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Slovakia: decline in new industry orders

Jun 18, 2021 / Slovakia
According to the latest data issued by the Slovak Statistical Office (SÚSR), new orders in industry decreased by 2% in April 2021 compared to March 2021

DiVERGE promotes social entrepreneurship project

Jun 18, 2021 / Portugal
Nine people from Bairro do Zambujal participated in a new program to fight social exclusion through training and empowerment of young people from underprivileged neighbourhoods

Portugal accelerates in the foreign markets

Jun 17, 2021 / Portugal
Portuguese footwear exports soar in April as the industry continues its path of recovery and is already on positive ground. In April, exports grew by 121% when compared to the same month of the previous year

Get to know the SciLED project

Jun 17, 2021 / European Union
SciLED is about Footwear in the 21st century: new skills for the design of drastically improved comfort, sustainable, fashion-oriented and scientifically-led products, while promoting collaboration towards innovation and technological transfer among universities, companies and research centres

Czech Republic retail sales increase

Jun 17, 2021 / Czech Republic
Retail sales in the Czech Republic rose by 7.5% year-on-year in April, easing from an upwardly revised 9.2% increase in the previous month, the Prague-based Central Statistical Office (CZSO) said in a statement

Growing retail sales in Bulgaria

Jun 16, 2021 / Bulgaria
According to working-day adjusted data published by the National Statistical Institute (NSI), Bulgaria's retail sales at constant prices increased by 25.9% on the year in April

US: Apparel and Footwear Industry welcomes suspension of retaliatory tariffs

Jun 16, 2021 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) welcomed the announcement by the US Trade Representative (USTR) to end a dispute over aircraft subsidies, effectively suspending retaliatory tariffs on clothes, shoes, and fashion accessories imposed by the US and the EU

Portuguese footwear industry focus on own brands

Jun 16, 2021 / Portugal
The investment in own brands is a major focus for the Portuguese footwear industry. According to data from the Industrial Property Support Office (GAPI) of the Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre, 272 new footwear brands have been created in Portugal since 2010

Pandemic’s impact on imports is alleviating

Jun 15, 2021 / United States
According to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and Hackett Associates, imports at the nation’s largest retail container ports saw their busiest April on record

Brazilian footwear industry concerned with possible FTA Mercosur-Vietnam-Indonesia

Jun 15, 2021 / Brazil
The local association is concerned with the idea of carrying out an unrestricted trade opening for foreign products, with the reduction of the tariffs on imports. The possibility to have an FTA with Vietnam and Indonesia is already in the process of public consultation

Pinterest expands shopping features to more countries

Jun 15, 2021 / United States
Social network Pinterest announced the expansion of their shopping attributes to Australia, Canada, France and Germany. The shopping features were available first in the US and UK

Study finds 28% of runners started during the pandemic

Jun 14, 2021 / United States
This is according to a survey taken by RunRepeat which included 3.961 current runners to investigate how many began during the pandemic. The survey also aims to analyse some motivations and behaviours of current runners

Mytheresa joins Vestiaire Collective to offer resale service

Jun 14, 2021 / Germany
Luxury e-commerce platform Mytheresa announced a partnership global app Vestiaire Collective. The partnership aims to drive the fashion industry’s shift towards more sustainable practices by introducing a resale service dedicated to Mytheresa’s high-end luxury customers

Virtual Gucci bag sold by more than 4.000 US dollars

Jun 14, 2021 / Italy
The item was sold on Roblox, a video game platform and it cannot be used outside it. The Gucci Dionysus bag is not interchangeable and was more expensive than an original similar physical bag

Crocs appoints Tracy Gardner to Board of Directors

Jun 11, 2021 / United States
The casual footwear brand for women, men and children, known for its clogs, announced that Tracy Gardner has been appointed to its Board of Directors, which has been effective since the 9th of June 2021
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