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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".


Apparel groups urge strong climate pledge from leaders Michelle Russell | 4 Dec 15

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. 


Where next for sustainability in fashion? Katie Smith | 14 Aug 15

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.


IN THE MONEY: VF Corp confirms interest in Africa sourcing Michelle Russell | 27 Jul 15

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.


Timberland makes social compliance improvements Michelle Russell | 23 Apr 15

VF Corp-owned Timberland said 73% of its production in 2014 came from factories with demonstrated social/labour management systems.


Outdoor Retailer brands embrace technology and transparency Debra Cobb | 30 Jan 15

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.


Spotlight on...Enthusiasm for tech in outdoor apparel on the rise Michelle Russell | 27 Jan 15

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.


Adidas and Timberland commit to responsible down Katie Smith | 23 Jan 15

International apparel brands and retailers Adidas, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland have committed to using responsibly sourced and traceable down in their products.


VF Corp seen as most suitable buyer for Puma Michelle Russell | 4 Nov 14

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.


Boot Barn gears up for initial public offering Leonie Barrie | 6 Oct 14

Western and work-related footwear, apparel and accessories retailer Boot Barn Holdings has filed for an initial public offering that could see the company raise up to $86.25m.


US: ISA TanTec setting up eco-friendly tannery Leonie Barrie | 22 Sep 14

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.


US: Timberland sets sights on $3.1bn revenues by 2019 Leonie Barrie | 17 Sep 14

Outdoor lifestyle footwear and apparel brand Timberland is on track to grow revenues by $1.4bn over the next five years, parent company VF Corporation said today (17 September).


US: VF taps Nike exec Cherian to lead innovation centres Leonie Barrie | 11 Sep 14

VF Corporation today (11 September) named Dan Cherian as vice president, global innovation, performance apparel and footwear - a newly created role to lead the company's innovation centres.


Green garments: Groundswell in green branding Mark Rowe | 4 Aug 14

Many textile brands now make claims of operating with varying levels of environmentally mindful or sustainable practices. But while green branding has its pitfalls, companies could be braver in eco-marketing.


IN THE MONEY: VF Corp bullish for second-half growth Katie Smith | 22 Jul 14

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.


US: VF Corp books "solid" Q2 performance Katie Smith | 21 Jul 14

VF Corp delivered what has been described as a "solid performance" during a "challenging" second-quarter, helped by double-digit revenue growth at four of its major brands.


US: Timberland meets two CSR goals ahead of schedule Michelle Russell | 10 Jul 14

VF Corp-owned Timberland has surpassed two of its key CSR targets nearly two years ahead of schedule.


US: VF Corp to disclose Bangladesh factory names Katie Smith | 3 Jun 14

Apparel giant VF Corp has revealed it will share the names of all the factories it uses in Bangladesh in the coming weeks, as part of wider efforts to improve working conditions in the country's garment industry.


US: Travel goods firms call for changes to GSP scheme Leonie Barrie | 14 May 14

Leading US travel goods companies, including Coach, VF Corp and Timberland, are continuing to call for legislation that would make US imports of items such as handbags, luggage and backpacks eligible for duty-free benefits.


CHINA: Adidas says its production has resumed at Yue Yuen Michelle Russell | 25 Apr 14

Adidas has confirmed its production facility within the Yue Yuen shoe factory is now fully operational following a near two-week strike, likely one of the country's largest in history.


CHINA: Officials tell Yue Yuen to pay back strikers' benefits Leonie Barrie | 25 Apr 14

The ongoing dispute at shoe maker Yue Yuen has taken another turn after Chinese officials said the factory must provide back pay for past unpaid social insurance to workers who have been on strike for the past 11 days.

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