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140 million euros to transform the Portuguese footwear industry

Premium Content Jan 7, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry will invest 140 million euros, through the Footwear and Fashion Cluster, to become “the international reference in the development of sustainable solutions”

New chapter on Prada and adidas collaboration

Jan 7, 2022 / Germany
The adidas for Prada Re-Nylon collection reimagines luxury sportswear through a sustainable lens, while celebrating the adidas Originals Forum and Prada’s Re-Nylon fabric

Imanol Martinez (FICE): work that would be done in 4 years was done in 6 months

Premium Content Jan 6, 2022 / Spain
Today we share with you the first part of a conversation with Imanol Martinez, Marketing Director of FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries. Amongst other topics, we talked about the COVID-19 crisis and its impacts in the footwear industry

Italy: footwear revenue increases in 2021

Jan 6, 2022 / Italy
Italian footwear industry should report double-digit recovery in 2021, despite not reaching pre-pandemic levels. Exports remain the main driver of the sector

Brazilian footwear industry celebrates tax exemption on wages

Jan 5, 2022 / Brazil
The extension of the payroll exemption until the end of 2023 is good news for the footwear industry. The measure is seen as essential to maintain and create new jobs in the sector

Vietnamese workers reluctant to go back to work

Jan 5, 2022 / Vietnam
Generalized labour shortage across the manufacturing sector slows down Vietnam's economic recovery, despite companies offering better wages and benefits to attract workers back

Skechers assumes distribution in the Philippines

Jan 4, 2022 / United States
The US-based footwear giant has transitioned its operations in the Philippines from a third-party distributor to Skechers USA Philippines. The goal is to maximize growth prospects in the region

Fashion bets on data-analysis science

Jan 4, 2022 / World
The Retail Data-Forwardness Index shows that 22 leading global fashion companies employed 40.3% more data related professionals in 2021 than in 2020

Average footwear export price to grow 20% by 2025

Premium Content Jan 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The average export price of footwear has increased by more than 30% in the last decade. As new pressure points are felt in the footwear market, our experts believe that by 2025 the average footwear export price could be above 12 US dollars

Footwear prices on growing mode

Premium Content Jan 3, 2022 / World
The overall increase in prices, associated with the disruptions in the supply chain we have come to know since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been on the agenda for quite some time now. This trend affects necessarily the footwear industry across the entire supply chain, from suppliers of raw materials to final consumers. We have identified the key pointers that allow us to have a better understanding of this worldwide increase.

Aera earns B Corp. Certification

Jan 3, 2022 / United States
The luxury vegan footwear brand has said that now meets the required standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability, granting it B Corp. Certification

Sergio Rossi to join Milan’s Spiga 26 hub

Dec 30, 2021 / Italy
The Italian luxury footwear brand is the second tenant of the real estate project, located at the heart of Milan’s fashion district. The store is expected to open in the spring of 2022

New Generation: meet Bernardo and Otília

Dec 30, 2021 / Portugal
The creation of 8000kicks resembles a film plot: it all began when Bernardo thought about creating a shoe from cannabis leaves. The idea, however, only took shape when he shared it with his grandmother, Otília, who has more than 50 years of experience in the textile sector

Asics Accelerator Programme open for applications

Dec 29, 2021 / Japan
The Japan-based sportswear giant is inviting potential candidates to submit their proposals until the 14th of February 2022, under the theme ‘sports- 3 years from now’

Inspiramais announces change of format

Dec 29, 2021 / Brazil
In addition to being hybrid, that is in-person and digital, the coming edition of Inspiramais, which will be held in Porto Alegre, on the 25th and 26th of January 2022, will also be itinerant
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