World Footwear

Italy

Geox closes 2021 with strong performance

Mar 8, 2022 / Italy
The Italian brand posted revenue growth of 13.8% over 2020, reaching 608.9 million euros in 2021, driven by the performance of the wholesale channel and the gradual reopening of stores

Over 13 000 buyers visited Lineapelle

Mar 3, 2022 / Italy
The last edition of Lineapelle, held in Milan from the 22nd to the 24th of February, welcomed more than 960 exhibitors from 31 countries, who were visited by more than 13 000 buyers

Rouble tumbles following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

Mar 2, 2022 / Russian Federation
On Tuesday, the rouble pared some of the previous day’s heavy losses, as it plunged around 29% against the dollar on Monday morning, an all-time low, under pressure on foreign markets from Western sanctions

Italian footwear industry concerned over conflict in Ukraine

Mar 2, 2022 / Italy
The Italian Footwear Manufacturers' Association has shown concern over the impact of the conflict on the footwear trade. Russia and Ukraine are important markets for the Italian footwear

Ferragamo announces preliminary results for full year 2021

Feb 3, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group has reported revenue growth of 29.6%, reaching 1.14 billion euros, as compared to 2020. Footwear and leather goods sales represented the main share

Prada confirms robust growth in 2021

Jan 21, 2022 / Italy
In a preliminary update, the luxury group has announced that sales bounced back above pre-pandemic levels. Revenue for the full year of 2021 reached 3.36 billion euros

Roberto Vago (ASSOMAC): sustainability is not a marketing idea, but a realistic idea

Premium ContentJan 20, 2022 / Italy
Today, we bring the highlights of a conversation with Roberto Vago, Managing Director of Assomac, the National Association of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies' Manufacturers in Italy. We have talked about the impacts of COVID-19, sustainability and Industry 4.0, amongst other topics

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags closes on a positive note

Jan 20, 2022 / Italy
The latest edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags, focused on innovation and sustainability, welcomed 3500 visitors from 86 countries and 430 exhibitors from more than 30 countries

MICAM postponed to March and Lineapelle confirms February

Jan 19, 2022 / Italy
MICAM has announced that the upcoming edition will be held from the 13th to the 15th of March, instead of the initially scheduled date from 20th to the 22nd of February

Italian Government supports the leather industry

Jan 13, 2022 / Italy
The Minister of Economic Development, Giancarlo Giorgetti, has announced a non-repayable grant of 10 million euros to support the Italian tanning industry

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags ready to open its doors

Premium ContentJan 10, 2022 / Italy
Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags is set to safely welcome more than 500 exhibitors, representing over 32 countries worldwide, in the second event in-person since the outbreak of the pandemic, which will be held from the 15th to the 18th of January. The guarantee comes from Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, and Alessandra Albarelli, General Manager of Rival del Garda Fierecongressi, with whom we have spoken to anticipate the exhibition, but also discuss the future of the industry

New chapter on Prada and adidas collaboration

Jan 7, 2022 / Germany
The adidas for Prada Re-Nylon collection reimagines luxury sportswear through a sustainable lens, while celebrating the adidas Originals Forum and Prada’s Re-Nylon fabric

Italy: footwear revenue increases in 2021

Jan 6, 2022 / Italy
Italian footwear industry should report double-digit recovery in 2021, despite not reaching pre-pandemic levels. Exports remain the main driver of the sector

Sergio Rossi to join Milan’s Spiga 26 hub

Dec 30, 2021 / Italy
The Italian luxury footwear brand is the second tenant of the real estate project, located at the heart of Milan’s fashion district. The store is expected to open in the spring of 2022

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
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