World Footwear

Production

Farfetch publishes the 2020 ESG report

Sep 27, 2021 / United Kingdom
It is the first report published since the announcement of Farfetch’s 2030 sustainability goals, built on its Positively Farfetch strategy. The document highlights the environmental, social and governance initiatives taken so far, and its progress so far

Steve Madden shifts production from China to Mexico and Brazil

Aug 5, 2021 / United States
Driven by recent supply chain disruptions, American footwear brand Steve Madden has relocated about half of its women’s production to Mexico and Brazil from China. According to Business of Fashion (BoF) this will impact the Fall Season collection

Growth in production accumulated over a decade wiped away in 2020

Aug 3, 2021 / World Footwear Yearbook
Footwear production was down by 15.8% in 2020. Data is taken from the World Footwear 2021 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association

Pou Chen suspends production at Vietnam plant

Jul 15, 2021 / Vietnam
One of Nike and Adidas most well-known suppliers of footwear, suspended operations at its plant in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday as a strong wave of COVID-19 hits the city

South Africa: impact of COVID-19 on the footwear industry

Mar 31, 2021 / South Africa
Jirka Vymetal, the Executive Director of SAFLIA - Southern African Footwear and Leather Industries Association, spoke with local magazine S&V about the state of the footwear industry in the country

Latvia: major problem is significant drop in demand

Premium ContentFeb 9, 2021 / Latvia
According to the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia there are only a few SME companies producing footwear and they have been operating with no specific limitations. We have spoken with the representatives of the industry to understand the current situation in the country

US Retail: footwear retail sales still below the 2018 average

Premium ContentFeb 8, 2021 / United States
No matter the seasonal hike in December, with flat retail sales of footwear since June 2020 and 20% lower than the 2018 average, the 1st quarter of 2021 will hardly beat this baseline. Even if one considers the hike in ecommerce, perspectives are not great. On top of that low consumer confidence and uncertainty regarding a full return of shoppers to the high street, add to the gloomy picture of retail in the US

Hong Kong: business as usual for the footwear industry

Premium ContentJan 21, 2021 / Hong Kong
The situation in Hong Kong “is very much under control”, according to William Wong, Vice President of the Hong Kong Footwear Association, who told us the latest about the impact of COVID-19 in the region

Brazil: Footwear sector to grow 19% in 2021

Jan 12, 2021 / Brazil
The forecast is made by Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), and follows a fall in year 2020 estimated to be around 25%. This placed the production of the Brazilian footwear industry at the same level as the one registered 16 years ago

361 provides operational update

Oct 22, 2020 / Hong Kong
The Board of the Hong Kong based footwear company has provided operational updates for its business segments referring to the third quarter of 2020

Chanel buys majority stakes in shoemaker Ballin and tannery Gaiera

Oct 9, 2020 / France
Chanel continues to reinforce its network of suppliers as it acquires majority stakes in Italian luxury shoemaker Ballin and tannery Conceria Gaiera Giovanni

Hermès confirms new factory in Auvergne

Sep 23, 2020 / France
With this announcement, the brand reaffirms its regional anchor in the Auvergne region. The new workshop will join the Maroquinerie de Sayat to form Hermès seventh leather goods hub. 250 jobs due to be created

Vietnam almost doubled its market share over the last decade

Premium ContentSep 22, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
While China's market share has been steadily declining over the last decade, Vietnam, the second largest exporter, is moving in the opposite direction. Read these and many other relevant facts on the World Footwear 2020 Yearbook

Footwear production increased by 21.2% over the last decade

Premium ContentSep 8, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
Worldwide footwear production has increased by 21.2% since 2010 at an average yearly growth rate of 2.2%. This is one of the main conclusions of the World Footwear 2020 Yearbook launched by APICCAPS

Ground your business decisions in the industry trends

Premium ContentSep 1, 2020 / World Footwear Yearbook
The World Footwear 2020 Yearbook recently launched by APICCAPS (Portuguese Footwear Association) presents you the best analysis of the footwear industry main trends in 2019
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