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China to lead growth of luxury goods market

Jun 19, 2018 / China
CLIA, the China Leather Industry Association, is quoting a new report from specialist consultancy firm Bain & Company, which is forecasting the personal luxury goods market to grow by 6-8% in 2018

Nike refuses to supply Iran for World Cup

Jun 14, 2018 / Iran
Nike won’t be providing cleats for Iran’s national team to abide by US reinstated sanctions on Iran. Seeing footballers compete barefoot for a world title would be a first

Calls on footwear technicians for pilot course on comfortable fashion footwear

May 28, 2018 / CEC
The European Footwear Confederation (CEC) has announced the launch of the Erasmus+ Fit2Com project’s Pilot and calls on footwear technicians to apply to participate in the Pilot before the 20th of June 2018

The final remarks of the UITIC Congress in Porto

May 24, 2018 / UITIC
For one week, over 540 footwear professionals, coming from 33 countries, gathered in Porto, in a record participation. More than 20 companies visited and more than 30 speakers framed the discussions over the future of the worldwide footwear industry

20th UITIC Congress surpasses expectations

May 22, 2018 / UITIC
It ended last Friday, with an extremely positive balance, the largest International Technical Footwear Congress. For one week, over 540 footwear professionals, coming from 33 countries, gathered in Porto

Closing the gap between education and employment

May 16, 2018 / CEC
The Learn2Work project recently held its final event in Brussels to present a new best practice for learning that is expected to bring closer the world of education to the industry’s needs and at the same
time promote job opportunities in the European Footwear industry among NEETs

20th UITIC Congress is sold out

May 15, 2018 / UITIC
The 20th edition of the UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) Congress started in Porto. The event is sold out

International Footwear Industry gathers in Porto

May 8, 2018 / UITIC
The 20th edition of the UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) Congress will take place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May and will be dedicated to the theme From Fashion to Factory: A New Technological Age

AAFA and Haiti formalize relationship

Apr 27, 2018 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Association of Industries of Haiti (ADIH) for future collaboration on issues related to the industry

The countdown for the UITIC Congress starts now

Apr 24, 2018 / UITIC
The programme of the 20th UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May, has been announced. Two extra days with factories visits are also planned

Great Britain: Online sales continue to increase

Apr 20, 2018 / Great Britain
A first estimate issued by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) indicates that retail sales in Great Britain continue to decline. Online sales increased again

20th UITIC Congress: Programme announced

Apr 17, 2018 / UITIC
The UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP announced the complete programme of the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto, from the 16th to the 18th May and focused on the theme From Fashion to factory: A New Technological Age

Retail sales increase by 4.4%

Apr 10, 2018 / United States
According to the FDRA, Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, quoting the National Retail Federation, February retail sales increased by 4.4% year-over-year as the economy continued to grow. The numbers exclude automobiles, gasoline stations and restaurants

Pakistan's leather exports are dropping back

Apr 9, 2018 / Pakistan
Pakistan is falling behind other parts of the South Asian region in leather exports for not being able to diversify its product portfolio and non-compliance with environmental standards, the central bank defended

Kenya to create 70 000 jobs in the leather industry

Apr 3, 2018 / Ethiopia
According to Principal Secretary (PS) Betty Maina, Kenya’s government is focused on creating 70 000 jobs in the leather industry by 2022
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