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Timberland makes progress on 2020 sustainability goals Beth Wright | 11 Sep 18

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland continues to progress towards its 2020 sustainability goals, particularly in its bid to incorporate more sustainable cotton into its apparel.


US Q1 in brief – Destination Maternity, Tailored Brands, Boot Barn just-style | 8 Aug 18

In the latest first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, PVH Corp saw revenues exceed guidance thanks to strength across the business, while Guess saw continued momentum in Europe and Asia push earnings and sales up in the three months ended 5 May. Dick's Sporting Goods raised its full-year outlook and Destination XL narrowed its net losses.


Timberland uses more responsibly sourced cotton Beth Wright | 26 Jun 18

Timberland has increased the use of organic, US-origin and Better Cotton in its products in the first quarter of 2018, the US outdoor apparel and footwear giant has said, as it outlined its latest sustainability achievements. 


Timberland aggressively pursues patent infringements Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 18

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has put what it says are "aggressive measures" into place to prevent its footwear designs and technologies from being copied.


US Q4 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, Destination Maternity just-style | 18 May 18

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination Maternity narrowed its net loss, Sears was boosted by the new US tax law, Caleres returned to profit, Dick's Sporting Goods achieved growth across key businesses, and Urban Outfitters produced record fourth-quarter sales.


Timberland uncovers consumer eco-fashion behaviours Beth Wright | 19 Apr 18

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has revealed the findings of a new survey in a bid to uncover what consumers value most when it comes to "going green" with their wardrobe.


Timberland makes "steady" progress on 2020 sustainability goals Beth Wright | 13 Apr 18

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland says it is making "steady" progress towards its 2020 sustainability goals, particularly in its bid to incorporate more sustainable cotton into its apparel.


Timberland to buy up to one-third of cotton from Haiti Michelle Russell | 9 Mar 18

Haiti is making its return to the cotton supply chain with the country’s first cotton harvest in three decades thanks to help from US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland – which also says it hopes to launch products made with the fibre in the next two years.


US Q3 in brief – Deckers Brands, Boot Barn Holdings just-style | 6 Feb 18

In the most recent third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Deckers Brands exceeded expectations, while Boot Barn Holdings saw earnings nearly double. Destination Maternity, meanwhile, widened its losses.


New audit framework allows increased focus on remediation Michelle Russell | 8 Nov 17

A converged assessment framework for social and labour compliance that aims to reduce or eliminate audit fatigue could allow brands and suppliers to invest more in true corrective remediation, its organisers have said.


Timberland helps develop Haiti cotton supply chain Beth Wright | 30 Aug 17

As part of its work to develop a cotton supply chain in Haiti, US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland has participated in a ceremonial planting of the first seeds to mark the reintroduction of cotton as an anchor crop in the country.


Timberland unveils first speciality concept store Beth Wright | 4 Aug 17

Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has revealed its first speciality concept store, with themed installations to bring a fresh and innovative brand experience to consumers.


US Q1 in brief – Cherokee, The Finish Line, J Crew Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 10 Jul 17

In the most recent first-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, G-III Apparel moved to a loss on acquisition charges, while Guess saw earnings fall on soft Americas sales. Kate Spade, meanwhile, saw earnings slump on the back of sales declines, while Hudson's Bay recorded comparable store declines on the back of lower domestic store traffic across all banners. 


Adidas leading the way in tackling leather supply forced labour Beth Wright | 29 Jun 17

Publicly available information reveals very little on how - apart from auditing suppliers – brands and retailers address forced labour risks in countries where they produce hides, process leather, and manufacture leather goods. However, German sportswear giant Adidas marks the exception, new research shows.


US Q4 in brief – Cherokee, Vince Holding, Destination Maternity Michelle Russell and Beth Wright | 15 May 17

In the most recent fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Destination XL moved to a profit but booked lower sales, while Caleres moved to a loss in the quarter. VF Corporation, meanwhile, revealed a fall in both sales and earnings for the quarter, while Stein Mart moved to a loss as a result of "aggressive" promotions. 


Global Brands Group inks global Timberland license deal Beth Wright | 24 Apr 17

Hong Kong-based Global Brands Group has inked a global licensing deal with Timberland to design, produce and distribute men's and women's soft and cold weather accessories.


Timberland progresses on 2020 sustainability goals Leonie Barrie | 10 Apr 17

Among the latest sustainability goals from Timberland are plans to eliminate per-fluorinated compounds (PFCs) completely from the durable water repellents used in its products by 2020 – although the outdoor lifestyle brand admits it faced some challenges in its progress on this and other metrics last year.


Timberland unveils sustainable Thread collection Beth Wright | 3 Mar 17

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has unveiled a new sustainable collection in partnership with responsible fibre and fabric producer Thread International, which recycles plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti, to make performance fabric.


Shoes For Crews taps Timberland veteran O'Connor Beth Wright | 17 Jan 17

Slip-resistant footwear firm Shoes For Crews (SFC) has named Timberland veteran, Jim O'Connor, as vice president and general manager of its Industrial business.


Timberland supports return of cotton farming to Haiti Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 16

US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland has put forward a case for the return of cotton farming to Haiti and the introduction of a new model to encourage exports. 


Timberland PRO taps Sineni as general manager Beth Wright | 8 Nov 16

US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland has named Bob Sineni vice president and general manager of the company’s Timberland PRO line, which serves the industrial footwear and workwear markets.


Thread and Timberland tackle child labour in Haiti Michelle Russell | 22 Sep 16

Responsible fibre and fabric producer Thread International has teamed up with outdoor brand Timberland to tackle environmental hazards and child labour in global supply chains, through a targeted effort in Haiti. 


VF Corp names Pisani as Timberland brand president Beth Wright | 9 Aug 16

US apparel giant VF Corporation has promoted Jim Pisani to the role of global brand president of Timberland, effective immediately.


Timberland matches US stores to new outdoor pledge Beth Wright | 24 Jun 16

Timberland is planning to double its footprint in five US cities by 2020 – not through retail expansion, but by matching the square footage of its existing stores with an equivalent amount of green space in each city.


Timberland partners on recycled responsible line Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 16

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland has partnered with responsible fabric manufacturer Thread International to create a product line using fibres produced from plastic bottles collected in developing countries. 


Timberland sets out new eco-preferred standards Leonie Barrie | 28 Apr 16

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.


Study looks at reviving cotton as Haiti export crop  Katie Smith | 29 Mar 16

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. 


Warm weather weighs on VF Corp sales and earnings Leonie Barrie | 19 Feb 16

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.


US Q3 in brief: Finish Line, Gymboree, Cherokee Global Brands, Men's Wearhouse Michelle Russell and Katie Smith | 7 Jan 16

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. 


Lululemon defends position on down "cruelty" claim Michelle Russell | 23 Dec 15

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".

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