Latest Footwear manufacturing News

Crocs to outsource manufacturing of clogs, other footwear

Aug. 9, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

NIWOT, Colo. (AP) — Colorado-based footwear company Crocs Inc. is closing company-owned manufacturing plants in Italy and Mexico by year's end and replacing its chief financial officer. The company announced the outsourcing of additional manufacturing and the closure of a distribution facility in Mexico...

Top executive sentenced in 'Made in USA' boots scheme

Aug. 8, 2018 11:02 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The top executive of a one-time leading manufacturer of boots for the U.S. military has been sentenced in a "Made in USA" scheme. A statement from U.S. Attorney J. Douglas Overbey says 66-year-old Vincent Lee Ferguson of Knoxville, Tennessee, was sentenced Monday to 41 months in...

Ivanka Trump is shutting down her clothing company

Jul. 24, 2018 9:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion line of dresses, shoes and handbags that became a target of political boycotts and spurred concerns about conflicts of interest after her father was elected. The president's daughter said in a statement she made the decision so she could focus more...

Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

Jul. 17, 2018 3:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week. What...

Toxic tanneries forced to move pollute new Bangladesh site

Jul. 6, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh tanneries prepping leather for shoes, belts, wallets and purses are dumping toxic chemicals into a river at a new industrial complex more than a year after the government shut them down for poisoning a different river and using child labor. "It's killing the river. The...

Twenty-First Century Fox and Walgreens jump; Starbucks skids

Jun. 20, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday: Twenty-First Century Fox Inc., up $3.37 to $48.08 The media company accepted a new offer from Disney to its entertainment divisions for more than $70 billion. Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., up $3.39 to $68 S&P Dow Jones...