World Footwear


Designer Bianca Saunders teams up with Portuguese Footwear Association

May 20, 2024 / Portugal
London-based designer Bianca Saunders has partnered up with APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, and footwear company Valuni to create six cutting-edge shoe designs, all made in Portugal

Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre project shortlisted by the European Commission

May 13, 2024 / Portugal
The LIFE GREENSHOES4ALL project, coordinated by CTCP, has been recognized by the European Commission for its efforts to minimise the environmental impact of footwear production

Portugal surpasses Spain in footwear production

Apr 23, 2024 / Portugal
Portugal has become Europe’s second-largest footwear producer, overtaking Spain. According to Eurostat, Portugal produced 85 million pairs of shoes in 2022, two million more than its Spanish rival

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 600 million euros

Feb 13, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry will invest 600 million euros by the end of the decade in innovation, sustainability, management and worker skills, and internationalisation as part of its strategic plan

Trade associations from around the world call on countries to defend maritime safety

Feb 9, 2024 / World
In response to the recent attacks in the Red Sea, more than 100 trade associations are calling on countries to join, support or align with the mission of Operation Prosperity Guardian, an initiative that stands for maritime safety

Portuguese footwear goes to school to talk about sustainability

Feb 5, 2024 / Portugal
APICCAPS will carry out awareness-raising activities in 86 Portuguese schools to promote the potential of the footwear industry, value the territory and boost the local industry

Portuguese shoes find their way to 173 countries

Jan 22, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear industry currently exports more than 90% of its production. As a result, 76 million pairs of shoes are sold in more than 170 countries on five continents

Luís Onofre re-elected President of APICCAPS

Jan 8, 2024 / Portugal
Luís Onofre has been re-elected President of the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association (APICCAPS) for a new three-year term

APICCAPS launches One of Us campaign

Dec 26, 2023 / Portugal
The new Portuguese Shoes campaign, launched by the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association (APICCAPS), aims to unite all people around a common love of national footwear

Business of Fashion and APICCAPS discuss the future of the footwear industry

Nov 3, 2023 / Portugal
The Business of Fashion (BoF) magazine and the Portuguese Footwear Association (APICCAPS) co-hosted a panel to discuss the future of the rapidly evolving footwear industry

APICCAPS launches campaign to promote leather goods abroad

Oct 23, 2023 / Portugal
The know-how accumulated over generations and the constant commitment to professional qualification appear to be the competitive trump cards of the Portuguese leather goods sector, which, in 2022, saw its exports grow by 39%

A new project is being launched to develop skills in the European fashion industry

Oct 10, 2023 / European Union
The Blueprint MetaSkills4TCLF project aims to transform the way skills in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries are developed by adopting new learning strategies and bringing in new actors

Portuguese footwear makes its debut at London Fashion Week

Oct 9, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based company Reve de Flo was in the spotlight on the catwalk of the English designer Patrick McDowell at the London Fashion Week

New video: How to take better care of leather shoes

Sep 22, 2023 / Portugal
APICCAPS has launched an awareness-raising video on how to take better care of leather footwear. The aim is to promote its durability and smarter purchasing choices

Portuguese footwear exports show resilience in the first quarter

Jun 5, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear sector proved its resilience in a more difficult environment by exporting 20 million pairs worth 526 million euros in the first quarter of 2023, down by 4.4% in volume but up by 6.8% over the same period of 2022
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