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March 28, 2023
Lululemon’s Revenue Rises 30% to $2.8B During Quarter
Athleisure giant Lululemon reported strong global sales for the fourth quarter and 2022 fiscal year. The company announced that revenue rose 30% to $2.8 billion for the quarter ending Jan. 29, 2023. Income from operations decreased 47% to $314.4 million, but adjusted income from operations increased 33% to $785.3 million....
March 24, 2023
Adidas Reportedly Parting Ways With Another Big Name: Beyoncé
The German sneaker giant and Beyoncé have mutually agreed to end their global business partnership for the singer’s Ivy Park lifestyle brand, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The decision will end a collaboration between the Grammy-winning singer and German sneaker giant that began in 2019. It comes only weeks after...
March 22, 2023
In New Study, Majority of Women Say They Feel Unsafe While Running — Here’s What Adidas Is Doing About it
Adidas is shining a light on women’s safety. Earlier this month, the athletic company released “The Ridiculous Run” ad campaign to drive greater awareness around the ridiculous realities women face every time they go for a run. In the clip, the female runners can be seen starting their night-time run...
March 20, 2023
Olympian Justine Fédronic Brings Cultural Heritage to Running Fashion
Justine Fédronic, 31, is an Olympian with family roots in France and Martinique, currently living in Seattle, Washington, and she sees running fashion as capable of existing in dialogue with performance, culture, environmental responsibility, and style. This spring, Fédronic teamed up with Janji to create the French West Indies Collection, part...
March 9, 2023
Why Adidas Terrex Created a Hiking Boot Designed Specifically for Women
The Adidas Terrex WMN Hiker Mid Rain.Rdy, according to the brand, is a hiking shoe developed specifically for the female anatomy. To develop a women’s-specific hiking style, Adidas Terrex said its design team explored the ways the female foot hits the ground and the impact this has on the Achilles...
March 7, 2023
Lululemon updates the Blissfeel running shoe
Lululemon has updated its Blissfeel running shoe for women, introduced a year ago. The Blissfeel 2 has a revamped seamless upper that’s designed to be even more “blissfully” comfortable and well-fitting than the first version. It has a new look, but it still has that great step-in comfort when you...
March 6, 2023
Adidas launches women’s day campaign featuring their women athletes
On International women’s day, adidas launched a campaign featuring their women athletes. The film encourages women in sport & beyond to embrace their multiplicities and express them in an unfiltered way. Through this film, adidas celebrates the power of moving freely, rising above all distractions, and enabling one to achieve...
March 6, 2023
How Salomon Sportstyle Emerged as a Favorite of the Fashion Elite
According to StockX, Salomon was the fastest-growing sneaker brand on the marketplace, experiencing 2,277% trade growth in 2022 over 2021. Salomon launched its Sportstyle category in fall 2018, but George Egan, Salomon North America director of Sportstyle, said the blueprint for the business unit began when The Broken Arm reached...
March 1, 2023
Soccer’s Orlando Pride ditches players’ white shorts over period concerns
The Orlando Pride is ditching white shorts for players wearing their secondary uniforms in favor of black ones. The goal is to make players more "comfortable and confident" when playing while menstruating, the team said. NPR
February 28, 2023
Thanks to Enterprising Runners, Sports Bras Don’t Suck As Much As They Used To
A 2016 survey of more than 2,000 adolescent girls in the UK found 46 percent reported that their breasts affected their participation in sports. In the same survey, 73 percent reported at least one breast-specific concern, relating to the sports they played. Women's Running
February 8, 2023
Sales of Beyoncé’s Ivy Park streetwear line with Adidas fall far below expectations, report says
Ivy Park had sales of $93 million in 2021, per a WSJ investigation based on company documents and interviews with people familiar with the matter, and 2023 sales are projected to reach $65 million. Adidas was on track to lose at least $10 million on the partnership in 2022, according...
February 2, 2023
adidas Launch New Label, Sportswear, with Actress, Advocate, Producer and Style Icon, Jenna Ortega
Global superstar, Jenna Ortega, makes her adidas debut fronting the all-new label and its Spring Summer 23 collection. Cementing herself as a next generation icon; often seen moving through the heart of culture with style, passion and purpose, unapologetically expressing all that she is and all that she stands for....
