World Footwear

Materials

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

APLF to discuss the post-pandemic future of the footwear industry

Mar 21, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
The second edition of the Global Footwear Executive Summit, to be held on the 31st of March, will bring together top players of the industry to explore digitalization, pricing and sustainability strategies

APLF set to return in a special edition in Dubai

Mar 16, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
After an absence of two years since its last edition in Hong Kong, APLF returns to be held in the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from the 30th March to the 1st of April 2022

Lenzing completes lyocell expansion project in Thailand

Mar 14, 2022 / Austria
The leading supplier of wood-based speciality fibres has announced that it has completed its 400 million euros lyocell expansion project in Thailand, despite COVID-19 pandemic constraints

Over 13 000 buyers visited Lineapelle

Mar 3, 2022 / Italy
The last edition of Lineapelle, held in Milan from the 22nd to the 24th of February, welcomed more than 960 exhibitors from 31 countries, who were visited by more than 13 000 buyers

New Generation: meet Sara Nunes

Feb 27, 2022 / Portugal
Sara Nunes is the new face of 3DCork. She has been working for the company since its foundation in 2006, but, this year, she took over the leadership of the family business dedicated to the production of cork components for the footwear industry. The company also produces items for the home
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