World Footwear

France

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

LVMH posts revenue above pre-pandemic levels

Jan 28, 2022 / France
The luxury group has reported strong growth over 2021, following the disruption of the first half of 2020 resulting from the global pandemic. Revenue for the full year reached 64.2 billion euros

La Maison des Startups LVMH chooses 23 new startups

Jan 24, 2022 / France
The luxury group has selected 23 new startups to join in the accelerator programme La Maison des Startups LVMH, which fosters the development of innovative solutions for the luxury industry

CTC teams up with Ars Tinctoria

Dec 9, 2021 / France
The French-based company of quality assurance and consulting services for the footwear and leather industries has announced a partnership with the Italian laboratory Ars Tinctoria

French footwear exports in growing mode

Nov 11, 2021 / France
In the first eight months of 2021, French footwear exports increased by 19%, totalling 2.58 billion euros, as compared to the same period of 2020. Leather goods exports have also grown by 34%

Hermès reports strong growth

Oct 25, 2021 / France
In the third quarter of 2021, the group’s consolidated revenue totalled 2.37 billion euros driven by an upturn in sales in Europe, an acceleration in America and a sustained dynamic in Asia

Kering reports solid revenue growth

Oct 21, 2021 / France
The luxury group announced a steady revenue growth in the third quarter of 2021, reaching 4.19 billion euros, up by 12.2% as compared to the same period of 2020. Gucci decelerates

LVMH reports continued growth

Oct 18, 2021 / France
In the first 9 months of 2021, the French-based luxury group had revenue of 44.2 billion euros, up by 46% year-over-year. The Fashion & Leather Goods segment registered exceptional growth

Minelli sold to the owners of San Marino

Oct 6, 2021 / France
Vivarte has concluded the sale of its footwear and accessories brand Minelli to the businessmen Stéphane Collaert and Laurent Portella, who also purchased the footwear brand San Marino in February 2020

LVMH plans to recruit 25 000 young people by the end of 2022

Sep 29, 2021 / France
The luxury group is launching several initiatives to provide access to training and employment for young people, under the age of 30, from all backgrounds

Hermès opens its 19th leather workshop

Sep 22, 2021 / France
The Maroquinerie de Guyenne, located in the village of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, in the French department of Gironde, will at length create 260 jobs. The new facility is part of Hermès strategy of strengthening its role as a socially responsible company

French hides and skins organisation changes name

Sep 22, 2021 / France
The French Hides & Skins Association (Syndicat Général des Cuirs et Peaux) has changed its denomination to French Hides & Skins Federation (Fédération Française des Cuirs et Peaux)

Kering and LVMH announce measures to safeguard biodiversity

Sep 21, 2021 / France
The two luxury groups announced new initiatives to support biodiversity at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in Marseilles from the 3rd to the 11th of September, recognizing, thus, the luxury’s reliance on the natural world

Hermès opens apprenticeship training centre

Sep 16, 2021 / France
The École Hermès des savoir-faire, now open within the leather workshop of Fitilieu, welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who aspire to develop their craftsmanship in leather work. The course is accredited by the French National Education authority

LVMH signs pact to promote and protect specialised skills

Aug 12, 2021 / France
The “WE for ME” pact for the Métiers d’Excellence reinforces the commitment of the 75 Maisons of the luxury group to craftsmanship and diversity, with special emphasis on passing on the savoir-faire to the next generations
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