World Footwear

Organisations

LIFE GreenShoes4All: an European journey towards reducing the environmental impact of footwear products

Oct 14, 2020 / CEC
Two years after the launch of the project co-funded by the European Commission “Footwear environmental footprint category rules implementation and innovative green shoes ecodesign and recycling”, the consortium shared its achievements

Ralph Toledano re-elected President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

Oct 14, 2020 / France
The General Assembly of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture extended the mandate of Ralph Toledano as President of the Chamber for 2 years

Cotance: Andreas Kindermann re-elected as President

Sep 17, 2020 / European Union
The General Assembly held on the 7th of September re-elected Mr Andreas Kindermann as President of Cotance and will continue to lead Europe’s Leather industry

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

Retail Council of Canada and the Association of Footwear + Apparel Canada in partnership

Aug 11, 2020 / Canada
According to both entities the aim of the new partnership is to work on building a united platform for the retail and supplier community, within the fashion category of footwear, apparel, and accessories

Luís Onofre re-elected APICCAPS President

Jul 21, 2020 / Portugal
Luís Onofre was re-elected President of APICCAPS (Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association), for a new three-year term

AAFA claims lack of trade credit insurance could hinder economy restart

Jul 15, 2020 / United States
A new report by economists Dr. Robert Litan and Dr. Yong Xu highlights the need for a government-sponsored backstop to support trade credit insurance (TCI) to ensure a safe recovery from the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 crisis

AAFA advocates for digital labelling

Jun 17, 2020 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) is calling for the ability to provide digital labels. The association has sent a letter to the US Federal Trade Commission urging that the labelling requirements are updated

Changes in FICE’s Presidency

Jun 12, 2020 / Spain
The current Executive President of the Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries (FICE), José Monzonís, will end his current term at the beginning of July

China Leather Industry Association expects rapid growth

Jun 10, 2020 / China
Li Yuzhong, Chairman of China Leather Industry Association (CLIA), said the daily life of the public in China has basically returned to normal and that he consumer market has become more active

Covid-19: impact in Greece

Mar 30, 2020 / Greece
As we continue to cover the impacts of the diffusion of Covi-19 across the world and as countries take several measures to fight it, we bring you all relevant updates. This time from Greece

Apparel and footwear industry claims more work on counterfeit

Mar 4, 2020 / United States
Steve Lamar, President and CEO of the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA), expressed encouragement following the introduction of the SHOP SAFE Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives

Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association changes name

Jan 2, 2020 / United States
Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association (RPFMA) was renamed United States Footwear Manufacturers Association (USFMA). www.USFMA.org launched

NSRA names Retailer of the Year

Dec 5, 2019 / United States
The National Shoe Retailers Association (NSRA) named Molly and David Jackson as its 2019 Retailer of the Year and celebrated it during NSRA's leadership conference

V Muthukumaran appointed President of Indian Shoe Federation

Nov 28, 2019 / India
The Indian Shoe Federation appointed Mr V Muthukumaran, Head of Leather Products, Tata International Limited as President during their AGM in Chennai
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