain a competitive edge.
Reebok collaborates with PE NationSubscription
Australian activewear brand PE Nation and Reebok are teaming up on an exclusive trainer collaboration, set to go on sale in April.
Athleisure stretches deeper into the high streetSubscription
As more and more retailers release their own activewear ranges, Drapers looks at the evolving market for athleisure and why performancewear is gaining the upper hand.
First look: Jack Wills launches athleisure rangeSubscription
Jack Wills has launched its first collection of activewear.
River Island has unveiled its first athleisure collection for men.
Lara Mead, the woman behind activewear brand Varley, talks to Drapers about performance design, LA inspirations and her love of Korean barbecue.
Doxa joins the sportswear raceSubscription
Doxa is a new Danish sportswear running brand that looks as good off the track as it performs on it.
Founder Mark Neale explains why more and more British families are heading for the great outdoors – clad head to toe in Mountain Warehouse gear
Featuring high-tech textiles and sculpted designs, womenswear brand LNDR fuses the active with the everyday for an innovative and chic collection.
Selfridges banks on bodywearSubscription
Selfridges revealed its new destination for bodywear at the Oxford Street store last week and this week will launch a corresponding campaign celebrating health and fitness.
Textiles Special 2016: Innovations Subscription
The latest textile innovations and technologies are bringing futuristic qualities to garments
The rise of women's activewearSubscription
Creating a feminine-focused experience is helping retailers cash in on the fastest-growing sector of women’s fashion retail: activewear.