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Ecco Leather takes major step towards water-free tanning

12 September 2018 | Michelle Russell

Netherlands based Ecco Leather has developed a technology that could take the industry a step closer to water-free leather tanning by using the moisture already present in the hides.... read more

Cherokee expands Hi-Tec, 50 Peaks brands beyond footwear

12 July 2017 | Hannah Abdulla

Cherokee Global Brands, owner and marketer of brands including Cherokee and Hi-Tec, has entered into a license agreement to expand its Hi-Tec and 50 Peaks brands in several key growth categories in North America.... read more

Cherokee forges license deals for Hi-Tec and Magnum

15 December 2016 | Michelle Russell

Brand management firm Cherokee Inc has signed new licensing deals for its Hi-Tec and Magnum footwear brands with Carolina Footwear and India's Batra Group.... read more

Cherokee snaps up Hi-Tec Sports for $95.8m

30 November 2016 | Michelle Russell

Brand management firm Cherokee Inc has inked a deal to acquire global footwear firm Hi-Tec Sports International for US$95.8m.... read more

DENMARK: Ecco books record full-year results

13 March 2014 | Katie Smith

Danish footwear giant Ecco has recorded its "best ever results" in 2013, with an 8% increase in full-year profit, bolstered by strong sales in China and Russia.... read more

DENMARK: Ecco hails "record" FY as profit jumps 43%

13 March 2012 | Leonie Barrie

Danish footwear giant Ecco has booked "the best results in the company's history" with a 43% hike in full-year profit driven by higher sales and new products.... read more

NETHERLANDS: Ecco chooses Manthan Systems for retail analytics

7 March 2011 | just-style.com

Danish footwear firm Ecco has selected retail supplier Manthan Systems to provide retail analytics software to support the company's efficiency and decision-making.... read more

Global news roundup

28 February 2011 | just-style.com

The following is a roundup of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. just-style has not checked these stories so cannot guarantee their accuracy.... read more

US: Hi-Tec relocates corporate headquarters

12 October 2010 | just-style.com

UK-based outdoor clothing and footwear firm Hi-Tec is moving the corporate headquarters of its US subsidiary from Modesto in California to Portland, Oregon.... read more

US: P2i Inc expands into heart of US footwear market

21 December 2009 | just-style.com

P2i Inc, the company behind the Ion-mask liquid repellent nano-coating technology, has expanded its presence in the US market with the appointment of Joy Gruver as sales manager for footwear and performance textiles.... read more

ANALYSIS: China’s shoe makers brace for EU dumping duties

4 November 2009 | Dominique Patton

As the European Union considers extending anti-dumping duties on Chinese leather shoes, China’s shoe manufacturers are bracing for a further hit to exports. Many have already shifted business away from Europe, while others are turning towards the domestic market, as Dominique Patton reports.... read more

DENMARK: Ecco to cut 1,150 jobs as sales slow

6 April 2009 | just-style.com

Danish footwear maker Ecco Sko A/S is laying off 1,150 people – around 10% of its production workforce – after seeing a “significant decline” in first quarter sales, the company confirmed to just-style today (6 April).... read more

DENMARK: Ecco unveils “revolutionary” running shoe

24 March 2009 | just-style.com

Footwear company Ecco has teamed up with hi-tech operator P2i to develop a “revolutionary” running shoe which makes use of complex nano-coating technology.... read more

CHINA: Ecco opens $35m tannery to supply shoe plants

21 October 2008 | just-style.com

Danish footwear firm Ecco has opened one of the world’s biggest tanneries in Xiamen, China, to supply its local shoe factory with high quality raw material.... read more

UK: Hi-Tech to launch ion-mask treated footwear line

7 July 2008 | just-style.com

Footwear company Hi-Tec is to launch a collection of footwear made waterproof by ion-mask enhancement, a plasma treatment originally developed to protect soldiers from chemical attack and patented by Oxford UK-based P2i Ltd.... read more

VIETNAM: 1,000 footwear workers strike at Stella supplier

24 April 2008 | just-style.com

Over 1,000 footwear workers yesterday (23 April) went on strike to protest at long working hours and poor working conditions.... read more

UK: River Island to re-launch 80's Hi-Tecs

11 January 2008 | just-style.com

Footwear brand Hi-Tec has teamed up with UK high street chain River Island to re-launch its 80’s style ‘Hi-Tops’.... read more

US: Big Dog to change name, buys Natural Comfort Footwear

19 November 2007 | just-style.com

In a move that reflects the shifting dynamic of the company, Big Dog Holdings Inc is changing its name to that of its fastest-growing subsidiary, and buying the Natural Comfort Footwear chain to add more stores to its roster.... read more

US: Hi-Tec teams with Bordan for athletic footwear launch

18 October 2007 | just-style.com

Hi-Tec Sports USA is to launch its athletic footwear in the US and Canada after signing a licensing deal with Bordan Shoe Company.... read more

UK: Hi-Tech to step into India?

18 September 2007 | just-style.com

Outdoor sportswear firm Hi-Tech has reached a master license deal to distribute its shoes in India, it has been reported.... read more

UK: Hi-Tec donates slice of shoe sales to charity

10 September 2007 | just-style.com

UK footwear brand Hi-Tec has vowed to donate ten pence from every sale of its new junior footwear collection to charity.... read more

THAILAND: Ecco lines up second shoe factory

29 June 2007 | just-style.com

Danish footwear firm Ecco is investing in a second Thai production plant, according to reports in local press.... read more

US: Steven Madden buys e-commerce provider

17 May 2007 | just-style.com

Steven Madden Ltd said late Wednesday (16 May) that it had acquired Compo Enhancements, its e-commerce solutions provider, and appointed Jeffrey Silverman, Compo’s founder and CEO, as president of Steven Madden.... read more

DENMARK: Ecco FY profit more than doubles despite EU tariffs

23 March 2007 | just-style.com

EU anti-dumping duties on shoes made in China failed to dent the performance of Danish shoe maker Ecco Sko A/S, which has more than doubled its 2006 profit on strong sales of all of its footwear categories.... read more

UK: Delcam to buy shoe software firm Crispin

10 January 2007 | just-style.com

CAD/CAM software firm Delcam has bought the share capital of shoe industry systems supplier Crispin Systems.... read more

Japanese apparel gets into shape

3 January 2007 | just-style.com

Japan’s consumers are giving a big thumbs-up to new clothing that gives the wearer a workout without the need for normal exercise. The garments promise to firm up muscles and change the shape of a person’s body – and not surprisingly sales are booming, as Michael Fitzpatrick reports.... read more

JAPAN: Wacoal net income up 40% in H1

13 November 2006 | just-style.com

Wacoal Holdings said net income jumped 40.4% during the first half of the year as net sales grew 1.6%.... read more

EU shoe dumping duties under attack

30 October 2006 | just-style.com

The debate over the imposition of anti-dumping duties on imports of leather shoes from China and Vietnam into the EU has raged for most of this year. But even though the EU reached a final decision on the issue earlier this month, some companies and trade groups are fighting to ensure it doesn’t mark the end of the saga, as Keith Nuthall and Leonie Barrie report.... read more

EU: EC launches final attempt to impose shoe taxes

30 August 2006 | just-style.com

The European Commission is trying to persuade EU member states to back plans to add import taxes to leather shoes from China and Vietnam – despite the fact that 14 EU countries rejected the same proposals earlier this month.... read more