World Footwear

Production

Mariusz Babral: Sustainability is a revolution

Feb 10, 2020 / Poland
We spoke with Mariusz Babral, Vice-President of the Polish Chamber of Shoe and Leather Industry, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry

Tamil Nadu to get heavy investment from Taiwan

Feb 3, 2020 / India
According to what is being reported by Times of India, 2 major Taiwanese investments are taking place in Tamil Nadul, in India

Saint Laurent to open new leather goods factory in Italy

Jan 10, 2020 / Italy
French luxury brand Saint Laurent, which belongs to the Kering group, will open a new location for handbags and wallets near Florence

2019: the highs and lows of the Italian industry

Jan 7, 2020 / Italy
Assocalzaturifici gives a snapshot of the current state of the industry emerging from a survey focused on the first nine months of 2019 conducted by the Confindustria Moda Research Centre

Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association changes name

Jan 2, 2020 / United States
Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association (RPFMA) was renamed United States Footwear Manufacturers Association (USFMA). www.USFMA.org launched

Capri to acquire Italian shoe manufacturer

Dec 16, 2019 / United Kingdom
The London-based global fashion luxury group announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Italian atelier and shoe manufacturer Alberto Gozzi S.r.L. from Tuscany

New Generation: meet Andreia and André

Dec 11, 2019 / Portugal
Andreia Coutinho, with a degree in journalism, and André, with a background in business management, have created Skizo earlier this year

Exports in Pakistan with good momentum

Dec 10, 2019 / Pakistan
In the first four months of the current fiscal year, Pakistan's exports of footwear increased both in volume and value

V Muthukumaran appointed President of Indian Shoe Federation

Nov 28, 2019 / India
The Indian Shoe Federation appointed Mr V Muthukumaran, Head of Leather Products, Tata International Limited as President during their AGM in Chennai

adidas is moving automated factories to China

Nov 13, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear brand will close Ansbach and Atlanta Speedfactories. The aim is to deploy the Speedfactory technology at Asian suppliers by end of 2019

Vietnam's industry progress towards its target

Oct 22, 2019 / Vietnam
According to Lefaso the target for the turnover from leather and footwear exports set for 2019 is 21.5 billion US dollars, a 10% increase from 2018

Ecco opens high-tech leather cutting plant in China

Oct 22, 2019 / China
According to Ecco, the new plant is amongst the most advanced cutting plants in the world with state-of-the-art technology and a reduced environmental footprint

Brazil: footwear production expected to grow 3% in 2019

Oct 21, 2019 / Brazil
Driven by the increase in shipments throughout the year, footwear production should grow 3% in 2019. The forecast was presented at an event recently held in Novo Hamburgo (Brazil)

Nike is sizing down production in Argentina

Oct 17, 2019 / Argentina
According to reports by Argentina-based newspaper Pagina 12 the US-based sportswear giant is reducing its local production. Replacing the local capacity by imports might be on the pipeline
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