ActivewearFootwearSustainability

Puma Pledges to Be 100% PFC Free

Puma announced Friday a credible roadmap to detoxify its textile production by 2020. The move toward a cleaner apparel manufacturing process comes in response to Greenpeace’s Detox campaign, which was launched in 2011 to challenge global sportswear brands to work toward a toxic-free future.

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BusinessFootwear

Pacific Brands Sells Footwear Division

Pacific Brands is leaving the footwear market. The Australian company sold its unprofitable yet iconic Aussie footwear label Volley, and its local licenses to the Clarks and Hush Puppies brands, to Sydney-based private equity firm Anchorage Capital Partners.

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FootwearRetailTechnology

Aetrex CEO on the Benefits of Going Mobile

The days of Brannock devices being the most hi-tech feature in comfort footwear stores are long gone. And driving the updated innovation is men’s and women’s brand Aetrex, which paved a way for digital footwear fitting with its in-store iStep Technology, which scans and dispenses accurate foot measurements, arch type and pressure point information in less than 30 seconds.

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