World Footwear


19th UITIC Congress with record participation

Feb 19, 2016 / India
A record number of delegates marked the latest edition of the UITIC congress: 596 delegates, including 174 international participants from nearly 30 countries, attended the event, which was held in Chennai

Retailers open to new suppliers at the GDS

Feb 18, 2016 / Germany
Winter trends, new collections and tomorrow’s technologies. From the 10th to 12th of February 800 brands presented themselves at GDS. 100 exhibitors were present at tag it! – The Private Label Show held concurrently

Foot Locker announces capital spending for 2016

Feb 18, 2016 / United States
The US-based specialty athletic retailer announced that its Board of Directors had authorized two capital allocation initiatives that will elevate investment in the business operations and provide additional returns to shareholders

Gary Champion rejoins Clarks

Feb 17, 2016 / United States
The US-based subsidiary of C&J Clark Limited confirmed the footwear veteran will serve as President of Clarks Americas, effective immediately

Hüseyin Çetin, TASD President, live on World Footwear

Feb 16, 2016 / Turkey
Aiming to get an updated view of the state of the footwear industry in Turkey, we spoke to the President of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Turkey (TASD)

Luis Onofre with new online store

Feb 16, 2016 / Portugal
The designer's own store located at Avenida da Liberdade, in Lisbon, was the gathering point for several personalities who witness the announcement of the new distribution channel serving the brand

Footwear exports recover in Brazil

Feb 15, 2016 / Brazil
According to data released by the Brazilian Shoe Manufacturers Association, footwear exports registered an increase of 60% in December in comparison with the previous month. This recovery resulted in a minor reduction of the global figures for the 2015 external trade figures

Deckers to close stores after a challenging quarter

Feb 12, 2016 / United States
The US-based company specialised in designing, marketing and distributing innovative footwear, apparel and accessories, today announced financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2016

Can fashion change its calendar?

Feb 12, 2016 / World
The current dates in place for fashion shows and related events can change as the result of recent news. Burberry has announced a small revolution for its calendar of events

Michael Kors with 6.3% revenue growth

Feb 11, 2016 / United States
The global luxury lifestyle brand announced the results for the third quarter of the 2015 fiscal year

APICCAPS launches new Portuguese Soul platform

Feb 10, 2016 / Portugal
Last December, APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear, Components and Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association, launched the 10th edition of the Portuguese Soul magazine

Columbia Sportswear’s Chinese joint venture appoints GM

Feb 10, 2016 / China
The US-based company and the subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited announced the appointment of Jason Zhu as General Manager of their China joint venture - Columbia Sportswear Commercial (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.

European Commission to launch a public consultation regarding China MES status

Feb 9, 2016 / European Union
Plans to conduct a consultation with the interested stakeholders on China’s request for Market Economy Status (MES) has been announced by the EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström

Nike grants 1.6 million US dollars to support students

Feb 8, 2016 / United States
Nike and the Nike School Innovation Fund awarded a total of 1.6 million US dollars in grants to 71 Oregon high schools

Portugal on its way to organise the XX UITIC Congress

Feb 5, 2016 / Portugal
The Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) returns to Europe in its next edition due to be held in 2018
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