World Footwear

Materials

Assomac Talks by Assomac

Sep 28, 2022 / Italy
Get to know more about this cycle of videos presenting the research activities of the technology centers in the various countries for the footwear, leather goods and tanning sectors. They are delivered by Assomac, the National Association of Footwear, Leathergoods and Tanning Technologies' Manufacturers

Coats acquires footwear materials specialist Texon

Jul 13, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK-based industrial thread manufacturer acquired the developer of structural component materials Texon for 237 million USD to strengthen its presence in the athleisure footwear market

Portuguese Savana launches NEW.VE

Jun 24, 2022 / Portugal
The company specialized in the production of children’s footwear has just launched at the latest edition of Expo Riva the eco-friendly brand New.Ve (New Version of the World)

UK: nearly half of businesses affected by price increases

Jun 9, 2022 / United Kingdom
Almost half of businesses reported an increase in the prices of materials, goods, or services bought and sold in April. Nearly a third expects to raise the prices of goods and services this month

Arnaud Haefelin: exports are the main driver of the French leather goods sector

Premium ContentMay 26, 2022 / France
We spoke with Arnaud Haefelin, who is the President of the French Leather Goods Federation (FFM), to discuss the priorities of his third term at the helm of the association

Kering invests in Lab-Grown Leather Startup

May 12, 2022 / France
The French-based luxury group participated in a 46 million USD funding round meant to fast-track the commercialization of the Californian-based VitroLabs’ cell-cultivated leather

Ambitious launches first 100% ecological model

May 2, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand has unveiled CAP, an entirely ecological model whose components are either recycled or present an eco-friendly approach

Covestro: towards a climate-neutral future

Premium ContentApr 22, 2022 / Germany
We spoke with Tony Wu, Global Product Manager for Textile Coatings, and Dr. Dirk Achten, Head of Modern Coatings & Adhesive Technologies, to discuss how sustainability and innovation fuel the company’s growth, and which solutions best serve the footwear industry

Vapesol opens industrial unit dedicated to EVA soles

Apr 22, 2022 / Portugal
The investment, which amounted to around 2 million euros, will enable the Portuguese soles manufacturer to answer the increasing demand of customers for this type of sole

APLF Dubai closes with renewed optimist despite global uncertainty

Apr 20, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
The APLF Special Edition in Dubai, held from the 30th of March to the 1st of April, welcomed a total of 463 exhibitors from 34 countries, and 6 000 buyers from 88 countries and regions

New Generation: meet Cláudia Faria

Apr 15, 2022 / Portugal
Cláudia Faria created the footwear brand Sarah Maier inspired by two of her biggest passions: shoes and her grandmother. Cláudia bets on a strong design, with an unusual triangular high heel and the application of Swarovski crystals

LWG and LN announce World Leather Day

Mar 30, 2022 / World
The two-leather industry non-profits are introducing World Leather Day 2022, on the 30th of March, to encourage organizations within the industry to positively promote leather

APLF Dubai is just around the corner

Mar 28, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
From the 30th of March to the 1st of April, the international leather trade fair will bring together to a new venue, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the global leather industry

Lenzing: a circular economy requires more innovation and collaboration

Premium ContentMar 24, 2022 / Austria
We spoke with Florian Heubrandner, Vice President Global Textiles Business at Lenzing AG, and Birgit Schnetzlinger, Head of Functional Wear Segment, to better understand how sustainability helped the company become a global technology leader in fibres’ production and discuss a more sustainable future for the industry

adidas adopts traceability solution for material compliance

Mar 24, 2022 / Germany
The company is among the first ones to adopt the Stockholm-based company TrusTrace Certified Material compliance solution, which enables near real-time traceability at the material level
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