World Footwear

Interview

José Fernando Bello from CICB: the Brazilian leather industry is fully committed to sustainability

Feb 23, 2024 / Brazil
Ahead of the CICB Sustainability Forum, which will take place on the 13th of March during the Fimec trade fair in Brazil, we spoke to the Executive President of CICB, José Fernando Bello, about his expectations for the event and his views on sustainability in the leather industry

Interview with Miguel Pomares from Ecoalf

Premium ContentFeb 20, 2024 / Spain
At the latest edition of the World Footwear Congress in Istanbul, we took the opportunity to speak with Miguel Pomares, Senior Footwear Specialist at the Spanish-based brand Ecoalf. Read the interview today

New Generation: meet Guilherme Teles Baptista

Feb 19, 2024 / Portugal
Get The Balance is a Portuguese brand of sustainable sneakers with avant-garde design that has just been launched. Find out more about this journey from the man responsible, Guilherme Teles Batista

New Generation: meet Joana Esteves from Josefinas

Jan 30, 2024 / Portugal
Meet Joana Esteves, the co-founder and head of Josefinas, a Portuguese footwear brand created 10 years ago that aims to empower women and value the know-how of master shoemakers

New Generation: meet Estela Novais from Penha Footwear Factory

Jan 1, 2024 / Portugal
Estela sees herself as a “newcomer” to the world of footwear. Until 2020, her universe revolved around dance. But today it’s at the Portuguese Penha Footwear Factory that she swaps from dance to classic shoes

Deborah Taylor from SLF: leather has a sustainable future

Premium ContentDec 26, 2023 / World
We continued our conversation with Deborah Taylor, Managing Director of the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF), around the misconceptions that surround the leather industry and how education, communication, innovation and responsibility can help us move forward

Deborah Taylor from SLF: traceability is the number one challenge facing the leather industry

Premium ContentDec 18, 2023 / World
We spoke to Deborah Taylor, Managing Director of the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF), to find out more about the tools the organisation provides to help the leather industry move towards more sustainable practices and the biggest challenges it currently faces

Get to know Uzbekistan’s fast-growing footwear industry

Premium ContentDec 4, 2023 / Uzbekistan
We spoke with Boboev Fakhriddin, Chairman of the Association of Leather and Footwear Producers of Uzbekistan, to find out a little more about one of the fastest-growing industries in Central Asia

Alex Marquoin from CETIA talks about Re_Shoes, a closed-loop recycling solution

Premium ContentNov 28, 2023 / France
We spoke with Alex Marquoin, the Head of R&D at CETIA, a French-based innovative platform working on solutions to transform textile and leather articles into materials ready for recycling. Read all about their Re_Shoes solution for dismantling shoes

Dr Alexandra Sherlock: Footwear Research Network is a bridge between the footwear industry and academia

Premium ContentNov 21, 2023 / Australia
We spoke to Dr Alexandra Sherlock, fashion lecturer at RMIT University and founder of the Footwear Research Network, to find out more about this platform and how it aims to bring the academic world and the industry closer together

New Generation: meet Hélder Santos from Comforsyst

Oct 27, 2023 / Portugal
With a degree in architecture, Hélder Santos began his career in the family business, the Portuguese footwear manufacturer Comforsyst, 11 years ago. His aesthetic vision and creative process methodology were essential to the identity he created for the Softwaves brand

Venezuelan footwear industry calls for a financing plan

Premium ContentSep 18, 2023 / Venezuela
Following the 25th edition of the Latin American Footwear Forum, we spoke with the President of the Venezuelan Chamber of Footwear and Components (Cavecal), Tony di Benedetto, about the challenges and expectations of the country’s footwear industry

New Generation: meet José Pedro Pinto from Procalçado group

Jul 24, 2023 / Portugal
With a degree in Global Marketing from IPAM Porto, José Pedro Pinto represents the third generation to work in the Portuguese group Procalçado, the parent company of the brands ForEver, Lemon Jelly and Wock

Willian A. Parrado (ACICAM): it is important to discuss the integration of processes in Latin America

Premium ContentJun 22, 2023 / Colombia
On the occasion of the Latin American Footwear Forum, taking place in Colombia, we spoke with Willian A. Parrado, Executive Vice President of ACICAM, about the challenges and opportunities of the footwear trade in Latin America today

GianPaola Pedretti, Exhibition Manager of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags: we are confident it will return to its peak levels by next year

Premium ContentMay 22, 2023 / Italy
With the footwear and accessories goods market on the upswing, expectations are high for the next edition of the Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags. We spoke to GianPaola Pedretti, Exhibition Manager, to get an overview of what to find from the 17th to the 20th of June in Garda
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