World Footwear

Innovation

Prada launches bag made with recycled plastic

Jun 26, 2019 / Italy
Prada launched a pioneering new project, Re-Nylon, introducing a sustainable line of the iconic Prada bag silhouettes executed in a unique new regenerated nylon, the ECONYL

Facebook reveals its Libra cryptocurrency

Jun 19, 2019 / Innovation
Libra was announced as a low-volatility cryptocurrency, powered by a smart contract platform that’s designed to be secure, scalable, and reliable. The cryptocurrency is governed by non-profit Libra Association based in Geneva

Walmart has a new Chief Technology Officer

Jun 18, 2019 / United States
Suresh Kumar is a 25-year Tech Executive, who will bring deep experience in retail and e-commerce, advertising, cloud and machine learning

The importance of design in sustainable footwear

Jun 14, 2019 / Portugal
An increasing number of companies are focusing on products based on recycled, recyclable, biodegradable, renewable materials and more durable products and the design element is key on the whole process

Portuguese Footwear Industry new Shoe FabLab

Mar 6, 2019 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre (CTCP) has created a new prototype space where creators can find support to develop prototypes and sample collections

FAMEST: a new generation of products

Jan 29, 2019 / Portugal
On the 9th of January, the FAMEST project partners met at the headquarters of the CTCP in São João da Madeira to present a new generation of products in key areas of the Footwear and Fashion Cluster

Portuguese footwear strengthens digital focus

Jan 23, 2019 / Portugal
The CTCP, Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre, promoted an event to present new technologies for the local footwear cluster, developed through projects integrated in its digital strategy

Technology to cut down on defects

Sep 14, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world, new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. To ensure businesses are ready to turn them into opportunities, the concepts developed by the Industry 4.0. have to become familiar to all decision makers

The rise of the digital in the footwear industry - part 2

Sep 11, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world, new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. To ensure businesses are ready to turn them into opportunities, the concepts developed by the Industry 4.0. have to become familiar to all decision makers

The rise of the digital in the footwear industry

Aug 10, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. Reduce the response time and increase flexibility, efficiency and quality while considering security and environment is just the tip of the iceberg

New Generation: Meet João Monteiro

Aug 6, 2018 / Portugal
With a background in Political Science and International Relations João Monteiro has been working in the Kyaia Group since 2012

Nike Vaporfly 4%: boosting running economy

Jul 26, 2018 / United States
According to studies from both the New York Times and the journal Sports Medicine, Vaporflys do improve running times considerably, but questions are being raised: is this ethically acceptable?

ECCO steps into customised footwear with 3D printing

Jul 4, 2018 / Denmark
Danish shoe manufacturer ECCO combines 3D scanning and 3D printing to realise fully customised sneakers in just a few hours

The world’s smallest shoe factory

Jun 8, 2018 / United States
The UNEEKBOT is not yet in a future where a robot scans the foot and builds a bespoke pair of shoes, but it allows made-to-order sandals in six minutes

Innovation distinction for adidas

Apr 19, 2018 / Germany
The giant sportswear adidas has received the German Innovation Award 2018 for its Speedfactory
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