World Footwear


Brazil: footwear exports on the rise

Jul 5, 2022 / Brazil
In the first five months of the year, Brazilian footwear exports increased in both volume and value. The footwear industry is benefiting from US demand for suppliers outside Asia

Owner of Havainas announces first quarter results

May 13, 2022 / Brazil
Alpargatas posted revenue growth of 9% in the first quarter of 2022, with Havaianas performing well at home and internationally. Outside Brazil, the EMEA region stood out, with a sales increase of 25%

Footwear industry in Brazil creates 17.8 thousand jobs

May 5, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, the national sector’s companies created a total of 17 800 new jobs in the first quarter of 2022

Brazilian footwear exports increase in volume and value

Apr 29, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the good performance of footwear exports in the first quarter of 2022 was driven by high demand from the US, but also from the Latin-American neighbours

Brazilian footwear exports get off on the right foot

Mar 31, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, footwear exports had the best performance in the first two months of this year since 2011. International conjecture is showing to be favourable for the industry

Brazilian footwear launches series on sustainability

Feb 17, 2022 / Brazil
The ten-episode international series is part of a campaign, to be launched this year, that intends to reposition Brazil as a sustainable player worldwide

Volume of Brazilian exports in 2021 above pre-pandemic levels

Feb 7, 2022 / Brazil
In 2021, Brazil shipped 123.6 million pairs of shoes, which reflects an increase in volume of 32% and 7.3%, as compared to 2020 and 2019, respectively. Positive trajectory should continue over 2022

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

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

Owner of Havaianas invests in Rothy’s

Dec 27, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazilian company Alpargatas will acquire a stake of 49.9% of the Californian-based sustainable lifestyle brand in a two-step transaction

Brazil: volume of footwear exports exceeds pre-pandemic levels

Dec 23, 2021 / Brazil
From January to November 2021, Brazil exported 110.77 million pairs of shoes, which reflects an increase of 31% and 5.6% in volume from the same period of 2020 and 2019, respectively

Brazilian footwear exports on soaring mode

Nov 25, 2021 / Brazil
In the first ten months of 2021, Brazilian footwear exports increased by 32.2%, totalling 712.4 million US dollars. In October alone, footwear exports generated 93.96 million US dollars

Owner of Havaianas sells Osklen

Nov 19, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazilian manufacturer Alpargatas has received a binding offer for its 60% stake in the brand Osklen. This move is in line with its strategy to focus on Havaianas growth

Brazilian footwear featured at Expo Dubai

Nov 15, 2021 / Brazil
At the beginning of the month, Brazilian footwear had an exclusive space within the country's pavilion at Expo Dubai. Organization made by Brazilian Footwear (Abicalçados) in partnership with the Brazilian Agency for Export and Investment Promotion (Apex-Brazil)

Havaianas with first production plant outside Brazil

Nov 10, 2021 / Brazil
The Argentine Grupo Blanco, which has been distributing Havaianas’ footwear in the country for the past four years, will now begin manufacturing it
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