Just don’t do it: 5 times US sportswear giant Nike came under fire

US sportswear giant Nike recently made the headlines for refusing to supply the Iran football team with boots – an issue which has reemerged ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup. The issue is the result of long-standing US sanctions against Iran, but has resurfaced at the worst possible time for the sportswear company, on the […]

Amazon is reportedly developing its own sportswear line

Amazon is reportedly getting ready to take on sports apparel giants like Nike and Lululemon. According to Bloomberg, the e-retail giant is even working with known sportswear-makers’ suppliers and manufacturers to challenge them in an increasingly crowded industry. The publication says the project is still in its very early stages — Amazon hasn’t signed long-term […]

Next, Debenhams and Sweaty Betty: The best sportswear for spring

Crop top, £60; cropped leggings, £80, both Sweaty Betty (020 7751 0591, sweatybetty.com) First row: Top, £30, Nike at JD Sports, (0161 393 7055, jdsports.co.uk) Barrel bag, £60, Seafolly at House of Fraser (0345 602 1073, houseoffraser.co.uk) Seamless tee, £40, Odlo at SportsShoes (01274 530530, sportsshoes.com) Second row:  Long-sleeved zip top, £26, Next (0333 777 […]

Customers livid over black model in sportswear ad can apply to ‘I’m racist’ email address for refund

A Slovakian sportswear firm called Nebbia has promised to refund customers offended by its advert featuring a black Norwegian bodybuilder – on condition that they send their requests to an email address that reads “I am racist” in Slovak. In a series of blog posts, Nebbia CEO Martin Pecko threw himself into the uproar sparked […]