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Bangladesh with leather exports off target

Apr 18, 2019 / Bangladesh
Export revenues in the first nine months of the current financial year declined by 9% for the wider leather industry in Bangladesh, reaching just over 770 million US dollars

The BFA appoints new CEO

Apr 18, 2019 / United Kingdom
The British Footwear Association announced the appointment of Lucy Reece-Raybould as its new CEO, following from the retirement of John Saunders

LVMH: France’s most attractive employer

Apr 17, 2019 / France
Each year Universum, a consulting firm, conducts an annual survey with more than 35 000 students at French engineering and business schools to rank the companies where they would most like to work. In 2019, for the 14th consecutive year, LVMH ranked number 1

Dr Martens might be on the verge of being sold

Apr 17, 2019 / United Kingdom
According to several news reports, Permira is hiring bankers to oversee a review of its options for Dr Martens, just six years after it purchased it from the founding Griggs family

LK Bennett sold to franchise partner

Apr 16, 2019 / United Kingdom
The UK-based premium fashion chain retailing womenswear, leather footwear and accessories has been sold to its Chinese franchise partner Rebecca Feng

Brusque, expressing the passion for footwear

Apr 16, 2019 / Portugal
Get to know a brand of footwear from Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal, a city with a long tradition in shoe making

Changes at J.Crew Group

Apr 15, 2019 / United States
The retail group initiated a review of ist strategic initiatives, including a potential IPO of Madewell. Michael J. Nicholson was named Interim Chief Executive Officer and Jack Weingart appointed to the Board of Directors

Brazil with positive quarter

Apr 15, 2019 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados the exports performance in the first quarter was positive, with increases in value and quantity. However, a decline in exports in both pairs and US dollars was registered in March

Manolo Blahnik ends relationship with American partner

Apr 12, 2019 / United States
George Malkemus, President of Manolo Blahnik USA, and Anthony Yurgaitis, Vice-President, announced the end of a long-standing partnership under the Manolo Blahnik brand

1.5 million US dollars for Leather Naturally's campaign

Apr 12, 2019 / World
The initiative dedicated to the leather industry announced it has reached the 1.5 million US dollars fundraising goal to launch a global campaign to promote the use of leather

Havaianas and Inditex team up for the summer

Apr 11, 2019 / Brazil
Spanish-based Inditex group is setting a partnership with Havaianas, the famous flip-flop brand owned by Grupo Alpargatas, in a multi-brand collaboration with its young fashion labels Pull&Bear and Stradivarius

BFA announces new CEO

Apr 11, 2019 / United Kingdom
The British Footwear Association (BFA) appointed Lucy Reece-Raybould as the new CEO

Good start of the year for LVMH

Apr 10, 2019 / France
LVMH recorded revenue of 12.5 billion euros for the first quarter 2019, an increase of 16%. Organic growth was 11% compared to the same period of 2018. All geographic regions are experiencing good growth

Jennifer Estabrook is Fila's new President for North America

Apr 10, 2019 / United States
Most recently serving as acting President of Fila North America, after Jon Epstein sudden disappearance, Jennifer Estabrook will take the reins of the Fila business in the region

A successful World Footwear Congress

Apr 9, 2019 / CEC
The sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress took place last week in Naples, located in an European region with high footwear industry representation. The debate focused on themes under the topic Digitalisation for a sustainable footwear industry
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