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Balmain partners with digital artist Jeff Cole

Jun 23, 2022 / France
The French house is teaming up with the artist on the launch of exclusive artwork for the Balmain Unicorn sneaker. Balmain is yet another luxury brand to explore the metaverse

France Retail: retailers’ confidence sank in the first quarter of 2022

Premium ContentJun 15, 2022 / France
Despite the Eurostat TCF (Textile, Clothing and Footwear) suggesting the return of retail to normalcy, there are red signs undermining not only consumers’ confidence, but also the retailers’ one, who before had displayed some insensitivity towards risks. Surging energy prices, inflationary pressure and the war in Ukraine are overshadowing any boost from an easing of COVID-19 restrictions. The subsequent increase in costs does make us wonder why TCF retail is not in the red yet

Arnaud Haefelin: exports are the main driver of the French leather goods sector

Premium ContentMay 26, 2022 / France
We spoke with Arnaud Haefelin, who is the President of the French Leather Goods Federation (FFM), to discuss the priorities of his third term at the helm of the association

RE:GROUND: the sneaker made with recycled coffee grounds

May 16, 2022 / Portugal
In partnership with Nespresso, Zèta created a sneaker that uses recycled coffee grounds, inspired by the principles of zero-waste, eco-design and French style. The sneakers are made in Portugal

France: footwear exports on the rise

May 13, 2022 / France
International trade data released by the French National Leather Council (Conseil National du Cuir or CNC) shows that footwear exports continued to grow at a faster rate than imports in 2021

Kering invests in Lab-Grown Leather Startup

May 12, 2022 / France
The French-based luxury group participated in a 46 million USD funding round meant to fast-track the commercialization of the Californian-based VitroLabs’ cell-cultivated leather

India and Australia sign bilateral Free Trade Agreement

May 11, 2022 / India
The Free Trade Agreement, which commits significantly to tariff reductions, will enable India to double merchandise trade to 50 billion US dollars in five years from about 27 US dollars currently

Kering and the French Ministry of Labour join forces for integration

May 4, 2022 / France
The group and the French Ministry of Labour, Employment and Integration signed a charter for supporting young people, vulnerable individuals and people with disabilities in the job market

Brazilian footwear exports increase in volume and value

Apr 29, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the good performance of footwear exports in the first quarter of 2022 was driven by high demand from the US, but also from the Latin-American neighbours

Kering reports solid performance

Apr 22, 2022 / France
The French-based luxury group posted solid growth in the first quarter of 2022. However, COVID-19 restrictions in China since March have weighed down on results, especially Gucci’s

Hermès reports strong sales across all segments

Apr 19, 2022 / France
The French-based luxury group reached revenue of 2.77 billion euros in the first quarter of 2022, thanks to the acceleration in all the business lines and sustained growth in leather goods

LVMH off to a good start in 2022

Apr 14, 2022 / France
The luxury group reported revenue growth in the first quarter of 2022, but remains vigilant due to "the current geopolitical context and the ongoing impact of the pandemic”, especially in China

Dr. Martens names new Global Creative Director

Apr 5, 2022 / United Kingdom
The position will be held by Darren McKoy, known as DMac, who served before as Global Category Product Director. He stated that he will continue honouring the brand’s legacy

Brazilian footwear exports get off on the right foot

Mar 31, 2022 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, footwear exports had the best performance in the first two months of this year since 2011. International conjecture is showing to be favourable for the industry

Hermès to open two new leather goods workshops by 2026

Mar 22, 2022 / France
The two workshops, which will employ 500 people, will allow the French luxury house to increase its production capacity while remaining committed to its artisanal culture
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