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IULTCS EuroCongress 2022 will discuss the future of leather

Oct 27, 2021 / Italy
The third edition of the IULTCS EuroCongress, which will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of September 2022 in the Vicenza Convention Centre, takes shape as call for papers is underway

Tod’s CEO exits

Oct 11, 2021 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury goods group has announced the exit of its CEO, Umberto Macchi di Cellere. The position will be occupied by Chairman Diego Della Valle and Vice-Chairman Andrea Della Valle

China’s share in footwear production down by 13% in a decade

Oct 5, 2021 / World
China is the unquestionable leader in footwear production, having achieved a share in the world total of 54.3% in 2020. This translated into more than 11 billion pairs produced by China last year. However, in a decade, the share of China in global footwear production was down by 13%, corresponding to more than 8 percentage points lost and going down from a 62.4% share in 2010

New members added to Ferragamo's Board of Directors

Sep 30, 2021 / Italy
The Board of Directors of the Florence-based luxury group has appointed by co-optation Frédéric Biousse and Annalisa Loustau Elia as Independent Directors

Saadia Group to acquire Aquatalia

Sep 29, 2021 / United States
The US multicategory product manufacturing, wholesaling, distribution and retailing company has agreed to acquire the assets of the Italian footwear and accessories brand. Aquatalia becomes the first luxury label in Saadia's portfolio

Micam talks about a success edition exceeding expectations

Sep 22, 2021 / Italy
Micam (footwear), Mipel (leather goods and accessories) and The One Milano Special Featured by Micam (the Haut-à-Porter Exhibition) ended after three days

UNIC, ICEC and WWF partner up for sustainability

Sep 20, 2021 / Italy
The three entities have joined forces to increase sustainability within the leather industry by enhancing environmental, social and governance practices (EGS)

Etro nominates new CEO

Sep 20, 2021 / Italy
The Italian-based fashion house has announced that Fabrizio Cardinali will take on the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective fourth quarter of 2021. Cardinali is the first CEO appointed under the new owners of Etro, L Catterton

Prada and Theaster Gates launch Dorchester Industries Experimental Design Lab

Sep 16, 2021 / Italy
The three-year collab initiative aims at amplifying the work of emerging and established artists of colour through awards and public programming. The space will be located in Chicago

Ferragamo: sales near pre-COVID levels

Sep 9, 2021 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury house reported that in July and August its retail sales were close to levels recorded before the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, after returning to operating profit in the first half of 2021

Tod's results driven by e-commerce, Greater China and Roger Vivier

Sep 9, 2021 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury house talks about strong sales results and profitability recovery in the first half of 2021. Results were driven by the performance of the e-commerce channel, Greater China and the Roger Vivier brand

Geox is closing its Serbian factory

Aug 11, 2021 / Serbia
The Italy-based company is closing down its Serbian plant in Vranje. The decline in demand for formal men’s and women’s shoes is pointed as the reason for the closure

Ferragamo's revenue up by 44.1%

Jul 22, 2021 / Italy
The increase in revenue has been achieved despite the permanence, in some countries, of lockdowns and bans driven by COVID-19. On the 30th of June 2021, Ferragamo was operating with 53% of retail stores at full capacity

Latest edition of Expo Riva Schuh comes to a positive close

Jul 21, 2021 / Italy
2 700 visitors from 79 different countries and 406 exhibiting companies marked the 3 days of the Riva del Garda trade fair, in its return to an onsite event

L Catterton acquires majority stake in Italian-based Etro

Jul 19, 2021 / Italy
Under the agreement, L Catterton Europe will acquire a majority stake in the company, while the Etro family will retain a significant minority. Founder Gerolamo Etro will be appointed as Chairman
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