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World Footwear Business Conditions Survey: final opportunity to join

Mar 31, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear Business Conditions Survey is now entering its final stretch. Take this opportunity to share your opinion and join our panel of experts

Fulvia Bacchi from Lineapelle: Sustainability is not a new word for us

Mar 31, 2020 / Italy
During the last edition of Lineapelle we spoke with Fulvia Bacchi, CEO of the trade show and UNIC General Manager. Watch the interview and learn a bit more about the current trends of the leather industry

Indian exporters urge Government to allow production to continue

Mar 30, 2020 / India
The Indian authorities have ordered a lockdown in the country to slow the diffusion of the Coronavirus spread. Now, the exporting companies are asking to Government to allow them to continue operations

Covid-19: impact in Greece

Mar 30, 2020 / Greece
As we continue to cover the impacts of the diffusion of Covi-19 across the world and as countries take several measures to fight it, we bring you all relevant updates. This time from Greece

Portuguese footwear companies move production to masks

Mar 27, 2020 / Portugal
Several footwear companies from the north of Portugal are temporarily replacing the production of footwear with the manufacture of technical equipment

India and Bangladesh in total lockdown

Mar 26, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
The two Asian countries have declared total lockdown Tuesday. India and Bangladesh try to set several measures to contain the diffusion of Covid-19 in their borders

Covid-19 in Asia: latest update

Premium ContentMar 25, 2020 / Asia
After reporting the situation in Vietnam, Republic of Korea and Malaysia, today we bring you more news from Cambodia and Japan

Assocalzaturifici talks about Covid-19 impact in Italy

Premium ContentMar 24, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Italy has been the first country in Europe to take the hit of the Covid-19 epidemic, and it has been strongly impacted so far. We talked with Assocalzaturificci about the state of the footwear industry

Mexico: early stages of Covid-19

Premium ContentMar 24, 2020 / Mexico
Mexico is still at the beginning of the epidemic diffusion and footwear factories continue to operate in the country. We spoke with Prospecta to understand how the situation is evolving

Covid-19 hits the US

Premium ContentMar 23, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As we write this article the US becomes the fourth country with the higher number of Covid-19 cases after China, Italy and Spain. The impacts on the industry start to be felt

Europe in the midst of Covid-19: consequences for footwear

Premium ContentMar 20, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Reports come from several countries regarding retail closures. Manufacturing continues to be on, although some issues with access to raw materials are being felt by some businesses

How Covid-19 is being felt in Africa and Latin America

Premium ContentMar 19, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
While countries in Europe seem to be in the midst of the pandemic, Africa and Latin America are facing the early stages of the Covid-19 diffusion in their territories

How Covid-19 is impacting the Asian countries

Premium ContentMar 18, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
Over the last few days, we have all received reports of retail closures and limitations on the manufacturing activity from all over the world. Today we bring you updates from the situation in the Asian countries

US associations issue joint statement on reports of forced labour

Mar 13, 2020 / United States
5 trade associations in the US issued a statement on reports of forced labour in the Xinjiang region of China, reinforcing they won't tolerate forced labour in their supply chains

Italy locks down north of the country

Mar 9, 2020 / Italy
The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced the measures over the weekend in an attempt to contain the spreading of the disease
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