World Footwear


Decathlon launches buyback service in all its UK stores

Oct 31, 2023 / United Kingdom
The sporting goods retailer is expanding its buyback service to all its UK stores. Customers will be given in-store credit for returning products they may have outgrown or no longer use

Meet the speakers of the upcoming Word Footwear Congress

Oct 30, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
As the World Footwear Congress draws closer, we give you some more details about the speakers, who will be debating new business solutions, sustainability and circularity, and the future of labour

Inditex teams up with Maersk to reduce its maritime transport emissions

Oct 24, 2023 / Spain
The fashion group has partnered with the freight group Maersk to reduce its GHG emissions from maritime logistics by incorporating alternative fuels into all its inbound routes with the carrier

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

Solpré flies high in foreign markets

Oct 16, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear components company already exports over 35% of its total sales, while continuing to make strides in the sustainability area

Less than a month to go until the World Footwear Congress

Oct 16, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
The global footwear sector will meet on the 8th and 9th of November in Istanbul to reshape its future in a macro environment marked by uncertainty, high inflation and geopolitical instability

Kamik celebrates its 125th anniversary

Oct 13, 2023 / Canada
The Canadian footwear brand is celebrating 125 years of making “quality, timeless footwear” designed to provide comfort and protection in any weather, with the launch of several initiatives

Inditex and the International Apparel Federation join forces

Oct 12, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish-based group and the International Apparel Federation have signed an agreement to drive a transformation in the global fashion industry in the fields of circularity, traceability and worker well-being

UGG launches regenerative collection for fall

Oct 12, 2023 / United States
The division of Deckers Brands has launched “Regenerate by UGG”, an all-gender sustainability-focused collection made with materials from land cultivated with regenerative practices

A new project is being launched to develop skills in the European fashion industry

Oct 10, 2023 / European Union
The Blueprint MetaSkills4TCLF project aims to transform the way skills in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries are developed by adopting new learning strategies and bringing in new actors

Coats Footwear collaborates with Lenzing

Oct 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
Coats' footwear division and the Austrian-based producer of cellulose-based speciality fibres have joined forces to create the footwear industry's first synthetic-free engineered uppers and fabrics

Dr Martens to launch a pilot shoe repair service in the UK

Sep 29, 2023 / United Kingdom
The iconic British footwear brand has plans to launch a shoe repair service in the UK next month, with a view to later expanding the service to continental Europe

UITIC Congress ends on a positive note

Sep 29, 2023 / UITIC Congress 2023
The 21st edition of the UITIC Congress ended last week on a positive note, calling on companies to pursue digital transformation to be more innovative and sustainable. Sergio Dulio replaced Yves Morin as President of UITIC

New business models for brands and retailers: what strategies are available for footwear?

Premium ContentSep 26, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to some of the new tools grabbing the attention of businesses and how they can be applied to the footwear industry

Impending UITIC Congress to address sustainability and digitization

Sep 18, 2023 / UITIC Congress 2023
From the 20th and the 22nd of September, in Milan, main stakeholders in the footwear industry will meet to address pressing issues for the sector in the midst of today's complex reality
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