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Timberland, Vans and The North Face Offer ‘Pathway’ for Diverse Footwear Designers

Fashion is at a crossroads: continue with cutting-edge strategies developed to persevere during Covid or slide back into familiar (yet unprofitable) habits? Get the experts' perspective at our in-person Sourcing Summit, Oct. 19 at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street.

VF Corp.’s stable of household-name brands is attempting to elevate the perspectives of designers of color through a new program. In partnership with the Portland-based Pensole Academy—which supports young footwear design students through education and career mentorship—Timberland, Vans and The North Face have announced an integrated partnership called DiverCity x Design. The corporate apprenticeship aims…

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