World Footwear


CICB Sustainability Forum will be held at the Fimec Fair in 2024

May 26, 2023 / Brazil
The CICB Sustainability Forum will once again be held during Fimec (International Fair for Leather, Chemicals, Components, Machines and Equipment for Shoes and Tanneries), in Novo Hamburgo (Brazil)

Indian government considering monitoring imports of leather products

May 25, 2023 / India
The Commerce Ministry in India is considering introducing an import monitoring system for the leather sector. Under such a system, the traders will have to provide advance information about the products to be imported

Portuguese artisan represents Portugal at the Milan Design Week

May 15, 2023 / Portugal
The founder and artisan of ASA Leather Work, Stéphanie Branco, presented her latest creation at Milan Design Week last month, namely the hand-stitched all-purpose backpack “Switch Bag”

AYSAF kicks off in high spirits

May 3, 2023 / Turkey
The organization of the 68th edition of the International Exhibition for Footwear Materials, Components, Leather and Technologies AYSAF is expecting to welcome over 15 000 sector professionals from 80 countries

Bangladesh: leather exports register a small growth

Apr 28, 2023 / Bangladesh
From July to March 2023, Bangladeshi’s total leather exports increased only by 2.56% year-over-year, reflecting a deceleration in the category exports since the start of the year

World Leather Day returns to celebrate the benefits of leather

Apr 25, 2023 / World
Due to be held on the 26th of April 2023, the World Leather Day initiative aims once again to promote and encourage a greater understanding of the positive attributes of leather

Hermès posts strong first quarter

Apr 19, 2023 / France
The French-based luxury group posted a revenue growth of 23% at constant exchange rates and 22% at current exchange rates in the first quarter of 2023, year-over-year, reaching 3.38 billion euros

APLF ASEAN returns to Bangkok in October

Apr 19, 2023 / Hong Kong
The organization of the trade fair has confirmed that APLF ASEAN will return for a second edition from the 25th to the 27th of October 2023 at the Bangkok National Convention Centre

Pakistani footwear exports on the rise

Apr 10, 2023 / Pakistan
According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), footwear exports grew substantially from July 2022 through February 2023, while leather exports followed the opposite direction

APLF confirms homecoming

Mar 31, 2023 / United Arab Emirates
After a successful 37th edition that attracted over 5 000 visitors from 92 countries, the APLF trade fair will return to Hong Kong for the next edition, scheduled for 19-21 March 2024

Bangladeshi leather exports miss strategic targets set

Mar 22, 2023 / Bangladesh
From July to February 2023, the Asian country's total leather exports totalled 832.4 million US dollars, up by 6.05% year-over-year, but down by 9.98% from the target set for the period

APLF due to return to Hong Kong

Mar 17, 2023 / United Arab Emirates
At the last edition of APLF, held from the 13th through the 15th in Dubai, the organization of the event confirmed that the next edition will once again take place in Hong Kong

Leather has a role to play in the fight against deforestation

Mar 9, 2023 / World
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has called out for traceability along the leather value chain, while signalizing the key role leather can play in the fight against deforestation

Global Footwear Executive Summit returns on the 14th of March

Mar 8, 2023 / United Arab Emirates
The third edition of the Global Footwear Executive Summit will take place on the 14th of March, during the APLF trade fairs, in Dubai, to discuss the future of the leather industry

Upcoming edition of CICB to focus on traceability in the leather's value chain

Mar 6, 2023 / Brazil
The CICB Sustainability Forum 2023, scheduled to take place on the 8th of March, at the Fimec fair, in Novo Hamburgo, Brazil, will discuss the paths for traceability in the leather industry
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