World Footwear


Portuguese Savana bets on a greener future

May 6, 2024 / Portugal
Savana Calçado, which specialises in making children’s shoes, has been investing in sustainability over time, not only by launching new products but also by changing the way it makes shoes

Portuguese consortium launches 34 cutting-edge solutions to have the world’s most advanced industry

Apr 29, 2024 / Portugal
As part of a consortium led by Carité and coordinated by CTCP, several companies are working to develop 34 innovative products by the end of next year to make the Portuguese footwear industry the most qualified in the world

Aloft invests in micronized rubber

Apr 2, 2024 / Portugal
Aloft, a Portuguese company specialising in the design, development, and production of technical footwear, is investing in innovative solutions such as micronized rubber to attract new customers

Zegna Group to build a new footwear factory

Mar 29, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based fashion luxury group will open a new footwear and leather goods factory in Parma to expand its production capacity and promote and enhance Italian craftsmanship

Portuguese footwear components focus on sustainability

Mar 19, 2024 / Portugal
Under the Bioshoes4All project, the Portuguese footwear components industry is investing heavily in the development of a new generation of sustainable products. Meet some of them

Kiton invests in new production cluster

Dec 15, 2023 / Italy
The Italian luxury ready-to-wear and bespoke clothing company will invest 30 million euros in a new facility in Arzano (Naples) to strengthen its production, including that of accessories and shoes

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
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