World Footwear


Worldwide footwear production reached 23.0 billion pairs in 2015

Aug 2, 2016 / World
According to the latest edition of the World Footwear Yearbook this represents a slight decrease of 0.4% from the previous year

World Footwear Yearbook: 2016 edition is now available

Jul 27, 2016 / World
During a press conference held on today in Düsseldorf at the GDS trade fair, APICCAPS revealed the most recent figures for the 2015 worldwide footwear industry

The Tannery of the Future

Jul 13, 2016 / China
International Leather Maker (ILM) has teamed up with APLF Ltd and CLIA to host a Leather Forum on the 30th of August to discuss and debate The Tannery of the Future

Brazilian exports on the red

Jun 28, 2016 / Brazil
According to data released by Abicalçados, footwear exports were down by 4.7% in value terms in the first five months of 2016, compared to similar period last year. In May, exports decline both in quantity and value

Wordwide footwear associations gathered aiming to strengthen the industry

Jun 20, 2016 / CEC
On the 9th of June 2016 the Second International Footwear Forum (IFF) brought together footwear associations and federations from across the world to exchange views and propose ways to help the companies

US and European footwear industries together to support TTIP

Jun 9, 2016 / CEC
3 trade associations representing the US and European footwear industries issued a joint statement urging the United States and the European Union to eliminate footwear trade barriers as part of the TTIP negotiations

Two Ten and FDRA announce online career marketplace

Jun 7, 2016 / United States
The two organisations got together to develop a new footwear jobs website dedicated to the footwear industry

CEC calls for the second International Footwear Forum in New York

Jun 3, 2016 / CEC
On the 9th of June footwear associations and federations from around the world will gather in New York for the second International Footwear Forum (IFF) to discuss the latest relevant issues for the footwear industry

UCLA and Under Armour announce agreement

May 24, 2016 / United States
The University of California, Los Angeles and the sportswear giant have set up a new 15-year performance footwear and apparel agreement

FFANY names winners of scholarship

Apr 28, 2016 / United States
The Fashion Footwear Association of New York (FFANY) and Arsutoria School in Milan have announced the winners and finalists of the 2016 Joseph C. Moore Footwear Scholarship

Counterfeit goods make up 2.5% of global imports

Apr 20, 2016 / World
Global trade in fake and pirated goods is estimated to be worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year, according to a report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)

19th UITIC Congress with record participation

Feb 19, 2016 / India
A record number of delegates marked the latest edition of the UITIC congress: 596 delegates, including 174 international participants from nearly 30 countries, attended the event, which was held in Chennai

Gary Champion rejoins Clarks

Feb 17, 2016 / United States
The US-based subsidiary of C&J Clark Limited confirmed the footwear veteran will serve as President of Clarks Americas, effective immediately

Portugal on its way to organise the XX UITIC Congress

Feb 5, 2016 / Portugal
The Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) returns to Europe in its next edition due to be held in 2018

M. Rafeeque Ahmed, Chairman of the Council for Leather Exports, live on World Footwear

Feb 1, 2016 / India
The Council for Leather Exports, based in India, will host the 19th Congress of the UITIC - International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians, taking place in Chennai from the 3rd to the 5th of February
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