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US: Law firm investigates Timberland deal claims just-style.com | 14 Jun 11

A US law firm is investigating potential claims from shareholders against the directors of Timberland related to the company’s acquisition by VF Corporation.

Timberland tops VF Corporation wish list Joe Ayling | 13 Jun 11

US fashion group VF Corporation has described its US$2bn acquisition of outdoor apparel group Timberland as a "milestone", ending a year long analysis of potential targets.

Ten facts about takeover target Timberland Katie Smith | 13 Jun 11

Following the news of fashion group VF Corporation striking a deal to buy outdoor apparel and footwear firm Timberland for US$2bn, just-style looks into the history of the company, financial performance and its products and brands.

US: VF to acquire Timberland for $2bn Joe Ayling | 13 Jun 11

Fashion group VF Corporation has agreed a deal to buy outdoor apparel and footwear firm Timberland for US$2bn.

US: Timberland launches Helix work boot range just-style.com | 1 Jun 11

Outdoor apparel firm Timberland has launched a new work boot collection called Helix, incorporating what it describes as "anti-fatigue technology".

US: Timberland tumbles in Q1 on higher costs just-style.com | 6 May 11

Outdoor clothing and footwear maker The Timberland Company has seen its first quarter profit tumble by 30.2% after higher product costs offset double-digit revenue growth and ate into margins.

US: Timberland PRO introduces anti-fatigue technology just-style.com | 6 May 11

Footwear company Timberland has introduced anti-fatigue technology into its slip-resistant footwear designed for hospitality professionals under its Timberland PRO brand.

US: Sporting goods group joins fair factories scheme just-style.com | 27 Apr 11

The World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) has signed up to the Fair Factories Clearinghouse (FFC), an industry-wide initiative that aims to improve working conditions and compliance by providing an audit sharing platform.

VIETNAM: Tannery Isa Tan Tec meets eco-friendly goals just-style.com | 21 Apr 11

A new shoe leather tannery set up by German-Chinese company ISA Tan Tec to meet demand from brands such as Timberland, New Balance and Hush Puppies for ecologically friendly leather is already fulfilling its environmental goals, the company says.

US: Timberland reports on emissions plan just-style.com | 13 Apr 11

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm The Timberland Company reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 38% during 2010, but extended its goal to halve absolute emissions.

ANALYSIS: Apparel industry sees renewed hope in DR-CAFTA Ivan Castano Freeman | 29 Mar 11

Five years after the signing of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA), Central America's battered textiles and apparel industry is feeling more hopeful that the pact will deliver some of its initial investment targets - especially now that Asia is struggling under major manufacturing and sourcing problems.

INDIA: Reliance Brands inks Steven Madden license just-style.com | 2 Mar 11

Reliance Brands Ltd has inked an exclusive long-term license agreement with US retailer Steven Madden Ltd to bring its footwear and accessories to India.

US: Walmart, M&S, Levi's back apparel eco-index scheme Leonie Barrie | 1 Mar 11

Leading apparel and footwear brands, retailers and manufacturers including Nike, Gap Inc, H&M, Levi Strauss, Marks & Spencer and Walmart are driving a new initiative to improve sustainability across the entire apparel and footwear sector.

US: Timberland sees Q4 profit double just-style.com | 18 Feb 11

Outdoor apparel and footwear firm The Timberland Company has nearly doubled profits in the final quarter of the year, with sales growth across all its regions.

The week ahead on just-style... Joe Ayling | 14 Feb 11

Taking a look at the week ahead for the footwear and apparel industry, here is a snapshot of just-style's latest news and insights agenda.

US: Timberland introduces “Bionic” canvas footwear just-style.com | 8 Feb 11

Fashion and footwear company Timberland is launching “Bionic” canvas, using ion-mask technology, in a number of product lines for its spring 2011 collection.

INDIA: Reliance Brands links with Quiksilver in South Asia just-style.com | 11 Jan 11

Reliance Brands Ltd is to launch the Quiksilver and Roxy surfwear labels in India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh after inking a long-term license deal with outdoor sports lifestyle firm Quiksilver Holding.

December management briefing: Part II - Manufacturing winners and losers in 2010 Keith Nuthall | 21 Dec 10

Established skills and tradition were not enough to save some apparel makers from layoffs and factory closures in 2010. But acquisitions, an environmental focus and international expansion helped others to build on a solid recovery from the recession.

Amazon, eBay and Google in online apparel battle just-style.com | 16 Dec 10

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.

US: Organisers cancel Action Sports Retailer show just-style.com | 5 Nov 10

Organisers of the biannual Action Sports Retailer trade show have decided to cancel the event and focus instead on building the Outdoor Retailer exhibition.

US: Timberland boosts Q3 net income just-style.com | 4 Nov 10

US outdoor apparel firm The Timberland Company has reported higher third quarter profits buoyed by strong European sales.

US: Timberland unveils tree planting programme just-style.com | 8 Oct 10

The Timberland Company has announced an expansion of its tree-planting programme, with plans to plant five million trees in the next five years.

Apparel industry edges closer to eco-index Leonie Barrie | 13 Aug 10

The apparel industry is edging closer to an eco-index that will allow companies to assess the environmental impacts of individual products along their supply chain.

US: Timberland to label eco-impact of all footwear just-style.com | 13 Aug 10

Four years after it started labelling some of its products with details of their environmental impact, footwear and clothing maker The Timberland Company is to roll out the Green Index rating scheme across its entire footwear line.

US: Timberland losses continue despite sales rise just-style.com | 29 Jul 10

Apparel and footwear company Timberland slipped to a second quarter loss of US$23.5m, thanks to a non-cash impairment charge of $13.2m and despite a 5.1% revenue rise.

US: NewMerino label allays fears about Australian wool just-style.com | 15 Jul 10

Australian merino wool growers have launched a new initiative to provide US retailers and brands with visibility into the fibre's supply chain in an attempt to offset concerns about issues such as mulesing.

UK: John Lewis to ban mulesed wool, says PETA Joe Ayling | 22 Jun 10

Department store retailer John Lewis Partnership is taking a stand against mulesing, according to animal rights group PETA.

US: Timberland lines up new web stores just-style.com | 27 May 10

Outdoor apparel retailer Timberland is to launch a re-designed web store in the US later this summer and in the UK, Germany, Austria, France, Italy and Spain in 2011.

VIEWPOINT: Higher cotton cost tied to economic recovery Leonie Barrie | 4 May 10

Will the recent decision by the Indian government to halt cotton exports have serious repercussions for garment makers around the globe? The answer, it seems, is yes and no.

AUSTRALIA: US retail group urges progress on mulesing just-style.com | 4 May 10

The Australian wool industry “needs to move forward with developing alternatives to mulesing [of sheep],” according to one of the top executives at the trade body representing some of the world's largest apparel retailers.







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