A chemical management programme developed by apparel giant VF Corp to identify and eliminate potentially harmful chemicals from its supply c...
Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation has said that reducing costs in its global supply chain has given it a competitive advantage as it...
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 13 Feb 2015
Apparel and footwear giant VF Corp has booked fourth-quarter earnings that missed analyst expectations but is optimistic for 2015.
| 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.
| 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.
| 21 Jan 2015
Global fashion brands based in the US could face an increasing headwind from a strong dollar, an analyst has warned.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 7 Nov 2014
WL Gore & Associates, best-known for its waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex fabric, has launched a three-layer fabric.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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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