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  • Peter cowgill jd sports executive chairman

    How JD Sports became a retail powerhouseSubscription

    The Drapers Interview23 January 2020

    JD Sports Fashion executive chairman Peter Cowgill reveals how he built a multi-billion pound sportswear behemoth.

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    M&S launches athleisure rangeSubscription

    News3 January 2020

    Marks & Spencer is tapping into the booming athleisure market with the launch of a new line of affordable sportswear, as it seeks to reverse the fortunes of its clothing business.

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    Why JD Sports is outpacing its rivalsSubscription

    News18 September 2019

    Knowing its customer and its place in the market has allowed JD Sports to thrive while its rivals struggle in a tough environment

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    Athleisure: beating the competitionSubscription

    Features19 July 2019

    Today’s athleisure customers demand performance, versatility, convenience and community experiences from the brands they buy.

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    How Jay Parker built Gym King Subscription

    The Drapers Interview16 April 2019

    Gym King’s Jay Parker has built a thriving athleisure brand in a competitive market before his 30th birthday. He talks to Drapers about keeping the business fighting fit and cracking the US.

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    Castore to open stores following Andy Murray investmentSubscription

    News6 March 2019

    British sportswear brand Castore has revealed plans to open flagship stores in key cities worldwide and expand into womenswear, as it unveiled further details of its strategic partnership with British tennis player Andy Murray.

  • Kappa

    Kappa to merge with licensee Sport FinanceSubscription

    News6 February 2019

    BasicNet Group, the Italian owner of Kappa, K-Way, Superga and Sebago, has acquired a 61% stake in one of Kappa’s European licensees, Sport Finance. 

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    Pineapple signs up new stockistSubscription

    News24 January 2019

    Pineapple Clothing will launch on Next Label this month as it explores new wholesale partnerships following the end of its 20-year licensing deal with Debenhams.

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    Raising the barre: Pineapple's Debbie Moore on 40 years in fashionSubscription

    The Drapers Interview24 January 2019

    Mover and shaker Debbie Moore is enjoying a resurgence of the trailblazing dancewear-inspired clothing brand she launched in 1979.

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    Fila debuts new premium lineSubscription

    News15 January 2019

    Italian sportswear brand Fila is launching a new, premium label – Fila Fjord – for autumn 19. 

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    Keeping athleisure fit for the futureSubscription

    News16 November 2018

    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.

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    Drapers to open ASBCI athleisure conferenceSubscription

    News12 October 2018

    The Association of Suppliers to the British Clothing Industry (ASBCI) will host its annual autumn conference on 14 November, focusing on the ever-growing athleisure market.

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    There’s a buzz around Hummel Subscription

    Features1 October 2018

    Danish brand Hummel has put a renewed focus on fashion with new line Hummel Hive and cool collaborations.

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    Sports brands step up for sustainabilitySubscription

    Features6 September 2018

    The sportswear sector is making the most of growing consumer interest in brands with sustainable credentials

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    Editor's Comment: Athleisure is fighting fit and raring to growSubscription

    Comment19 July 2018

    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.

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    Diadora scores in the retro-sportswear revivalSubscription

    The Drapers Interview18 July 2018

    As Italian sportswear label Diadora celebrates its 70th anniversary, Drapers meets chairman and chief executive Enrico Moretti Polegato to talk about reinvention and reshoring.

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    Seven activewear brands to bet onSubscription

    Fashion17 July 2018

    Drapers’ pick of the brands to note in the booming athleisure sector, from sustainable style setters to technical performance pioneers.

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    Activewear evolution: heading for a diverse, conscious futureSubscription

    Features16 July 2018

    As the athleisure market matures, Drapers takes a look at the latest trends and developments shaping the fast-moving sector.

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    Gymshark takes a bite of the sportswear market Subscription

    The Drapers Interview2 May 2018

    A combination of trend-led product and a personal connection with customers has propelled fitness apparel brand Gymshark into triple-digit growth. Drapers meets founder and chief brand officer Ben Francis and chief executive Steve Hewitt.

