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Challenges & opportunities in sourcing countries

May 26, 2017 / World
With the demographic & economic changes that are occurring, will China remain as the main sourcing country for footwear?

How 3D printing is slowly changing footwear

May 24, 2017 / World
It's starting to be difficult to talk about innovation without mentioning 3D printing. The hype about this technology keeps increasing as many believe it will impact the way society and companies work

Why footwear companies should listen to their customers

May 19, 2017 / World
Innovation is key for players in the footwear industry that want to have a competitive advantage. But they should innovate in a way the consumer values

Why healthy footwear is important for consumers

May 18, 2017 / World
Having comfortable shoes is important, especially for consumers who are aware of the long-term issues of having poorly designed shoes. Can footwear companies adapt to consumers healthy preferences?

Brands producing ethical footwear

May 17, 2017 / World
In the competitive industry of footwear, brands like Indosole and Ethletlic standout in the market for being ethical producers

How a shoe that grows can fight diseases

May 16, 2017 / World
Developing countries offer interesting opportunities for business innovation and growth. Kenton Lee created a shoe that grows, in order to make safer and healthier children who are exposed to soil-transmitted diseases

How cushioning technology is making adidas relevant again

May 15, 2017 / Innovation
adidas has been able to stand out once again in the athletic footwear market. Since its release, Boost, a cushioning technology, has proven to deliver what it promised: comfort and better performance

2 trends to watch in footwear

May 12, 2017 / World
Giving back to society and establishing valuable partnerships are two trends that benefit the image of footwear brands. TOMS is an example of a shoe company intrinsically associated with the idea of helping out people

Challenges and opportunities for footwear producers

May 11, 2017 / World
The rapid pace of urbanization and the constantly-changing consumer preferences are affecting footwear markets. Companies in this sector should be prepared to face these challenges

New APICCAPS President announces 50 million euros investment plan

May 9, 2017 / Portugal
Luis Onofre, the new leader of the Portuguese footwear industry, will be promoting a campaign to attract young people to the sector and announced a new investment under the Industry 4.0 program

Liberty Shoes Chairman urges lower taxes

May 6, 2017 / India
Adesh Gupta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Liberty Shoes Ltd., claimed a lower rate of the Goods and Services Tax on branded footwear

Training opportunities for youngsters

May 4, 2017 / CEC
An European project, run in partnership with several entities from different countries and with CEC, is focusing on young people, thinking about the so needed generational replacement in the industry

There will be no space for those who position themselves ignoring sustainability

Apr 21, 2017 / Brazil
At least this is the belief of José Fernando Bello, Executive Chairman of the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB), who discussed the pressing issues of the tanning industry with the worldfootwear.com

Innovative training course for European luxury and high-end footwear

Apr 11, 2017 / CEC
Under the Erasmus+ project High-End Shoe - Innovative Training for Luxury Footwear Manufacturing (HES), the Portuguese Footwear Technology Centre (CTCP) organised a short-term training event

Dates for the 20th UITIC Congress announced

Mar 28, 2017 / Portugal
The next edition of the Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) will take place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May 2018
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