World Footwear

Interview

New Generation: meet Teresa Bettencourt

Jan 21, 2022 / Portugal
Teresa Bettencourt launched the Portuguese handbags brand Manjerica in 2012, inspired by the memories of her homeland, the Azores. Manjerica stands out for the conscious design, the choice of raw materials and the connection with the local production

Roberto Vago (ASSOMAC): sustainability is not a marketing idea, but a realistic idea

Premium ContentJan 20, 2022 / Italy
Today, we bring the highlights of a conversation with Roberto Vago, Managing Director of Assomac, the National Association of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies' Manufacturers in Italy. We have talked about the impacts of COVID-19, sustainability and Industry 4.0, amongst other topics

Imanol Martinez (FICE): sustainability is an opportunity for producers in Southern Europe

Premium ContentJan 13, 2022 / Spain
Today we bring you the second part of a conversation with Imanol Martinez, Marketing Director of FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries. Learn his views on sustainability and challenges of the footwear industry as we are coming out of the COVID-19 crisis

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags ready to open its doors

Premium ContentJan 10, 2022 / Italy
Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags is set to safely welcome more than 500 exhibitors, representing over 32 countries worldwide, in the second event in-person since the outbreak of the pandemic, which will be held from the 15th to the 18th of January. The guarantee comes from Roberto Pellegrini, Chairman of Riva del Garda Fierecongressi, and Alessandra Albarelli, General Manager of Rival del Garda Fierecongressi, with whom we have spoken to anticipate the exhibition, but also discuss the future of the industry

Imanol Martinez (FICE): work that would be done in 4 years was done in 6 months

Premium ContentJan 6, 2022 / Spain
Today we share with you the first part of a conversation with Imanol Martinez, Marketing Director of FICE, the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries. Amongst other topics, we talked about the COVID-19 crisis and its impacts in the footwear industry

New Generation: meet Bernardo and Otília

Dec 30, 2021 / Portugal
The creation of 8000kicks resembles a film plot: it all began when Bernardo thought about creating a shoe from cannabis leaves. The idea, however, only took shape when he shared it with his grandmother, Otília, who has more than 50 years of experience in the textile sector

Matthias Rosenthal from TÜV SÜD talks about the industry, sustainability and the global value chain

Premium ContentDec 16, 2021 / Germany
We spoke with Matthias Rosenthal, who has taken the position of Vice President Consumer Products (CPS) for TÜV SÜD’s Business Line Softlines back in March, becoming responsible for the sustainable and profitable development of Softlines globally

New Generation: meet Pedro Pereira

Dec 2, 2021 / Portugal
Pedro Pereira represents the second generation of the Portuguese company of woman's footwear Reve de Flo. Having grown up in the world of footwear, he opted to join the company after finishing his studies, where he explored in-depth the industry and its strategic goals

Manfred Junkert: we will have a higher percentage of ecommerce in our business

Premium ContentNov 18, 2021 / Germany
Today we bring the first part of our conversation with Manfred Junkert, Managing Director of HDS/L: Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry. We have discussed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the footwear industry in Germany, and debated what were the main changes coming out of this crisis

New Generation: meet João Azevedo

Oct 25, 2021 / Portugal
João Azevedo grew up in Sintra, near the sea. After studying and working in the United States, he returned to Portugal with the idea of creating an environmentally friendly slippers brand. In 2015, Cima Sandals was born

New Generation: meet Isabel Henriques da Silva and José Maria Reffois

Oct 18, 2021 / Portugal
Isabel and José are the faces behind JAK Shoes. Founders of the OFFICINA Lisboa project, in 2014 the duo created a unisex and sustainable brand. After Porto, a new store was now opened in Lisbon

The pandemic led to a higher global attention for the Turkish footwear industry

Premium ContentOct 4, 2021 / Turkey
We spoke with Berke iÇTEN, recently appointed President of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Turkey (TASD), and have discussed the current state and future challenges of the footwear industry in Turkey and in the global scene

Informa wants to streamline the shopping experience and create more opportunities for brands

Jun 8, 2021 / United States
After bringing you the latest about Informa's next editions of its US shows, today we bring you the second part of our conversation with Jordan Rudow, VP of Events. Read about her views on the trade shows and the footwear industry

Informa announces new editions for its US events

Jun 7, 2021 / United States
The company organising footwear events such as Magic, Project and Coterie, recently announced a new calendar of events for footwear in the US. We have spoken with Jordan Rudow, VP of Events to learn more about the new dates and events

New Generation: meet António Silva

Apr 2, 2021 / Portugal
António Silva has trained to be a doctor, but management has always been a passion, which is why he attended an executive course in this area. He is the founder of the footwear brand Cantaloupe
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