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Footwear Components

Spain: turnover of the footwear industry in rising mode

Jun 6, 2022 / Spain
The Spanish footwear sector continues its upward trend. In the first quarter of 2022, its turnover was up by 25.5%, on a comparable basis to the same period of 2021

MICAM to focus on sustainability

Mar 10, 2022 / Italy
The upcoming edition of the international footwear trade show at Fiera Milano Rho, to be held from the 13th to the 15th of March, will carry several initiatives centred around sustainability

Over 13 000 buyers visited Lineapelle

Mar 3, 2022 / Italy
The last edition of Lineapelle, held in Milan from the 22nd to the 24th of February, welcomed more than 960 exhibitors from 31 countries, who were visited by more than 13 000 buyers

New Generation: meet Sara Nunes

Feb 27, 2022 / Portugal
Sara Nunes is the new face of 3DCork. She has been working for the company since its foundation in 2006, but, this year, she took over the leadership of the family business dedicated to the production of cork components for the footwear industry. The company also produces items for the home

Bolflex promotes a circular economy

Feb 11, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese company of footwear components has announced to have recycled 1 200 tons of raw material in 2020, doubling the quantity as compared to the previous year

Roberto Vago (ASSOMAC): sustainability is not a marketing idea, but a realistic idea

Premium ContentJan 20, 2022 / Italy
Today, we bring the highlights of a conversation with Roberto Vago, Managing Director of Assomac, the National Association of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies' Manufacturers in Italy. We have talked about the impacts of COVID-19, sustainability and Industry 4.0, amongst other topics

Portuguese footwear closes 2021 on positive note

Jan 17, 2022 / Portugal
In the first ten months of 2021, Portugal exported 58 million pairs of shoes, worth 1.41 million euros, which reflects an increase of 9% on a comparable basis to the previous year

Mexico increases exports of footwear components to Brazil

Nov 3, 2021 / Mexico
In the first nine months of 2021, Mexico’s exports of footwear components to Brazil totalled 75 535 US dollars. This reflects an increase of 43.4%, as compared to the similar period of 2020

Special edition of APLF to be held in Dubai in 2022

Oct 13, 2021 / United Arab Emirates
Organisers announced that APLF-Leather and Materials+ 2022 will be relocated from Hong Kong to Dubai. The events will take place by the end of March 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre

Paraguay holds first National Footwear and Leather Goods Expo in Asunción

Sep 2, 2021 / Paraguay
The first National Footwear and Leather Goods Expo was held on the 27th of August at the Grand Salon of the Sheraton Asunción Hotel, seeking to promote and enhance the commercialization of products made in Paraguay

Asics invests in Japanese insole makers

Aug 9, 2021 / Japan
The Japanese sports footwear giant has financed the healthcare start up Japan HealthCare Co., Ltd, which has developed custom-made insoles created from photos of feet taken by a smartphone

Lusocal focus on sustainability

Jul 26, 2021 / Portugal
Recycled materials, biodegradable products and renewable energy. The Portuguese-based components company is embracing global sustainability and cross-sectoral policies in its productive process

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

Virus-proof soles

Apr 1, 2021 / Portugal
A group of Portuguese researchers are working on a project involving the Universities of Aveiro, Porto and Minho. The goal is to create a virus-proof shoe sole, which helps fighting the coronavirus, among others virus

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
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