World Footwear


Zara and H&M allegedly linked to illegal deforestation, land grabbing and violence

Apr 18, 2024 / World
NGO Earthsight has accused H&M and Inditex of allegedly using cotton linked to land grabbing, illegal deforestation, violence, human rights violations and corruption in Brazil

Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli dies at 83

Apr 17, 2024 / Italy
Roberto Cavalli has died aged 83, his company has announced. One of the biggest names in fashion, the Italian designer was known for his excess, particularly his animal-print designs

World Footwear Voices: interview with Yves Morin

Premium ContentJan 15, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Yves Morin to learn a little more about technology, innovation, and how that can lead to a more sustainable world. Watch this new episode of the World Footwear Voices

World Footwear Voices: interview with Ricardo Guerra from CIATEC

Premium ContentJan 8, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Ricardo Guerra Sanchéz, Director of CIATEC, a Center of Research working with the footwear industry in Mexico. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Get to know Uzbekistan’s fast-growing footwear industry

Premium ContentDec 4, 2023 / Uzbekistan
We spoke with Boboev Fakhriddin, Chairman of the Association of Leather and Footwear Producers of Uzbekistan, to find out a little more about one of the fastest-growing industries in Central Asia

Alex Marquoin from CETIA talks about Re_Shoes, a closed-loop recycling solution

Premium ContentNov 28, 2023 / France
We spoke with Alex Marquoin, the Head of R&D at CETIA, a French-based innovative platform working on solutions to transform textile and leather articles into materials ready for recycling. Read all about their Re_Shoes solution for dismantling shoes

The best moments of the 21st UITIC Congress

Oct 11, 2023 / UITIC Congress 2023
The World Footwear attended the 21st edition of the Congress of the International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians (UITIC) in Milan and Vigevano last September. Today we bring you a short film with the best moments of the event which gathered shoe industry technicians from all over the world

Venezuelan footwear industry calls for a financing plan

Premium ContentSep 18, 2023 / Venezuela
Following the 25th edition of the Latin American Footwear Forum, we spoke with the President of the Venezuelan Chamber of Footwear and Components (Cavecal), Tony di Benedetto, about the challenges and expectations of the country’s footwear industry

Wolverine's announces unexpected CEO change

Aug 11, 2023 / United States
The Board of Directors has appointed Christopher E. Hufnagel as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Hufnagel succeeds Brendan L. Hoffman, who is no longer with the company

Wolverine Worldwide announces new leadership appointments

Jun 1, 2023 / United States
Chris Hufnagel was named company's President. Two brand leaders were also appointed to support the global brand-building strategy

Nike reorganizes senior leadership team

May 31, 2023 / United States
The sportswear giant is promoting Heidi O'Neill to the role of President, Consumer, Product and Brand, and Craig Williams to President, Geographies and Marketplace

Burberry appoints Alexandra McCauley as Chief People Officer

May 30, 2023 / United Kingdom
Joining from the luxury fashion brand Chanel, Alexandra McCauley will manage Burberry’s People strategy globally. She will join the company’s Executive Committee while reporting directly to Burberry CEO Jonathan Akeroyd

Nordstrom appoints Cathy R. Smith as Chief Financial Officer

May 15, 2023 / United States
Smith joins Nordstrom from Bright Health Group where she has served as Chief Financial and Administrative Officer since 2020. The appointment is effective from the 29th of May onwards

Catherine Hinderman: luxury isn’t just in the value of the product itself, it’s also in the story behind it

Premium ContentMay 8, 2023 / India
We sat with Catherine Hinderman, CEO and co-founder of the Indian-based brand Gaia Amore. Born out of a passion for culture, history and fashion, this brand stands for the concept of new luxury, that is, valuing not only the product but the hands and story behind it. And that story might have begun ages ago

Inditex to double the number of disabled employees

Feb 8, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion group intends to "significantly" increase the number of employees with disabilities across its stores, logistics platforms, warehouses and offices worldwide within two years
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