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Good performance for leather footwear in Bangladesh

Oct 17, 2017 / Bangladesh
According to the local Leathergoods and Footwear Association, the leather industry as a whole closed the first quarter achieving 99% of the exports target for the period. Leather footwear surpassed its target

UBM changes its New York trade event calendar

Oct 16, 2017 / United States
In partnership with Accessories Council, UBM Fashion is making two key changes in the New York tradeshow lineup. They aim to create new and more efficient business opportunities for both brands and retailers, mirroring underlying trends in fashion and retail

Minimum wage in Cambodia increases 180% in six years

Oct 13, 2017 / Cambodia
Trade union representatives, government officials and footwear and garment workers in Cambodia have agreed on an increase in the minimum monthly wage for next year. In just six years labor costs have increased significantly in the country

Kenya wants to scrap import duty on raw leather

Oct 13, 2017 / Kenya
The African country plans to remove the duty on raw leather imports. The local authorities aim to promote more addition of value in the local manufacturing process

Double-digit revenue growth for LVMH

Oct 12, 2017 / France
One of the world’s leading luxury products group, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recorded a 14% increase in revenue for the first nine months of 2017. Organic revenue grew by 12% compared to the similar period in 2016

Dr Martens CEO steps down

Oct 12, 2017 / United Kingdom
Steve Murray is leaving Dr Martens and his position as CEO after being head of the British footwear brand for three years

Coach is changing name to Tapestry

Oct 11, 2017 / United States
The New York-based design house of modern luxury accessories is changing its corporate name to Tapestry Inc. at the end of the month, a bid to broaden its image after acquiring the Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman brands

Pratik, fashion and comfort get together

Oct 11, 2017 / Portugal
Pratik is a Portuguese footwear brand focused on producing fashionable and comfortable shoes, which are constantly recognized by their superior quality

Footwear exports down in Mexico

Oct 10, 2017 / Mexico
According to COFOCE, the Guanajuato-based Agency for External Trade Promotion, value of footwear exports fell by 11.23% during the first seven months of the current year

António, a handmade story

Oct 10, 2017 / Portugal
Two sisters belonging to a 2nd generation of a family of leather goods manufacturers decided to honour their father giving his name to the brand they created. And then a new leather goods brand was born in Portugal

New training programme on Luxury Footwear Manufacturing

Oct 10, 2017 / CEC
The Erasmus+ High-End Shoe project partners presented the main project outcomes and outputs, namely the Luxury Footwear Manufacturing Technician profile and corresponding training programme

361 continues to consolidate sales

Oct 9, 2017 / Hong Kong
The Board of the Hong Kong based footwear company has provided operational updates for its business segments referring to the third quarter of 2017

Pink is the new Timberland's color

Oct 9, 2017 / United States
The US-based manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear just released pink boots in support of breast cancer awareness

Programme of the 20th UITIC Congress announced

Oct 6, 2017 / UITIC
In a joint press conference held in Milan, during LINEAPELLE, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP presented the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto in 2018

Salvatore Ferragamo with new creative director

Oct 6, 2017 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury brand confirmed the appointment of Paul Andrew to Creative Director, Women’s Collections, effective immediately from today
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