World Footwear

Portugal

New Generation: meet Sara Nunes

Feb 27, 2022 / Portugal
Sara Nunes is the new face of 3DCork. She has been working for the company since its foundation in 2006, but, this year, she took over the leadership of the family business dedicated to the production of cork components for the footwear industry. The company also produces items for the home

Tríbio: the newest Portuguese sustainable brand in the market

Feb 18, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand wants to take care of the Planet first. It stands out for being truly biodegradable and compostable and having every component certified

Bolflex promotes a circular economy

Feb 11, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese company of footwear components has announced to have recycled 1 200 tons of raw material in 2020, doubling the quantity as compared to the previous year

Portugal regulates leather authenticity

Feb 3, 2022 / Portugal
The law defines the term “leather” and regulates its use, recognizing the need to protect the sector from deceptive business practices. The term can no longer identify materials that are not of animal origin

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

New Generation: meet Teresa Bettencourt

Jan 21, 2022 / Portugal
Teresa Bettencourt launched the Portuguese handbags brand Manjerica in 2012, inspired by the memories of her homeland, the Azores. Manjerica stands out for the conscious design, the choice of raw materials and the connection with the local production

Portuguese footwear closes 2021 on positive note

Jan 17, 2022 / Portugal
In the first ten months of 2021, Portugal exported 58 million pairs of shoes, worth 1.41 million euros, which reflects an increase of 9% on a comparable basis to the previous year

140 million euros to transform the Portuguese footwear industry

Premium ContentJan 7, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry will invest 140 million euros, through the Footwear and Fashion Cluster, to become “the international reference in the development of sustainable solutions”

New Generation: meet Bernardo and Otília

Dec 30, 2021 / Portugal
The creation of 8000kicks resembles a film plot: it all began when Bernardo thought about creating a shoe from cannabis leaves. The idea, however, only took shape when he shared it with his grandmother, Otília, who has more than 50 years of experience in the textile sector

Mind launches innovative software for shoe designers

Dec 27, 2021 / Portugal
Mind ShoeDesign is an innovative software developed under the Portuguese FOOT4U R&D Project, which enables the visualization and editing of shoes’ models in both 2D and 3D, assisting shoe designers throughout their creative process

Portuguese footwear brand gives new life to fire-fighting hoses

Dec 17, 2021 / Portugal
Reusing damaged fire-fighting hoses to make shoes is the motto of the footwear brand J-UNK. Each person can contribute to its development in the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo

Ownever: the new Portuguese brand of luxury handbags

Dec 10, 2021 / Portugal
Born in March 2021, Ownever intends to ensure classic and timeless designs that can last a lifetime. To that effect, it has launched a unique edition with 136 years of warranty

New Generation: meet Pedro Pereira

Dec 2, 2021 / Portugal
Pedro Pereira represents the second generation of the Portuguese company of woman's footwear Reve de Flo. Having grown up in the world of footwear, he opted to join the company after finishing his studies, where he explored in-depth the industry and its strategic goals

Lemon Jelly teams up with Ocean Alive

Nov 26, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand has rallied up behind the women-led Ocean Alive’s mission of protecting and preserving the ocean by inviting its customers to positively contribute

Ambitious boosts its digital presence

Nov 22, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese company has decided to expand and update its online platform to improve the shopping experience of its customers while allowing them to access more information about the brand
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