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Human Resources

Renfro Names Former VF Corp. Exec as CEO, President

The move follows the retirement of Bud Kilby after a 26-year career at the sock-maker.

clock July 3, 2017Arthur Zaczkiewicz

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Fashion Scoops

Bombas Partners With Authentic Brands to Launch Muhammad Ali-Inspired Socks

Built on the policy that one pair of socks is donated to an underserved person for every pair purchased, Bombas has donated more than two million pairs of socks to date across the U.S.

clock March 1, 2017Rosemary Feitelberg

Mergers and Acquisitions

Happy Socks Acquired by Palamon Capital Partners for $81.2M

Founders Mikael Söderlindh and Viktor Tell will remain involved with the company.

clock January 16, 2017Vicki M. Young

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Fashion Scoops

Legwear Label Item M6 Taps Photographer Sven Marquardt to Shoot Lookbook and Campaign

The Berghain bouncer shot the look book and campaign imagery in a Berlin-based boxing ring using analog photography.

clock October 17, 2016Lorelei Marfil

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Textiles

DeFeet Teams With Unifi As New Fiber Supplier

DeFeet will incorporate Unifi’s Repreve, Sorbtek and XS Dynamic Tunable Cross-Section technology into a variety of its products.

clock September 30, 2016Arthur Friedman

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Financial

Gildan Buys Peds Legwear Amid Disappointing Earnings

Gildan Activewear acquired Peds Legwear for $55 million and delivered disappointing second-quarter results.

clock July 27, 2016Debra Borchardt

Etro

Mens Clothing Furnishings

Socks Make a Comeback on the Men’s Runways

Last season the sock made a triumphant return as the British dandy influence helped the accessory reemerge in bright colors.

clock March 24, 2016Luis Campuzano

Footwear

O’Riordan Named New CEO for Socks and Accessory Brands Global

Sock and Accessory Brands Global named Tom O’Riordan as its new chairman and chief executive officer.

clock October 14, 2015Debra Borchardt

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