Nine partnered with Sperry to manage a global sourcing project for Sperry's Gosling and Duckling boots. Nine collaborated with Sperry's sourcing team to set up a network of suppliers around the world to assemble Sperry's boot collection.
The challenge was sourcing suppliers from around the world, and developing components that would be assembled in the USA. The uppers we made in Vietnam, the molds were made in Mexico, and the finished product was injected and assembled in the USA and Dominican Republic. Nine's Asia and USA based teams worked closely with the suppliers, testing patterns and molds to ensure accuracy and ease of final assembly.