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UNIC issues warning over raw materials price increases

Apr 7, 2021 / Italy
According to publication ILM, the Italian Tanners Association (UNIC) is concerned over the potential increases in the prices of materials for the industry

Soprefa: from footwear to swimming pools

Apr 5, 2021 / Portugal
Specialist in the production of leather uppers for the footwear industry, the Felgueiras-based company is also active in other sectors, including swimming pool construction and maintenance

Hong Kong: APLF Fairs reschedule to November 2021

Mar 17, 2021 / Hong Kong
The Organisers of APLF announced today that the APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will be rescheduled from the 5th-7th July 2021 to the 17th-19th of November 2021. The events will take place, as usual, in Hong Kong

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

The countdown for the Safety Footwear Revolution Week is on

Nov 3, 2020 / Portugal
From the 23rd to the 26th of November 2020 a fully digital and virtual conference is being organised by AMF SAFETY SHOES, TOWORKFOR, and ALOFT with an aim to discuss and reflect on 4 main revolutions impacting the Footwear Manufacturing sector

Inspiramais with successful digital edition

Sep 3, 2020 / Brazil
The event dedicated to fashion materials design was held between the 25th and the 27th of August in its first 100% virtual format. According to the organization, during the 3 days of Inspiramais the 150 digital stands received 40 thousand visits

New Generation: Meet Flávio Ferreira

Jul 7, 2020 / Portugal
Flávio Ferreira has a background in Mechanical Engineering and works at Bolflex since 2015, but this being the family business he has been close to the growth and development of the company since a young age

Lineapelle to launch A New Point of View

Jun 25, 2020 / Italy
From the 22nd to the 23rd September 2020 Lineapelle will take place at Fieramilano Rho, showcasing together with all fashion exhibitions of made in Italy

Portuguese Footwear Cluster: meet the components industry

Jun 9, 2020 / Portugal
They live ahead of their time, anticipating market trends, studying market behaviours, and searching to learn the consumers’ latest interests. This is the rhythm of the entrepreneurs within the components and tannery industries in Portugal

APLF's 2020 postponed again

Mar 24, 2020 / Hong Kong
The organisers of the Hong Kong trade fairs have already postponed the events in early February. However, since then Covid-19 has spread globally. Further changes to the fair dates were now announced

Lanxess is targeting footwear

Nov 20, 2019 / Germany
The chemicals company has developed a new range of Low Free isocyanate urethane prepolymers that can be formulated into resins for 3D printing and additive manufacturing

Francal Ablac Show announced

Oct 9, 2019 / Brazil
Francal and Ablac teamed up with an aim to stimulate the footwear market and unite the entire production chain

Vapesol promotes design competition

May 29, 2019 / Portugal
The soles manufacturer based in Felgueiras, in the north of Portugal and at the heart of the footwear industry Cluster, is giving design students an opportunity to develop a prototype which will be at exhibition at Lineapelle

A successful World Footwear Congress

Apr 9, 2019 / CEC
The sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress took place last week in Naples, located in an European region with high footwear industry representation. The debate focused on themes under the topic Digitalisation for a sustainable footwear industry
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