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VF Corp suspends Brazilian leather sourcing

4 September 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

VF Corp, the owner of brands including Timberland and Vans, has stopped sourcing leather and hides from Brazil until it can be sure suppliers do not contribute to environmental harm in the country.... read more

How a converged single audit approach marks the next step in responsible sourcing

28 June 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

An overhaul of the auditing process on factory safety and working conditions is long overdue – and a new initiative launched this month could offer the solution. The Social & Labour Convergence Programme's Converged Assessment Framework enables apparel brands and retailers to align collectively around one standard, reduce the amount of money spent on duplicated auditing, and instead free up resources to improve efficiency and factory working conditions. SLCP executive director Janet Mensink, and Peter Higgins, senior director of global responsible sourcing at VF Corp, tell just-style more.... read more

VF Corp joins fight to tackle climate change

2 May 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

VF Corp has become the latest signatory to the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, furthering its commitment to global climate advocacy and engagement.... read more

VF Corp sees lower FY outlook at Kontoor Brands

29 April 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

VF Corporation is expecting full-year revenue and earnings guidance at newly spun-off denim division Kontoor Brands to be lower year-on-year, as a result of operational actions related to the separation.... read more

Outlook for UK retailers looks bleak

11 March 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The outlook for UK retailers continues to look bleak. UK department store John Lewis blamed a "challenging" retail backdrop for a more than 45% drop in full-year profits to GBP160m. It was a similar story for rival Debenhams, which issued a warning on full-year profits based on poor sales performance. In an update, the retailer said for the 18 weeks to 5 January, gross transaction value fell 5.6% and like-for-like sales were down 5.7%. ... read more

British MPs call for laws to tackle fast fashion

25 February 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The UK government is being urged to introduce legislation that requires fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across their supply chains and take more responsibility for the environmental impact of their businesses. ... read more

US imports hit by earlier stockpiling efforts

11 February 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Latest figures have revealed a fall in US apparel import volumes from nine of the top ten supplier countries in November. China, its biggest apparel supplier, booked flat growth. The picture was hugely different from the previous month where all ten showed positive growth for imports into the US, suggesting retailers were stockpiling earlier to get ahead of the holiday period, as well as bringing in spring merchandise, in a bid to beat a potential increase in tariffs on goods from China.... read more

US government shutdown threatens to delay VF Corp spin-off

21 January 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

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.... read more

Brexit deal rejection worries apparel industry

21 January 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

Last week's rejection of Theresa May's proposed UK-EU Brexit deal by MPs saw chatter spike among industry execs who say a No-Deal Brexit could be problematic for the sector given its heavy reliance on overseas talent ... read more

Apparel makers - Let's get virtual

21 November 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

The Virtual Reality market is becoming a bit of a big deal. According to recent forecasts from DigiCapital, the global VR market value could surpass $120bn by 2020. And, as consumers are demanding more from their apparel, combining VR with apparel is something to think about. Cue Google. ... read more

VF Corp leveraging supply chain to counter trade war

22 October 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

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

New customisable options for consumers

9 October 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Italian sportswear firm CP Company is looking to tap into the growing demand for customisable apparel with a 'Bespoke' project that allows customers to select their preferred colour in its signature goggle lens hoodie.... read more

How social media is forcing apparel brands to think green

12 September 2018 | Hannah Abdulla

Social media, since its evolution, has undoubtedly changed the world as we know it.... read more

VF agrees Mexico license deal for Nautica

7 August 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

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

VF CEO applauds early results of speed-to-market plan

31 July 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

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.... read more

Is Nike's delayed commitment to Amazon costing it sales?

12 July 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Sports apparel retailer Nike's delay in committing to a solid sales partnership with online retail giant Amazon could possibly have seen it lose out on sales yesterday (11 July) as the e-retailer slashed prices on products at some rival brands as part of its annual Prime Day event. ... read more