World Footwear


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

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

Portuguese footwear components focus on sustainability

Mar 19, 2024 / Portugal
Under the Bioshoes4All project, the Portuguese footwear components industry is investing heavily in the development of a new generation of sustainable products. Meet some of them

Kiton invests in new production cluster

Dec 15, 2023 / Italy
The Italian luxury ready-to-wear and bespoke clothing company will invest 30 million euros in a new facility in Arzano (Naples) to strengthen its production, including that of accessories and shoes

Get to know Uzbekistan’s fast-growing footwear industry

Premium ContentDec 4, 2023 / Uzbekistan
We spoke with Boboev Fakhriddin, Chairman of the Association of Leather and Footwear Producers of Uzbekistan, to find out a little more about one of the fastest-growing industries in Central Asia

Dikamar: from Portugal to Ohio

Dec 4, 2023 / Portugal
As part of its internalisation strategy, the Portuguese safety boot manufacturer has so far invested 3 million USD in a factory in Ohio that produces PU and PVC boots that are distributed across the country

Mariano Shoes invests in the women’s segment

Nov 24, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese luxury shoe brand has acquired a production unit that has been in business for over 40 years to increase its production capacity and expand its women’s range

Hermès could consider investing in Italian fashion and shoe suppliers

Nov 22, 2023 / France
This willingness was shown by the luxury company’s CFO, Eric du Halgouët, in a call with analysts last month. The goal would be to further integrate its supply chain

Vinted considers a secondary share sale

Nov 8, 2023 / Lithuania
The Vilnius-based online marketplace for second-hand clothes is mulling a secondary share sale worth more than 200 million euros, with the aim of being at the forefront of the sustainable fashion boom

Mango invests in virtual avatar creation start-up

Jul 19, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion retailer has announced that it is investing in Union Avatars, a digital identity platform that enables the development of avatars in different styles

AMF invests 5 million euros in a new facility

Jul 10, 2023 / Portugal
Located in Lousada, in the north of Portugal, the new facility of the Portuguese safety footwear company AMF Safety Shoes will be equipped with innovative technologies in the area of injections

Kurt Geiger secures funding to boost international growth

Jun 22, 2023 / United Kingdom
The London-based retailer announced that it has secured a new funding deal to refinance its debt and fuel its international growth plans

Owner of Lavoro invests 5 million euros to boost productivity

Jun 12, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese manufacturer of professional footwear ICC – Footwear Industry and Commerce will invest 5 million euros to increase its productivity by 20% and double sales

Resale platform WeTheNew raises 20 million US dollars

May 17, 2023 / France
The French-based platform specializing in sneakers and streetwear has closed a 20 million euros round of series B funding. This funding will be used to expand the platform's presence abroad

Yue Yuen to invest 276 million USD in a factory in India

May 5, 2023 / India
The Hong Kong-based group has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the government of the state of Tamil Nadu to build a manufacturing facility in India
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