It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry...
US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of...
| 30 Jan 2015
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.
| 27 Jan 2015
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.
| 22 Jul 2014
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.
| 17 Feb 2014
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.
| 18 Aug 2011
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.
| 23 Apr 2015
VF Corp-owned Timberland said 73% of its production in 2014 came from factories with demonstrated social/labour management systems.
| 23 Jan 2015
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.
| 4 Nov 2014
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.
| 6 Oct 2014
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.
| 22 Sep 2014
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.
| 17 Sep 2014
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).
| 11 Sep 2014
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.
| 21 Jul 2014
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.
| 10 Jul 2014
VF Corp-owned Timberland has surpassed two of its key CSR targets nearly two years ahead of schedule.
| 3 Jun 2014
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.
| 14 May 2014
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.
| 25 Apr 2014
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.
| 25 Apr 2014
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.
| 24 Apr 2014
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.
| 14 Apr 2014
VF Corp-owned Timberland says it has well-exceeded its target for benchmarking apparel and footwear factories in its supply chain as part of its global sustainability efforts.
| 10 Apr 2014
Apparel giant VF Corp has opened a central distribution centre in China, in a bid to provide measurable increases in speed-to-market for both customers and consumers.
| 8 Apr 2014
Apparel giant VF Corp is hoping a number of new key appointments, including an Americas head, will play a crucial role in helping the company build sustainable, long-term growth.
| 7 Apr 2014
The Venezuelan Government and 17 private companies have signed a deal to establish fair prices for garments and household goods.
| 21 Oct 2013
Apparel giant VF Corporation has booked a 13.8% hike in third-quarter profit, boosted by strong sales in its outdoor & action sports and jeanswear businesses.
| 16 Oct 2013
Taiwan-based fabric developer Singtex Industrial has set up a new platform to boost uptake and new applications for its S.Café coffee-based yarn.
| 30 Sep 2013
As part of an ongoing commitment to reduce its environmental footprint, apparel giant VF Corporation has joined a coalition calling on US policymakers to address climate change and clean energy policies.
| 18 Sep 2013
Fashion and lifestyle business consultant Attune Consulting has announced a number of new executive appointments after securing a US$20m investment from MAS Holdings, the South Asia-based manufacturer of intimate wear, sportswear and swimwear.
| 28 Aug 2013
Apparel giant VF Corporation is to create three global innovation centres to speed the development of "game-changing" products in technical apparel, footwear and jeans.
| 28 Oct 2013
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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