Global Shortages During Coronavirus Reveal Failings of Just in Time Manufacturing

Global shortages of many goods reflect the disruption of the pandemic combined with decades of companies limiting their inventories.

#automobiles, #calvin-klein-inc, #computer-chips, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #executive-compensation, #factories-and-manufacturing, #ford-henry, #intel-corporation, #international-trade-and-world-market, #mckinseyco, #nike-inc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #ships-and-shipping, #shutdowns-institutional, #stock-buybacks, #stockpiling, #stocks-and-bonds, #taiwan-semiconductor-manufacturing-company-ltd, #toyota-motor-corp, #united-states-economy

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Nike Says It Ended Deal With Neymar Amid Investigation of Sexual Abuse

Nike said that Neymar, the soccer superstar, had refused to cooperate with an investigation into “credible allegations of wrongdoing” made by one of the company’s employees.

#neymar, #nike-inc, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #soccer

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The Secret Psychology of Sneaker Colors

You think they randomly choose those glaring shades of Nike, Adidas and New Balance? Think again.

#adidas-ag, #color, #innovation, #new-balance-athletic-shoe-inc, #nike-inc, #puma-ag, #reebok-international-ltd, #sneakers, #yeezy-fashion-label, #your-feed-fashion

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The Preachers ’n’ Sneakers Trend is Alive and Well and Spawning Merch

Also a new book that examines the relationship between spirituality and stuff. Here’s what to expect.

#preachersnsneakers-authenticity-in-an-age-of-for-profit-faith-and-wannabe-celebritiesbook, #bieber-justin, #books-and-literature, #celebrities, #christians-and-christianity, #fashion-and-apparel, #hillsong-church, #kirby-ben, #ministers-protestant, #nike-inc, #osteen-joel, #sneakers, #your-feed-fashion, #zoe-church-los-angeles-calif

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Simone Biles Leaves Nike for a Sponsor That Focuses on Women

As part of the deal, Athleta, the new sponsor, has agreed to back a post-Olympic exhibition tour that Biles was already planning.

#athleta, #athletics-and-sports, #gymnastics, #nike-inc, #olympic-games-2016, #olympic-games-2020, #track-and-field, #usa-gymnastics

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Nike Agrees to Settlement with ‘Satan Shoes’ Maker MSCHF

The unauthorized sneakers, which contain a drop of blood and cost $1,018, sold out in less than a minute last month.

#art, #auctions, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #mschf, #nike-inc, #shoes-and-boots, #sneakers, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #trademarks-and-trade-names

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Global Brands Find It Hard to Untangle Themselves From Xinjiang Cotton

Under pressure to renounce cotton harvested in a Chinese region marked by gruesome repression, they face a backlash from nationalist Chinese consumers.

#better-cotton-initiative, #boycotts, #china, #cotton, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #inditex-group, #international-trade-and-world-market, #labor-and-jobs, #nike-inc, #phillips-van-heusen-corporation, #textiles, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states, #xinjiang-china

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Soccer Samples Streetwear and Likes the Fit

Juventus reimagined its look, P.S.G. partnered with Jordan Brand, and now Arsenal and Inter Milan are following suit. But soccer’s interest in design has little to do with the sport.

#adidas-ag, #art, #fashion-and-apparel, #interbrand, #juventus-soccer-team, #logos, #nike-inc, #paris-st-germain-fc-soccer-team, #ronaldo-cristiano, #soccer, #uniforms

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Lil Nas X, Clapback Champ

The rapper’s new single, video and sneaker were merely the prelude to a brilliantly orchestrated main event: a virtuosic performance on Twitter.

#lil-nas-x-rapper, #montero-call-me-by-your-name-song, #mschf, #nike-inc, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sneakers, #social-media

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China’s Outrage over Forced Labor Charges Targets H&M, Adidas and Nike

Major clothing brands that rely on the Chinese market are caught in a bind as Beijing and the West harden their stances on the crackdown on Xinjiang.

#adidas-ag, #china, #europe, #fashion-and-apparel, #forced-labor, #hm-hennesmauritz-ab, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #kazakhs-ethnic-group, #nike-inc, #politics-and-government, #shanghai-china, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #xi-jinping, #xinjiang-china

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‘One Property at a Time’: A City Tries to Revive Without Gentrifying

Neighborhoods in Newark are beginning to see a flurry of redevelopment, a decade after the city’s downtown gained vogue.

