World Footwear


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

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

Fimec ends on a positive note

Mar 21, 2024 / Brazil
The latest edition of the Brazilian trade fair Fimec attracted around 20 000 visitors interested in innovative solutions for hides and leather, chemicals, components, machinery and technology

Brazilian footwear exports off to a bad start

Mar 18, 2024 / Brazil
In the first two months of 2024, Brazil's footwear exports fell by 31.3% in volume and by 22.8% in value, as compared to the same period last year. More aggressive competition from China worries the industry

Challenging external market weighs on Grendene’s full year results

Mar 4, 2024 / Brazil
The owner of Melissa and Ipanema brands ended 2023 in the red, with the macroeconomic environment remaining unfavourable to consumption in the fourth quarter of last year

Concept Factory and CICB Sustainability Forum to be featured at Fimec 2024

Feb 29, 2024 / Brazil
In addition to the new products on display, the coming edition of Fimec aims to stand out for the learning spaces it offers its visitors. These include the Concept Factory and the CICB Sustainability Forum

José Fernando Bello from CICB: the Brazilian leather industry is fully committed to sustainability

Feb 23, 2024 / Brazil
Ahead of the CICB Sustainability Forum, which will take place on the 13th of March during the Fimec trade fair in Brazil, we spoke to the Executive President of CICB, José Fernando Bello, about his expectations for the event and his views on sustainability in the leather industry

Lower sales volumes impact Alpargatas’ full year revenue

Feb 20, 2024 / Brazil
The parent company of Havaianas and Rothy’s posted a decline in revenue and profits in 2023, mainly driven by lower volumes sold in both domestic and international markets

CICB Sustainability Forum programme already available

Feb 16, 2024 / Brazil
The CICB Sustainability Forum 2024 will be held on the 13th of March during the Brazilian trade fair Fimec and will focus on the topic Links for Traceability. Find out more about the speakers

Abrameq lends its support to the CICB Sustainability Forum

Feb 1, 2024 / Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment Industries for the Leather, Footwear and Related Sectors has become a Gold Sponsor of the CICB Sustainability Forum, which will be held on the 13th of March during Fimec

Volume increase in Brazilian leather exports in 2023

Jan 24, 2024 / Brazil
In 2023, Brazilian exports of hides and skins rose by 13.0% in area and 21.5% in weight, as compared to the prior year. But in value terms, leather exports were down by 8.3% over 2022

Brazil closes 2023 with exports in the red

Jan 11, 2024 / Brazil
The performance of Brazilian footwear on the US market dragged down annual results. Last year, exports in this category fell by 16.6% in volume and 10.8% in value, as compared to 2022
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