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Berke Içten (Türkiye): Sustainability is not a fashion. It should be a must

Premium ContentJan 23, 2023 / Turkey
Watch the second part of our interview with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We have talked about Aymod, the World Footwear Congress and sustainability

Berke Içten (Türkiye): we are aiming to reach 5-6 billion USD dollars in exports

Premium ContentJan 16, 2023 / Turkey
Today we bring you the first part of a nice conversation with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We talked about the Turkish footwear industry, its future, main difficulties, and strengths

Maria Vittoria Brustia (Assomac): after COVID-19 customers have higher expectations regarding sustainability

Premium ContentJan 10, 2023 / Italy
Today we are happy to share an interview with Maria Vittoria Brustia, President of Assomac, the National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, LeatherGoods and Tanning Technologies. Assomac is the organizer of the Simac Tanning Tech trade fair

Rosana Perán Bazán (Fice & Pikolinos): price is a short-term advantage but added value is forever

Premium ContentJan 3, 2023 / Spain
Watch the interview with Rosana Perán Bazán, FICE President & Grupo Pikolinos Vice-President. We had a nice conversation with Rosana to understand the state of the footwear industry in Spain, and discuss some of the pressing issues of the footwear industry

Sanchit Kundra (Fresh Feet): the footwear industry in India has been through a revolution

Premium ContentNov 7, 2022 / India
Our latest interview is with Sanchit Kundra, founder of Fresh Feet. Mr Kundra guided us through Fresh Feet’s new technology and gave us an update on the status of the footwear industry in India

Brazilian footwear industry created 40 000 jobs in 2022

Oct 5, 2022 / Brazil
Data prepared by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) based on information from the Ministry of Labour and Welfare, indicates that between January and August the footwear industry generated 40 000 jobs

Guanajuato reports a labour shortage

Jul 31, 2022 / Mexico
According to the Mexican Secretary of Sustainable Economic Development (SDES), Ramón Alfaro Gómez, the footwear sector is the most affected by the labour shortage

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

AMF shares innovative solutions with the industry

Jul 8, 2022 / Portugal
The safety footwear Portuguese company held a demonstration action to introduce solutions which have, or will have, an impact on the future of the footwear industry and our planet as well

Vapesol opens industrial unit dedicated to EVA soles

Apr 22, 2022 / Portugal
The investment, which amounted to around 2 million euros, will enable the Portuguese soles manufacturer to answer the increasing demand of customers for this type of sole

Lenzing: a circular economy requires more innovation and collaboration

Premium ContentMar 24, 2022 / Austria
We spoke with Florian Heubrandner, Vice President Global Textiles Business at Lenzing AG, and Birgit Schnetzlinger, Head of Functional Wear Segment, to better understand how sustainability helped the company become a global technology leader in fibres’ production and discuss a more sustainable future for the industry

APLF to discuss the post-pandemic future of the footwear industry

Mar 21, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
The second edition of the Global Footwear Executive Summit, to be held on the 31st of March, will bring together top players of the industry to explore digitalization, pricing and sustainability strategies

Omicron outbreak in China raises fears of more supply chain disruptions

Mar 21, 2022 / China
Chinese authorities are imposing new COVID-19 restrictions to fight the surge of Omicron-variant infections, which is raising concerns over further disruptions to the global supply chain

Matt Priest: the US footwear industry is resilient and agile

Premium ContentMar 4, 2022 / United States
We have spoken to Matt Priest, who is the President & CEO of the Footwear Distributor & Retailers of America, to discuss in detail the achievement of the 100.7 billion US dollars record on consumer demand for shoes in 2021. We have also ventured into the future, going over the main concerns for the US footwear industry, such as rising inflation (7.5% in January), additional duties on Chinese consumers goods, but also the opportunities on the horizon

Italian footwear industry concerned over conflict in Ukraine

Mar 2, 2022 / Italy
The Italian Footwear Manufacturers' Association has shown concern over the impact of the conflict on the footwear trade. Russia and Ukraine are important markets for the Italian footwear
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