World Footwear

Leather goods

Capri Holdings acquires the Italian shoemaker Sicla

Apr 10, 2024 / United States
The US-based conglomerate has signed an agreement to buy Sicla, the Tuscan shoemaker known for producing some of its Jimmy Choo’s collections. The move is designed to strengthen Capri’s manufacturing capabilities

CTC appoints new President

Apr 4, 2024 / France
The French Leather, Footwear, Leather Goods and Gloves sector research centre has elected Arnaud Haefelin to the role of President. He took over from Patrice Mignon at the end of March

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

LVMH reports another strong year

Jan 26, 2024 / France
The French-based luxury conglomerate highlighted a “remarkable performance” from its Fashion & Leather Goods business group, with organic revenue growth of 13% year-on-year in 2023

Indian leather industry seeks fiscal incentives in 2024 Budget

Jan 19, 2024 / India
The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) in India has called for several financial incentives for the leather industry in the forthcoming Budget 2024

New General Manager at Assomac

Dec 20, 2023 / Italy
The National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies (Assomac) has announced that Agostino Apolito will assume the role of General Manager from January 2024

Simac Tanning Tech 2023: paving the way for a digital and sustainable transition

Dec 7, 2023 / Italy
The international exhibition of machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries demonstrated the vitality of a strategic sector for the Italian economy, committed to a digital and sustainable transition

Gruppo Florence to launch Village of Wonders in 2024

Nov 30, 2023 / Italy
The Italian holding company, which owns 28 suppliers to the luxury goods industry, is planning to launch the Village of Wonders hub in Milan to showcase the skills of its various businesses

Tod’s delivers solid performance

Nov 24, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury brand recorded a 14.3% increase in sales in the first nine months of 2023, as compared to the same period of 2022, with all brands registering double-digit growth

German industry association warns of new wave of insolvencies and closures

Nov 6, 2023 / Germany
The German Trade Association for Textiles, Footwear, and Leather Goods (BTE) recalled that repayment of state aid under the pandemic approach, increasing the pressure on an already struggling sector

Hermès reports solid performance

Oct 27, 2023 / France
From January to September 2023, the French-based luxury group’s revenue reached 10.1 billion euros, increasing from the 8.6 billion euros recorded in the same period of last year

APICCAPS launches campaign to promote leather goods abroad

Oct 23, 2023 / Portugal
The know-how accumulated over generations and the constant commitment to professional qualification appear to be the competitive trump cards of the Portuguese leather goods sector, which, in 2022, saw its exports grow by 39%

China and Belarus to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the leather sector

Sep 19, 2023 / China
The China Leather Industry Association and the Belarusian State Light Industry Agency have signed a cooperating agreement to promote bilateral leather trade between the two countries

Prada announces partnership with ZDHC

Aug 18, 2023 / Italy
The Milan-based group announced as a “Signatory Friend” the launch of the partnership with ZDHC - Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals, the global multi-stakeholder initiative

Tapestry acquires Capri in 8.5 billion US dollars deal

Aug 10, 2023 / United States
The two houses announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Tapestry will acquire Capri Holdings. Under the terms of the transaction the total enterprise value will be of approximately 8.5 billion US dollars
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