World Footwear


Bluestar Alliance rescues Scotch & Soda

Mar 30, 2023 / Netherlands
The US-based brand management company has announced the acquisition of the Amsterdam-based brand, just days after Scotch & Soda declared bankruptcy for its Dutch operations due to “severe cash flow problems”

Scotch & Soda announces new footwear licensee

Dec 27, 2022 / Netherlands
The Amsterdam-based fashion brand has signed a worldwide licensing deal with Bos Group International for the design, production and distribution of the brand’s footwear collections

Hengst Footwear names Roelof de Leeuw CEO

Jun 18, 2021 / Netherlands
Back in May, Roelof de Leeuw became the new CEO of Hengst Footwear B.V., one of the oldest footwear companies in the Netherlands dating back to 1901. In its 120 year history, the Hengst family have always been at the wheel of the company

The Netherlands: retail turnover up by 6%

May 3, 2021 / Netherlands
According to the Statistics Netherlands (CBS), the Dutch retail sector recorded 5.9% year-on-year turnover growth in March 2021. Turnover in the non-food sector was up slightly, while the food sector suffered turnover losses

Imports of footwear with a dark picture in the first semester

Premium ContentNov 9, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The most recent statistics for footwear trade in 2020 show a very dark, albeit expected, picture. In the first semester of the year, footwear imports fell in almost every country

Leather Naturally and IULTCS announce close collaboration

Sep 4, 2020 / Netherlands
Global leather organizations, The International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) and Leather Naturally, announce that they will intensify their collaboration in the field of leather education

H&M wins over adidas in a nearly 25-year long legal dispute

Feb 11, 2020 / Netherlands
For more than 2 decades, adidas and H&M have been involved in a legal battle over the stripes

Leather Naturally celebrates another milestone

Jun 7, 2019 / Netherlands
After successfully raising over 1.5 million US dollars to fund a global campaign to promote leather, the Leather Naturally initiative now confirms that it has over 100 members

SLEM starts new innovation program

Nov 17, 2016 / Netherlands
International innovation institute SLEM has developed a new 9-month program to inspire professionals and companies in new ways of thinking about footwear aiming to positively impact and improve the industry

Macintosh Retail declares bankruptcy

Dec 30, 2015 / Netherlands
The suspension of payments for the Macintosh Retail Group N.V. was terminated upon request of the administrators and was converted into bankruptcy as of today

United Nude prepares retail push

Oct 23, 2015 / Netherlands
Anglo-Dutch footwear brand United Nude is planning to refocus as a lifestyle brand ahead of a retail push in the UK and abroad

Frozen sales at Macintosh

May 7, 2015 / Netherlands
The Netherlands-based group has annouced the results for the firsty quarter. Sales were up by 0.8% in the period

Architects and designers create 3d printed shoes for United Nude

Apr 16, 2015 / Netherlands
United Nude and 3D Systems Corporation have teamed up to merge fashion, design and technology, which resulted in fiv 3D printed creations presented during Milan’s design week

Shoe Treasures - Roger Vivier at the Waalwijk Museum

Jan 28, 2015 / Netherlands
The Dutch Leather and Shoe Museum in Waalwijk has announced a new exhibition celebrating the work of designer Roger Vivier, opening on the 21st February

Macintosh with moderate sales growth

Jan 27, 2015 / Netherlands
Lower pace of sales growth in the Fashion segment during quarter four (+2.0%) compared to the first three quarters (+7.6%) in a weak shoe market environment
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