World Footwear

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UBM changes its New York trade event calendar

Oct 16, 2017 / United States
In partnership with Accessories Council, UBM Fashion is making two key changes in the New York tradeshow lineup. They aim to create new and more efficient business opportunities for both brands and retailers, mirroring underlying trends in fashion and retail

Minimum wage in Cambodia increases 180% in six years

Oct 13, 2017 / Cambodia
Trade union representatives, government officials and footwear and garment workers in Cambodia have agreed on an increase in the minimum monthly wage for next year. In just six years labor costs have increased significantly in the country

Kenya wants to scrap import duty on raw leather

Oct 13, 2017 / Kenya
The African country plans to remove the duty on raw leather imports. The local authorities aim to promote more addition of value in the local manufacturing process

Double-digit revenue growth for LVMH

Oct 12, 2017 / France
One of the world’s leading luxury products group, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recorded a 14% increase in revenue for the first nine months of 2017. Organic revenue grew by 12% compared to the similar period in 2016

Coach is changing name to Tapestry

Oct 11, 2017 / United States
The New York-based design house of modern luxury accessories is changing its corporate name to Tapestry Inc. at the end of the month, a bid to broaden its image after acquiring the Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman brands

New training programme on Luxury Footwear Manufacturing

Oct 10, 2017 / CEC
The Erasmus+ High-End Shoe project partners presented the main project outcomes and outputs, namely the Luxury Footwear Manufacturing Technician profile and corresponding training programme

Footwear exports down in Mexico

Oct 10, 2017 / Mexico
According to COFOCE, the Guanajuato-based Agency for External Trade Promotion, value of footwear exports fell by 11.23% during the first seven months of the current year

António, a handmade story

Oct 10, 2017 / Portugal
Two sisters belonging to a 2nd generation of a family of leather goods manufacturers decided to honour their father giving his name to the brand they created. And then a new leather goods brand was born in Portugal

Pink is the new Timberland's color

Oct 9, 2017 / United States
The US-based manufacturer and retailer of outdoors wear just released pink boots in support of breast cancer awareness

Programme of the 20th UITIC Congress announced

Oct 6, 2017 / UITIC
In a joint press conference held in Milan, during LINEAPELLE, the UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP presented the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto in 2018

Salvatore Ferragamo with new creative director

Oct 6, 2017 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury brand confirmed the appointment of Paul Andrew to Creative Director, Women’s Collections, effective immediately from today

adidas opens footwear lab in Japan

Oct 4, 2017 / Innovation
The Germany-based brand has announced the opening of a new facility in Japan dedicated to development activities. It is the first center of this kind by adidas in the Asian country

Nike posts flat revenue

Oct 4, 2017 / United States
The sportswear giant reported fiscal first quarter results, with revenue in the period totaling 9.1 billion US dollars, flat to similar period last year

Momad Shoes in line with expectations

Oct 4, 2017 / Spain
The fourth edition of the trade shoe meets expectations and receives 5% more professional visitors

Foot Locker donating thousands of new shoes

Oct 3, 2017 / United States
The US-based footwear giant is donating new shoes to nearly 5 000 underprivileged L.A. children at Fred Jordan Missions annual back-to-school giveaway
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