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APICCAPS promotes leather footwear in foreign markets

Oct 3, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association intends to demystify some preconceived ideas about leather while clarifying why leather footwear is a product of excellence

Brazil: e-commerce represents 30% of the sales of the footwear industry

Oct 3, 2022 / Brazil
The statement comes from the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) and is the reflection of an increase in online sales, which was fuelled by the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns

Visitors numbers up by 57% at Simac Tanning Tech

Oct 3, 2022 / Italy
The 2022 edition of Simac Tanning Tech ended with "renewed trust and optimist in the near future", registering more 4 000 visitors than the last year's edition, which reflects an attendance growth of 57%

AYSAF gets ready to open doors in November

Sep 30, 2022 / Turkey
The organization of the 67th Edition of the Footwear Materials, Components, Leather, and Technologies Exhibition AYSAF, which will be held in November in Istanbul, is expecting to increase visitors and exhibitors numbers by 20% and 15%, respectively, from the last edition

Lineapelle sends signs of positivity amidst worrying macroeconomic context

Sep 30, 2022 / Italy
The 100th edition of the trade fair, held from the 20th to the 22nd of September, registered an attendance volume 32% higher than the one of the last edition, mainly due to the 73% growth in foreign visitors

CHIC Greater Bay Area 2022 postponed to 2023

Sep 30, 2022 / China
Due to rising COVID-19 cases in Shenzhen, CHIC GBA (Greater Bay Area), scheduled to take place from the 2nd to the 4th November 2022, will be postponed to 2023

UK Retail: the second quarter might have been the lull before the storm

Premium Content Sep 29, 2022 / World Footwear Reports
Despite a 6 percentage points gain in the TCF (Textile, Clothing, & Footwear) Retail Sales Index in the second quarter of 2022, over the prior one, and a positive trajectory in footwear imports, prospects do not look good for retail. Amidst skyrocketing inflation and the worst consumer sentiment since 1974, the footwear consumer can barely afford further price increases, making the retail volume tilted to the downside. With the threat of a recession from the fourth quarter on, the majority of retailers believe that the cost-of-living crisis will be almost twice as damaging as the COVID-19 pandemic

US holiday sales to grow at a slower pace

Sep 29, 2022 / United States
Due to inflation, US holiday retail sales are likely to increase in the 2022-2033 holiday season at a slower pace than last year. E-commerce might be an opportunity as consumers try to maximize their spending

Burberry appoints Daniel Lee as new Chief Creative Officer

Sep 29, 2022 / United Kingdom
Daniel will join Burberry on the 3rd of October 2022. He will be based at Burberry’s headquarters in London and report to Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Akeroyd

Realignment of CHIC trade fairs

Sep 29, 2022 / China
CHIC China International Fashion Fair, one of Asia's most important fashion fair, is realigning itself. With three editions a year in Shanghai and Shenzhen, CHIC aims to provide an universal platform for the entire fashion industry and trade

Sustainability by Anna Palmqvist (H&M): we have to change our behaviour

Premium Content Sep 28, 2022 / Sweden
Today we bring you the final interview of a series focused on sustainability. We had a nice conversation with Anna Palmqvist, Sustainability Manager at the H&M Group. Check all the bits and pieces on the video below

All the facts and numbers of the footwear industry in 2021

Sep 28, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
Last year, production and exports at global level grew by 8.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Worldwide footwear production exceeded the 22 billion pairs threshold but is still below pre-pandemic levels. In 2021, 13 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a partial recovery from the drop registered in 2020 but remaining below that of any other year in the last decade

Burberry COO and CFO to step down

Sep 28, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK-based luxury brand has announced that Julie Brown will leave both her roles as Chief Operating and Financial Officer at the close of the company’s fiscal year, on the 1st of April 2023

Assomac Talks by Assomac

Sep 28, 2022 / Italy
Get to know more about this cycle of videos presenting the research activities of the technology centers in the various countries for the footwear, leather goods and tanning sectors. They are delivered by Assomac, the National Association of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies' Manufacturers

Mexico: footwear exports on track to grow by more than 50% this year

Sep 27, 2022 / Mexico
The Mexican footwear industry estimates to export between 32 and 35 million pairs by the end of 2022, which would reflect a growth year-over-year of more than 50%
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