World Footwear

Interview

Ildemar Marchi de Almeida: sustainability is at the DNA of JBS Couros

Premium ContentNov 23, 2022 / Brazil
Today we share with you an interview with Ildemar Marchi de Almeida, CEO at Conceria Priante, JBS Couros's Research and Development Center. We have talked about leather, sustainability and market demands. Watch it all here

Denis Falardeau (Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada): I am very optimistic for 2023

Premium ContentNov 17, 2022 / Canada
We spoke with Denis Falardeau, President of the Shoe Manufacturers Association of Canada, to better understand the trajectory of the Canadian footwear industry, the recent transformations in the country’s retail and why the industry is well-positioned for the future

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

Footwear industry: very positive first semester now threatened by clouds of uncertainty

Premium ContentOct 14, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
Watch out an interview with our Editor, Joana Vaz Teixeira, and get the latest updates on the footwear industry, with a focus on the main insights from the performance in 2021, going to the current scenario and the future perspectives

Richard Blume: Sustainability is not going away

Premium ContentOct 6, 2022 / Sweden
Today we share with you a conversation with Richard Blume, Senior Sustainability Strategist at Natural Step. We have talked about leather as a material used by the footwear industry and reflected on the various sustainability topics. Watch the video

Sustainability by Anna Palmqvist (H&M): we have to change our behaviour

Premium ContentSep 28, 2022 / Sweden
Today we bring you the final interview of a series focused on sustainability. We had a nice conversation with Anna Palmqvist, Sustainability Manager at the H&M Group. Check all the bits and pieces on the video below

Jane Wilson, Chairman of BFA: as one collective voice, we are much stronger

Premium ContentSep 16, 2022 / United Kingdom
We spoke with footwear veteran Jane Wilson, recently named Chairman of the British Footwear Association (BFA), about the role of the Association in the current challenging macroenvironment and the main challenges for the British footwear industry in the future

Sebastian Öhrn (Myrqvist): companies are moving towards more ownership of their brands and products

Premium ContentAug 8, 2022 / Sweden
Today we talk with Sebastian Öhrn, founder of the brand Myrqvist. After organising a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sebastian created a business where we decided to cut out middlemen and sell its shoes directly to customers online and via a flagship store in Stockholm

Sustainability by Catarina Midby: we have to change now

Premium ContentJul 27, 2022 / Sweden
Today we bring you an interview with Catarina Midby, expert in Communication and engagement in fashion, sustainability and innovation. With 2 decades of experience in the fashion industry, Catarina has been focused on trends, communication, sustainability and entrepreneurship and we talk about those today

Rikard Adolfsoon from Axel Arigato: consumers will expect brands to be sustainable

Premium ContentJul 22, 2022 / Sweden
Today we bring you the second part of the interview with Rikard Adolfsoon, Supply Chain Director from Axel Arigato. We have talked about the impact of the pandemic in the business, sustainability, retail channels and the future challenges of the industry. Watch the video

New Generation: meet Carolina Santos from Alameda Turquesa

Jul 15, 2022 / Portugal
Alameda Turquesa was created in 2012 by Carolina. What started as a social network joke quickly gained scale, and Alameda's offerings wined over many international public figures and can be found at Saks and Neiman Marcus, in the US, and at Selfridges, Harrods and Brown Thomas, in the UK

Rikard Adolfsoon from Axel Arigato: we will continue to challenge everything

Premium ContentJul 13, 2022 / Sweden
Today we bring you the first part of an interview with Rikard Adolfsoon, Supply Chain Director from Axel Arigato, which was founded in 2014 as a direct-to-consumer fashion brand. Axel Arigato has physical stores in six countries across Europe and UAE and is present online in 134 territories worldwide

Zèta: we are always on the lookout for new waste to recycle

Premium ContentJul 7, 2022 / France
We spoke with Laure Babin, the CEO of the zero-waste sneakers brand Zèta. Made exclusively from recycled, vegan and recyclable materials, the shoes are designed in Bordeaux, manufactured in Portugal and sold only across Europe to reduce the carbon footprint

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

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
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