Author: Andy Polk

In 2007, FDRA leadership created the International Footwear Affiliate Membership (IFAM) program to ensure that footwear factories around the world had the opportunity to partner and collaborate with the industry’s leading trade association. Seven years later, FDRA is proud to maintain the support of...

March retail sales, released today by the U.S. Census Bureau, which include categories such as automobiles, gasoline stations, and restaurants, increased 1.1 percent seasonally adjusted month-to-month ($433.9 billion). The Census also reported that retail sales increased 3.8 percent adjusted year-over-year....

Timberland continued to utilize Social Accountability International's (SAI's) Social Fingerprint tool for benchmarking and guiding factories in developing best-in-class social/labor management systems. Seventy percent (70 percent) of Timberland's global footwear and apparel production was sourced from factories meeting "Level 3" criteria of SAI's benchmark, exceeding...