World Footwear


Prada reports strong first half

Aug 5, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group posted a net sales of increase of 22% in the first semester, as compared to the same period of the prior year, and is on track to meet midterm targets

Giovanna Ceolini appointed acting Chair of Assocalzaturifici

Aug 4, 2022 / Italy
Currently serving the Italian Footwear Manufacturers' Association as Vice Chair, Giovanna Ceolini will take on the role of acting Chair of Assocalzaturifici. This will be temporary while procedures for the election of a new Chair are completed

Siro Badon steps down as Assocalzaturifici Chair

Jul 28, 2022 / Italy
Siro Badon, who had been elected to the role of Chair of the organization in June 2019, submitted his resignation on the 26th of July, claiming both personal and professional reasons

Italy: being good at production alone no longer suffices

Jul 26, 2022 / Italy
Amid a challenging macro-environment, digitalization and sustainability emerged as priorities for the future of the footwear industry at the annual meeting of Assocalzaturifici held in Bologna

Gucci partners with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Jul 15, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based fashion House announced that it became a strategic partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to accelerate its commitments towards a more circular economy

Recovery of the Italian footwear industry is at stake

Jul 7, 2022 / Italy
Footwear exports and household spending increased in the first quarter of 2022, but a slowdown is already expected from the start of the second quarter. War in Ukraine, rising energy costs and raw materials prices are clouding the horizon

Ferragamo opens NFT booth in Soho's concept store

Jul 4, 2022 / Italy
The space, conceived as a new retail experience and creative hub, includes a hologram sneaker customization tool and an immersive NFT boot that allows customers to create their digital artwork

ASSOMAC and UITIC join to organise 2023 Congress

Jun 30, 2022 / Italy
The partnership between the National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies (ASSOMAC) and the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) has been announced during a press conference in Milan

Italian footwear industry appeals for aid

Jun 21, 2022 / Italy
Italian manufacturers struggle with high levels of inventory as the war in Ukraine continues, hurting badly businesses. Assocalzaturifici renews appeal to the Italian Government for aid

More than 8 000 visitors at the latest edition of Expo Riva

Jun 20, 2022 / Italy
Under the umbrella of innovation and sustainability, the 97th edition of Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags attracted more than 8 000 visitors from 103 countries and exhibitors from over 41 countries

Roberto Massardi is Prada's new Chief Business Development Officer

Jun 16, 2022 / Italy
The Italian luxury brand appointed Roberto Massardi as chief business development officer in May. Mr. Massardi will be responsible for the strategic development of the group

ABL Group acquires sneaker brands Tonakai

Jun 15, 2022 / Italy
The Italian producer of leather goods, owner of the Rebelle handbag brand, has acquired 80% of Tonakai, the fashion sneaker brand founded by Francesco Renna

Gucci unveils permanent Roblox residency

Jun 2, 2022 / Italy
The luxury house is expanding its presence on the virtual gaming platform through the immersive experience Gucci Town that contains digitized elements of the brand’s real-world offerings

Geox confirms full year outlook

May 30, 2022 / Italy
The Italian brand posted revenue growth in the first quarter of 2022, confirming its full year outlook, despite some pressures on margins due to supply chain constraints and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine

Tod's with sales increase

May 25, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group posted revenue growth of 23% in the first quarter of 2021, as compared to the same period last year. Sales in the American market accelerated by 68%
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