World Footwear

Manufacturing

Stella confirms growth

Mar 30, 2022 / Hong Kong
The Hong Kong-based footwear manufacturer and retailer has reported audited results for fiscal 2021, confirming revenue growth over 2020, and announcing a new investment in Indonesia

DHL partners up with South-African footwear brand Veldskoen

Mar 29, 2022 / South Africa
The logistics giant and the footwear brand have come together to launch a handcrafted limited edition of 365 pairs, dubbed ‘Dear’ Everyone’, to celebrate everyone and every one

APLF Dubai is just around the corner

Mar 28, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
From the 30th of March to the 1st of April, the international leather trade fair will bring together to a new venue, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the global leather industry

Yue Yuen turns around

Mar 25, 2022 / Hong Kong
The company posted revenue growth of 1% to 8.53 billion US dollars over the full year 2021, as compared to the previous year, amidst a challenging operating environment

Turkish footwear industry set on diversifying markets

Mar 23, 2022 / Turkey
Despite the threats posed by Russia’s war on Ukraine, Turkish footwear manufacturers remain optimistic about the future and look at Aymod as an opportunity for diversifying markets

APLF to discuss the post-pandemic future of the footwear industry

Mar 21, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
The second edition of the Global Footwear Executive Summit, to be held on the 31st of March, will bring together top players of the industry to explore digitalization, pricing and sustainability strategies

Omicron outbreak in China raises fears of more supply chain disruptions

Mar 21, 2022 / China
Chinese authorities are imposing new COVID-19 restrictions to fight the surge of Omicron-variant infections, which is raising concerns over further disruptions to the global supply chain

lululemon enters the footwear category

Mar 21, 2022 / Canada
The performance apparel company will release four running shoe models specially designed for women first throughout 2022

Portuguese footwear honours the national culture

Mar 18, 2022 / Portugal
The latest campaign promoted by APICCAPS pays homage to the works and main artists of the Portuguese scene, reinforcing the premise that the footwear industry is an ally of art

Lenzing completes lyocell expansion project in Thailand

Mar 14, 2022 / Austria
The leading supplier of wood-based speciality fibres has announced that it has completed its 400 million euros lyocell expansion project in Thailand, despite COVID-19 pandemic constraints

Footwear business not expected to be carbon neutral by 2050

Premium ContentMar 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Sustainability is becoming more of a real concern for businesses and inhabitants of this world. However, some claim this is just a fashion trend or a marketing tool. With that in mind we have asked our panel if the footwear industry will be able to be carbon neutral by 2050. Half of the respondents don’t believe that will happen

Leather Naturally publishes Guide to Modern Leather Making

Feb 25, 2022 / World
The Guide to Modern Leather Making (MLMG) intends to constitute a comprehensive tool to anyone wanting to learn more about the production of modern leather

DSW to invest 2 million USD into footwear factory in the US

Feb 24, 2022 / United States
Designer Brands, the parent of shoe retailer DSW, will partner up with Pensole College, ran by the footwear designer Dr. D’Wayne Edwards, to advance its diversity, equity and inclusion strategy. Thus, it will invest into the first black-owned factory in the US

Vietnamese factories to continue working amid Omicron surge

Feb 21, 2022 / Vietnam
Despite a new peak in COVID-19 infections, the high vaccination rate has enabled factories to continue producing, reversing last year’s policy of lockdowns

Turkish footwear exports reached 1 billion US dollars in 2021

Feb 15, 2022 / Turkey
The record figure reflects an increase of 22.9%, as compared to 2020. Turkish footwear industry is benefiting from demand for suppliers located close by to Europe
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