World Footwear

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Joint statement from AAFA, FDRA, NRF, RILA, and USFIA on supply chains and Xinjiang

Jul 28, 2020 / United States
A group of US-based footwear, apparel, retail and fashion industries associations have issued a statement regarding the issues around suspects of forced labour in parts of the supply chain

Grendene's activities to be normalized

Jul 13, 2020 / Brazil
Starting today, the Brazil-based footwear manufacturer will restart its activities in all its units in the country, getting production up and running

Italy with a steep drop in exports and domestic sales

Jul 8, 2020 / Italy
According to Confindustria Moda Research Centre data for ASSOCALZATURIFICI in March footwear exports declined by 33.7% in volume and by 30% in value. In the first four months of the year, domestic sales were also down roughly by 30%

Leather industry in Pakistan asks for double shifts

Jul 7, 2020 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Leather Garments Manu­facturers & Exporters Asso­ciation (PLGMEA) has urg­ed the government to exem­­pt export-oriented units in Punjab from lockdown restrictions on Saturdays besides allowing them to work in double shifts

Overcube offers surgical gowns to the National Health Service

Jun 16, 2020 / Portugal
The first solidarity initiative by the Portuguese-based company raised 2 374 euros, which allowed the purchase of 970 gowns that will help protect health professionals who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus

Brazil: Covid-19 pandemic shrinks footwear exports

Jun 4, 2020 / Brazil
The Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) believes the COVID-19 pandemic played an essential role in the decline registered in footwear exports during the first four months of the year

ColombiaModa with digital edition

May 21, 2020 / Colombia
In July, Medellín will receive a new edition of ColombiaModa, this year in a virtual format. Through an online platform, the fair will offer retail sales and business meetings for the national and international markets

The new normal in Malaysia

Premium ContentMay 13, 2020 / Malaysia
The country is currently under Phase 5 of its MCO (Movement Control Order) until the 9th of June. Manufacturing and retail are operational with restrictions

Covid-19: situation worsens in Chile

May 13, 2020 / Chile
The country seems to be entering in a critical stage of the diffusion of the disease. With many restrictions applied to the economy, footwear is being hit hard

Italian footwear industry with 38% drop in sales

May 13, 2020 / Italy
In the first quarter of 2020 Italian footwear companies had an average drop in sales of -38.4%. In the same period orders declined by 46.2%, according to Assocalzaturifici

Latin America: footwear associations raise their concerns

Apr 30, 2020 / Latin America
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela got together and issued a statement with their concerns arising from the impact of Covid-19 on the footwear industry

Yue Yuen expects 70 million US dollars loss for the quarter

Apr 30, 2020 / Hong Kong
The China-based footwear manufacturer and retail corporation is predicting a loss for the quarter that can reach 70 million US dollars as a result of the Covid-19 crisis

FDRA talks about unprecedented times in the US

Apr 28, 2020 / United States
With the US fast approaching the 1 million people infected with the new coronavirus, the country is facing an unprecedent time. We spoke with the FDRA to learn how this is impacting the footwear industry

Cambodia: hundreds of factories are suspending operations

Apr 28, 2020 / Cambodia
The country’s garment and footwear industries are being severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Local news website Khmer Times is reporting

Footwear: several challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 24, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As they are non-essential goods, clothing, footwear and other fashion items are being particularly hit with the impact of the spread of Covid-19. Retailers and manufacturers are facing several challenges, and will continue to do so
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