Friday, February 03, 2012
DANSKO RECOGNIZED FOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AND CORPORATE GOODWILL PRACTICES
Women’s footwear leader wins seventh Design Excellence in Women’s Comfort award and first ever Corporate Goodwill award
West Grove, PA: Dansko has been awarded the 2011 Footwear Plus Award for Design Excellence in the Women’s Comfort category. This is the seventh time Dansko has won the award in the last eight years – and an unprecedented sixth straight win in a row. Dansko is also recognized for its positive business practices receiving the first-ever Footwear Plus “Corporate Goodwill” award.
The annual awards, held by leading footwear trade publication Footwear Plus, recognize the industry’s leaders in footwear design, execution and operation. Winners are voted on by a broad range of footwear retailers, both independent and national.
“Congratulations to Dansko on winning a record sixth consecutive Plus Award in the Women’s Comfort category,” said Greg Dutter, Editorial Director of Footwear Plus magazine. “Clearly a favorite brand of retailers nationwide and its growing legions of loyal consumers, Dansko’s combination of comfort and everyday style is an unbeatable one-two punch. Consumers today demand versatility—shoes that can take them from the office to the weekend and anywhere in between—and to that end Dansko consistently delivers.”
Dansko places high value on its retail partnerships and believes doing what’s best truly leads to shared success for all. Essential to Dansko's enduring success are close partnerships with their retailers, continual innovation in the comfort category, and staying true to their corporate beliefs. Dansko’s business practices also resonated with retailers who honored the brand with the first ever “Corporate Goodwill” award for its philanthropic initiatives, charitable giving, environmental practices, treatment of its workforce and commitment to making a difference in its community.
“We are deeply honored to once again be chosen as the winner of the Design Excellence in Women’s Comfort award and to be recognized as the first ever winner of the Corporate Goodwill award. We extend a huge thank you to all our retailers for their unwavering loyalty and support,” said Dansko co-founder and CEO Mandy Cabot. "Our goal is always to be our stakeholders' favorite—our consumers' favorite shoes and our retailers' favorite brand. Winning awards for both our design expertise as well as for who we are as a company underscores that we continue to be on the right path."
Last year alone the company was named Independent Retailers’ “Vendor of the Year,” recognized as a Top Place to Work in the Philadelphia region, saw over 80% of its employees donate 944 hours of service to more than 25 local non-profits, broke ground on a new warehouse building being built to the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED® specifications and made the EPA’s green power purchaser list.
The awards were presented on February 2, 2011 during the FFANY show in New York. Cabot accepted the awards on the company’s behalf. This is the 12th annual Footwear Plus Awards.
Established in 1990, Dansko has been a leader in providing all day comfort footwear, socks and apparel while standing at the forefront of ethical business practices. Founded by husband and wife team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup, Dansko is an employee owned company based in Pennsylvania. You can find Dansko products at over 2,500 premium US and international retail locations. For more information visit dansko.com