World Footwear

Leather goods

Hermès confirms new factory in Auvergne

Sep 23, 2020 / France
With this announcement, the brand reaffirms its regional anchor in the Auvergne region. The new workshop will join the Maroquinerie de Sayat to form Hermès seventh leather goods hub. 250 jobs due to be created

Tod's: sales down by 43.5%

Sep 10, 2020 / Italy
The impact of the pandemic has heavily affected the sales and results of all the group's brands, in all geographic areas, product categories and on both sales channels

September's ILM is cancelled

Sep 3, 2020 / Germany
The trade fair due to take place from the 5th to the 7th of September has been cancelled. The city of Offenbach has withdrawn the permission from Messe Offenbach GmbH for the ILM due to the development of the COVID-19 situation in the region

Hermès: revenue dives by 41% in the second quarter

Jul 31, 2020 / France
At the end of June, revenue for the semester was down by 24% at current exchange rates. In the second quarter revenue was down by 41%, as Hermès took the hit of the COVID-19 pandemic

Kering with double-digit drop in revenue

Jul 30, 2020 / France
The luxury group announced the results for the first half of the year, marked by double digit decline in revenue. Kering named this the toughest period they ever faced

More changes at Mulberry are underway

Jul 15, 2020 / United Kingdom
Last month, Mulberry announced plans to cut a quarter of its global workforce. Now, the British brand specialized in luxury handbags, should be about to close the offices in Paris and Hong Kong

The Covid Storm: From Difficulties to Relaunch

Jul 15, 2020 / Italy
Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags is kicking off with the first talk in the #PLAYfashion series, the latest digital initiative aimed at strengthening the relationship between the exhibition and its community

Bangladesh’s leather exports down by 22%

Jul 10, 2020 / Bangladesh
Total exports of the leather industry in Bangladesh in fiscal year 2019-20 declined by more than 20%, with drops across all categories. Exception made by exports of other footwear (non-leather)

Leather industry in Pakistan asks for double shifts

Jul 7, 2020 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Leather Garments Manu­facturers & Exporters Asso­ciation (PLGMEA) has urg­ed the government to exem­­pt export-oriented units in Punjab from lockdown restrictions on Saturdays besides allowing them to work in double shifts

ILM: September edition confirmed

Jul 1, 2020 / Germany
Germany-held leather goods trade fair will take place, as initially scheduled, from the 5th to the 7th of September in Offenbach

Pakistan's footwear exports up by 4.29%

Jun 29, 2020 / Pakistan
Footwear exports of the Asian country increased by 4.29% during the first eleven months of current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year

50% of luxury firms may be at risk

Jun 22, 2020 / United States
Daniel Langer, Chief Executive of Luxury, Lifestyle and Consumer Brand Strategy from firm Équité, believes half of the luxury brands around the world will fail to survive the COVID-19 crisis

Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags: winter edition brought forward to December 2020

Jun 15, 2020 / Italy
Riva del Garda Fierecongressi has established the new dates for the next edition of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags: 11th-14th December 2020, wishing to give a positive impulse towards a return to commercial exchange at international level

Italy: Council of Ministers approves decree protecting the term leather

Jun 8, 2020 / Italy
The new law not only establishes a more correct terminology: it also establishes a ban on the use of the terms pelle/cuoio (leather) to identify materials which do not have an animal origin

It’s impossible to do good external promotion without going to trade shows

Jun 1, 2020 / Portugal
Orlando Soares from Portuguese-based Malas Peixoto Soares, a leather goods company with 70% of the production destined to exports, talks about the role played by external promotion in the growth of the company
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