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Portugal

DiVERGE promotes social entrepreneurship project

Jun 18, 2021 / Portugal
Nine people from Bairro do Zambujal participated in a new program to fight social exclusion through training and empowerment of young people from underprivileged neighbourhoods

Portugal accelerates in the foreign markets

Jun 17, 2021 / Portugal
Portuguese footwear exports soar in April as the industry continues its path of recovery and is already on positive ground. In April, exports grew by 121% when compared to the same month of the previous year

Portuguese footwear industry focus on own brands

Jun 16, 2021 / Portugal
The investment in own brands is a major focus for the Portuguese footwear industry. According to data from the Industrial Property Support Office (GAPI) of the Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre, 272 new footwear brands have been created in Portugal since 2010

New Generation: meet Alexandra and Susana from Noogmi

Jun 7, 2021 / Portugal
Susana created Noogmi, a brand of shoes for babies she designed for her son using a very Portuguese material: serge. The orders were quick to arrive and Alexandra came on board. Find out about Susana and Alexandra and the new brand Noogmi

Kids Just Wanna Have Fun

Jun 2, 2021 / Portugal
Today we bring you the video of Portuguese Shoes' new campaign. This time dedicated to children's footwear

Webinar: Helping your Footwear company move towards a Greener Production

May 31, 2021 / CEC
The partners of the GreenShoes4All project, funded by the European LIFE programme, is inviting the footwear industry to join a webinar organised within the framework of the European Green Week 2021

New Generation: meet Mariana and Sofia from bento

May 27, 2021 / Portugal
Two friends and one trip to Japan. That was the starting point for bento, an espadrille brand from Portugal inspired by Japanese culture. Get to know Mariana and Sofia, bento’s founders

Rock n Dot: new brand inspired by the 50s

May 25, 2021 / Portugal
The 1950s, the golden age of Hollywood and Rock and Roll, are the starting point for the new Portuguese footwear brand. Created by the company Relance Calçados, Rock n Dot aims to brighten the outfits of the most daring with a lot of colour

New Generation: meet Rui and Filipe Silva from Treec

May 18, 2021 / Portugal
Two brothers from S. João da Madeira and one tradition in the footwear industry. Together they have launched a footwear brand very focused on the environmental concerns. Meet Rui and Filipe Silva, founders of Treec

Portuguese footwear shows signs of confidence

May 17, 2021 / Portugal
Most of the enquired companies (86%) say they have orders for at least one month of work. A quarter (33%) have orders guaranteeing production for the next three months. These are some of the findings of APICCAPS latest Business Conditions Survey

JJ Heitor obtains environmental certification

May 11, 2021 / Portugal
Portugal-based footwear company Joaquim José Heitor, owner of the JJ Heitor brand, has just received ISO 14001 certification - Environmental Management Systems

Can the industry be an art form?

Apr 20, 2021 / Portugal
Watch the new video of the Portuguese Shoes 2021 campaign. According to APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, after a year of pandemic, lockdowns and restrictions, it is time to stretch the legs, and run, dance and jump into the air to gain perspective

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
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