Footwear and Accessories

Retailers Pay Penalties for Labeling Rayon Textiles as Bamboo
December 10, 2015 at 7:48 pm

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposed court orders barring four national retailers— Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, Backcountry.com and J.C. Penney—from mislabeling and advertising rayon textiles as "made of bamboo," and required the companies to pay civil penalties totaling $1.3 million. According to a press release from the FTC, Bed Bath & Beyond will pay…

Adidas to Raise Prices, Shift Production from China
December 10, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Due to rising material and labor costs, Adidas is expecting a major increase in the cost of sourcing products over the next five years. According to Fortune, the athletic wear giant hopes to make up for this by raising prices and moving production from China. The company said that higher input costs and currency effects…

Georgetown Student-athletes Protest Nike
November 19, 2015 at 4:57 pm

A group of Georgetown University student-athletes have voiced their opinions on sweatshop conditions by covering the Nike logos on their sneakers with tape. Georgetown has a partnership with Nike, which means that athletes usually are seen wearing Nike or Jordan branded…

How to Tie Fashion to Fitness
April 8, 2014

Fashion brands are introducing gym gear lines. Here's how to add style to your workout and wellness promotions.

6 Ways to Dress for Promo Success
April 24, 2013

Entrepreneur Magazine published a list of the six apparel items every businessperson needs in his or her closet. Here are my promotional additions.

My Best Promotion
October 1, 2011

In October's My Best Promotion, a distributor worked with a with a large East Coast brewery that wanted to do an inexpensive summer-fun promotion with its top beer distribution partners.

Let's Talk About Shoes
September 21, 2011

London Fashion Week showcased sneakers on the runway. Wouldn't a logo really enhance those comfortable and stylish shoes?

Crocs shares rise on strong 2Q earnings
August 6, 2010

Shares of Crocs Inc. rose on Friday, a day after the maker of colorful plastic shoes said it returned to a profit in the second quarter on better demand for new product offerings.

THE SPARK: The company, based in Niwot, Colo., said results were spurred by better global wholesale and consumer direct businesses and offered third quarter guidance above expectations.