World Footwear

New Generation

New Generation: meet Stéfanie Branco from Asa Leather Work

Aug 5, 2022 / Portugal
With a background in architecture, she attended the Specialist Technician Course in Footwear Design at CFPIC in 2017 and 2018. She also did several training courses that contributed to the launch of her sustainable leather goods brand Asa Leather Work (ASA)

New Generation: meet Carolina Santos from Alameda Turquesa

Jul 15, 2022 / Portugal
Alameda Turquesa was created in 2012 by Carolina. What started as a social network joke quickly gained scale, and Alameda's offerings wined over many international public figures and can be found at Saks and Neiman Marcus, in the US, and at Selfridges, Harrods and Brown Thomas, in the UK

New Generation: meet André and Teodolinda

Jun 3, 2022 / Portugal
André Rosário and Teodolinda Semedo are the two mentors of PickPocket, a Portuguese brand that reuses materials that are no longer circulating in the leather goods market to make bags, backpacks and wallets

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

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

New Generation: meet Teresa Bettencourt

Jan 21, 2022 / Portugal
Teresa Bettencourt launched the Portuguese handbags brand Manjerica in 2012, inspired by the memories of her homeland, the Azores. Manjerica stands out for the conscious design, the choice of raw materials and the connection with the local production

New Generation: meet Bernardo and Otília

Dec 30, 2021 / Portugal
The creation of 8000kicks resembles a film plot: it all began when Bernardo thought about creating a shoe from cannabis leaves. The idea, however, only took shape when he shared it with his grandmother, Otília, who has more than 50 years of experience in the textile sector

New Generation: meet Pedro Pereira

Dec 2, 2021 / Portugal
Pedro Pereira represents the second generation of the Portuguese company of woman's footwear Reve de Flo. Having grown up in the world of footwear, he opted to join the company after finishing his studies, where he explored in-depth the industry and its strategic goals

New Generation: meet João Azevedo

Oct 25, 2021 / Portugal
João Azevedo grew up in Sintra, near the sea. After studying and working in the United States, he returned to Portugal with the idea of creating an environmentally friendly slippers brand. In 2015, Cima Sandals was born

New Generation: meet Isabel Henriques da Silva and José Maria Reffois

Oct 18, 2021 / Portugal
Isabel and José are the faces behind JAK Shoes. Founders of the OFFICINA Lisboa project, in 2014 the duo created a unisex and sustainable brand. After Porto, a new store was now opened in Lisbon

New Generation: meet Rui and Filipe Silva from Treec

May 18, 2021 / Portugal
Two brothers from S. João da Madeira and one tradition in the footwear industry. Together they have launched a footwear brand very focused on the environmental concerns. Meet Rui and Filipe Silva, founders of Treec

New Generation: meet António Silva

Apr 2, 2021 / Portugal
António Silva has trained to be a doctor, but management has always been a passion, which is why he attended an executive course in this area. He is the founder of the footwear brand Cantaloupe

New Generation: meet Humbs

Feb 12, 2021 / Portugal
Two friends. Hugo Stevens and Miguel Tavares. One with a background in Marketing, the other with a background in Mechanical Engineering. A street market gave them the motivation and HUMBS was born

New Generation: meet Gonçalo Valente

Feb 8, 2021 / Portugal
With a degree in Marketing Management, Gonçalo Valente belongs to the fourth generation of the family business Anonimanya, a Portuguese-based footwear factory

New Generation: meet Ângela Monteiro

Jan 20, 2021 / Portugal
Ângela Monteiro started her academic path in Architecture, but it was in Graphic Design that she felt more at home. Before launching auprès, she also did a post-graduation in Footwear Design, in Barcelona. Today we meet her and her brand auprès
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