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Leather industry prepares next physical meetings

Jul 23, 2021 / Ethiopia
The 5th edition of the World Leather Congress, which was presented on the 15th of July, will be hosted by the city of Addis Ababa will host the event on the 1st of November. From the 3rd to the 5th of the same month, the XXXVI IULTCS Congress will also take place in Ethiopia’s capital

Luís Onofre re-elected President of the European Footwear Confederation

Jul 8, 2021 / CEC
The Portuguese entrepreneur, who is President of APICCAPS - Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers’ Association, was re-elected for a second term as CEC's President

Council for Leather Exports with new Chairman

Jun 23, 2021 / India
The organisation dedicated to the trade promotion of the leather and leather products industry. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has elected Sanjay Leekha as its new Chairman. Rajendra Kumar Jalan has been elected as Vice-Chairman

Appointed President of the III IULTCS EuroCongress Vicenza 2022

Mar 27, 2021 / Italy
Dr. Giancarlo Lovato has been elected as President of the Organizing Committee of the III IULTCS EuroCongress Vicenza 2022 by the Board of Directors at The Italian Leather Chemists Association (AICC)

Join the new edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey

Mar 8, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
The WorldFootwear.com is asking all experts within the footwear industry to share their views about the current business situation and assess the main impacts of COVID-19. We also want your opinions on the post-pandemic issues. Join today! We want to hear you

Colombia: pronounced drop in consumption is hurting the industry

Premium ContentMar 5, 2021 / Colombia
In 2020, Colombia suffered the worst economic crisis in history, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic. ACICAM, the Colombian Association of Footwear, Leather and Leather Goods, tells us how the footwear industry in the country is coping

Retail associations merge in Germany

Mar 4, 2021 / Germany
The German retail associations representing apparel (BTE), footwear (BDSE) and leather goods (BLE) have decided to merge to form the BTE Handelsverband Textil, Schuh, Lederwaren (Trade association of textile, shoes and leather goods)

AAFA calls on President Biden to prevent price increases on PPE

Feb 25, 2021 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) sent a letter President Biden requesting the extension of tariff exemptions on imports of personal protective equipment (PPE) from China, such as face masks, that will expire on the 31st of March

Ilse Guimarães is leaving Assintecal

Feb 11, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Companies of Components for Leather, Footwear And Manufactured Goods (Assintecal) communicated to its associates a change in the entity's organizational structure. Superintendent Ilse Guimarães is leaving the organisation after 25 years

5th edition of CEC's International Footwear Forum gathers 25 associations

Feb 5, 2021 / CEC
The European Footwear Confederation (CEC) organised the fifth edition of the International Footwear Forum (IFF) on the 2nd of February 2021. Held virtually, the IFF brought together 25 associations from 24 countries across the globe to discuss current common challenges for the footwear industry

US: AAFA calls for legislation to hold online marketplaces accountable for counterfeit sales

Jan 27, 2021 / United States
The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) submitted comments to the US Patent and Trademark Office regarding secondary trademark infringement liability in the e-commerce setting. With the increase of online commerce AAFA is calling for new legislation

How is COVID-19 impacting the footwear industry in different countries?

Premium ContentJan 26, 2021 / World
With the world fast approaching 100 million cases of infected people and with vaccination now in place in several countries, we did a round of conversations with footwear associations across the world to understand what the current situation of the footwear industry is in their countries, and to learn where and in what conditions are footwear stores open

Brazil: driven by slippers, footwear exports grow by 13.8%

Dec 10, 2020 / Brazil
According to data by the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) in November, 9.55 million pairs of footwear were exported, 13.8% more than in the same month last year

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
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