Cole Haan, the iconic American lifestyle accessories and footwear brand for men and women, is celebrating it’s inclusion within ‘The Most Innovative Companies for 2017’ list by Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business media brand. Now in it’s 10th edition, the award is presented to companies after surveying thousands of businesses throughout the world to identify the most innovative and impactful enterprises on business, industry, and the larger culture.
Cole Haan was honored amongst the ‘Top 10 Most Innovative Companies’ under the Style category for ‘fusing dress shoes with the comfort of a sneaker’, alongside renowned premium fashion brands such as KENZO and GUCCI. the award win coincides with a year of innovative Cole Haan launches, including the 2.ZEROGRAN Stitchlite, a revolutionary collection that transformed the classic leather wingtip Oxford shoes to a distinctive knit style with improved breathability and lightness.
These collections fuse industrial engineering elements with classic craftsmanship to create unique collections that are ground-breaking and impactful within the industry.
Scott Patt, Vice President of Design and Innovation at Cole Haan, commented on the award win saying: ”At Cole Haan, innovation is ingrained in everything we do and built into our very own ethos of invention and reinvention, so this is an incredible feat and reflects the resolute dedication of the teams in both New Hampshire and New York. We’re honored to be chosen and included alongside the very best in the industry.”