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Footwear Components

Recycled footwear foam maker Blumaka starts producing in Central America

Nov 22, 2022 / United States
The Californian-based producer of footwear components has signed a lease on a manufacturing facility in El Salvador to expand production and provide US shoemakers with a closer production option

Brazilian footwear components exports grow by 22%

Nov 8, 2022 / Brazil
Exports of yellow-green footwear components generated 331.9 million USD in the first nine months of 2022, reflecting higher demand from Latin American countries, which are seeking options to China

Meet at Agra 2022 closes in a positive mood

Oct 24, 2022 / India
The 14th edition of the Leather, Footwear Components & Technology fair, held between the 7th and the 9th of October in Agra, India, brought together 250 exhibitors from 45 countries

MICAM and sisters fairs announce dates for next edition

Oct 20, 2022 / Italy
MICAM, MIPEL, and TheOneMilano will once again be held together from the 19th through the 22nd of February 2023, overlapping with the dates of Lineapelle and HOMI Fashion&Jewels

Richard Blume: Sustainability is not going away

Premium ContentOct 6, 2022 / Sweden
Today we share with you a conversation with Richard Blume, Senior Sustainability Strategist at Natural Step. We have talked about leather as a material used by the footwear industry and reflected on the various sustainability topics. Watch the video

Visitors numbers up by 57% at Simac Tanning Tech

Oct 3, 2022 / Italy
The 2022 edition of Simac Tanning Tech ended with "renewed trust and optimist in the near future", registering more 4 000 visitors than the last year's edition, which reflects an attendance growth of 57%

AYSAF gets ready to open doors in November

Sep 30, 2022 / Turkey
The organization of the 67th Edition of the Footwear Materials, Components, Leather, and Technologies Exhibition AYSAF, which will be held in November in Istanbul, is expecting to increase visitors and exhibitors numbers by 20% and 15%, respectively, from the last edition

Lineapelle sends signs of positivity amidst worrying macroeconomic context

Sep 30, 2022 / Italy
The 100th edition of the trade fair, held from the 20th to the 22nd of September, registered an attendance volume 32% higher than the one of the last edition, mainly due to the 73% growth in foreign visitors

Vapesol launches recycled nitrile gloves soles

Sep 26, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese soles manufacturer partnered up with RACLAC, the only producer of nitrile examination gloves in Europe, to create recycled nitrile gloves soles

Brazil: footwear components exports exceed pre-pandemic levels

Sep 15, 2022 / Brazil
In the first seven months of 2022, local footwear components exports totalled 253 million USD, increasing by 20% and 18%, as compared to the same period of 2021 and 2019, respectively

Mexican footwear industry might not recover until 2024

Jul 28, 2022 / Mexico
The forecast is from the National Chamber of the Footwear Industry (CANAICAL), recalling that the footwear industry collapsed by more than 50% in 2020 thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic

Coats acquires footwear materials specialist Texon

Jul 13, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK-based industrial thread manufacturer acquired the developer of structural component materials Texon for 237 million USD to strengthen its presence in the athleisure footwear market

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
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