#abandonment-property, #affordable-housing, #amazon-com-inc, #area-planning-and-renewal, #baraka-ras, #beth-israel-medical-center, #building-construction, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #minorities, #new-jersey, #newark-nj, #nike-inc, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #united-states-economy, #whole-foods-market-inc

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Does the Shoe Fit? Try It On With Augmented Reality

Retailers are turning to the filtering technology popularized by Snapchat to add a real-world feel to online shopping.

#christian-dior-sa, #computers-and-the-internet, #fashion-and-apparel, #nike-inc, #shopping-and-retail

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How Retail Online Shops Are Trying Augmented Reality

Retailers are turning to the filtering technology popularized by Snapchat to add a real-world feel to online shopping.

#christian-dior-sa, #computers-and-the-internet, #fashion-and-apparel, #nike-inc, #shopping-and-retail

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Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill

Business groups and major companies like Apple have been pressing Congress to alter legislation cracking down on imports of goods made with forced labor from persecuted Muslim minorities in China.

#apple-inc, #china, #coca-cola-company, #forced-labor, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #nike-inc, #uighurs-chinese-ethnic-group, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #xinjiang-china

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If the Shoe Floats

Over the decades, a mass of flotsam from a freighter accident has inspired scientific discovery, urban legend and, now, an art exhibition commemorating the Great Sneaker Spill of 1990.

#art, #brattleboro-vt, #great-sneaker-spill, #nike-inc, #oceans-and-seas, #recycling-of-waste-materials, #sneakers, #yoder-andy

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Reading All the Books on Nike, Déjà Vu Sets In

“Win at All Costs” is the latest effort, following books like “Swoosh,” “Bowerman and the Men of Oregon” and “No Logo,” to better understand the company.

#books-and-literature, #nike-inc, #running, #salazar-alberto, #track-and-field, #win-at-all-costs-inside-nike-running-and-its-culture-of-deception-book

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Washington Redskins to Drop Name

The N.F.L. team in Washington announced the move Monday and will continue its search for a new name and logo.

#fedex-corporation, #football, #marshall-george-preston, #mascots, #names-organizational, #nike-inc, #pepsico-inc, #snyder-daniel-m, #target-corporation, #walmart-stores-inc, #washington-redskins

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Adidas Voices Solidarity While Closing Its Stores

The company, which relies on young black consumers, released an anti-racism statement on social media but shut its U.S. outlets because of protests across the country.

#adidas-ag, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #nike-inc, #shopping-and-retail

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Corporate Voices Get Behind ‘Black Lives Matter’ Cause

Major companies are often wary of conflict, especially in a polarized time. But some are now taking a stand on racial injustice and police violence.

#72andsunny, #adidas-ag, #advertising-and-marketing, #aina-jackie, #benjerrys-homemade-inc, #citigroup-inc, #converse-inc, #corporate-social-responsibility, #discrimination, #fashion-nova-inc, #floyd-george-d-2020, #hbo-max, #kaepernick-colin, #netflix-inc, #nike-inc, #nordstrom-inc, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #race-and-ethnicity, #reebok-international-ltd, #social-media, #starbucks-corporation, #target-corporation, #warner-media-llc

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Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn Sneakers Sell for $560,000

A pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985, signed by the NBA legend, broke an auction record on Sunday.

#basketball, #chicago-bulls, #documentary-films-and-programs, #jordan-michael, #nike-inc, #sneakers, #sothebys

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Michael Jordan’s Game-Worn ‘Air Jordan 1s’ Sneakers Sell for $560,000

A pair of Air Jordan 1s from 1985, signed by the NBA legend, broke an auction record on Sunday.

#basketball, #chicago-bulls, #documentary-films-and-programs, #jordan-michael, #nike-inc, #sneakers, #sothebys

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Fitness Instructors Flock Online to Pump You Up

With widespread stay-at-home orders, they are using social media to stream their workouts. But many trainers are facing financial straits from a lack of paying clientele.

#campbell-naomi, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #exercise, #facebook-inc, #hemsworth-chris, #instagram-inc, #nike-inc, #social-media, #yoga

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