World Footwear

Organisations

Half a billion dollars' loss for American consumers

Jan 23, 2017 / United States
The words are from Matt Priest, President and CEO footwear association Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, reacting to the US withdrawal from the TPP signed today

CEC welcomes new member

Jan 19, 2017 / CEC
Hungary ensured a presence at the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry since the end of 2016. With this new member, CEC reinforces its representation at European level

FDRA promotes Matt Priest to CEO

Dec 8, 2016 / United States
The Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America (FDRA) announced the elevation of FDRA President Matt Priest to the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Declining footwear exports in India

Dec 6, 2016 / India
According to the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), footwear exports reached 1 262.59 million US dollars in the period April-September, the first semester of the fiscal year in that country, showing a drop of 1.81% over the same period last year

New online course on Sustainable Footwear Manufacturing is now available

Sep 27, 2016 / European Union
The EU funded project Step2Sustainability has launched an e-learning and training programme on sustainable footwear manufacturing, which companies/workers can follow for free during the piloting period

Brazil launches Future Footwear

Sep 6, 2016 / Brazil
The main entities of the Brazilian leather-footwear chain launched a new program aimed at the creation of new business models, new products and new production processes

US footwear industry seeks classification clarification for athletic footwear

Aug 12, 2016 / United States
According to the FDRA, American footwear companies struggle to cope with inconsistent definitions and rulings

A revolution is taking place at the editing of publications specialised in footwear

Aug 4, 2016 / Italy
At least Matteo Pasca believes it. Ars Arpel Group and Fotoshoe Group are getting together and the move aims to focus at the development of initiatives of common interest on an international level

Step to Sustainability promotes debate on sustainable footwear production

Aug 3, 2016 / European Union
The European Project Step to Sustainability presented its findings in a Final Conference during the latest edition of the GDS trade fair, held in Dusseldorf on the 28th of July

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
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