World Footwear

Leather goods

Indian leather exports down for the year

May 23, 2024 / India
Exports of leather and leather goods fell by nearly 10% in the fiscal year ending last March, as compared with the previous fiscal year, due to weak demand from markets such as the US and Europe

Ferragamo posts revenue decline

May 15, 2024 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury group saw its revenue fall by 18% year-over-year in the first quarter of the year, mainly due to a weak Chinese market and a difficult wholesale environment

ECHA apologises for misleading claims on leather goods and footwear

May 3, 2024 / CEC
The European Chemical Agency (ECHA) has apologised for an infographic published on its communication channels which misleadingly attributed carcinogenic properties to leather goods and footwear

Sustained positive trend in French leather exports

May 2, 2024 / France
According to the latest data from Alliance France Cuir (ex-Conseil National du Cuir), French leather exports slowed in 2023, but still showed a slight increase of 6% year-on-year to 18.9 billion euros

Cortume Krumenauer: five generations tannery and an innovative retail concept

Apr 25, 2024 / Brazil
Get to know Cortume Krumenauer, a Brazilian-based tannery specialised in the production of vegetable-tanned leather and learn more about their business, which now also includes Sculp Leather Store

Capri Holdings acquires the Italian shoemaker Sicla

Apr 10, 2024 / United States
The US-based conglomerate has signed an agreement to buy Sicla, the Tuscan shoemaker known for producing some of its Jimmy Choo’s collections. The move is designed to strengthen Capri’s manufacturing capabilities

CTC appoints new President

Apr 4, 2024 / France
The French Leather, Footwear, Leather Goods and Gloves sector research centre has elected Arnaud Haefelin to the role of President. He took over from Patrice Mignon at the end of March

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

LVMH reports another strong year

Jan 26, 2024 / France
The French-based luxury conglomerate highlighted a “remarkable performance” from its Fashion & Leather Goods business group, with organic revenue growth of 13% year-on-year in 2023

Indian leather industry seeks fiscal incentives in 2024 Budget

Jan 19, 2024 / India
The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) in India has called for several financial incentives for the leather industry in the forthcoming Budget 2024

New General Manager at Assomac

Dec 20, 2023 / Italy
The National Association of Italian Manufacturers of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies (Assomac) has announced that Agostino Apolito will assume the role of General Manager from January 2024

Simac Tanning Tech 2023: paving the way for a digital and sustainable transition

Dec 7, 2023 / Italy
The international exhibition of machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries demonstrated the vitality of a strategic sector for the Italian economy, committed to a digital and sustainable transition

Gruppo Florence to launch Village of Wonders in 2024

Nov 30, 2023 / Italy
The Italian holding company, which owns 28 suppliers to the luxury goods industry, is planning to launch the Village of Wonders hub in Milan to showcase the skills of its various businesses

Tod’s delivers solid performance

Nov 24, 2023 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury brand recorded a 14.3% increase in sales in the first nine months of 2023, as compared to the same period of 2022, with all brands registering double-digit growth

German industry association warns of new wave of insolvencies and closures

Nov 6, 2023 / Germany
The German Trade Association for Textiles, Footwear, and Leather Goods (BTE) recalled that repayment of state aid under the pandemic approach, increasing the pressure on an already struggling sector
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