World Footwear


Brazil: footwear consumption to increase more than 3% in 2023

May 30, 2023 / Brazil
According to the forecast by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), in 2023 the sector's growth should take place in the domestic market

CICB Sustainability Forum will be held at the Fimec Fair in 2024

May 26, 2023 / Brazil
The CICB Sustainability Forum will once again be held during Fimec (International Fair for Leather, Chemicals, Components, Machines and Equipment for Shoes and Tanneries), in Novo Hamburgo (Brazil)

Vulcabras posts a 54.8% increase in net profit

May 19, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian-based company of sports footwear reported “strong growth” in the first three months of the year, despite an “unstable macroeconomic scenario and a challenging retail environment”

Alpargatas posts a decline in revenue and profits

May 10, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian owner of Havaianas announced that it is looking to increase efficiency after posting a decline in revenue and profits in the first quarter of 2023. The company's CEO has resigned

Brazilian footwear exports slowdown

Apr 26, 2023 / Brazil
In March, Brazil's footwear exports declined by 11.4% in volume and by 2.6% in value, as compared to the same month of 2022, reflecting the slowdown of the global economy

Brazilian footwear production to grow between 1% and 1.7% in 2023

Apr 14, 2023 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), this year's local footwear production is expected to grow between 1% and 1.7% over 2022, driven by the domestic market

Brazil and Argentina defend the continuity of the TEC

Mar 21, 2023 / Brazil
Both the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) and the Footwear Industry Chamber from Argentina (CIC) stressed the importance of the External Tariff of Mercosur (TEC) for the sustainability of the sector

Grendene posts fourth quarter results below expectations

Mar 14, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian footwear company suffered a revenue decline and an earnings loss in the last quarter of 2022, mainly due to a decline in the consumers’ disposable income caused by the difficult macro environment

Brazilian Arezzo acquires first international brand

Mar 9, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian footwear and accessories group has acquired a 65% share in the Milan-based shoe brand Paris Texas, suggesting it plans to continue expanding its global footprint

Upcoming edition of CICB to focus on traceability in the leather's value chain

Mar 6, 2023 / Brazil
The CICB Sustainability Forum 2023, scheduled to take place on the 8th of March, at the Fimec fair, in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, will discuss the paths for traceability in the leather industry

CICB Sustainability Forum 2023 to debate traceability

Feb 23, 2023 / Brazil
Under the umbrella “paths to traceability”, the tanning industry's event is scheduled to take place on the 8th of March 2023 at the Fimec Fair, in Novo Hamburgo (RS), Brazil

Parent company of Havaianas posts profit loss

Feb 22, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian Alpargatas reported fourth quarter and full year results below expectations, with inflation eroding consumers’ purchasing power notably in Brazil

Brazil: footwear exports get off to a good start

Feb 17, 2023 / Brazil
Brazilian footwear exports grew in both volume and value in January 2023, year-over-year, with shipments to EU countries offsetting the drop recorded in the US and Argentine markets

Inspiramais talks of design and sustainability in the fashion industry

Feb 2, 2023 / Brazil
The latest edition of Inspiramais unveiled over a thousand innovative and sustainable materials while promoting significant discussions about sustainability and design in the fashion industry

Brazilian Arezzo buys footwear brand Vicenza

Jan 31, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian 'house of brands' has announced the acquisition of Vicenza by 103.8 million Brazilian reais (20.3 million USD), as part of its expansion strategy in the fashion and retail businesses
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