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Leading outdoor brands exhibiting at the recent Outdoor Retailer show, held in Salt Lake City, are using technology, transparency, and authenticity in new ways to encourage emotional as well as functional participation by consumers.
Innovation in materials and performance in the outdoor apparel and footwear category is on the increase as enthusiasm for technology grows, a recent industry conference highlighted.
After booking a double-digit increase in second-quarter profit, driven by revenue growth at its outdoor and action sport apparel segment, it's no surprise apparel giant VF Corporation is confident in its second-half outlook.
Apparel giant VF Corporation has ended the year on a strong note after booking a 7% increase in fourth-quarter earnings, affirming its targets are on-track and setting out expansion plans for next 12 months.
The easing of cotton costs this year has lifted the price pressure on major brands, according to VF Asia Pacific president Aidan O'Meara. And he tells just-style that the stellar growth of VF's brands across the region is continuing apace, offsetting headwinds that include increased competition, rising wages, inflation, and a more challenging Chinese economic outlook.
US apparel giant VF Corporation has promoted Jim Pisani to the role of global brand president of Timberland, effective immediately.
Timberland is planning to double its footprint in five US cities by 2020 – not through retail expansion, but by matching the square footage of its existing stores with an equivalent amount of green space in each city.
Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has partnered with responsible fabric manufacturer Thread International to create a product line using fibres produced from plastic bottles collected in developing countries.
Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is to increase the use of eco-preferred materials in virtually every product it makes – across footwear, apparel and accessories – after setting new internal environmental targets for all categories.
VF-owned outdoor brand Timberland has joined forces with Impact Farming and Haiti-based Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) to explore the possibility of reintroducing cotton as an export crop for Haitian smallholder farmers.
Unseasonably warm temperatures weighed on sales of VF Corp’s The North Face and Timberland cold weather brands during the fourth quarter, pushing the US apparel giant to lower-than-expected results.
In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel brands and retailers Gymboree, Aeropostale, Sears and New York & Co narrowed their losses, while Oxford Industries, Destination Maternity and J Crew saw theirs widen. Both The Finish Line and Men's Wearhouse swung to a loss. On a positive note, The Children's Place, Express, American Eagle Outfitters, G-III Apparel Group and Abercrombie & Fitch booked higher earnings.
Lululemon Athletica has defended its position following the release online of an animal rights campaign video claiming the Canadian yoga wear brand continues to sell clothing items using "cruelly produced down".
A group of seven apparel companies, including Levis Strauss & Co, VF Corp and Gap Inc, have signed a declaration calling on government leaders to reach a strong climate change agreement.
VF Corp-owned Timberland said 73% of its production in 2014 came from factories with demonstrated social/labour management systems.
International apparel brands and retailers Adidas, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.
Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp could be the most suitable buyer for German sportswear company Puma, analysts believe, following reports the brand is up for sale.
Western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories retailer Boot Barn Holdings has filed for an initial public offering that could see the company raise up to $86.25m.
Ecological leather manufacturer ISA TanTec is responding to growing demand for locally produced leather in the US shoe industry with a new tannery due to begin operations in January 2015.
Outdoor lifestyle footwear and apparel brand Timberland is on track to grow revenues by $1.4bn over the next five years, parent company VF Corporation said today (17 September).
VF Corporation today (11 September) named Dan Cherian as vice president, global innovation, performance apparel and footwear - a newly created role to lead the company's innovation centres.
VF Corp delivered what has been described as a "solid performance" during a "challenging" second-quarter, helped by double-digit revenue growth at four of its major brands.
VF Corp-owned Timberland has surpassed two of its key CSR targets nearly two years ahead of schedule.
Apparel giant VF Corp has revealed it will share the names of all the factories it uses in Bangladesh in the coming weeks, as part of wider efforts to improve working conditions in the country's garment industry.
Leading US travel goods companies, including Coach, VF Corp and Timberland, are continuing to call for legislation that would make US imports of items such as handbags, luggage and backpacks eligible for duty-free benefits.
Adidas has confirmed its production facility within the Yue Yuen shoe factory is now fully operational following a near two-week strike, likely one of the country's largest in history.
The ongoing dispute at shoe maker Yue Yuen has taken another turn after Chinese officials said the factory must provide back pay for past unpaid social insurance to workers who have been on strike for the past 11 days.
Hong Kong-based advocacy group Globalization Monitor has issued an open letter to brands sourcing from the striking Yue Yuen factory in China - Adidas, Nike, and Timberland - demanding they uphold their corporate social responsibility.
In the week that marked six months since the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building in Bangladesh, attention not surprisingly turned to ongoing efforts to improve garment worker safety - and the progress made so far.
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