Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / LA GEAR rushes footwear to The Salvation Army for Katrina victims

LA GEAR rushes footwear to The Salvation Army for Katrina victims

Sep '05
LA GEAR and its parent company of footwear manufacturer ACI INTERNATIONAL has donated in excess of 100,000 pairs of shoes to The Salvation Army to aid those affected by hurricane Katrina.

This footwear company is overwhelmed and saddened by the tragedy and feels compelled to help those in dire need of assistance. LA GEAR hopes that this donation will be one small step forward for people who are in the midst of such confusion and suffering. Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising Jay Jackson explains, "This is such a tragedy what has happened with Hurricane Katrina."

"Company thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that was affected by this awful natural disaster. They want to give back in any way they can to help the families rebuild their lives." The footwear company understands how important it is that these survivors have clean, new shoes, something that they can provide quickly through the assistance of The Salvation Army.

As people move to safety and begin to understand what has happened, those at LA GEAR and ACI INTERNATIONAL hope that someday soon everyone involved can begin to rebuild their lives, plan for the future and start anew.

Los Angeles based footwear maker ACI INTERNATIONAL is also distributor and marketer of footwear. The company offers men's, women's and children's footwear brands for over thirty years. Focused on building footwear brands for long-term growth and stability, ACI INTERNATIONAL successfully designs and markets athletic as well as casual/fashion brands throughout all channels of retail distribution.

ACI INTERNATIONAL is the owner/licensor of the LA GEAR brand (footwear, apparel, accessories, etc.) as well as the footwear licensee for such global brands as OP, Ocean Pacific, Shaquille O'Neal's SHAQ Dunkman and Starter, and is the children's footwear licensee for such well respected entertainment companies as Warner Bros., Nickelodeon, Dreamworks & 4Kids Entertainment. LA GEAR is based out of Los Angeles.


Must ReadView All

Pic: Dreamstime.com

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2022

Dhaka, Berlin sign €20.15-mn pact to improve RMG workers conditions

Bangladesh and Germany have signed an agreement to support five...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2022

UKVFTA brings positive results to bilateral trade: Vietnamese ministry

The recently effective UK-Vietnam FTA has led to positive outcomes,...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jan 2022

Cambodia approves new projects worth $1.9 bn, including 2 garment ones

The Council for the Development of Cambodia has approved 10 projects...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Liquidity is a primary issue in Indian context

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Extension of RoSCTL to boost textile exports

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Delay in adopting water sustainability both financially & environmentally...

Ujjval Saraf,

Ujjval Saraf

Founded by Jimmy Lai, Giordano International Ltd, a Hong Kong based...

G Tumbarello,

G Tumbarello

Lilly + Sid is an award-winning organic children's clothing company from...

Susan Bhaktul,

Susan Bhaktul

Established in 2000 as a liaison with the Government of India, Industree...

Asif Rahman, MIP

Asif Rahman

MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...

Ian Russell, Pireta

Ian Russell

UK-based Pireta has developed a unique free-form process to add durable,...

Madison Maxey, Loomia

Madison Maxey

Loomia designs and manufactures soft circuit systems that can be produced...

Gaurang Shah, Label Gaurang Shah

Gaurang Shah
Label Gaurang Shah

Hyderabad based designer <b>Gaurang Shah</b>, has been traversing the...

Bani Pasricha,  Label - Bani Pasricha

Bani Pasricha
Label - Bani Pasricha

An Indian fashion-designer and a recipient of one of the most prestigious...

Gavin Miguel, Label Gavin Miguel

Gavin Miguel
Label Gavin Miguel

Acclaimed fashion designer <b>Gavin Migue</b>l is known for his couture...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments


Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
PVH Corporation
Sportswear Company Spa
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Calvin Klein
Arvind Limited
Vardhman Textile Ltd
Sportmaster Ltd.
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
LC Waikiki
Restoque S.A.
Reiter India Private Limited
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
IKEA of Sweden AB
Gatsby Africa
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
Brandix Lanka Limited
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Chico’ FAS
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
Gap International Sourcing Limited
Alix Partners
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
Guess Europe Sagl,
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
Varner AS Retail
Lululemon Athletica Inc
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
Amazon China
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Tchibo GmbH
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
Gokaldas Exports Limited
Midas Clothing Limited
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
Target Corporation (MN)
Lisa S.P.A.
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
Benetton Group
Truetzschler India Private Limited
NITI Aayog
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
KAS Direct Sourcing
Green Fibre
Tommy Hilfiger
John Varvatos
Esprit Europe Services GmbH
Seasalt Limited
Gloria Jeans
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
Maceton Limited
J ;& P Coats
Chori Company Limited
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Alison Hayes Romania
Lacoste (Wanchai)
Landmark Group
T.T. Limited
G-Star Raw C.V.
Grasim Industries Limited
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd

January 2022

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

Advanced Search