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2023 could bring a loss of 56 million pairs in Europe's consumption

Premium ContentJan 30, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
In the current edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we have asked our panel of experts about their perspectives regarding footwear consumption, in their domestic market and globally

UK consumer confidence picked up in the last quarter of 2022

Jan 25, 2023 / United Kingdom
The latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker revealed that after 15 months of consecutive decline, UK consumer confidence improved slightly by 0.6% in the last quarter of 2022 to -19.7%

Berke Içten (Türkiye): Sustainability is not a fashion. It should be a must

Premium ContentJan 23, 2023 / Turkey
Watch the second part of our interview with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We have talked about Aymod, the World Footwear Congress and sustainability

Portuguese footwear invests in a new generation of products

Jan 23, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear cluster aims to be an international benchmark in the development of sustainable solutions. With that in mind, 50 new products "with a better ecological footprint" are in the pipeline for the next three years

International Accord arrives in Pakistan

Jan 20, 2023 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Accord, expected to go into action in the upcoming spring, will address working conditions and safety within the textile and garment supply chains of brands sourcing in Pakistan

US: footwear prices increases to continue decelerating

Jan 17, 2023 / United States
According to the FDRA, full year footwear prices were up by 4.6%, as compared to 2021. But a break for consumers might be on the way, with data suggesting a decline in the growth pace

Berke Içten (Türkiye): we are aiming to reach 5-6 billion USD dollars in exports

Premium ContentJan 16, 2023 / Turkey
Today we bring you the first part of a nice conversation with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We talked about the Turkish footwear industry, its future, main difficulties, and strengths

Marcelino Sambé stars in the new Portuguese Shoes campaign

Jan 16, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese ballet dancer Marcelino Sambé, who is part of the Royal Ballet School in London ensemble of artists, is the new ambassador of the Portuguese footwear industry

Pakistan: tanneries risk closure due to credit issues

Jan 12, 2023 / Pakistan
Several goods destined for the tanning industry remain detained at the Karachi Port because commercial banks are refusing to collect documents due to the non-availability of dollars

Maria Vittoria Brustia (Assomac): after COVID-19 customers have higher expectations regarding sustainability

Premium ContentJan 10, 2023 / Italy
Today we are happy to share an interview with Maria Vittoria Brustia, President of Assomac, the National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, LeatherGoods and Tanning Technologies. Assomac is the organizer of the Simac Tanning Tech trade fair

Colombian footwear industry struggles with labour shortage

Jan 5, 2023 / Colombia
2022 was a good year for the Colombian footwear industry, says ACICAM. But rising costs and, especially, the labour shortage might slow down production in 2023

AAFA applauds nine-month extension of tariff exemption

Jan 5, 2023 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) praised the Biden administration's decision of extending exclusions for many of the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on Chinese imports

British Retail Consortium forecasts low retail sales growth for 2023

Jan 4, 2023 / United Kingdom
According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), UK retail sales will grow between 2.3% to 3.5% in 2023, with the pace somewhat picking up in the second half of the year

Rosana Perán Bazán (Fice & Pikolinos): price is a short-term advantage but added value is forever

Premium ContentJan 3, 2023 / Spain
Watch the interview with Rosana Perán Bazán, FICE President & Grupo Pikolinos Vice-President. We had a nice conversation with Rosana to understand the state of the footwear industry in Spain, and discuss some of the pressing issues of the footwear industry

Mexico: footwear imports grow five times faster than local production

Jan 3, 2023 / Mexico
According to the Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG), 35% of the footwear worn by Mexicans is imported. This figure will most likely continue to increase
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