January 31, 2023
Meet Megan LaMothe — The Woman Changing The Golf Game
Megan LaMothe never asked for any handouts. As a small business owner she's earned every success and taken every failure on the chin. LaMothe is the founder and CEO of Foray Golf, a lifestyle apparel brand founded in 2016 that stands out in the golf space by making products for...
January 31, 2023
Nike Sues Lululemon Over Sneakers, Claiming Patent Infringement
In a lawsuit filed Monday in a New York District Court, Nike alleged that Lululemon’s Chargefeel Mid, Chargefeel Low, Blissfeel and Strongfeel sneakers infringe on Nike’s patents related to its Flyknit technology. Specifically, Nike’s claims relate to the way the shoes in question are manufactured as well as textile and...
January 28, 2023
Specialized dissolves inclusionary women’s clothing brand Machines For Freedom
The brand was founded in 2014 by Kriske following an inability to find cycling shorts that fit. In the years since it has been at the forefront of championing inclusivity within cycling and beyond. Cycling News
January 27, 2023
Merrell and Unlikely Hikers Team Up to Release a Size-Inclusive Footwear and Apparel Collection
The timing of the launch comes months after Merrell — the 2022 FNAA Brand of the Year — revealed in its Inclusivity in the Outdoors Report that nearly one in five people experience discrimination when outside. Also, Merrell revealed in its report, which released in November 2022, that the LGBTQ+...
January 25, 2023
Black-Owned Femtech Apparel Brand Oya Raises $1.3 Million
Black-owned femtech apparel brand Oya Femtech Apparel has recently announced that it has raised $1.3 million in an oversubscribed pre-seed round. The round is led by the Sixers Innovation Lab, with additional investors including REI Path Ahead Ventures, R/GA Ventures, an SPV managed by Union Heritage Venture Partners and Techstars Sports. SB
January 19, 2023
The Femtech Founder Creating Sportswear That Prevents Vaginal Infections Secures $1.3M To Scale
Within the months to follow Gilbert conducted research that concluded that the doctor was right. Most leggings with spandex blends have the potential to trap moisture in the vaginal area which can throw off the balance of healthy feminine bacteria and create an environment for pathogens that cause infection to...
January 18, 2023
Under Armour Scores Trademark Win Against Women’s Wear Brand
Does Armorina look and sound a bit too much like Under Armour? That was a core question for Baltimore jurors who last week sided with Under Armour in the sports clothing and accessories company’s trademark lawsuit against Armorina, a women’s activewear and lifestyle brand. Sportico
January 18, 2023
Lindsey Vonn Is Peak Luxury on the Slopes
Greatness attracts greatness. So it makes sense, then, that Gucci Vault is teaming up with champion skier Lindsey Vonn to launch “Vault Altitude,” a curation of exclusive collections by eight different brands inspired by the whimsy of bluebird powder days and opulent après-ski fêtes. “No one does it like Gucci...
January 10, 2023
Fun and Functional: 10 Women-Owned Brands You’ve Likely Never Heard Of
Here, we’ve curated a list of distinctive outdoor brands created by women for women. So, whether your interests are cycling, fishing, hiking, trekking, snowboarding, skiing, or climbing — these brands will have something to set you apart. Gear Junkie
January 2, 2023
Adidas, Nike, Vans: women’s sneakers – not just pink – are on the rise and it is a move that is ‘long overdue’
While it has been a long time in coming, the sneaker industry is finally focusing on creating shoes for women that are designed by women. This perfectly comes in the advent of a new focus on women - Adidas and Nike are focusing on releases for women, big streetwear labels...
December 30, 2022
Golf Female Pros Upping The Fashion Stakes – What To Expect In 2023
Golf fashion has developed at a steady pace over the last decade. It's a competitive market and there is no sign of it slowing down. Golf Monthly
December 28, 2022
Navy developing smart bra, undershirt for fighter pilots
In 2023, the Navy plans to design a biosensing bra and undershirt intended to monitor the vital signs of aircrew while in flight. These compressive garments feature built-in sensors that measure breathing, heart rate and acceleration, offering a new way to detect early signs of trouble in the cockpit before...
December 15, 2022
GoFluo Cycling Apparel Enters U.S. Market
GoFluo, the Belgian cyclist apparel brand, reported it will enter the U.S. market in 2023. Founded by fashion industry executive Julie Vets, the company specializes in fashion-forward, high-visibility apparel for the bike, run and outdoor community. SBG Media