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Where next for sustainability in fashion?

It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry...

VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of...

Debra Cobb | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Katie Smith | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

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Mark Godfrey | 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.

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Leonie Barrie | 28 Apr 2016

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.

Katie Smith | 29 Mar 2016

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. 

Leonie Barrie | 19 Feb 2016

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. 

Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 2015

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".

Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 2015

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. 

Michelle Russell | 23 Apr 2015

VF Corp-owned Timberland said 73% of its production in 2014 came from factories with demonstrated social/labour management systems.

Katie Smith | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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).

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Katie Smith | 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.

Michelle Russell | 10 Jul 2014

VF Corp-owned Timberland has surpassed two of its key CSR targets nearly two years ahead of schedule.

Katie Smith | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Leonie Barrie | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

Michelle Russell | 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.

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Leonie Barrie | 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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Timberland LLC: Retailing - Company Profile & SWOT Analysis

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VF Corp in Apparel and Footwear (USA)

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VF Corp emphasises its Outdoor and Action Sports division to capitalise on the lucrative sportswear category, which has seen significant growth in the US apparel market over the past few years....

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