World Footwear

Interview

Sustainability by a vegetarian businesswoman

Jun 4, 2019 / Portugal
Ana Vasconcelos defines herself as self-made woman in a men’s world. She entered company Belcinto in 1975, after the death of its founder, her father. Since then she has been living and breathing leather goods while being proudly vegetarian

Leslie Gallin from FN Platform: People will continue to shop

May 28, 2019 / United States
Beginning in August 2019, MAGIC will move to a single venue, allowing its many shows to exist as curated neighbourhoods within one single campus. We took the opportunity to discuss this issue and others with Leslie Gallin

The market needs ideas

May 21, 2019 / CEC
During the last edition of the World Footwear Congress in Naples we spoke with Cleto Sagripanti, President of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry, and discussed the pressing issues of our industry

We made Coach cool again

Premium ContentMay 8, 2019 / United States
The words are from Victor Luis, the man taking the reins of the Tapestry group, which announces itself as the first New York–based House of Modern Luxury Lifestyle Brands. The group's portfolio of brands includes Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade

Talking sustainability with the Chairman of Leather Naturally

Premium ContentApr 30, 2019 / World
Leather Naturally has recently secured funding of 1.5 million US dollars to launch a global campaign to promote the use of leather. We took the opportunity to speak to Egbert Dikkers, Chairman of the Leather Naturally Management Board

Talking about footwear with Bruce Katz

Mar 4, 2019 / United States
We recently talked to Bruce Katz, CEO of Samuel Hubbard, to learn that quality endures with partnership. The conversation with Mr Katz focused on the elements that have contributed to his success in the footwear business and the challenges of this industry

Footwear of the Future - Made with Agility

Feb 26, 2019 / United States
We have spoken with Matt Priest, President and CEO of the Footwear Distributors & Retailers of America to discuss the ins and outs of the transformation taking place in the footwear industry

New Generation: Meet Élio Parodi

Feb 25, 2019 / Portugal
Élio has a background in Economics and has been working with his family heading Ropar, a company based in the north of Portugal

Tomorrow’s challenges by Victor Luis

Feb 18, 2019 / United States
We spoke with Mr. Luis about the current state of the accessories market and the fashion world and went over the challenging momentum of today's markets. That was the starting point to go on a reflection about tomorrow's main challenges within the fashion industry

In the words of Walter Rodrigues

Feb 12, 2019 / Brazil
We have visited Inspiramais in São Paulo last January and we talked to Walter Rodrigues, who coordinates the Design and Research Center of the Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear and Manufactured Goods (Assintecal)

Reflecting on today's challenges with Victor Luís

Feb 7, 2019 / United States
We spoke with Mr. Luis about the current state of the accessories market and the fashion world, as we recalled his most challenging moments while heading Tapestry. Today we bring you his reflections on today's challenges within the fashion industry

Forecasting the growth for Tapestry

Jan 28, 2019 / United States
We have asked Victor Luis, the man heading the Tapestry group, to share with us his expectations about the business prospects of each brand of the group. Tapestry's portfolio includes Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade

We made Coach cool again

Jan 9, 2019 / United States
The words are from Victor Luis, the man taking the reins of the Tapestry group, which announces itself as the first New York–based House of Modern Luxury Lifestyle Brands. The group's portfolio of brands includes Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade

New Generation: Meet Inês Lebre

Dec 11, 2018 / Portugal
Inês has a degree in International Business Administration by Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics. In 2017, she created the footwear brand INLU

New Generation: Meet Catarina Pedroso

Oct 31, 2018 / Portugal
Get to know Catarina Pedroso, the mind behind Balluta Shoes: a brand that aims to revolutionize the market
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