World Footwear

Production

Brazilian footwear industry celebrates tax exemption on wages

Jan 5, 2022 / Brazil
The extension of the payroll exemption until the end of 2023 is good news for the footwear industry. The measure is seen as essential to maintain and create new jobs in the sector

Vietnamese workers reluctant to go back to work

Jan 5, 2022 / Vietnam
Generalized labour shortage across the manufacturing sector slows down Vietnam's economic recovery, despite companies offering better wages and benefits to attract workers back

Footwear prices on growing mode

Premium ContentJan 3, 2022 / World
The overall increase in prices, associated with the disruptions in the supply chain we have come to know since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, has been on the agenda for quite some time now. This trend affects necessarily the footwear industry across the entire supply chain, from suppliers of raw materials to final consumers. We have identified the key pointers that allow us to have a better understanding of this worldwide increase.

Argentinian footwear industry should grow by 10% over 2019

Dec 28, 2021 / Argentina
The forecast is from the President of the Chamber of the Footwear Industry, who noticed that companies would still be working at full capacity to meet demand at least in the first week of December

Puma increases production in Argentina

Dec 8, 2021 / Argentina
The sportswear giant in Argentina is to invest 4.2 million US dollars in its factory in La Rioja to increase its production capacity to 2.5 million pairs per year

Mexico: footwear industry expects to close 2021 with growth

Dec 1, 2021 / Mexico
The Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG) forecasts that the footwear industry will close the year with growth of 25%, on a comparable basis to 2020

Havaianas with first production plant outside Brazil

Nov 10, 2021 / Brazil
The Argentine Grupo Blanco, which has been distributing Havaianas’ footwear in the country for the past four years, will now begin manufacturing it

Cambodia to increase minimum wage for 2022

Oct 27, 2021 / Cambodia
A few weeks ago, Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued regulation setting the new minimum wage for the garment, textile, and footwear industries for 2022

Farfetch publishes the 2020 ESG report

Sep 27, 2021 / United Kingdom
It is the first report published since the announcement of Farfetch’s 2030 sustainability goals, built on its Positively Farfetch strategy. The document highlights the environmental, social and governance initiatives taken so far, and its progress so far

Steve Madden shifts production from China to Mexico and Brazil

Aug 5, 2021 / United States
Driven by recent supply chain disruptions, American footwear brand Steve Madden has relocated about half of its women’s production to Mexico and Brazil from China. According to Business of Fashion (BoF) this will impact the Fall Season collection

Growth in production accumulated over a decade wiped away in 2020

Aug 3, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
Footwear production was down by 15.8% in 2020. Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

Pou Chen suspends production at Vietnam plant

Jul 15, 2021 / Vietnam
One of Nike and Adidas most well-known suppliers of footwear, suspended operations at its plant in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday as a strong wave of COVID-19 hits the city

South Africa: impact of COVID-19 on the footwear industry

Mar 31, 2021 / South Africa
Jirka Vymetal, the Executive Director of SAFLIA - Southern African Footwear and Leather Industries Association, spoke with local magazine S&V about the state of the footwear industry in the country

Latvia: major problem is significant drop in demand

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2021 / Latvia
According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia there are only a few SME companies producing footwear and they have been operating with no specific limitations. We have spoken with the representatives of the industry to understand the current situation in the country

US Retail: footwear retail sales still below the 2018 average

Premium ContentFeb 8, 2021 / United States
No matter the seasonal hike in December, with flat retail sales of footwear since June 2020 and 20% lower than the 2018 average, the 1st quarter of 2021 will hardly beat this baseline. Even if one considers the hike in ecommerce, perspectives are not great. On top of that low consumer confidence and uncertainty regarding a full return of shoppers to the high street, add to the gloomy picture of retail in the US
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