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Nike extends deal with Chinese Athletics Association

Jan 17, 2020 / China
The giant sportswear brand and the Chinese Athletics Association (CAA) signed a long-term partnership extension through 2033

US and China sign new deal

Jan 16, 2020 / United States
Representatives from the two countries have signed an agreement aimed at easing a trade war that has disturbed the global markets and is impacting the global economy. However, many fear this won't stop the tensions

US-China trade deal reached

Dec 13, 2019 / United States
The US announced an agreement on a "phase one" trade deal with China on Friday, 13th of December

adidas is moving automated factories to China

Nov 13, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear brand will close Ansbach and Atlanta Speedfactories. The aim is to deploy the Speedfactory technology at Asian suppliers by end of 2019

Alibaba's Singles' Day sales top 38 billion US dollars

Nov 12, 2019 / China
The Hangzhou-based group announced that it generated 268.4 billion renminbi (38.4 billion US dollars) of gross merchandise volume (GMV) on 2019 Singles' Day

ECCO opens high-tech leather cutting plant in China

Oct 22, 2019 / China
According to ECCO, the new plant is amongst the most advanced cutting plants in the world with state-of-the-art technology and a reduced environmental footprint

AAFA remains concerned with tariffs war

Oct 17, 2019 / United States
Despite the announcement by the Trump Administration to pause tariff rate increases, the American Apparel & Footwear Association remains concerned

Allbirds to expand footprint

Oct 16, 2019 / United States
Online shoe brand Allbirds plans to more than double its store network in 2020. The brand says it cannot ignore most sales take place in the brick and mortar arena

Next UITIC Congress will be in China

Oct 14, 2019 / UITIC
The China Leather Industry Association (CLIA) has been selected by the UITIC Executive Committee to be in in charge of organizing the 21st Congress in China in 2021 on behalf of the UITIC

US-China phase one trade deal announced

Oct 14, 2019 / United States
As part of the deal, the tariffs on the first 250 billion US dollars in trade will not increase to 30% on Tuesday as planned

Is your footwear business sustainable?

Sep 24, 2019 / China
The 8th Global Footwear Sustainability Summit, focusing on the sustainability theme within the footwear business, was organized by Shanghai Copex Global and took place in Shanghai

Digital changed the conversation between consumers and brands

Sep 16, 2019 / China
Watch the interview to learn a bit more about brands, digital and China according to the views of Maria Amelia Odetti from Secoo

Tapestry with strategic alliance with Alibaba’s Tmall

Sep 12, 2019 / China
The New York-based luxury house will be one of the first companies to collaborate with Tmall in adopting the recently unveiled Flagship Store 2.0, beginning later this month

China to take the US tariffs case to WTO

Sep 3, 2019 / China
The new tariffs imposed by Washington came into effect Sunday. Now, Reuters reported China officially complained to the World Trade Organisation (WTO)

Footwear companies write to President Trump

Aug 30, 2019 / United States
Over 200 American footwear companies came together and sent a letter to President Trump asking that he cancels his proposed higher taxes on footwear coming from China
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