“10,000” Chinese Workers Join Strike at Factory Making Nike, Adidas, Reebok and New Balance

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HONG KONG, China — Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the world's largest maker of athletic footwear are striking in a dispute over benefits.A worker said more than 10,000 employees at Yue Yuen Industrial's plant in the southern province of Guangdong joined the strike on Tuesday.

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Nike’s Spirit Machine

Nike chief executive Mark Parker in his office | Photo: Jonathan Olivares for 032c

Courtesy of our friends at 032c, BoF brings you an exclusive excerpt from Jonathan Olivares’ piece on HTM, a three-person design collaboration between Nike chief executive Mark Parker, designer Tinker Hatfield and cultural consultant Hiroshi Fujiwara, conceived “to amplify new innovations, reinterpret existing designs, and explore concepts that take the brand to new places.”

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Nike in Dow Shows Marketing Genius as Much as Innovation

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NEW YORK, United States — Nike Inc.’s addition to the Dow Jones Industrial Average is a testament to the company’s ability to shrug off hard times and transcend its U.S. origins, making its swoosh logo known from Beijing to Buenos Aires. The world’s largest maker of sporting goods will join the 30-member gauge when the market opens on Sept. 23 along with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Visa Inc. They are replacing Bank of America

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Belle Buys Stake in Baroque Japan, Aims to Create Fashion Empire Across Asia

An advertising image for Moussy, one of Baroque Japan's many womenswear brands | Source: Baroque Japan

Baroque Japan — owner of womenswear brands including Moussy, Sly, Rodeo Crowns, Shelter, Black and Rienda — has a new Chinese majority shareholder, which already owns some 25 percent of the Chinese footwear market and aims to create one of the biggest fashion retailers in Asia. JapanConsuming reports.

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