World Footwear


Fit2Com to launch pilot on comfortable fashion footwear course

Nov 21, 2017 / CEC
The Erasmus+ Fit2Com project, which aims to create a new qualification profile and training on comfortable fashion footwear, will launch a pilot exercise to test the course contents in early 2018

The European industry needs to attract young people

Nov 20, 2017 / Hungary
This is the belief of Dr. Lívia Palicska, President of the Association of Hungarian Light Industry. Given her deep knowledge and experience the wanted to know about her views on the state of footwear industry in Hungary and in Europe

Aldo to continue investing in the Gulf region

Nov 13, 2017 / Middle East
The Canada-based shoe company Aldo will continue to invest in the Gulf region where it has a network of 185 stores

Indonesian authorities call for quality, design and branding

Nov 9, 2017 / Indonesia
Ngakan Timur Antara, Head of the local Agency for Industrial Research and Development, said it is important for the country’s footwear industry to improve several attributes in order to claim a bigger share of the global footwear market

Cambodia's garment and footwear exports growth slows down

Nov 1, 2017 / Cambodia
The country’s garment and footwear exports grew at a slower pace in the first half of the year, possibly due to stronger competition from neighboring countries, such as Vietnam and Myanmar

Pakistan claims focus on the synthetic leather market

Oct 30, 2017 / Pakistan
The international synthetic leather market is projected to continue to accelerate its growth within the next 5 years. Pakistani authorities believe there could be good opportunities for domestic companies focusing on this segment

Call for papers is now open

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
Following a long lasting tradition the UITIC Congress will present innovative projects and technologies for the footwear industry, and now innovators are invited to present their ideas on a “call for papers”

The Portuguese footwear industry

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
Portugal, a key player in the footwear industry world, is hosting the next edition of the UITIC Congress. 2016 was the seventh consecutive year of growth for the Portuguese footwear exports

Extra days with factory visits

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
The UITIC Congress will offer a perfect combination of presentations by worldwide renowned speakers (one day and a half) and visits to some of the most technologically advanced footwear companies (1 day). Two extra days of visits to Portuguese companies were added to the programme

Porto, the hosting city of the UITIC Congress

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
Within 50 km from Porto, the city hosting the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, we can find 90% of the Portuguese footwear companies

From Fashion to Factory: A New Technological Age

Oct 24, 2017 / UITIC
The theme of the 20th UITIC Congress was selected to reflect the current moment of constant technological change impacting the worldwide industries and to reflect on its influence in the footwear industry

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

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

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

Shoes Made in EU launches online course

Oct 5, 2017 / CEC
The European project aiming at boosting the Vocational Education and Training (VET) in shoemaking in Europe through the upgrading of a European qualification profile in footwear manufacturing, is about to launch its new free access online course
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