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Manufacturing

How can Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) be used by the footwear and leather goods sectors?

Premium ContentFeb 7, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Access a new World Footwear Innovation Paper focused on new manufacturing tools available to the footwear and leather goods sectors and understand what 3D printing can do for your business

Berke Içten (Türkiye): Sustainability is not a fashion. It should be a must

Premium ContentJan 23, 2023 / Turkey
Watch the second part of our interview with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We have talked about Aymod, the World Footwear Congress and sustainability

International Accord arrives in Pakistan

Jan 20, 2023 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Accord, expected to go into action in the upcoming spring, will address working conditions and safety within the textile and garment supply chains of brands sourcing in Pakistan

Berke Içten (Türkiye): we are aiming to reach 5-6 billion USD dollars in exports

Premium ContentJan 16, 2023 / Turkey
Today we bring you the first part of a nice conversation with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We talked about the Turkish footwear industry, its future, main difficulties, and strengths

Stella International provides update on 2022 results

Jan 13, 2023 / Hong Kong
The Hong-Kong based manufacturer reported an unaudited consolidated revenue increase of about 5.9%, as compared to 2021, but growth slowed down in the last quarter with a revenue decline of 15.4%

Pakistan: tanneries risk closure due to credit issues

Jan 12, 2023 / Pakistan
Several goods destined for the tanning industry remain detained at the Karachi Port because commercial banks are refusing to collect documents due to the non-availability of dollars

Double-digit increase in turnover for Italian footwear manufacturers

Jan 11, 2023 / Italy
In the first nine months of 2022, Italian shoemakers' turnover increased by 13.9%, year-over-year. But growth is not alike among companies, says Assocalzaturifici, highlighting the rising costs

Vapesol obtains a new environmental certification

Jan 9, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese sole manufacturer has obtained the RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) certification for its soles and renewed the GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification for several of its products

Mexico: footwear imports grow five times faster than local production

Jan 3, 2023 / Mexico
According to the Chamber of the Footwear Industry of the State of Guanajuato (CICEG), 35% of the footwear worn by Mexicans is imported. This figure will most likely continue to increase

Portuguese Shoe Museum hosts exhibition on sustainability

Jan 2, 2023 / Portugal
The exhibition 'Trend or Future? Footwear and Sustainability' introduces the public to materials, products and innovative actions that point towards a more sustainable footwear production

Brazil: employment in the footwear industry decelerates

Dec 9, 2022 / Brazil
Despite a growth of 12% in employment in the footwear industry in the first ten months of 2022, data from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security suggests a slowdown in job creation from October

French luxury segment in need of specialized artisans

Dec 8, 2022 / France
There are at least 20 000 vacancies for specialized workers in the French luxury segment, said the association that represents about a hundred luxury houses in the country

Recycled footwear foam maker Blumaka starts producing in Central America

Nov 22, 2022 / United States
The Californian-based producer of footwear components has signed a lease on a manufacturing facility in El Salvador to expand production and provide US shoemakers with a closer production option

Yue Yuen revenue increases

Nov 16, 2022 / Hong Kong
The group posted an 8.2% revenue growth in the first nine months of 2022, year-over-year, with the solid performance of the manufacturing business being partially offset by weak retail sales in Mainland China

Rocky Brands posts sales growth

Nov 16, 2022 / United States
The Ohio-based company reported a net sales increase of 17.5% in the third quarter of 2022, as compared to the same period of last year, amidst an escalation of macroeconomic headwinds
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