World Footwear

Portugal

Soprefa: from footwear to swimming pools

Apr 5, 2021 / Portugal
Specialist in the production of leather uppers for the footwear industry, the Felgueiras-based company is also active in other sectors, including swimming pool construction and maintenance

New Generation: meet António Silva

Apr 2, 2021 / Portugal
António Silva has trained to be a doctor, but management has always been a passion, which is why he attended an executive course in this area. He is the founder of the footwear brand Cantaloupe

Virus-proof soles

Apr 1, 2021 / Portugal
A group of Portuguese researchers are working on a project involving the Universities of Aveiro, Porto and Minho. The goal is to create a virus-proof shoe sole, which helps fighting the coronavirus, among others virus

Portuguese footwear conquers Bollywood

Mar 26, 2021 / Portugal
The desire to conquer new markets is nothing new for the Portuguese footwear industry. But some of its more recent conquests are particularly curious

Do you know CTCP's High-Tech laboratories?

Mar 23, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear Technological Center (CTCP) is expert in the testing of footwear, leather goods, accessories, made of leather, synthetics, rubber, plastics, and other materials, including fashion, casual, comfort, classic and safety products

ASPORTUGUESAS: trying out shoes without leaving home

Mar 22, 2021 / Portugal
Buying shoes online is not news. However, trying them out virtually, using just the phone, looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. And is now possible by the hands of a Portuguese-based brand ASPORTUGUESAS

TOWORKFOR wins e-commerce awards

Mar 18, 2021 / Portugal
The online store TOWORKFOR was considered E-Commerce of the Year in Clothing and Footwear and won two more prizes in the 1st edition of the Portugal E-Commerce Awards

Carlos Santos: In his own name

Mar 12, 2021 / Portugal
He began working in the footwear industry, in Portugal, very early. Carlos Santos started his professional career at Zarco, a family company dedicated to making shoes headquartered in São João da Madeira. Meet the man behind one of the most renowned men's footwear brands

Aloft focus on sustainable soles for technical footwear

Mar 4, 2021 / Portugal
Portuguese-based company Aloft, specialised in the production of soles for technical footwear, is launching the first products using production waste. This results from research carried out within the FAMEST RTD project

Marita Moreno is in the biggest fashion game in the world

Mar 3, 2021 / Portugal
It is one of the most famous virtual fashion games. It's called Covet Fashion and it allows users to create a dream virtual wardrobe and bring some of those pieces to real life

Zouri: footwear with apple peels in children's version

Feb 22, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based brand launched a new collection of footwear for children. This time Zouri is using apple peels as a material to make shoes

New Generation: meet Humbs

Feb 12, 2021 / Portugal
Two friends. Hugo Stevens and Miguel Tavares. One with a background in Marketing, the other with a background in Mechanical Engineering. A street market gave them the motivation and HUMBS was born

New Generation: meet Gonçalo Valente

Feb 8, 2021 / Portugal
With a degree in Marketing Management, Gonçalo Valente belongs to the fourth generation of the family business Anonimanya, a Portuguese-based footwear factory

Portugal: sustainability in the footwear industry

Feb 5, 2021 / Portugal
As the Week of Environmental Responsibility in the Footwear Industry, organised by APICCAPS and CTCP, approaches its end we bring you a new video presenting key elements of the current status of Sustainability in the Portuguese footwear industry

How is the footwear industry in Europe working towards a circular economy?

Feb 2, 2021 / Portugal
The European Union (EU) project LIFE GreenShoes4All is working towards the implementation of a Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) methodology for footwear by analysing the PEF of 30 EU representative shoe styles and developing new approaches to recycling polymeric waste materials and developing innovative recycled materials and components with high performance
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