World Footwear


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

Digital platform launches Brazilian shoes all over the world

Mar 16, 2018 / Brazil
The website enables direct contact between Brazilian footwear manufacturers and buyers from all over the world, promoting the industry and facilitating negotiations

UITIC to present shoes made without stitching

Mar 15, 2018 / UITIC
In a joint press conference held in Hong Kong, during APLF, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP, announced the first speakers of the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto, from the 16th to the 18th May

Tunisia’s leather and footwear facing rough times

Mar 5, 2018 / Tunisia
The country's authorities recently organised a meeting to discuss the challenges faced by the country’s leather and footwear industry

The UITIC Congress is the think tank of the industry

Feb 26, 2018 / UITIC
This is the belief of Mr. Yves Morin, President of the UITIC, when reflecting about the 20th edition of the International Technical Footwear Congress, taking place in Porto, in May

New Generation: Meet Maria João Lima

Feb 23, 2018 / Portugal
With a law degree, Maria João Lima felt in love with the family footwear business and is one of the faces of Portuguese-based company Joia Calçado, S.A.

A new era for Portuguese Leather Goods

Feb 20, 2018 / Portugal
Young. Modern. Sophisticated. This is the new Portuguese leather goods and saddlery industry. A new campaign to promote the industry is here

Micam claims its international prominence

Feb 19, 2018 / Italy
The latest edition of MICAM Milano took place from the 11th to the 14th of February. The organisation congratulated for another sucessful event with 60% of visitors coming from abroad

A blueprint to revitalise skills and jobs in TCLF

Feb 15, 2018 / CEC
The need to anticipate and enhance adequate skills and learning methods as well as to attract and qualify workers in Europe has brought together 21 public and private stakeholders of the Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear (TCLF) sectors under a strategic 4 year Erasmus+ project called “Skills4Smart TCLF 2030”

Footwear sector in Vietnam expects increasing FDI

Feb 6, 2018 / Vietnam
Lefaso, the local Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association, is expecting foreign capital flows into the footwear industry to increase during the current year
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