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Portuguese footwear invests in a new generation of products

Jan 23, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear cluster aims to be an international benchmark in the development of sustainable solutions. With that in mind, 50 new products "with a better ecological footprint" are in the pipeline for the next three years

Upcoming edition of Inspiramais to focus on sustainability

Jan 20, 2023 / Brazil
To meet the growing demand of more conscious consumers, the exhibition centred on design and innovation, to be held from the 24th to the 25th of January 2023, will focus on sustainability

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

Ecco Leather teams up with mycelium technology company Ecovative

Nov 24, 2022 / Denmark
The global tannery, which is part of the Danish footwear brand Ecco, has partnered up with Ecovative to develop and commercialize mycelium materials for a range of new products

Assomac Talks by Assomac

Sep 16, 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
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