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Timberland commits to cotton from Haiti

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 outdoo...

New audit framework allows focus on remediation

A converged assessment framework for social and labour compliance that aims to reduce or eliminate audit fatigue could allow brands and supp...

Katie Smith | 14 Aug 2015

It is easy to underestimate the complexity of sustainability in the apparel supply chain. But while there are no simple solutions, industry experts believe improvements can come about through social change, collaboration and innovation.

Michelle Russell | 27 Jul 2015

US apparel giant VF Corp has confirmed its interest in Africa as a sourcing destination as it continues to create a "balanced portfolio" of countries where it can manufacture its products.

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.

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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 | 26 Jun 2018

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. 

just-style | 25 Jun 2018

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.

Michelle Russell | 15 Jun 2018

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

just-style | 18 May 2018

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.

Beth Wright | 19 Apr 2018

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.

Beth Wright | 13 Apr 2018

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.

just-style | 6 Feb 2018

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.

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.

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.

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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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