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    Why underwear is overperforming right nowSubscription

    Features13 February 2018

    As consumer spending is squeezed, shoppers are splashing out on lingerie and hosiery. Drapers finds out which are the strongest-selling styles and why

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    Four athleisure insights from Lucas HughSubscription

    News12 October 2017

    Anjhe Mules, founder of high-performance activewear brand Lucas Hugh shared her insights on the booming activewear market at the Drapers Fashion Forum.

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    Sales and profits hot up at Sweaty Betty Subscription

    News4 October 2017

    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.

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    Athleisure set to outpace total clothing marketSubscription

    News15 August 2017

    The UK sports clothing market is expected to climb 8% to £2.5bn this year, as the athleisure trend continues to grow.

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    Japan's Asics brings robots to Regent Street VideoSubscription

    Features3 August 2017

    Pride of place in the window of the new Asics flagship store on London’s Regent Street, a metallic, shimmering robotic arm moves hypnotically back and forth. Inch by inch it draws an illustration of Asics’s signature trainer on the glass – hypnotising onlookers in store and summing up the heart of the new store’s concept: fusing technology, design, brand identity and excitement.

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    Missguided to add third-party sports brandsSubscription

    News18 July 2017

    Missguided is planning to introduce a series of third-party sportswear labels to its site, marking its first move into branded fashion, Drapers can reveal.

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    Pushing the limits: athleisure brands to watchSubscription

    Features6 July 2017

    Demand for performance fabrics amalgamated with a stylish aesthetic has led to an explosion in the popularity of athleisurewear. Beyond the big brands such as Nike, Lululemon and Sweaty Betty, we hone in on the smaller names to add to your buy next season.

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    The science bit: athleisure innovation races aheadSubscription

    Features5 July 2017

    As the athleisure market becomes ever more crowded, brands and retailers are turning to high-tech fabrics to gain a competitive edge.

  • Primark

    Why athleisure has staying powerSubscription

    Features4 July 2017

    Brands and supermarkets are jumping on the athleisure bandwagon as it continues to grow and evolve.

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    Eden Park set to open London storeSubscription

    News16 May 2017

    Luxury French brand Eden Park is set to open its first store in London later this year.

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    Textiles innovations: Engineered for performanceSubscription

    Features1 March 2017

    Growing awareness of comfort properties and a desire to reduce the environmental impact of textiles are driving material innovation in multiple fashion areas: everyday garments, the growing athleisure market and highly technical sportswear.

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    Innovating at speed: how Speedo keeps up with the pace of changeSubscription

    Features21 February 2017

    The word “innovation” is bandied about freely, but how can fashion firms build it into their daily operations? Drapers takes a tour of Speedo’s facility Aqualab to find out.

  • Finery x Pineapple Studios

    First look: Finery teams up with Pineapple Studios founderSubscription

    News15 February 2017

    Womenswear brand Finery has launched a capsule athleisure collection designed in partnership with Debbie Moore, the founder of Pineapple Studios.

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    First look: Jack Wills launches athleisure rangeSubscription

    News12 January 2017

    Jack Wills has launched its first collection of activewear.

  • Lululemon Spitalfields Market

    Lululemon opens in London’s SpitalfieldsSubscription

    News22 August 2016

    Canadian yogawear brand Lululemon opened its seventh UK store in Spitalfields, east London, on Friday.

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    Selfridges banks on bodywearSubscription

    Features8 April 2016

    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.

  • athleisure

    Drapers Denim Report: The pursuit of leisureSubscription

    Features30 March 2016

    As casual dressers drift away from skinny jeans towards a more sophisticated take on tracksuits, denim brands are being forced to evolve

  • Missguided Active

    The rise of women's activewearSubscription

    In Business8 January 2016

    Creating a feminine-focused experience is helping retailers cash in on the fastest-growing sector of women’s fashion retail: activewear.

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