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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...

Where does VF supply chain sit in growth strategy?

VF Corp’s latest five-year growth plan sets out the company’s goals to 2021, including a ramped-up focus on its top-performing Vans, Timberl...

Michelle Russell | 22 Mar 2017

First feedback on last week's launch of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark has welcomed the move – but warns against drawing conclusions too quickly and highlights a number of critical issues such as the quality and credibility of information, governance and price pressures.

Katie Smith | 23 Dec 2015

Among the industry executives who spoke with just-style this year were William E Connor, chairman and CEO of William E Connor & Associates; Patagonia's director of social & environmental responsibility Cara Chacon; Frank Henke, global director of social and environmental affairs at German sporting goods giant Adidas Group; and Esquel Group vice chairman and CEO John Cheh. 

Leonie Barrie | 14 Dec 2015

US apparel giant VF Corp is extending its Third Way manufacturing programme to strategic suppliers in sub-Saharan Africa as it continues to build long-term relationships with key partners.

Katie Smith | 25 Sep 2015

Deflationary pressures, the rise of Amazon and the expansion of off-price and fast fashion chains all have the potential to disrupt traditional US apparel retailers - but it is the athletic players that are “well positioned” to come out on top, analysts suggest.

Latest Interviews

Leonie Barrie | 28 Jul 2016

With pressure mounting on the outdoor apparel industry to eliminate hazardous chemicals from products and production processes, The North Face is using tools developed by parent company VF Corp to help it work towards its goals. And for sustainability manager James Rogers, the key to reducing overall chemical use is to take a holistic view of the entire supply chain.

Katie Smith | 8 May 2015

Outdoor wear behemoth The North Face has secured its position as a leader in the field since its inception 50 years ago. While "ahead of the game" on sustainability, the US2$bn brand is also just "scratching the surface," according to Adam Mott, the group's director of sustainability. Here he tells just-style how the company is re-evaluating and rethinking everything it does based on what's right for the worker, the environment, and the consumer.

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just-style | 22 Mar 2018

In the latest fourth-quarter filings from US apparel and footwear brands and retailers, Genesco booked a rise in both earnings and revenue, 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.

Leonie Barrie | 16 Mar 2018

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation has named Velia Carboni to the new position of chief digital officer, tasked with coming up with new, innovative online shopping experiences.

Beth Wright | 15 Feb 2018

US apparel giant VF Corp, Hong Kong-based sourcing specialist William E Connor & Associates, and retailer Marks & Spencer are the only apparel, sourcing and retail companies to make it on to the latest annual ranking of the world's most ethical companies.

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.

Michelle Russell | 19 Jan 2018

US apparel giant VF Corp is investing US$52m in a new distribution centre in Pennsylvania in a move to help it improve speed to market in northeastern America.

Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 2018

US apparel giant VF Corporation has begun a new long-term partnership with North Carolina State University to help drive industry-leading research, provide education opportunities for VF executives, and develop a pipeline of future talent for the company.

Leonie Barrie | 11 Dec 2017

Apparel and footwear giant VF Corporation, owner of The North Face and Timberland brands, has launched a new global sustainability and responsibility strategy setting out updated goals and targets across its business and global supply chain.

Michelle Russell | 28 Nov 2017

US apparel giant VF Corp has furthered its commitment to ensuring and communicating that its products are free of animal fur through a partnership with the Fur Free Retailer programme.

Leonie Barrie | 28 Nov 2017

VF Corporation, the parent company of denim brands Lee and Wrangler, has announced a number of senior leadership changes within its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) jeanswear division.

Michelle Russell | 3 Nov 2017

Apparel giant VF Corp is amplifying its focus on high-performance apparel made of natural fibres with the purchase of New Zealand based ethical and sustainable performance apparel brand Icebreaker.

Beth Wright | 3 Oct 2017

US apparel giant VF Corporation has completed its previously announced acquisition of Williamson-Dickie Mfg Co – owner of brands including Dickies – in a deal worth around US$820m.

Beth Wright | 20 Sep 2017

The North Face, the largest brand in VF Corp's outdoor and action sports group, has unveiled a new synthetic insulation that releases excess heat through movement and exertion for balanced warmth and breathability.

Leonie Barrie | 14 Aug 2017

US apparel giant VF Corporation is expanding its growing workwear platform with the acquisition of Williamson-Dickie Mfg Co – owner of brands including Dickies – in a deal worth around $820m.

Leonie Barrie | 11 Aug 2017

Jeanswear brand Wrangler has become the first apparel company to join the sustainable agriculture alliance as a next step towards increasing the supply of sustainable US cotton.

Hannah Abdulla | 7 Aug 2017

VF Corp has reaffirmed its commitment to Mexico after striking a new licensing agreement with Cavalier Fashion Group.

Hannah Abdulla | 31 Jul 2017

The CEO of US footwear and apparel giant VF Corp has praised the company's early progress in its five-year plan to revamp its supply chain – a move aimed at accelerating speed-to-market and getting closer to its consumers.

Beth Wright | 28 Jul 2017

Top stories this week on just-style include a plan to accelerate apparel exports to the US from El Salvador, attempts to ease increasing congestion at Bangladesh's Chittagong port, VF Corp CEO Steven Rendle taking on the additional role of chairman amid second-quarter gains, and the acquisition by Michael Kors of Jimmy Choo for US$1.2bn.

Michelle Russell | 13 Jul 2017

Instead of withdrawing from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) the US should seek to improve it, according to apparel giant VF Corp, in a testimony adding that any changes to textile and apparel rules should be aimed at increasing competitiveness and flexibility.

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. 

Michelle Russell | 26 Jun 2017

Around 28 textile and apparel suppliers to VF Corp and Target in Vietnam have realised a collective saving of US$15m in water, energy and chemical operating costs under a resource efficiency scheme run by the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

Beth Wright | 1 Jun 2017

US apparel giant VF Corp has named former Reebok executive Chris Waldeck as president of its Lee and Rock & Republic brands.

Beth Wright | 26 May 2017

Parisian fashion house Christian Dior, US sporting goods behemoth Nike, and Spanish clothing giant Inditex have all topped Forbes' 2017 The World's Biggest Public Companies ranking.

Latest blogs

Michelle Russell | 21 Dec 2015

From retailing to manufacturing, sourcing and sustainability, winners and losers were not hard to find in the apparel industry in 2015. As the year draws to a close, just-style's annual review tracks those for whom 2015 will be memorable in more ways than one.

Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 2015

A tentative agreement on a new five-year contract has been agreed for some 20,000 dockworkers at 29 US West Coast ports, ending nine months of discussions. The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) have been engaged in talks since 12 May to replace the existing six-year contact, which expired on 30 June.

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