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Industry News – February 26th, 2016

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Curated fashion industry news links for Friday, February 26th, 2016…

ZAPPOS MARKS LEAP DAY WITH EMPLOYEE DAY OFF AND MOVE TO CREATE NATIONAL HOLIDAY – Footwear News
“Online retailer Zappos.com, is making the most of leap year. In honor of leap day on Feb. 29, the company is celebrating by giving its employees a paid holiday off. It’s also encouraging employers nationwide to do the same by launching a petition with Change.org with a goal of at least 100,000 petition signers for the day to be declared a national paid holiday.”

GOODYEAR TIRE LAUNCHES MEN’S CASUAL SHOE COLLECTION FOR SPRING – Footwear News
“You don’t need a driver’s license to test out a pair of the new Goodyear men’s casuals, set to hit stores in March. The Goodyear Performance Collection, currently available in Europe, will be sold at specialty and department stores nationwide. The collection follows the recent debut of a performance work footwear collection under the Goodyear label. The companion series of athletic-inspired casuals includes styles that blend fashion and comfort with race-inspired detailing.”

ADIDAS TEAMS UP WITH WANDERLUST TO TARGET MILLENNIAL FITNESS ENTHUSIASTS – Footwear News
“Adidas has entered a multi-year partnership with yoga lifestyle event leader Wanderlust geared towards elevating millennial fitness engagement. The partnership is designed to pair Wanderlust’s multi and single-day events with Adidas’ latest and greatest performance-based products.”

THE FABULOUS LIFE OF ITALIAN DENIM GOD RENZO ROSSO, THE BILLIONAIRE FOUNDER OF DIESEL – Business Insider
“Diesel founder Renzo Rosso has built a clothing empire. The “hard-partying, trash-talking billionaire bad boy,” as W Magazine called him, went from son of a northern Italian farmer to amassing a small fortune. He first appeared on the Forbes billionaires list in 2012, and he currently has a net worth of roughly $3 billion, which he acquired through provocative advertising, savvy retail acumen, and smart business sense.”

ROBERT PATTINSON RETURNS WITH A STYLISH NEW GIG – GQ
“Somewhere between planning for his next spate of projects (there are three in the works!) and fending off Twilight diehards (they’re definitely still around), Robert Pattinson managed to find time for his latest job: being the first celebrity face of Dior Homme clothing.”

ROSS STORES SUPPLIER IN L.A. ORDERED TO PAY $212,000 IN BACK WAGES – California Apparel News
“YN Apparel, a Los Angeles–area manufacturer that supplies garments for Ross Stores, has been ordered to pay $212,000 in back wages for employees of its subcontractors after the U.S. Department of Labor found YN’s subcontractors did not pay minimum wage and overtime. The fine is a consent judgment handed down by a U.S. District Court judge in Los Angeles, which requires that 270 employees of the subcontractors be paid for wages owed.”

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