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AAFA applauds House for passing Inform Consumers Act

Nov 23, 2022 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association commended the US House of Representatives for its passage of the Inform Act and is encouraging the Senate to push forward the bill

Skechers sues Hermès for patent infringement

Oct 20, 2022 / United States
The US-based company announced that it has sued the luxury group for allegedly infringing on multiple patents regarding its Massage Fit sole technology

Manolo Blahnik wins 22-year trademark battle in China

Jul 25, 2022 / United Kingdom
The British luxury shoemaker announced that it has won the long-running legal battle in China to use its name, becoming able to enter the world’s fastest-growing luxury market for the first time

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

Wolverine Worldwide sells Champion footwear licence to HanesBrands

Jul 6, 2022 / United States
The company announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Keds sold the Champion trademarks for footwear in the US and Canada to its licensee HannesBrands for 90 million USD in cash

Government in Pakistan imposes ban on luxury goods' imports

Jun 3, 2022 / Pakistan
The Federal government of Pakistan has decided to impose a ban on the import of luxury goods. The measure is being announced as a preventive step to obviate the threatening default and contribute to control the escalating hike in the dollar against rupee

Matthias Rosenthal from TÜV SÜD talks about the industry, sustainability and the global value chain

Premium ContentDec 16, 2021 / Germany
We spoke with Matthias Rosenthal, who has taken the position of Vice President Consumer Products (CPS) for TÜV SÜD’s Business Line Softlines back in March, becoming responsible for the sustainable and profitable development of Softlines globally

Cambodia to increase minimum wage for 2022

Oct 27, 2021 / Cambodia
A few weeks ago, Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training issued regulation setting the new minimum wage for the garment, textile, and footwear industries for 2022

Administrators appointed to liquidate Arcadia Group

Jul 16, 2021 / United Kingdom
Auditing firm Mazars has been appointed as liquidator to oversee the process. They will focus on what remains of Sir Philip Green’s collapsed Arcadia Group empire

Israel bans sale of fur in the fashion industry

Jul 2, 2021 / Israel
Israel has announced that it has banned the sale of fur in the fashion industry, promoted by Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel. The decision will go into effect in six months, making Israel the first country to prohibit the usage of this material in the fashion industry

Crocs files complaint to block imports and sale of trademark-infringing products

Jun 10, 2021 / United States
The Colorado-based brand famous for its clogs filed a complaint with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) seeking an investigation of unlawfully imported shoes into the United States in violation of its registered trademarks

Argentina applies labelling standards for all footwear entering the country

Apr 29, 2021 / Argentina
The Government of Argentina announced the measure will be applicable for companies importing any type of footwear to Argentina. Importers will have to adapt to the new standard called "AR" and which relates to the size of the shoes

Nike sues nearly 600 websites for selling counterfeit sneakers

Jan 20, 2021 / United States
The US-based sportswear giant has filed a lawsuit against 589 websites allegedly selling counterfeit versions of its Nike and Converse shoes online

Success Road: social partners as key actors in assisting the transfer process of EU family business

Oct 28, 2020 / European Union
Last week, the Interreg Europe Success Road project consortium met virtually with Spanish public and private stakeholders to debate on the role of social partners in facilitating the transfer process of EU family businesses

US: Healthy Workplace Tax Credit to go ahead

Jul 23, 2020 / United States
The National Retail Federation welcomed new legislation that would give businesses a tax credit intended to help defer the cost of employee testing, PPE, cleaning and other steps needed to make workplaces safe during the coronavirus pandemic
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