World Footwear

Partnerships

Stella McCartney and LVMH in partnership

Jul 22, 2019 / France
Both parties have reached an agreement to further develop the Stella McCartney House. Stella McCartney and LVMH will detail the full scope of the deal later in September

CBL to operate Vans business in India

Jul 8, 2019 / India
Cravatex Brands (CBL) has announced its collaboration with Vans, a brand from the VF Corporation portfolio, to take over its operations in India

Asics Ventures takes stake in Curv Labs

Jul 1, 2019 / Canada
Asics announced that its investment subsidiary has taken an equity stake in Curv Labs, a Canadian startup that has developed software to capture motion

Prada launches bag made with recycled plastic

Jun 26, 2019 / Italy
Prada launched a pioneering new project, Re-Nylon, introducing a sustainable line of the iconic Prada bag silhouettes executed in a unique new regenerated nylon, the ECONYL

Chanel invests in company focused on sustainable materials

Jun 13, 2019 / France
The French-based luxury brand has invested in a chemistry firm that's exploring ways silk could replace chemicals used in clothing manufacturing

Huajian group to invest in Ethiopia

Jun 13, 2019 / Ethiopia
According to the website of the Ethiopian Embassy Brussels, the Chinese-based group will invest 100 million US dollars in shoe manufacturing and coffee processing

adidas continues fight against marine plastic pollution

May 31, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear giant announce a global initiative to be set on World Oceans Day (8th of June) with the goal of raising 1.5 million US dollars to fight marine plastic pollution

Wolverine partners with leading Chinese sportswear retailer

May 15, 2019 / China
Joint venture leverages the retail and product expertise of Xtep International Holdings Limited to grow the Merrell and Saucony brands in Mainland China

Dr Martens might be on the verge of being sold

Apr 17, 2019 / United Kingdom
According to several news reports, Permira is hiring bankers to oversee a review of its options for Dr Martens, just six years after it purchased it from the founding Griggs family

Manolo Blahnik ends relationship with American partner

Apr 12, 2019 / United States
George Malkemus, President of Manolo Blahnik USA, and Anthony Yurgaitis, Vice-President, announced the end of a long-standing partnership under the Manolo Blahnik brand

Havaianas and Inditex team up for the summer

Apr 11, 2019 / Brazil
Spanish-based Inditex group is setting a partnership with Havaianas, the famous flip-flop brand owned by Grupo Alpargatas, in a multi-brand collaboration with its young fashion labels Pull&Bear and Stradivarius

Puma to be Formula 1's partner

Apr 4, 2019 / Germany
Sports company Puma has announced a long-term partnership with Formula 1 to become the exclusive merchandise retail partner from the start of the 2019 season. This year, Puma stands and superstores will be present in 17 out of the 21 Grands Prix in the calendar

Global Footwear Executive Summit: Agility in Action

Mar 6, 2019 / Hong Kong
The event offers the possibility to gain actionable insights on global footwear retail, sourcing, production, design & development. Agenda is now available

Registration for the World Footwear Congress is open

Mar 1, 2019 / CEC
Registration for the sixth edition of the World Footwear Congress is now open. All footwear stakeholders are invited to join the debates in Naples, from the 3rd to the 5th of April 2019

Foot Locker strategic investment in Pensole

Jan 17, 2019 / United States
The US-based footwear giant is investing 2 million US dollars in Pensole Footwear Design Academy to promote a new pipeline of designers and quicken the footwear of footwear
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