World Footwear

Portugal

Sónia Patrício, fashion leader

Jun 15, 2018 / Portugal
The brand was born within company António de Almeida Lda., originally founded in the seventies in the north of Portugal

New Generation: Meet Marta Lopes & Cristiano Lopes

Jun 7, 2018 / Portugal
They are brother and sister and work side by side at the family business, Jovan. Meet Marta and Cristiano Lopes

Belcinto, the unique legacy of craftmanship

Jun 4, 2018 / Portugal
The leather goods company based in São João da Madeira, in the north of Portugal, aims to distinguish itself by making products with a soul

Gino-B, evolution 2 revolution

May 29, 2018 / Portugal
In 2009, Portugal-based brand Gino-B was founded and since then has grown to become an international brand with three main concepts or main collections

Global footwear together for free and fair trade

May 24, 2018 / World
Wishing to give a strong signal against the protectionist movements recently emerging in several parts of the globe, representatives of footwear national associations and industry chambers of various continents signed a joint declaration in support of free and fair trade

20th UITIC Congress surpasses expectations

May 22, 2018 / UITIC
It ended last Friday, with an extremely positive balance, the largest International Technical Footwear Congress. For one week, over 540 footwear professionals, coming from 33 countries, gathered in Porto

Kyaia invests in digital platform

May 21, 2018 / Portugal
Overcube is the name of the new project of the Kyaia group, the largest footwear group in Portugal

Closing the gap between education and employment

May 16, 2018 / CEC
The Learn2Work project recently held its final event in Brussels to present a new best practice for learning that is expected to bring closer the world of education to the industry’s needs and at the same
time promote job opportunities in the European Footwear industry among NEETs

International Footwear Industry gathers in Porto

May 8, 2018 / UITIC
The 20th edition of the UITIC (International Union of Shoe Industry Technicians) Congress will take place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May and will be dedicated to the theme From Fashion to Factory: A New Technological Age

Farfetch to mentor start-ups

Apr 30, 2018 / Portugal
Named Dream Assembly, the technology accelerator powered by Farfetch, aims to give selected start-ups the opportunity to join a programme of mentorship and networking. Access to early-stage funding also included

Itaflex, 4 decades with the footwear industry

Apr 27, 2018 / Portugal
Founded in 1980, ITAFLEX is a renowned Portuguese-based company, which manufacturers shoe soles and has been supplying the footwear industry for almost 40 years of existence

The countdown for the UITIC Congress starts now

Apr 24, 2018 / UITIC
The programme of the 20th UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto from the 16th to the 18th of May, has been announced. Two extra days with factories visits are also planned

Bolflex, innovative solutions

Apr 23, 2018 / Portugal
Bolflex is a market leader company, expert in the footwear components sector, with consolidated skills in the production and supply of soles for the main players within the European footwear industry

20th UITIC Congress: Programme announced

Apr 17, 2018 / UITIC
The UITIC Executive Committee, APICCAPS and CTCP announced the complete programme of the 20th edition of the UITIC Congress, taking place in Porto, from the 16th to the 18th May and focused on the theme From Fashion to factory: A New Technological Age

New Generation: Meet Agostinho Marques

Apr 16, 2018 / Portugal
With a background in Marketing Agostinho Marques works alongside his father at Fábrica de Calçado Dura, Lda. since 2008. Agostinho is part of the third generation working in the company
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