World Footwear


World Shoe opens footwear factory in Ghana to support health goals

Oct 20, 2023 / Ghana
The Nigerian social enterprise has opened its first facility in Ghana to produce the first brand of antimicrobial and ecological footwear made in Africa. It forecasts to manufacture five million shoes a year

Nigel Darwin: the next chapter for Dune London very much builds on the strength of the chapters that have gone before

Premium ContentFeb 28, 2023 / United Kingdom
The Dune Group is renowned for the authority and authenticity that it brings to the shoemaking process. Founded in 1992, the company has recently started a new chapter under the leadership of Nigel Darwin. We spoke with him to get a sense of what the future holds for the company

Leather industry in Kenya claims export's duty revision

Jul 11, 2019 / Kenya
Traders affiliated in the East Africa Hides and Skins Association gathered and renew their demands for a revised export duty on raw hides and skins in the East African market to safeguard the industry

Tanzania: leather exports impacted by levy

Jul 31, 2018 / Tanzania
Tanzanian leather exporters are asking the Government to scrap the 10% export levy on leather exports that is causing buyers to shift to other countries

DSW opens first warehouse in Saudi Arabia

Sep 15, 2017 / Africa
The Ohio-based company has announced the opening of its first warehouse in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new warehouse, located at the Mall of Dhahran, marks the second DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse outside North America, after Oman

UNIDO and Huajian Group promote sustainable development in Africa

Sep 5, 2017 / Africa
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Huajian Group agreed to work together to promote vocational and technical education and training in Africa

Nigeria’s promotion of leather production

Jul 14, 2017 / Nigeria
The federal government is very active in supporting the leather production in the country. As part of this process the Nigerian Institute of Leather Science and Technology (NILEST) was recently inaugurated

Tata International to strength African footprint

Jan 4, 2016 / Africa
The global trading and distribution arm of the Tata Group is planning to expand its presence in the continent by entering Angola and Ethiopia

Panafrica reaches crowdfunding goal in its first day

Dec 9, 2015 / France
Within eight hours following its launch, the France-based company saw its project reaching the goal of securing a minimum of 200 pre-orders and has now set up a new goal

US footwear industry satisfied with the AGOA renewal

Jul 4, 2015 / United States
The House of Representatives passed a renewal of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) trade preference program in June (397 votes against 32)

Shoe brand Clarks to deepen its reach across Africa

Nov 13, 2014 / Africa
According to Ventures Africa, a Pan-African business magazine, the historic British shoe maker will double its network in the continent by 2015

Flip Flop Shops Expands into Middle East and Africa

Feb 14, 2014 / United States
The global flip flops and casual footwear retailer is on track with international expansion and development plans with master franchise agreement for South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mauritius, following recent announcement of similar expansion to the Middle East.
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