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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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Beth Wright | 30 Aug 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 4 Aug 2017

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.


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. 


Beth Wright | 29 Jun 2017

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.


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. 


Beth Wright | 24 Apr 2017

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.


Leonie Barrie | 10 Apr 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 3 Mar 2017

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.


Beth Wright | 17 Jan 2017

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.


Michelle Russell | 11 Nov 2016

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. 


Beth Wright | 8 Nov 2016

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.


Leonie Barrie | 5 Oct 2016

US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland is making steady progress on its sustainability goals, yet its latest quarterly update identifies a number of areas where challenges still remain.


Michelle Russell | 22 Sep 2016

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. 


Beth Wright | 9 Aug 2016

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


Beth Wright | 24 Jun 2016

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.


Michelle Russell | 3 Jun 2016

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. 


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.

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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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