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Footwear Cares Sets Benchmark for Volunteerism

Thursday, May 22, 2014

National Footwear Cares Month finished the way it began on April 1- with a flourish. When the counting was over, more than 6,500 employees from 100 footwear companies donated over 15,000 hours to non-profits across the US!  The impact that was made on the communities in which we live and work was huge; the impression it … Read More

See our community at work! – #FootwearCares

Thursday, May 22, 2014

6,500 volunteers, 100 companies, 15,000 hours.  It’s hard to appreciate the true impact of these numbers until you see the smiling faces of volunteers, and the hard work that was put in to achieving our goals.  Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, every picture or video that was posted with #FootwearCares can be found on our … Read More

Women in Footwear Inspire Change

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It has been a busy few months for WIFI! In February, the New York group held an intimate gathering with Katie Butler of Nine West and Faryl Morse of Farylrobin who engaged the audience in a conversation about leadership. At FN PLATFORM in Vegas, Beth Cross of Ariat International spoke to 100 footwear women to share her … Read More

New Board Members to Lead Two Ten

Monday, April 14, 2014

“Lending our time, talent and financial assistance to Two Ten is a natural extension of how we support our communities and our footwear industry colleagues in times of need,” says Blake Krueger, Chairman, CEO and President of Wolverine Worldwide, and Two Ten’s new Chairman of the Board of Directors.  Diane Sullivan, President and CEO of Brown … Read More

Giving Back with Footwear Cares

Monday, April 14, 2014

  As volunteers during the month of April, 2014 we will paint, prepare meals, read to children and clear land.  We will help seniors, fix playgrounds and sort canned food.  But most of all, we will unite an industry to make a difference where it’s needed the very most.  How?  It’s called Footwear Cares. Join … Read More

Behind the Scenes with Tanya Robinson, Intake Specialist

Monday, April 14, 2014

“Sometimes a little help and a kind ear is enough to get someone over life’s hurdles and onto the next stage,” says Tanya Robinson, Two Ten Social Services Intake Specialist.  Her caring, thoughtful approach to her work makes her invaluable to the Two Ten mission. Tanya grew up in Boston and went to school for … Read More

Footwear Development Training with Ars Sutoria

Monday, April 14, 2014

“It’s the down and dirty of how to make a shoe; it’s information that everyone in the industry should know,” said Andre Grandbois, Brand Manager at Wolverine Worldwide.  Renowned Italian technical footwear design training school, Ars Sutoria, offered their unique Footwear Product Development training program to 25 students from all areas of the footwear industry.  The … Read More

Remembering Gordon Zacks

Monday, April 14, 2014

R.G. Barry Corporation Chairman of the Board Gordon B. Zacks, the globe-trotting businessman, author and lecturer who grew the small company founded by his parents into the world’s largest developer and marketer of soft, washable slippers, passed away in early February, following a brief illness. He was 80. “Gordon lived an amazing life and faced … Read More