World Footwear


Brazilian footwear industry concerned by surging Chinese imports

Jul 11, 2024 / Brazil
The warning comes from Abicalçados. The surge in Chinese footwear imports is causing concern for the Brazilian footwear industry, which continues to see a steady decline in exports

Brazilian footwear exports remain in the red

Jun 12, 2024 / Brazil
Brazilian footwear exports are still in the red. In the first five months of the year, footwear exports fell by 25% in volume and 22% in value, as compared to the same period of last year

Footwear consumption in Latin America set to grow by more than 4% in the next five years

May 29, 2024 / Latin America
Footwear consumption in Latin America is set to grow by more than 4% in the coming years, according to an estimate by Abicalçados presented at the last edition of the Latin American Footwear Forum

Domestic market drives modest growth for Grendene

May 23, 2024 / Brazil
The owner of Melissa and Ipanema has reported a net sales growth of 3.2% year-over-year in the first quarter of the year, driven by domestic demand. International market remains challenging

Arezzo starts the year on a positive note

May 21, 2024 / Brazil
The Brazilian footwear group, which owns brands such as Arezzo, Schutz and Anacapri, reported a strong start to 2024, with revenue and profit growth largely driven by the domestic market

Alpargatas reports strong first quarter

May 20, 2024 / Brazil
Havaianas’ parent company has reported a strong first quarter, with net revenue up by 3.2% year-over-year, driven mainly by the domestic market, and above all a return to profitability

Brazilian footwear production to grow in 2024 driven by domestic demand

May 15, 2024 / Brazil
Brazilian footwear production is expected to grow between 0.9% and 2.2% year-on-year in 2024, driven by a surge in domestic demand, according to the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados)

Brazil to host the 26th Latin American Footwear Forum

May 8, 2024 / Brazil
The next edition of the Latin American Footwear Forum, which is held annually in a different country of the South American continent, will take place on the 20th of May in São Paulo, Brazil

Cortume Krumenauer: five generations tannery and an innovative retail concept

Apr 25, 2024 / Brazil
Get to know Cortume Krumenauer, a Brazilian-based tannery specialised in the production of vegetable-tanned leather and learn more about their business, which now also includes Sculp Leather Store

Brazil: employment data points to a slight recovery in the footwear industry

Apr 5, 2024 / Brazil
The creation of more than 5 000 jobs in the Brazilian footwear industry in the first two months of this year is a sign of recovery, but it’s no cause for euphoria, says Abicalçados

Courovale: from leather trading to producing customised leathers with special finishes

Apr 4, 2024 / Brazil
Get to know Courovale, a Brazilian-based tannery specialised in customised leathers with special finishes such as engraved, printed, metal and lacquered and learn more about their business

Concept Factory presented technological innovation at FIMEC

Apr 2, 2024 / Brazil
Visitors to the 2024 edition of Fimec were able to see the 14th edition of the Concept Factory (Fábrica Conceito), held by the Brazilian Institute of Leather, Footwear and Artifacts Technology (IBTeC), in partnership with Fenac and Coelho Assessoria Empresaria

Strong 2023 for Vulcabras

Mar 26, 2024 / Brazil
The Brazilian sports footwear company reported record gross sales of 3.27 billion Brazilian reais (605.3 million euros), calling 2023 “the best year in its history”

The CICB Sustainability Forum discussed Links for Traceability

Mar 22, 2024 / Brazil
An entire afternoon of debates took place at the Fimec fair in Novo Hamburgo (Brazil) bringing together professionals from the entire leather chain, including tanneries, chemicals, livestock slaughterhouses, and machinery

Arezzo reports strong year 2023

Mar 21, 2024 / Brazil
The Brazilian footwear and accessories group has reported “record” gross revenues in 2023. This leaves it in a strong position ahead of its merger with fashion group Soma
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