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Portuguese Shoes

Ambitious teams up with Michelin Soles

Jun 4, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese company has teamed up with JV International (Michelin Soles) to create the Venture sneaker. The aim is to set new standards in terms of comfort and performance

Mata completes environmental certification with the US on the horizon

May 27, 2024 / Portugal
Fábrica de Calçado da Mata, a Portuguese company specialising in men's shoes, has just had its environmental management system certified, marking another important step in its sustainability journey, with the US on the horizon

Designer Bianca Saunders teams up with Portuguese Footwear Association

May 20, 2024 / Portugal
London-based designer Bianca Saunders has partnered up with APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, and footwear company Valuni to create six cutting-edge shoe designs, all made in Portugal

Portuguese Savana bets on a greener future

May 6, 2024 / Portugal
Savana Calçado, which specialises in making children’s shoes, has been investing in sustainability over time, not only by launching new products but also by changing the way it makes shoes

Portuguese consortium launches 34 cutting-edge solutions to have the world’s most advanced industry

Apr 29, 2024 / Portugal
As part of a consortium led by Carité and coordinated by CTCP, several companies are working to develop 34 innovative products by the end of next year to make the Portuguese footwear industry the most qualified in the world

Portugal surpasses Spain in footwear production

Apr 23, 2024 / Portugal
Portugal has become Europe’s second-largest footwear producer, overtaking Spain. According to Eurostat, Portugal produced 85 million pairs of shoes in 2022, two million more than its Spanish rival

Calçado Penha makes its debut at ModaLisboa

Apr 16, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear company, which specialises in the production of high-quality men’s footwear, made its debut on a Fashion Week catwalk with the BÉHEN brand

New Generation: Ana Amorim from Crème Caviar

Apr 8, 2024 / Portugal
Ana Amorim is responsible for the personalised bridal shoe brand Crème Caviar and is one of the teachers at the Portuguese Footwear Industry Vocational Training Centre (CFPIC). Let’s find out more

Survey about the impact of the country of origin of footwear

Apr 4, 2024 / Portugal
The World Footwear asks all companies with experience purchasing products from the Portuguese footwear industry to complete a short survey on the impact of the country of origin of footwear

Aloft invests in micronized rubber

Apr 2, 2024 / Portugal
Aloft, a Portuguese company specialising in the design, development, and production of technical footwear, is investing in innovative solutions such as micronized rubber to attract new customers

Portuguese footwear manufacturer Portman reinvents itself

Mar 25, 2024 / Portugal
Founded in 1979 with a focus on the manufacture of moccasin footwear, the Portuguese company has invested in recent years to sustainably modernise its production and offer new products

Apple of Eden committed to sustainability

Mar 12, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese women’s footwear brand has just published its first Sustainability Report, thus reaffirming its “unwavering commitment to a greener and more ethical future”

Dikamar plants trees in the Mata Nacional do Urso

Mar 5, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese safety boot manufacturer carried out a reforestation project in the Mata Nacional do Urso, a part of the Leiria forest which was severely affected by the 2017 fires

Portuguese footwear components grow by 13.6%

Feb 27, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear components sector continues to expand into foreign markets. In 2023, it exported components worth 73 million euros, an increase of 13.6% as compared to the prior year

New Generation: meet Guilherme Teles Baptista

Feb 19, 2024 / Portugal
Get The Balance is a Portuguese brand of sustainable sneakers with avant-garde design that has just been launched. Find out more about this journey from the man responsible, Guilherme Teles Batista
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