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How can Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) be used by the footwear and leather goods sectors?

Premium ContentFeb 7, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Access a new World Footwear Innovation Paper focused on new manufacturing tools available to the footwear and leather goods sectors and understand what 3D printing can do for your business

Gigi Hadid surrenders to Portuguese footwear

Feb 7, 2023 / Portugal
The international top model Gigi Hadid has recently picked Portuguese footwear. She was spotted wearing a pair of boots from the Portuguese brand Alameda Turquesa

UK Retail Flash: bad odds for retail should consumer confidence remain on the floor

Premium ContentFeb 6, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
The Textile, Clothing, and Footwear (TCF) by the ONS stood above the 2019 baseline in the last two months of 2022, no doubt sustained by Christmas sales. But forecasts for the coming months are not so positive. The strain on household budgets due to the cost-of-living crisis will prove to be a challenge for retailers as well because while ongoing inflation will make sales appear to be rising, volumes will decline. Consumer confidence may be key in this equation. Even if it slightly improved in December, it was the first time in the GfK’s consumer confidence survey in the nearly 50-year history that a run of nine successive months of -40 pp or worse occurred. Should this continue, the odds are not good for retail

JD Sports announces new growth strategy for the next 5 years

Feb 3, 2023 / United Kingdom
The retailer has announced that is setting in motion a new strategic approach for the next five years, which includes plans to a "significant" retail expansion and brand-new financial growth goals

Skechers announces record annual sales

Feb 3, 2023 / United States
The US-based company reported an increase in sales of 18% in 2022, year-over-year, reaching a record total of 7.4 billion US dollars, as the result of four quarterly sales records

H&M confirms full year sales increase

Feb 2, 2023 / Sweden
Despite a "turbulent year characterized" by "geopolitical challenges and substantial cost inflation", the Sweden-based fashion group posted a full year 2022 sales increase of 12% over fiscal 2021

Nike sues lululemon over patent infringements

Feb 2, 2023 / United States
The US-based sportswear company has filed a complaint against the Vancouver-based apparel company for patent infringement related to at least four of the company's latest shoe releases

Inspiramais talks of design and sustainability in the fashion industry

Feb 2, 2023 / Brazil
The latest edition of Inspiramais unveiled over a thousand innovative and sustainable materials while promoting significant discussions about sustainability and design in the fashion industry

VF Corp opens design collective and regional office in Tokyo

Feb 1, 2023 / Japan
The owner of brands such as Timberland and Vans, among others, has announced the launch of the Tokyo Design Collective alongside an office in the city's Harajuku district to boost its creative reach

Ferragamo reports full year revenue growth

Feb 1, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group has announced preliminary consolidated results for the year 2022. Sales grew in all regions, except for Asia Pacific, due to a COVID-19-related slowdown in China

Brazilian Arezzo buys footwear brand Vicenza

Jan 31, 2023 / Brazil
The Brazilian 'house of brands' has announced the acquisition of Vicenza by 103.8 million Brazilian reais (20.3 million USD), as part of its expansion strategy in the fashion and retail businesses

2023 could bring a loss of 56 million pairs in Europe's consumption

Premium ContentJan 30, 2023 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we have asked our panel of experts about their perspectives regarding footwear consumption, in their domestic market and globally

Savana launches Braille & Sustainability project

Jan 30, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese company specialized in the production of children's footwear won the competition Metal Show with the development of a boot for blind children made from sustainable materials

Puma named Global Top Employer in 2023

Jan 27, 2023 / Germany
The German-based sports company has been named global Top Employer 2023 by the Top Employers Institute, receiving also the award for four regions and twenty-two countries

Asics plans to further grow in India

Jan 25, 2023 / India
The Japan-based sportswear company has reported that India saw the highest growth globally in 2022 due to the post-pandemic running and fitness boom
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