World Footwear


Brazil and Argentina defend the continuity of the TEC

Mar 21, 2023 / Brazil
Both the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) and the Footwear Industry Chamber from Argentina (CIC) stressed the importance of the External Tariff of Mercosur (TEC) for the sustainability of the sector

Grendene posts fourth quarter results below expectations

Mar 14, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian footwear company suffered a revenue decline and an earnings loss in the last quarter of 2022, mainly due to a decline in the consumers’ disposable income caused by the difficult macro environment

Brazilian Arezzo acquires first international brand

Mar 9, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian footwear and accessories group has acquired a 65% share in the Milan-based shoe brand Paris Texas, suggesting it plans to continue expanding its global footprint

Upcoming edition of CICB to focus on traceability in the leather's value chain

Mar 6, 2023 / Brazil
The CICB Sustainability Forum 2023, scheduled to take place on the 8th of March, at the Fimec fair, in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, will discuss the paths for traceability in the leather industry

CICB Sustainability Forum 2023 to debate traceability

Feb 23, 2023 / Brazil
Under the umbrella “paths to traceability”, the tanning industry's event is scheduled to take place on the 8th of March 2023 at the Fimec Fair, in Novo Hamburgo (RS), Brazil

Parent company of Havaianas posts profit loss

Feb 22, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian Alpargatas reported fourth quarter and full year results below expectations, with inflation eroding consumers’ purchasing power notably in Brazil

Brazil: footwear exports get off to a good start

Feb 17, 2023 / Brazil
Brazilian footwear exports grew in both volume and value in January 2023, year-over-year, with shipments to EU countries offsetting the drop recorded in the US and Argentine markets

Inspiramais talks of design and sustainability in the fashion industry

Feb 2, 2023 / Brazil
The latest edition of Inspiramais unveiled over a thousand innovative and sustainable materials while promoting significant discussions about sustainability and design in the fashion industry

Brazilian Arezzo buys footwear brand Vicenza

Jan 31, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian 'house of brands' has announced the acquisition of Vicenza by 103.8 million Brazilian reais (20.3 million USD), as part of its expansion strategy in the fashion and retail businesses

Upcoming edition of Inspiramais to focus on sustainability

Jan 20, 2023 / Brazil
To meet the growing demand of more conscious consumers, the exhibition centred on design and innovation, to be held from the 24th to the 25th of January 2023, will focus on sustainability

Brazilian footwear exports reach over 1.3 billion USD in 2022

Jan 13, 2023 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, last year, Brazil exported 141.9 million pairs of shoes, generating over 1.3 billion USD, up by 14.8% in volume and 45.5% in value, as compared to 2021

Brazilian footwear production to grow at a lower rate in 2023

Dec 30, 2022 / Brazil
As the year closes with an estimated growth of 3%, Brazil's footwear production rate is expected to decline to 1.6% in 2023 due to the macroeconomic slowdown and the gradual return of China to the global market

Brazil: footwear exports decelerate but year-to-date performance is positive

Dec 23, 2022 / Brazil
The slowdown of Brazilian footwear exports is in line with the worsening of international macroeconomic conditions, but year-to-date performance remains overall positive

Brazil: employment in the footwear industry decelerates

Dec 9, 2022 / Brazil
Despite a growth of 12% in employment in the footwear industry in the first ten months of 2022, data from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security suggests a slowdown in job creation from October

Havaianas expands ReCycle initiative in Asia

Nov 30, 2022 / Brazil
The Havaianas Asia Pacific (APAC) division has committed to collecting 10% of the total sold flip-flops using Recycle stations in-stores across the region by 2030
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