World Footwear


New Generation: Ana Amorim from Crème Caviar

Apr 8, 2024 / Portugal
Ana Amorim is responsible for the personalised bridal shoe brand Crème Caviar and is one of the teachers at the Portuguese Footwear Industry Vocational Training Centre (CFPIC). Let’s find out more

Authentic Brands Group agrees to buy Champion

Apr 8, 2024 / United States
The New York-based brand management company has reached an informal agreement to buy the Champion label from HanesBrands for a little more than 1 billion US dollars

Dr. Martens boots its sustainability efforts

Apr 5, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear brand has announced a partnership with The Boot Repair Company to create a brand-new repair service. It has also launched a recycled leather collection and resale platform

Levi’s pulls out of footwear business

Apr 5, 2024 / United Kingdom
The denim company has announced that it is exiting the footwear business. This is part of its strategy to focus the business as it moves towards a more direct-to-consumer business

CTC appoints new President

Apr 4, 2024 / France
The French Leather, Footwear, Leather Goods and Gloves sector research centre has elected Arnaud Haefelin to the role of President. He took over from Patrice Mignon at the end of March

Courovale: from leather trading to producing customised leathers with special finishes

Apr 4, 2024 / Brazil
Get to know Courovale, a Brazilian-based tannery specialised in customised leathers with special finishes such as engraved, printed, metal and lacquered and learn more about their business

Survey about the impact of the country of origin of footwear

Apr 4, 2024 / Portugal
The World Footwear asks all companies with experience purchasing products from the Portuguese footwear industry to complete a short survey on the impact of the country of origin of footwear

Short term outlook for JD Sports remains challenging

Apr 4, 2024 / United Kingdom
The UK-based sports retailer has reported a 3.6% year-on-year sales growth in its fiscal 2024, but expects the trading environment to remain challenging in the first half of the current year

H&M’s operating performance improves in the first quarter

Apr 3, 2024 / Sweden
Despite a slight decline in net sales, the Sweden-based fashion group surprised with a “substantial improvement” in operating profit and total profit in the first quarter of its fiscal year

Footwear brand Heydude launched in the UK market

Apr 3, 2024 / United States
The Crocs-owned casual footwear brand Heydude launched in the UK last month as part of its international expansion strategy to increase global brand awareness

Aloft invests in micronized rubber

Apr 2, 2024 / Portugal
Aloft, a Portuguese company specialising in the design, development, and production of technical footwear, is investing in innovative solutions such as micronized rubber to attract new customers

Next reports solid fiscal 2024

Apr 2, 2024 / United Kingdom
The UK-based fashion retailer reported a total sales growth of 5.9% year-on-year in its last fiscal year and a pre-tax profit that beat the expectations announced in January

Alessandro Michele named creative director of Valentino

Apr 1, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based Maison has appointed Alessandro Michele as Creative Director, as of the 2nd of April. The news ends months of speculation as to where Michele would re-emerge after he left Gucci

Deichmann reports record 2023 revenue

Mar 29, 2024 / Germany
Despite difficult market conditions, the shoe retailer ended 2023 on a strong note. On the back of this successful year, it will invest 324 million euros in 2024 to continue to modernise its business

Zegna Group to build a new footwear factory

Mar 29, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based fashion luxury group will open a new footwear and leather goods factory in Parma to expand its production capacity and promote and enhance Italian craftsmanship
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