CBC: Big fashion brands join B.C. group’s efforts to halt destruction of endangered forests

March 1, 2017. Originally published and aired in CBC As It Happens. Major clothing brands like Timberland, Vans, Nautica and The North Face say they will no longer make products derived from ancient, endangered forests. VF Corporation — which owns more than 30 apparel brands including Wrangler jeans, Vans footwear and JanSport backpacks — announced Monday it will no … Continued

Triple Pundit: Apparel Giant VF Corp. Launches Anti-Deforestation Policy

February 28, 2017. Originally published by Leon Kaye in Triple Pundit. On Monday VF Corp., the $12 billion apparel company that includes brands such as Timberland, The North Face and Vans, announced what it describes as its first “Forest Derived Materials Policy.” The company says these new guidelines will help drive its purchasing decisions to source more … Continued

Sustainable Brands: VF Corp Joins Over 65 Apparel Giants Acting to Minimize Impacts on Endangered Forests

February 27, 2017. Originally published in Sustainable Brands. Today, VF Corporation, the US’ largest fashion conglomerate – parent company of lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories brands including Timberland, The North Face, Lee and Wrangler – released its first-ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets formal guidelines for the company’s purchasing preferences and use of sustainable forest materials … Continued

Reuters: Apparel titan VF Corp tackles deforestation, human rights issues in supply chain

February 27, 2017. Originally published in Reuters by Ellen Wulfhorst. NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Apparel giant VF Corp, the company behind such popular brands as Wrangler jeans and Timberland boots, is adopting sourcing policies to eliminate products that contribute to deforestation and human rights violations, it said on Monday. The new policies, which affect its … Continued