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Richard Woodard | 6 Mar 2014

Members of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group are “forging solidly” towards their 2020 goals, but need the collective help of industry and other stakeholders, says a new report.


Leonie Barrie | 18 Sep 2013

Facing up to capacity constraint issues that have been weighing on sales and the availability of certain products, apparel maker Gildan Activewear is forging ahead with its expansion plans.


just-style.com | 16 Dec 2010

Online apparel sales are set to be boosted significantly by the entry of two giants in Internet retailing and a search engine company, who are all vying for growth in the global online apparel market.


Leonie Barrie | 9 Nov 2010

One of the leading suppliers of PLM software is hoping its expertise in 3D virtual reality tools will provide another option for the fashion industry to stay competitive.

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Leonie Barrie | 12 Dec 2016

US footwear firms Wolverine Worldwide and New Balance have hailed the passage of a defence bill that includes language directing troops to buy American-made athletic shoes for military recruits.


Leonie Barrie | 18 Nov 2016

Global athletic brand New Balance is facing a backlash from customers threatening to boycott the brand after it appeared to back President-elect Donald Trump’s trade stance.


Michelle Russell | 14 Apr 2016

The US apparel and footwear industry has reiterated its call for Administration to "fulfil its commitments" to ensuring the extension of the Berry Amendment to include athletic footwear.


Katie Smith | 12 Apr 2016

Global athletic brand New Balance is to release its long-awaited high performance running shoe with a 3D printed midsole later this week. 


Katie Smith | 8 Jan 2016

Global athletic brand New Balance has launched a new division dedicated to developing innovative digital experiences and wearable technologies to improve athlete performance. 


Leonie Barrie | 23 Nov 2015

Global athletic brand New Balance is to launch its first high performance running shoe with a 3D printed midsole said to represent a “breakthrough” in balancing flexibility, strength, weight and durability.


Michelle Russell | 9 Oct 2015

F&F, the fashion brand of UK supermarket retailer Tesco Stores, has become the latest member of the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) group, amid the formation of a new board of directors.


Katie Smith | 5 Aug 2015

Investment firms Berkshire Partners and New Balance Holding have completed their acquisition of casual footwear business Rockport Company from sportswear giant Adidas Group.


Katie Smith | 30 Jul 2015

Strong mid-year sales of athletic footwear in the US is an encouraging indicator for the all-important back-to-school season, new research suggests.


Michelle Russell | 9 Apr 2015

Footwear business New Balance has turned to design-driven manufacturing to print 3D custom spike plates to individualise the foot strike patterns of its elite athletes.


Richard Woodard | 14 Jan 2015

Footwear business New Balance has hit back at rival Converse in a continuing row about the design of the latter’s Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers.


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.


Richard Woodard | 27 Aug 2014

Necessity is the main motivation behind men buying shoes in the US, according to a new study, but attitudes are beginning to evolve as men increasingly embrace fashion and newness in footwear.


Michelle Russell | 5 Jun 2014

Sports apparel and footwear firm New Balance has filed a lawsuit against Karl Lagerfeld over copyright infringement of its logo on the designer's new sneaker line.


Katie Smith | 28 May 2014

Footwear sole manufacturer Vibram is investing US$1.2m at its plant in Massachusetts to take advantage of a recent ruling by the Department of Defense that all new military recruits must purchase domestically-made athletic trainers.


Leonie Barrie | 28 Apr 2014

The US Department of Defense is to change its procurement policy in favour of US-made athletic footwear.


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.


Leonie Barrie | 7 Mar 2014

Rick Helfenbein, president of TellaS Ltd, Luen Thai USA has been named the new chairman of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).


Katie Smith | 10 Feb 2014

Primark has become the latest retailer to commit to the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its supply chain after a Greenpeace campaign.


Katie Smith | 21 Jan 2014

Adidas, Esprit, and Gap Inc are among a coalition of 30 retailers and brands that have signed a new letter calling for an investigation into the recent violence in Cambodia's garment industry.


Katie Smith | 18 Oct 2013

Customer satisfaction with athletic footwear and apparel manufacturers, including Skechers and Levi Strauss, remains high, new research suggests.


Katie Smith | 14 Oct 2013

US-based footwear and accessories manufacturer RG Barry has promoted Lee Smith to president of its footwear business unit, replacing Nancy Coons.


Leonie Barrie | 27 Sep 2013

Italian high-end textile manufacturer Canepa SpA has made a commitment to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain by 2020 - becoming, it claims, the first textile company in the world to join Greenpeace's Detox campaign.


Katie Smith | 2 Sep 2013

The global footwear market is expected to be worth US$211.5bn in 2018, with growth driven by Asia Pacific and Europe, according to new research.

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