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VF pushes ahead on chemicals management

A chemical management programme developed by apparel giant VF Corp to identify and eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from its supply c...

Global supply chain helps VF Corp boost margin

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation has said that reducing costs in its global supply chain has given it a competitive advantage as it...

Performance apparel set for continued growth

Katie Smith | 30 Jan 2015

As new outdoor performance apparel brands enter the market in record numbers, retailers are introducing new innovations and technologies to stand out from the crowd and win over consumers. With that, the sector is set to continue on its growth trajectory, according to a new report from just-style.

Enthusiasm for tech in outdoor apparel on the rise

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.

Bangladesh: The road ahead on remediation

Leonie Barrie | 19 Dec 2014

As safety improvements at Bangladesh garment factories move from inspections to remediation, stakeholders warn the hard work is just beginning. Access to low-cost finance is one of the main challenges facing firms going forward, but so too is a shift in mindset - with a greater focus on worker training seen as key to creating lasting change.

African apparel sector needs cooperation to thrive

Bertha M Rinjeu | 21 Nov 2014

Greater integration and cooperation among African states is needed to boost business and investment in the continent's cotton, textiles and apparel sector, a three-day industry conference in Nairobi, Kenya, has been told.

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North Face ahead of the game on sustainability

Katie Smith | 8 May 2015

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.

Interview: Tim Wheeler, Jockey International

Leonie Barrie | 28 Mar 2013

Overseeing international operations for one of the world's most-recognised brands, Tim Wheeler paints a picture of a business model fine-tuned for success.

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Lee ReThink taps into sustainable supply chain

Katie Smith | 3 Jul 2015

Jeans produced under VF Corp's Lee ReThink denim programme in China - which aims to improve sustainability at every stage of the supply chain - require around 1,100 less gallons of water to produce compared to a typical pair of Lee jeans.

Steven Rendle promoted to new COO role at VF Corp

Leonie Barrie | 25 Jun 2015

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation has named Steven Rendle to the new position of president and chief operating officer, in a move designed to help fuel growth of the company behind The North Face, Vans, Timberland and Wrangler brands.

VF Corp testing new fabric finishing technology

Leonie Barrie | 12 May 2015

VF Corporation is exploring potential apparel and footwear uses for an innovative new technology that adds high performance finishes to fabrics without the use of water or heat.

Wrangler launches moisture-wicking denim jeans

Richard Woodard | 7 May 2015

Denim brand Wrangler has expanded its product offering with the launch of its Premium Performance Cool Vantage jeans, which feature moisture-wicking technology.

VF Corp lifts outlook despite Q1 profit fall

Katie Smith | 1 May 2015

US apparel giant VF Corp has lifted its full-year earnings outlook and said it remains confident, despite seeing both its first-quarter profit and margin decline.

North Face to recycle 100K lbs of apparel in 2015

Katie Smith | 21 Apr 2015

Outdoor wear brand The North Face has set its sights on recycling more than 100,000 lbs of apparel and footwear in 2015, after announcing plans to expand its closed loop programme to all of its stores in the US.

VF Corp to develop nanofibre apparel fabrics

Katie Smith | 9 Apr 2015

US apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has formed a strategic partnership with nanofibre solutions company FibeRio Technology to develop performance apparel fabrics using nanotechnology.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 20 Feb 2015

The most-read stories on just-style this week include a look at the impact VF Corp's global supply chain is having on gross margin, Pakistan's new textile policy, and the apparel industry's response to President Obama's intervention in the ongoing West Coast port dispute.

VF Corp Q4 earnings miss estimates

Michelle Russell | 13 Feb 2015

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has booked fourth-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations but is optimistic for 2015.

Ascena revises Justice strategy as CFO appointed

Michelle Russell | 12 Feb 2015

Ascena Retail Group has promoted SVP of investor relations Robb Giammatteo to the role of CFO and outlined a revised three-point stabilisation plan for its Justice brand.

North Face adds eco-friendly materials to jackets

Katie Smith | 26 Jan 2015

VF-owned outdoor brand The North Face has incorporated three of Unifi's Repreve environmentally friendly materials into its Denali line of fleece jackets, significantly reducing the amount of water and chemicals used in the fabric dyeing and finishing process.

Fashion brands facing strong dollar “headwind”

Richard Woodard | 21 Jan 2015

Global fashion brands based in the US could face an increasing headwind from a strong dollar, an analyst has warned.

United Colors of Benetton builds management team

Katie Smith | 20 Jan 2015

Italian fashion firm Benetton Group has strengthened its management team with three new appointments, including that of Piero Maldini as retail director for United Colors of Benetton.

Top ten news stories on just-style in 2014...

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2014

Instead of our regular roundup of the most-read stories on just-style during the week, we thought a fitting end to the year would be to take a look at the top news stories on just-style in 2014. Minimum wage rises, toxic substances in clothing, job cuts, and factory safety issues were some of the issues that made the headlines.

North Face debuts locally-grown "backyard" hoodie

Katie Smith | 16 Dec 2014

VF-owned outdoor brand The North Face has developed a cotton hoodie that was designed, sourced and manufactured within 150 miles of its headquarters in California.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 12 Dec 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week include an interview with Seth Ellison, group president for Europe at Levi Strauss, Bangladesh's apparel exports to the US continue to slide in October, and VF Corp issues Bangladesh factory safety funding.

VF Corp issues Bangladesh safety funding

Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 2014

VF Corp, and the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC), have provided loans to three Bangladeshi garment factories under a new funding programme for fire and building safety improvements.

Lee Jeans eyes "comfort revolution" in innovation

Michelle Russell | 28 Nov 2014

Lee Jeans, a subsidiary of VF Corporation, says the growing trend for athleisure means its priority is to ensure "the comfort revolution" is apparent in all of its innovations.

Top stories this week on just-style...

Katie Smith | 7 Nov 2014

The most-read stories on just-style this week included news that VF Corp is being viewed as the most suitable buyer for sportswear brand Puma, an insight into some of the trends and challenges facing the retail sector, and the impact of slowdowns at US west coast ports on apparel shipments.

WL Gore launches three-layer C-Knit fabric

Michelle Russell | 7 Nov 2014

WL Gore & Associates, best-known for its waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex fabric, has launched a three-layer fabric.

Former Maidenform CEO Reznik to join Delta Galil

Katie Smith | 5 Nov 2014

Former Maidenform CEO Maurice Reznik is to join lingerie, sleepwear and sock manufacturer Delta Galil Industries as CEO of women's intimate apparel for the US and UK, and president of its US segment.

VF Corp seen as most suitable buyer for Puma

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.

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US port dipute conclusion nears

Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 2015

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

Bangladesh's ambitious goal on apparel exports

Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 2014

The Bangladesh ready-made garment industry has set out an ambitious goal to double its exports to $50bn over the next seven years as it works to rebuild its reputation in the wake of recent tragedies.

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