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Pay-day lending is one of many contemporary brand categories that are regulated by government to help protect individuals and, in particular, children.

This article will look why children should be protected from advertising from categories of sponsors such as e-cigarettes, fast-food and pay-day lenders, and how to deal with some of the issues that arise when negotiating a sponsorship contract featuring brands from these sectors.

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New ways of reducing water pollution could transform the textile industry, but come with limitations and a price tag that puts in doubt the wider support of fashion brands.

Major brands including Nike and Adidas have been integrating waterless dye technologies into their product lines, but costs and limitations have experts in the textile industry worried that the support will not last.

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German sportswear firm Adidas is teaming up with Parley, a group trying to clean up the world's oceans with a plan to develop materials made from marine plastic waste that can be used in its products. As the result of its partnership with the Parley for the Oceans initiative, Adidas also said on Monday it would phase out the use of plastic bags at its 2,900 stores.

Parley, a group of artists, designers, musicians and scientists, says much of the plastic waste ends up in mid-ocean whirlpools, entangling whales, birds and turtles and damaging the internal organs of the fish that ingest it.

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West Ham’s sponsor Alpari FX trading have gone bust after the Swiss Franc rocketed in value. This is just one example of how the sponsors on Premier League shirts have mirrored the market shifts of the past two decades.

From Japanese electronics to reckless banks and middle eastern airlines, the fate of Premier League shirt sponsors has been tied closely to that of the world economy. West Ham United was the latest club to be sideswiped by the financial markets this month when its main commercial backer, foreign exchange dealer Alpari, was forced into administration by the Swiss central bank suddenly abandoning the Swiss franc’s peg against the euro.

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Whether you’re a collector, or just curious to find out more about your old football memorabilia, The National Football Collection will be at the National Football Museum in Manchester to value, advise and acquire all football related and sporting items. Items that you own could even be one day displayed at the museum for all visitors to see.

The NFC is the National Football Museum's Official Valuation Partner and will be hosting valuation events throughout the year, starting on 16 May 2015 between 10:00 - 17:00

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West Ham United are in “advanced discussions” with potential new shirt sponsors after their main commercial backer went bust for the second time in six years.

The online foreign exchange broker Alpari entered insolvency on Friday morning as a result of the Swiss National Bank’s shock move to decouple from the euro, causing investors to lose out and sustain heavy losses that exceeded their equity.

West Ham are in the second year of a three-year deal with the company, which also lends its name to one of the stands at Upton Park, and are believed to be owed around £4m on a contract worth around £3m per season.

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The evolution of the replica kit industry and subsequent rise in fans wearing sportswear as leisurewear has affected football shirt design, new University of Sheffield research has found.

Using a statistical analysis of a database of current Premier League and Football League teams' home kits since 1888, Dr Chris Stride, a statistician from the University's Institute of Work Psychology, writing for the journal Sport in History, found that although new kits had become more frequent, home shirt designs had actually become more governed by tradition over the last two decades.

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Manchester City are on the verge of opening talks with Nike to renegotiate the club’s £12 million-a-year kit deal with the American sportswear giants. Having signed their agreement with Nike in April 2012, the Premier League champions still have three years left to run on their current deal.

But with the club winning two Premier League titles and a Capital One Cup since linking up with Nike, and also establishing themselves as regular Champions League participants, City’s commercial value has grown and the club are ready to exploit their enhanced status by negotiating a package which better reflects their status.

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Nigeria are struggling to find a kit sponsor after German manufacturers Adidas decided not to renew its deal with the Super Eagles. In August, Adidas complained that Nigeria's coach and some players violated contractual obligations by wearing a rival's kit at major events.

And now Nigeria have lost a deal worth $7m-a-year, which will increase the problems for the cash-strapped team.

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Barcelona could adopt horizontal stripes on their home kit for the first time in the club's 115-year history, according to reports in Spain.

Catalan newspaper Diario Sport have revealed that an inside source at the club claims president Josep Maria Bartomeu has already approved the design, after meeting with sports manufacturing giants Nike at a secret meeting at the Nou Camp on Monday.

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