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During the 2000s, Dr. Martens were sold solely under the AirWair name in many various styles, including regular dark shoes, shoes and steel-toed boots. AirWair International Ltd income tumbled from US$412 million of every 1999 to $127 million in 2006.[17] In 2003 the Dr. Martens organization approached bankruptcy.[18] On 1 April that year, under tension from declining deals, the organization stopped making shoes in the UK,[19] and moved all creation to China and Thailand. Five plants and two shops were shut in the UK, and more than 1,000 of the company’s representatives lost their jobs.[20] Following the terminations, the R. Griggs organization utilized just 20 individuals in the UK, all in the company’s head office.[21] Five million sets of Dr. Martens were sold during 2003, a large portion of the 1990s level of deals.

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