World Footwear

Organisations

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

AAFA opposes CBP proposal to reclassify fashion footwear

Nov 22, 2019 / United States
The association representing the American footwear and apparel industries wrote to the Customs and Broder Protection warning for the consequences of the decision

Argentina: CIMA is calling for protectionism

Nov 21, 2019 / Argentina
The Chamber of the Leather Industries in Argentina is worried with the state of the industry and have asked for protection

Bill McCann as RPFMA's new Executive Director

Oct 24, 2019 / United States
The management and advocacy operations of the Rubber and Plastics Footwear Manufacturers Association are now performed by SMI and COO Bill McCann is the new Executive Director of the association

Elisa Lanciotti elected new Chair of Assocalzaturifici Young Entrepreneurs

Oct 24, 2019 / Italy
During the 34th national convention of Confindustria Young Entrepreneurs in Capri, the Assocalzaturifici youth group elected Elisa Lanciottias Chair for the years 2019-2023

Turkish international trade in detail

Oct 23, 2019 / Turkey
According to Turkish Statistical Institute the share of large enterprises in exports was 44.6%. Exports were mostly aimed to the EU 28. More details were revealed

LWG signs Memorandum of Understanding with UNIC

Oct 17, 2019 / Italy
Following 9 months of meetings and discussions, the Leather Working Group (LWG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with UNIC, the Italian National Tanning Association

EU and Germany to partner with Nigeria’s leather sector

Oct 10, 2019 / Nigeria
Local news agencies are reporting the European Union (EU) and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) are partnering with Nigeria to boost the country’s leather industry
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