World Footwear

Production

Indonesia presents its Footwear Creative Competition

Apr 9, 2019 / Indonesia
The Indonesia Footwear Creative Competition (IFCC) is an initiative by the Indonesian Footwear Industry Development Center (BPIPI). The IFCC aims to set itself as a benchmark creative event in the field of footwear

Technology to cut down on defects

Sep 14, 2018 / Innovation
As digitalization becomes the new buzzword in the fashion world, new challenges appear for shoe manufacturers. To ensure businesses are ready to turn them into opportunities, the concepts developed by the Industry 4.0. have to become familiar to all decision makers

Ghana’s footwear manufacturing is suffering

Jul 31, 2018 / Ghana
At least this is the claim made by local representatives of the footwear manufacturing industry, who go further saying there is a risk of collapse under the pressure of inferior imported products. Government intervention is being asked for

Increasing demand for Turkish production

Jul 12, 2018 / Turkey
The Turkish companies are seeing a huge increase in orders from global apparel giants and new footwear chains

Senegal's leather output down by 1.4%

Jun 25, 2018 / Senegal
Local authorities confirmed Senegal’s leather industry is on a downturn moment. The country’s Commerce Ministry confirmed production has declined by 1.4% in the first quarter of the year

Indonesia targeting the top 3

Apr 10, 2018 / Indonesia
The country’s footwear production reached 1.185 billion pairs in 2016, making Indonesia the 4th largest manufacturer. Now, authorities are focused on moving the country's production capability to the big three

Ferragamo opens new workshop near Florence

Dec 27, 2017 / Italy
The Italy-based luxury brand Salvatore Ferragamo has opened a leather workshop in its Osmannoro centre, near Florence. This new facility will be focused on producing new products and researching new styles and materials

Flex’s new factory to add thousands of jobs

Dec 1, 2017 / Mexico
The multinational manufacturer expects to create 6 000 jobs at its new plant in Jalisco. The new factory will be dedicated to make high-tech footwear for Nike

Brazilian footwear production increases by 4.5%

Nov 16, 2017 / Brazil
According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), from January to August this year, production of footwear and footwear parts increased by 4.5%, compared to similar period in 2016

China loses share while worldwide production stalls

Aug 8, 2017 / World Footwear Yearbook
China continues to loose share in worldwide production, according to the 2017 edition of the World Footwear Yearbook, just launched by APICCAPS

India has potential to increase production

Aug 4, 2017 / India
The Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar went even further saying that India has the potential to become the biggest footwear producer by 2020

Undandy to open own factory

Jul 24, 2017 / Portugal
The company founded in 2015 is planning to invest one million euros to set up its own factory in São João da Madeira, one of the most relevant regions for footwear manufacturing in Portugal

4 alternatives to leather

Jun 5, 2017 / World
Leather is probably one of the most used materials in the footwear and the apparel industry. However, new materials are becoming popular

Challenges & opportunities in sourcing countries

May 26, 2017 / World
With the demographic & economic changes that are occurring, will China remain as the main sourcing country for footwear?

Indian footwear exports slow down

Mar 28, 2017 / India
The second largest footwear producer has registered a drop in exports in the first half of 2017. Declines in most of the country's main destination markets
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