World Footwear

Interview

New Generation: meet Hélder Santos from Comforsyst

Oct 27, 2023 / Portugal
With a degree in architecture, Hélder Santos began his career in the family business, the Portuguese footwear manufacturer Comforsyst, 11 years ago. His aesthetic vision and creative process methodology were essential to the identity he created for the Softwaves brand

Venezuelan footwear industry calls for a financing plan

Premium ContentSep 18, 2023 / Venezuela
Following the 25th edition of the Latin American Footwear Forum, we spoke with the President of the Venezuelan Chamber of Footwear and Components (Cavecal), Tony di Benedetto, about the challenges and expectations of the country’s footwear industry

New Generation: meet José Pedro Pinto from Procalçado group

Jul 24, 2023 / Portugal
With a degree in Global Marketing from IPAM Porto, José Pedro Pinto represents the third generation to work in the Portuguese group Procalçado, the parent company of the brands ForEver, Lemon Jelly and Wock

Willian A. Parrado (ACICAM): it is important to discuss the integration of processes in Latin America

Premium ContentJun 22, 2023 / Colombia
On the occasion of the Latin American Footwear Forum, taking place in Colombia, we spoke with Willian A. Parrado, Executive Vice President of ACICAM, about the challenges and opportunities of the footwear trade in Latin America today

GianPaola Pedretti, Exhibition Manager of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags: we are confident it will return to its peak levels by next year

Premium ContentMay 22, 2023 / Italy
With the footwear and accessories goods market on the upswing, expectations are high for the next edition of the Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags. We spoke to GianPaola Pedretti, Exhibition Manager, to get an overview of what to find from the 17th to the 20th of June in Garda

Catherine Hinderman: luxury isn’t just in the value of the product itself, it’s also in the story behind it

Premium ContentMay 8, 2023 / India
We sat with Catherine Hinderman, CEO and co-founder of the Indian-based brand Gaia Amore. Born out of a passion for culture, history and fashion, this brand stands for the concept of new luxury, that is, valuing not only the product but the hands and story behind it. And that story might have begun ages ago

Repair Rebels: making repairing the new normal for every fashion consumer

Premium ContentApr 24, 2023 / Germany
We spoke with the founder of the German start-up Repair Rebels, Monika Hauck, who seeks to revolutionize the entire mindset of the fashion industry by reminding us that pieces worth wearing are always worth repairing

New Generation: meet Ricardo Pinto from Combocal

Apr 17, 2023 / Portugal
Ricardo Pinto has been working for the family company of footwear components for three years. He brought to Combocal the knowledge acquired in his Master’s in Polymer Engineering, as well as the insights from an intensive management course taken at Católica Porto Business School

Clémentine Colin-Richard (French Shoe Federation): it is urgent to have harmonisation in sustainability regulations

Premium ContentApr 11, 2023 / France
Today we bring you an interview with Clementine Colin-Richard, President of the French Shoe Federation and administrator of the family SME Richard-Pontvert SA (Paraboot brand). Watch the video and learn about the state of the French footwear industry and the main challenges it is facing

Nigel Darwin: the next chapter for Dune London very much builds on the strength of the chapters that have gone before

Premium ContentFeb 28, 2023 / United Kingdom
The Dune Group is renowned for the authority and authenticity that it brings to the shoemaking process. Founded in 1992, the company has recently started a new chapter under the leadership of Nigel Darwin. We spoke with him to get a sense of what the future holds for the company

Berke Içten (Türkiye): Sustainability is not a fashion. It should be a must

Premium ContentJan 23, 2023 / Turkey
Watch the second part of our interview with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We have talked about Aymod, the World Footwear Congress and sustainability

Berke Içten (Türkiye): we are aiming to reach 5-6 billion USD dollars in exports

Premium ContentJan 16, 2023 / Turkey
Today we bring you the first part of a nice conversation with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We talked about the Turkish footwear industry, its future, main difficulties, and strengths

Rosana Perán Bazán (Fice & Pikolinos): price is a short-term advantage but added value is forever

Premium ContentJan 3, 2023 / Spain
Watch the interview with Rosana Perán Bazán, FICE President & Grupo Pikolinos Vice-President. We had a nice conversation with Rosana to understand the state of the footwear industry in Spain, and discuss some of the pressing issues of the footwear industry

Maria Eugenia Errobidarte: greenwashing will slowly start to disappear

Premium ContentDec 27, 2022 / United Kingdom
Get to know Maria Eugenia Errobidarte, Director of Insight @ HYPEBEAST (platform for contemporary culture and lifestyle), who has been working on projects focusing on luxury fashion

Ellen Schmidt-Delvin: we are all looking to Europe to show us the next innovation

Premium ContentNov 30, 2022 / United States
Today we are sharing with you an interview with Ellen Schmidt-Delvin, Cofounder and Executive Director, University of Oregon. We have talked with Ellen about traceability, sustainability and innovation and all pressing issues of the footwear industry
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