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Lineapelle sends signs of positivity amidst worrying macroeconomic context

Sep 30, 2022 / Italy
The 100th edition of the trade fair, held from the 20th to the 22nd of September, registered an attendance volume 32% higher than the one of the last edition, mainly due to the 73% growth in foreign visitors

Prada acquires a stake in Tuscan tannery Superior

Sep 21, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group has announced the acquisition of a 43.65% stake in the Tuscan tannery Superior, which specializes in calfskin processing, for an undisclosed amount

Pakistan: footwear exports up while leather starts slowly

Sep 21, 2022 / Pakistan
In the first two months of the current fiscal year, Pakistani leather manufacturers exports declined by 2.41% in value, while footwear exports grew by 20.91%, from the same period last year

Ferragamo reports solid first half

Sep 12, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based luxury group posted revenue and profits growth in the first half of the year, as compared to the same period of last year, "despite the enduring impact of the pandemic in China"

Nicaragua: leather shortage causes footwear prices to soar by up to 80%

Sep 9, 2022 / Nicaragua
The Nicaraguan Chamber of Leather and Footwear reported that footwear prices rose by 40% at the beginning of the year and another similar increase is in the pipeline, resulting in an 80% price increase for a pair of leather shoes

Chinese leather industry grows in the first half

Sep 6, 2022 / China
Data from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology indicates a steady growth in the leather industry in the first half of 2022

Sebastian Öhrn (Myrqvist): companies are moving towards more ownership of their brands and products

Premium ContentAug 8, 2022 / Sweden
Today we talk with Sebastian Öhrn, founder of the brand Myrqvist. After organising a successful Kickstarter campaign, Sebastian created a business where we decided to cut out middlemen and sell its shoes directly to customers online and via a flagship store in Stockholm

Leather Naturally announces Management Board & Supervisory Council changes

Aug 3, 2022 / World
The not-for-profit industry members association, focused on the education and promotion of the benefits of leather, has voted changes to the Management Board and Supervisory Council

Complexity of a shoe must be considered for a successful green transition

Jul 12, 2022 / European Union
The European social partners of the textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) sectors adopted a joint statement calling for action to ensure a successful green and digital transition

Bangladeshi leather exports surpass strategic target set for the year

Jun 29, 2022 / Bangladesh
From July 2021 to May 2022, overall leather exports totalled 1.11 billion US dollars, topping the strategic target set of 1.03 billion US dollars for the full financial year

Maria Maleta launches line with ELLEONOR

Jun 17, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese leather bags brand teamed up with the artist Leonor Cunha to launch a colourful and irreverent collection that celebrates the female friendship

Nigeria's leather industry to generate 1 billion USD by 2025

Jun 15, 2022 / Nigeria
The figure was reminded by Sinmi Olayebi, Programme Lead at My World of Bags, following the recent conclusion of the Kafawa Training Programme, implemented to help drive growth for the leather sector

Spain: turnover of the footwear industry in rising mode

Jun 6, 2022 / Spain
The Spanish footwear sector continues its upward trend. In the first quarter of 2022, its turnover was up by 25.5%, on a comparable basis to the same period of 2021

New Generation: meet André and Teodolinda

Jun 3, 2022 / Portugal
André Rosário and Teodolinda Semedo are the two mentors of PickPocket, a Portuguese brand that reuses materials that are no longer circulating in the leather goods market to make bags, backpacks and wallets

Pakistan: strong ten months for footwear exports

Jun 2, 2022 / Pakistan
In the first ten months of the current fiscal year, footwear exports grew by 21.16% in value, totalling 130.1 million US dollars. Leather footwear exports represent roughly 79% of the total
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