World Footwear


Digital prototyping: what tools are available for the footwear industry?

Premium ContentNov 7, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to some of the new digital tools and softwares commonly used for prototyping in the footwear industry

Business of Fashion and APICCAPS discuss the future of the footwear industry

Nov 3, 2023 / Portugal
The Business of Fashion (BoF) magazine and the Portuguese Footwear Association (APICCAPS) co-hosted a panel to discuss the future of the rapidly evolving footwear industry

National footwear support programme approved in Argentina

Oct 30, 2023 / Argentina
A bill proposing the creation of a promotion scheme for the footwear industry was approved by the Lower House, with 127 votes in favour, passing on to the Senate

Istanbul will be the venue of the upcoming edition of the World Footwear Congress

Oct 19, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
As the 6th largest footwear manufacturer in the world, Türkiye will host the next World Footwear Congress, focusing on new business solutions, sustainability and circularity, and the future of labour

5 reasons to attend the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul

Oct 6, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
Carmen Arias Castellano, General Secretary at the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC), invites the global industry to join in Istanbul for the next edition of the World Footwear Congress. Watch Carmen's invitation

Peru: leather and footwear production has not yet reached pre-pandemic levels

Oct 6, 2023 / Peru
In 2020, the Peruvian leather and footwear production fell by around 30% and, despite some recovery in the following years, has not yet reached pre-pandemic levels

Argentine footwear production increased by 14.5% in July

Sep 28, 2023 / Argentina
The production of footwear and its components in Argentina grew by 14.5% in July and 3% in the first seven months of 2023, as compared to the same period of last year

Birkenstock's new shoe factory starts up

Sep 22, 2023 / Germany
The German footwear company announced that its new facility located near Pasewalk, in Northeast Germany, has started operating according to schedule, just 17 months into the construction period

Colombian footwear industry slows down in 2023

Sep 20, 2023 / Colombia
After growing substantially in 2022, the Colombian footwear industry slowed down in 2023 due to the impact of high inflation, rising costs and low consumption, says ACICAM’s Vice President

Venezuelan footwear industry calls for a financing plan

Premium ContentSep 18, 2023 / Venezuela
Following the 25th edition of the Latin American Footwear Forum, we spoke with the President of the Venezuelan Chamber of Footwear and Components (Cavecal), Tony di Benedetto, about the challenges and expectations of the country’s footwear industry

Mexican footwear industry on an upward trajectory

Sep 15, 2023 / Mexico
The Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG) estimates that by the end of 2023 footwear production should be just 5% below that of 2019, before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic

Italian footwear industry decelerates

Sep 15, 2023 / Italy
Expectations of a slowdown in the country's footwear industry materialised in the second quarter of 2023. Both the volume of exports and production are falling, as is household spending

Another round of lay-offs at Pou Chen in Vietnam

Sep 5, 2023 / Vietnam
The Baoyuan Vietnam shoe factory, which is run by Yue Yuen, a subsidiary of Pou Chen Corp, has laid off 1 221 people at the end of August. Since the beginning of 2023, around 10 000 jobs have been cut

New growth forecast for the Brazilian footwear industry

Aug 23, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) has revised the footwear sector's growth in production for 2023 to 2.1%, as compared to the previous forecast of 1.7%

French footwear manufacturing turnover grows in 2022

Aug 4, 2023 / France
According to the Conseil National du Cuir (CNU), the French footwear industry's turnover rose by 10% last year to 651 million euros, up from 590 million euros in 2021
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