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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

April edition of Futurmoda cancelled

Mar 11, 2021 / Spain
Spanish-based Futurmoda has decided to cancel its 45th edition. Futurmoda is the International Fair of Leather, Components and Machinery for Footwear and Leather Goods

Colombia: pronounced drop in consumption is hurting the industry

Premium ContentMar 5, 2021 / Colombia
In 2020, Colombia suffered the worst economic crisis in history, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. ACICAM, the Colombian Association of Footwear, Leather and Leather Goods, tells us how the footwear industry in the country is coping

Aloft focus on sustainable soles for technical footwear

Mar 4, 2021 / Portugal
Portuguese-based company Aloft, specialised in the production of soles for technical footwear, is launching the first products using production waste. This results from research carried out within the FAMEST RTD project

How is the footwear industry in Europe working towards a circular economy?

Feb 2, 2021 / Portugal
The European Union (EU) project LIFE GreenShoes4All is working towards the implementation of a Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology for footwear by analysing the PEF of 30 EU representative shoe styles and developing new approaches to recycling polymeric waste materials and developing innovative recycled materials and components with high performance

Portuguese Footwear Industry hosts Environmental Responsibility Week

Jan 29, 2021 / Portugal
APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, and CTCP - Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre are organising a week of events dedicated to Environmental Responsibility. 150 specialists will gather online to discuss an array of relevant topics
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