World Footwear

Leather

Nanotechnologies applied to footwear in European project

Jul 10, 2014 / Europe
The joint European consortium is looking into materials, components and footwear with enhanced comfort properties based on nanotechnologies

Project Be Nature focus on developing sustainable products and materials

Jul 4, 2014 / Portugal
The project aiming to develop biodegradable leather with minor impact to the environment was a success, with the objectives completely met, and with the resulting materials and products already commercialized in the international markets

Portuguese company reinterprets the cultural inheritance of the country with its leather products

Jun 30, 2014 / Portugal
Ideal & Co, Living Heritage is a brand created in 2012 and 100% Portuguese, aiming to “reinterpret, preserve and share the beauty of what is genuine and Made in Portugal”

Portuguese brands innovate while getting inspired by tradition

Jun 23, 2014 / Portugal
Cultural roots are the inspirational starting point for footwear brands in Portugal. Lazuli, Pelcor, rutz and Green Boots are examples of this recent trend

Portuguese leather goods with booming exports

Jun 16, 2014 / Portugal
During the last 4 months sales abroad increased significantly. Two digits growth was registered across all regions

European Union imposes restrictions to chromium

May 30, 2014 / European Union
Additional restrictions on hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) in leather items that come into direct and repeated contact with the skin should be in effect next year in the European Union (EU)

Hermès with strong sales and earnings growth

May 2, 2014 / France
Hermès, the France based luxury goods group, announced revenue of 3 755 million euros in 2013, up 7.8% from 3 484 million euros in 2012. Operating income rose 8.9% and reached 1 218 million euros. Proposed dividend is 2.70 euros per share

Prada announces flat earnings

Apr 23, 2014 / Italy
Italy based luxury group finished the financial year (ended January 31st, 2014) posting consolidated net revenue of 3 587 million euros, growing 8.8% from previous year; net profit totaled 628 million euros, broadly in line with the prior year’s performance

Ecco's CEO live on World Footwear

Apr 21, 2014 / Denmark
The Danish footwear manufacturer and retailer has posted an 8.0% increase in full-year profit, in a record set of results in 2013

Ferragamo announces 2013 results

Mar 28, 2014 / Italy
Italy based luxury business Salvatore Ferragamo posted a 42.5% increase in its annual net profit, reaching 150.5 million euros in 2013.

World Footwear Conclusions

Oct 16, 2013 / World
World footwear production stabilized in 2012

Tunisia’s footwear and leather exports grow 11,5%

May 30, 2013 / Tunisia
According to National Leather and Shoe Centre (CNCC) exports from Tunisia’s leather and shoes grow 11, 5% in first trimester of 2013, having achieved $177 million dollars.
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