World Footwear

Brazil

Brazilian footwear production should increase 12.2% in 2021

Oct 8, 2021 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, footwear production should increase by 12.2% in 2021, totalling 856.9 million pairs. Growth is driven by the increase in footwear exports

China’s share in footwear production down by 13% in a decade

Oct 5, 2021 / World
China is the unquestionable leader in footwear production, having achieved a share in the world total of 54.3% in 2020. This translated into more than 11 billion pairs produced by China last year. However, in a decade, the share of China in global footwear production was down by 13%, corresponding to more than 8 percentage points lost and going down from a 62.4% share in 2010

Steve Madden shifts production from China to Mexico and Brazil

Aug 5, 2021 / United States
Driven by recent supply chain disruptions, American footwear brand Steve Madden has relocated about half of its women’s production to Mexico and Brazil from China. According to Business of Fashion (BoF) this will impact the Fall Season collection

Inspiramais looks at the future

Aug 4, 2021 / Brazil
The latest edition of the Latin America exhibition Inspiramais, focused on solutions relating to sustainability, technology and fashion, was held between the 13th and the 16th of July. Over a thousand materials for the 2022_II season were launched

Volume of Brazilian footwear exports reaches 2019 levels

Jul 14, 2021 / Brazil
After a year of decline due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Brazilian footwear sector presents signs of a significant recovery in footwear exports in the first half of 2021

Brazilian footwear industry concerned with possible FTA Mercosur-Vietnam-Indonesia

Jun 15, 2021 / Brazil
The local association is concerned with the idea of carrying out an unrestricted trade opening for foreign products, with the reduction of the tariffs on imports. The possibility to have an FTA with Vietnam and Indonesia is already in the process of public consultation

Brazilian footwear exports on the rise

May 24, 2021 / Brazil
Data released by Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association, show that footwear exports in the country in April totaled 8.5 million pairs. This represents a 76% increase compared to April 2020

Alpargatas to acquire Ioasys

May 7, 2021 / Brazil
Alpargatas informed the market about the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with binding effect, with the partners of Ioasys for the acquisition of 100% of its capital

Employment picks up in the Brazilian footwear industry

Apr 23, 2021 / Brazil
According to data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), the footwear sector in Brazil generated more than 18 thousand jobs in the first two-months of the year

Brazilian-based Beira Rio to set up factory in Argentina

Apr 22, 2021 / Argentina
One of the largest footwear manufacturers in Brazil, Calçados Beira Rio, S.A., plans to install a footwear factory in Argentina. The aim is to produce three million pairs per year

Asics will be distributed in Argentina by Dass

Mar 22, 2021 / Argentina
The Japanese-based sportswear brand is delegating the distribution of its branded products in Argentina to Brazilian-based company Dass

Brazil: two digits decline in production and exports in 2020

Feb 18, 2021 / Brazil
According to data released by Abicalçados, the Brazilian footwear sector may have lost 21.8% of its production in 2020, returning to levels registered 16 years ago. Brazilian footwear exports fell by 18.6%, the worst performance since 1983

Ilse Guimarães is leaving Assintecal

Feb 11, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear And Manufactured Goods (Assintecal) communicated to its associates a change in the entity's organizational structure. Superintendent Ilse Guimarães is leaving the organisation after 25 years

Inspiramais starts today

Jan 26, 2021 / Brazil
A new digital edition of Inspiramais is taking place today and tomorrow. With the theme Antidote, the design and material innovation program for the fashion world will present references for the 2022_I season, while reflecting on the changes caused by the pandemic

FIMEC postponed to May 2021

Jan 14, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazil-held FIMEC - International Fair of Leather, Chemical Products, Components, Machines and Equipment for Footwear and Tanneries postponed the date of its next edition to May (4th-6th). The event will be physical
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