World Footwear


Skechers sues Steve Madden over alleged trademark infringement

Jul 11, 2023 / United States
The US-based sneakers company has filed a lawsuit against Steve Madden for allegedly copying its trademark “S” logo on its Kennie line of sneakers

CEC and 18 other business associations call for the ratification of the EU-Mercosur agreement

Jul 7, 2023 / CEC
The 19 business associations have called on the Presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and the European Parliament to swiftly ratify the EU-Mercosur agreement

Report calls for actions across the whole supply chain to help reduce negative environmental impacts

Jul 3, 2023 / World
According to a report by the non-profit financial think tank Planet Tracker, retailers and fashion brands have limited direct control of most negative environmental impacts in the textile industry

Zalando files lawsuit against the European Commission

Jun 30, 2023 / Germany
The German-based company challenges its designation as a “Very Large Online Platform”, under Article 33 of the Digital Services Act (DSA), which obliges it to manage systemic risks

Indian Government introduces new quality standards for footwear

Jun 29, 2023 / India
After some postponements, the Indian Government has resolved to proceed with the introduction of new mandatory quality standards for footwear and related products as of the 1st of July

Clergerie future owner is to be chosen this month

Jun 2, 2023 / France
After being placed into receivership on the 29th of March, the future owner of the French-based luxury shoe brand will be decided on the 14th of June by a Paris-based commercial court

Clémentine Colin-Richard (French Shoe Federation): it is urgent to have harmonisation in sustainability regulations

Premium ContentApr 11, 2023 / France
Today we bring you an interview with Clementine Colin-Richard, President of the French Shoe Federation and administrator of the family SME Richard-Pontvert SA (Paraboot brand). Watch the video and learn about the state of the French footwear industry and the main challenges it is facing

French Clergerie files for receivership

Apr 5, 2023 / France
As the relaunch under the new parent company French Legacy Group in 2020 failed to get off the ground due to the long-term effects of the pandemic and war in Ukraine, the luxury shoe brand filed for court protection

Brazil and Argentina defend the continuity of the TEC

Mar 21, 2023 / Brazil
Both the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) and the Footwear Industry Chamber from Argentina (CIC) stressed the importance of the External Tariff of Mercosur (TEC) for the sustainability of the sector

UK Spring Budget fails to meet retailers expectations

Mar 17, 2023 / United Kingdom
British retail bodies believe the Government could have gone further to support businesses with the Spring Budget. No changes were introduced concerning VAT-free shopping, shopping hours or business rates

ACCC launches investigation on Australian businesses for greenwashing

Mar 14, 2023 / Australia
Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will investigate several businesses, especially in the cosmetic, clothing and footwear and food and drink sectors, for potential greenwashing

AAFA salutes progress in tackling growing counterfeiting problem

Feb 22, 2023 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has welcomed the US 2022 Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy, saying it echoes concerns raised by clothing and footwear brands

Nike sues lululemon over patent infringements

Feb 2, 2023 / United States
The US-based sportswear company has filed a complaint against the Vancouver-based apparel company for patent infringement related to at least four of the company's latest shoe releases

International Accord arrives in Pakistan

Jan 20, 2023 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Accord, expected to go into action in the upcoming spring, will address working conditions and safety within the textile and garment supply chains of brands sourcing in Pakistan

Pakistan: tanneries risk closure due to credit issues

Jan 12, 2023 / Pakistan
Several goods destined for the tanning industry remain detained at the Karachi Port because commercial banks are refusing to collect documents due to the non-availability of dollars
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