World Footwear

Manufacturing

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

Anna Yona: we all need to be part of the solution

Premium ContentFeb 14, 2022 / Germany
We have spoken to Anna Yona who founded the German company Wildling Shoes alongside her husband, Ran Yona, in 2015, to find out a bit more about its innovative concept of healthy shoe and how one original idea grew into a brand awarded for its design and quality standards

Cost of merchandise and raw materials is the main concern of the footwear business

Premium ContentFeb 3, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
The COVID-19 pandemic created pressure on the global supply chains, which has resulted in shortages of materials and increased transport prices. The cost of merchandise and raw materials is now the main concern of the footwear industry

Price of footwear is the most important driver in the buying decision

Premium ContentJan 31, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
A combination of factors will determine the consumer’s decision to choose a pair of shoes. With a view to find out what are the most relevant drivers in that process, we have asked our experts to choose the most relevant factors. Price is at the top of the list

Verney Shoes: reconciling fashion, sustainability, animal protection and ethics

Jan 31, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand produces locally using materials from other industries, such as apple, hemp, recycled plastic bottles, recycled clothing, to promote a circular economy

Sneakers and sports related footwear to continue on the rise

Premium ContentJan 27, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
It doesn’t come as a surprise, but the conclusions from enquiring our Panel of Experts of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey point to a continuation of the trend around sneakers and sports related footwear. Read more about it today

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

Coats launches fibre-laying technology for footwear

Jan 20, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British industrial thread manufacturer has launched Lattice Lite Eco, which uses sustainable materials, to create footwear composite materials

Stella posts growth over 2021

Jan 19, 2022 / Hong Kong
The Hong Kong-based footwear manufacturer and retailer has reported that its unaudited consolidated revenue for 2021 increased by 35.6% over 2020, reaching 1.54 billion US dollars

Digital, digital and more digital

Premium ContentJan 14, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Digital channels are increasingly important and during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many retail businesses had to quickly adjust from in-store to digital sales. More then ever, the focus seems to be on the digital

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

Strike at Pou Chen’s factory in Vietnam

Jan 12, 2022 / Vietnam
Thousands went on strike at a factory in southern Vietnam that belongs to the Taiwanese manufacturer of branded sports footwear. Employees are demanding better year-end bonuses

Traders and manufacturers with positive prospects about footwear sales

Premium ContentJan 7, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
Since the first edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey conducted in the second semester of 2019, this is the most positive result obtained: traders and manufacturers are extremely optimistic about footwear sales
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