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US Q3 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp just-style | 6 Feb 19

In the latest third-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Francesca's Holdings Corporation swung to a third-quarter loss of US$16.2m, PVH Corp posted what CEO Emanuel Chirico called a "strong earnings performance", and Abercrombie booked its fifth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales.


VF has a vision for circular supply chains – it just needs them to scale up Beth Wright | 1 Feb 19

More than a year into its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, apparel giant VF Corp is helping to drive efforts to lead large scale commercialisation of circular business models. But as Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International, explains, the current supply chain still lacks many of the key links needed to make circularity work.


VF has a vision for circular supply chains – it just needs them to scale up Beth Wright | 1 Feb 19

More than a year into its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, apparel giant VF Corp is helping to drive efforts to lead large scale commercialisation of circular business models. But as Anna Maria Rugarli, senior director of sustainability and responsibility for EMEA at VF International, explains, the current supply chain still lacks many of the key links needed to make circularity work.


US government shutdown threatens to delay VF Corp spin-off Hannah Abdulla | 21 Jan 19

The ongoing US government shutdown is threatening to delay VF Corp's planned spin-off of its jeans division, CFO Scott Roe told an audience of investors in the wake of the company's Q3 results.


The North Face in breathable waterproof fabric breakthrough Beth Wright | 14 Jan 19

Outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear brand The North Face has unveiled what it claims is the world's most advanced breathable and waterproof outwear technology that has the potential to be applied to any garments.


VF Corp names jeanswear spin-off Kontoor Brands Beth Wright | 7 Dec 18

US apparel giant VF Corp is to name its jeanswear business Kontoor Brands Inc following the planned spin-off of the unit next year.


VF Corp eyes UK growth with new business hub Beth Wright | 4 Dec 18

US apparel giant VF Corp has launched a new business hub in London in a move it says is designed to strengthen trade relationships and fuel company growth in the UK market.


Timberland continues to accelerate sustainability efforts Beth Wright | 3 Dec 18

Timberland has once again increased the use of organic, US-origin and Better Cotton in its products and continues to progress towards its 2020 sustainability goals.


Top stories on just-style in November... Beth Wright | 3 Dec 18

Top stories on just-style in November include an interview with Pamela Mar, director of sustainability at the Fung Group and EVP of Supply Chain Futures for the Fung Academy, how the US-China trade war could accelerate sourcing from Africa, and reports of poor working conditions, low wages, modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK garment industry. Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) is preparing to launch the 'UN Alliance on Sustainable Fashion' next year.


Top stories this week on just-style... Beth Wright | 16 Nov 18

Top stories on just-style this week include a look at how the ongoing 'trade war' between the US and China could increase the number of American apparel brands shifting their sourcing away from Chinese suppliers, an interview with Pamela Mar, director of sustainability at the Fung Group, and Vietnam becoming the seventh country to ratify CPTPP – or TPP-11.


VF Corp inks deal for new Jeanswear business headquarters Beth Wright | 12 Nov 18

US apparel giant VF Corp has named historic textile mill Revolution Mill in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the future home for select functions of its Jeanswear business.


VF Corp completes Reef sale Beth Wright | 29 Oct 18

US apparel giant VF Corp has completed the sale of its Reef surfwear brand to casual footwear business The Rockport Group.


US Q2 in brief – Boot Barn Holdings, VF Corp, Sears just-style | 26 Oct 18

In the latest second-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, VF Corp raised its full-year guidance on strong sales and earnings, while L Brands reported a 28.7% drop in earnings, and Urban Outfitters achieved record second-quarter sales and a jump in profit.


VF Corp's journey to becoming a 'purpose-led' company Beth Wright | 23 Oct 18

"We get so focused on making money that we sometimes overlook the value of collaboration and the spirit of making the world a better place and for the future of our fashion industry," Scott Deitz, vice president of public affairs at US apparel giant VF Corp, told delegates at the recent IAF World Fashion Convention.


VF Corp leveraging supply chain to counter trade war Hannah Abdulla | 22 Oct 18

US apparel giant VF Corp has moved to quell concerns the trade war between the US and China could be worrisome for its business. 


Wrangler to fund sustainable cotton programme for farmers Beth Wright | 19 Oct 18

US jeans brand Wrangler has committed to a demonstration farm training programme to support cotton farmers dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture practices.


VF Corp offloads Reef to The Rockport Group Beth Wright | 4 Oct 18

US apparel giant VF Corp has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Reef surfwear brand to casual footwear business The Rockport Group.


VF Corp's source maps track supply chain footprint Beth Wright | 2 Oct 18

US apparel giant VF Corp is allowing consumers to track the supply chain footprint for ten of its brands most "iconic" products through a new online traceability tool.


Wrangler first to adopt dry-dyed indigo denim Beth Wright | 19 Sep 18

Jeans giant Wrangler will be the first brand to adopt a new environmentally-friendly indigo yarn dyeing process that uses foam instead of water - eliminating 99% of the water typically used in indigo-dyeing - and has the potential to transform denim manufacturing.


VF Corp eyes US$5bn sales target for Vans Beth Wright | 13 Sep 18

US apparel giant VF Corp says it is targeting US$5bn in revenue for its Vans business by fiscal year 2023, representing growth between 10%-12% over the five-year period.


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.


VF Corp to spin off jeans business into separate company Beth Wright | 13 Aug 18

US apparel giant VF Corp has revealed plans to spin off the group's denim and outlet businesses into an independent, publicly traded company – in a move it says will sharpen its focus as a global clothing and footwear powerhouse focused on brands such as The North Face, Timberland and Vans.


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.


Wrangler supports US cotton growers on sustainability data Michelle Russell | 6 Jul 18

Jeans brand Wrangler has partnered with farm-management software company MyFarms to show how field-level sustainability data can be used to strengthen agricultural supply chains.


The North Face to sell refurbished apparel Michelle Russell | 8 Jun 18

The North Face, the largest brand in VF Corp's outdoor and action sports group, has launched an online "recommerce" initiative that aims to keep its clothing in use for longer.


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.


Why digitisation is the smart approach to quality Leonie Barrie | 17 May 18

Digitising the quality process at Helly Hansen and VF Corporation is disrupting the traditional concept of quality control – and paving the way for a move from inspection towards in-process quality management.


VF completes Nautica sale to Authentic Brands Group Beth Wright | 1 May 18

US apparel giant VF Corp has completed the sale of its Nautica brand business to Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Juicy Couture and Jones New York.


Wrangler hails sustainable cotton farming techniques Beth Wright | 19 Apr 18

Sustainable cotton farming techniques can result in the removal of three times the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere as conventional farming methods, according to a new report from US jeans brands Wrangler.


North Face parks project turns plastic bottles into clothes Michelle Russell | 17 Apr 18

The North Face, the largest brand in VF Corp's outdoor and action sports group, has initiated a project that turns recycled bottles collected from the waste streams of US national parks into garments.

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