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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

Paco Rabanne dies aged 88

Feb 6, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish fashion designer, renowned for his futuristic vision and use of unconventional materials, as well as signature range of fragrances, has died aged 88 at his home in France

International Accord arrives in Pakistan

Jan 20, 2023 / Pakistan
The Pakistan Accord, expected to go into action in the upcoming spring, will address working conditions and safety within the textile and garment supply chains of brands sourcing in Pakistan

DC Shoes co-founder dies at 55 in snowmobile accident

Jan 6, 2023 / United States
Ken Block, the co-founder of DC Shoes and founder of the Hoonigan motor racing team, died in a snowmobile accident near his home in Utah on the 2nd of January, aged 55

Wolverine Worldwide to divest Keds and Wolverine Leathers and cut jobs

Dec 16, 2022 / United States
The company revealed that it will divest or license the Keds brand and Wolverine Leathers, both low-profit contributors, as part of a plan to foster growth and further drive shareholder value

H&M to lay off 1 500 people

Dec 6, 2022 / Sweden
The Sweden-based fast fashion company announced that it will cut around 1 500 jobs from its workforce as part of a global cost and efficiency programme recently initiated

Zalando launches first adaptative collections

Oct 27, 2022 / Germany
The German e-tailer is entering the adaptative fashion market, hoping to reach a largely untapped public, as "finding fashionable adaptive clothing still represents a challenge for disabled people"

Burberry raises pay rates early to support staff during cost-of-living crisis

Oct 25, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK-based luxury group announced that, in light of the rising cost of living, has decided to anticipate the new UK real Living Wage pay rates by more than six months
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