World Footwear


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

Dikamar: from Portugal to Ohio

Dec 4, 2023 / Portugal
As part of its internalisation strategy, the Portuguese safety boot manufacturer has so far invested 3 million USD in a factory in Ohio that produces PU and PVC boots that are distributed across the country

Mariano Shoes invests in the women’s segment

Nov 24, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese luxury shoe brand has acquired a production unit that has been in business for over 40 years to increase its production capacity and expand its women’s range

Hermès could consider investing in Italian fashion and shoe suppliers

Nov 22, 2023 / France
This willingness was shown by the luxury company’s CFO, Eric du Halgouët, in a call with analysts last month. The goal would be to further integrate its supply chain

Vinted considers a secondary share sale

Nov 8, 2023 / Lithuania
The Vilnius-based online marketplace for second-hand clothes is mulling a secondary share sale worth more than 200 million euros, with the aim of being at the forefront of the sustainable fashion boom

Mango invests in virtual avatar creation start-up

Jul 19, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion retailer has announced that it is investing in Union Avatars, a digital identity platform that enables the development of avatars in different styles

AMF invests 5 million euros in a new facility

Jul 10, 2023 / Portugal
Located in Lousada, in the north of Portugal, the new facility of the Portuguese safety footwear company AMF Safety Shoes will be equipped with innovative technologies in the area of injections

Kurt Geiger secures funding to boost international growth

Jun 22, 2023 / United Kingdom
The London-based retailer announced that it has secured a new funding deal to refinance its debt and fuel its international growth plans

Owner of Lavoro invests 5 million euros to boost productivity

Jun 12, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese manufacturer of professional footwear ICC – Footwear Industry and Commerce will invest 5 million euros to increase its productivity by 20% and double sales

Resale platform WeTheNew raises 20 million US dollars

May 17, 2023 / France
The French-based platform specializing in sneakers and streetwear has closed a 20 million euros round of series B funding. This funding will be used to expand the platform's presence abroad

Yue Yuen to invest 276 million USD in a factory in India

May 5, 2023 / India
The Hong Kong-based group has entered into a memorandum of understanding with the government of the state of Tamil Nadu to build a manufacturing facility in India

Deichmann to invest 500 million euros by the end of the year

Apr 6, 2023 / Germany
The shoe retailer plans to invest 500 million euros in 2023 to modernize its store network and open new ones, as well as to boost its international expansion, digitization and logistics capability

VF Corp closes second green bond

Mar 15, 2023 / United States
The US-based company announced that it has closed a second green bond offering of 500 million euros to support further key sustainability initiatives

Vapesol announces new investment

Mar 13, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese producer of footwear soles announced an investment in a new pavilion to optimize its response capability. The goal is to reach an annual production of 5 million soles

Portuguese JAK secures foreign investment

Mar 6, 2023 / Portugal
Maisons Julien et Kelly Dassault (MJKD) has formalized a seed investment in the Portuguese unisex sneakers company to support its internationalization efforts
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