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Saint Laurent to open new leather goods factory in Italy

Jan 10, 2020 / Italy
French luxury brand Saint Laurent, which belongs to the Kering group, will open a new location for handbags and wallets near Florence

2019: the highs and lows of the Italian industry

Jan 7, 2020 / Italy
Assocalzaturifici gives a snapshot of the current state of the industry emerging from a survey focused on the first nine months of 2019 conducted by the Confindustria Moda Research Centre

Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association changes name

Jan 2, 2020 / United States
Rubber and Plastic Footwear Manufacturers Association (RPFMA) was renamed United States Footwear Manufacturers Association (USFMA). www.USFMA.org launched

Capri to acquire Italian shoe manufacturer

Dec 16, 2019 / United Kingdom
The London-based global fashion luxury group announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Italian atelier and shoe manufacturer Alberto Gozzi S.r.L. from Tuscany

New Generation: meet Andreia and André

Dec 11, 2019 / Portugal
Andreia Coutinho, with a degree in journalism, and André, with a background in business management, have created Skizo earlier this year

Exports in Pakistan with good momentum

Dec 10, 2019 / Pakistan
In the first four months of the current fiscal year, Pakistan's exports of footwear increased both in volume and value

V Muthukumaran appointed President of Indian Shoe Federation

Nov 28, 2019 / India
The Indian Shoe Federation appointed Mr V Muthukumaran, Head of Leather Products, Tata International Limited as President during their AGM in Chennai

adidas is moving automated factories to China

Nov 13, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear brand will close Ansbach and Atlanta Speedfactories. The aim is to deploy the Speedfactory technology at Asian suppliers by end of 2019

Vietnam's industry progress towards its target

Oct 22, 2019 / Vietnam
According to Lefaso the target for the turnover from leather and footwear exports set for 2019 is 21.5 billion US dollars, a 10% increase from 2018

ECCO opens high-tech leather cutting plant in China

Oct 22, 2019 / China
According to ECCO, the new plant is amongst the most advanced cutting plants in the world with state-of-the-art technology and a reduced environmental footprint

Brazil: footwear production expected to grow 3% in 2019

Oct 21, 2019 / Brazil
Driven by the increase in shipments throughout the year, footwear production should grow 3% in 2019. The forecast was presented at an event recently held in Novo Hamburgo (Brazil)

Nike is sizing down production in Argentina

Oct 17, 2019 / Argentina
According to reports by Argentina-based newspaper Pagina 12 the US-based sportswear giant is reducing its local production. Replacing the local capacity by imports might be on the pipeline

Hermès in expansion mode

Oct 10, 2019 / France
The French-based luxury house announced the creation of a new leather goods workshop straddling the villages of Tournes and Cliron (Ardennes) by 2022

2018: a year of growth for the footwear industry

Sep 24, 2019 / World Footwear Yearbook
The year 2018 was marked by the positive dynamics initiated in 2017, following two years of stabilization. Footwear production and exports grew by 2.7% and 4.3%, respectively. Data is from the World Footwear Yearbook 2019 published by APICCAPS

50 years of Micam

Sep 13, 2019 / Italy
The 88th edition of the Milan-based trade fair will take place from the 15th to the 18th of September. A special edition as the trade fair celebrates 50 years of activity
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