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Overcube offers surgical gowns to the National Health Service

Jun 16, 2020 / Portugal
The first solidarity initiative by the Portuguese-based company raised 2 374 euros, which allowed the purchase of 970 gowns that will help protect health professionals who are on the front line fighting the Coronavirus

Brazil: Covid-19 pandemic shrinks footwear exports

Jun 4, 2020 / Brazil
The Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados) believes the COVID-19 pandemic played an essential role in the decline registered in footwear exports during the first four months of the year

ColombiaModa with digital edition

May 21, 2020 / Colombia
In July, Medellín will receive a new edition of ColombiaModa, this year in a virtual format. Through an online platform, the fair will offer retail sales and business meetings for the national and international markets

The new normal in Malaysia

Premium ContentMay 13, 2020 / Malaysia
The country is currently under Phase 5 of its MCO (Movement Control Order) until the 9th of June. Manufacturing and retail are operational with restrictions

Covid-19: situation worsens in Chile

May 13, 2020 / Chile
The country seems to be entering in a critical stage of the diffusion of the disease. With many restrictions applied to the economy, footwear is being hit hard

Italian footwear industry with 38% drop in sales

May 13, 2020 / Italy
In the first quarter of 2020 Italian footwear companies had an average drop in sales of -38.4%. In the same period orders declined by 46.2%, according to Assocalzaturifici

Latin America: footwear associations raise their concerns

Apr 30, 2020 / Latin America
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela got together and issued a statement with their concerns arising from the impact of Covid-19 on the footwear industry

Yue Yuen expects 70 million US dollars loss for the quarter

Apr 30, 2020 / Hong Kong
The China-based footwear manufacturer and retail corporation is predicting a loss for the quarter that can reach 70 million US dollars as a result of the Covid-19 crisis

FDRA talks about unprecedented times in the US

Apr 28, 2020 / United States
With the US fast approaching the 1 million people infected with the new coronavirus, the country is facing an unprecedent time. We spoke with the FDRA to learn how this is impacting the footwear industry

Cambodia: hundreds of factories are suspending operations

Apr 28, 2020 / Cambodia
The country’s garment and footwear industries are being severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Local news website Khmer Times is reporting

Footwear: several challenges arising from the Covid-19 crisis

Apr 24, 2020 / Coronavirus - Covid19
As they are non-essential goods, clothing, footwear and other fashion items are being particularly hit with the impact of the spread of Covid-19. Retailers and manufacturers are facing several challenges, and will continue to do so

Covid-19 will impact the way the footwear supply chain is organised

Premium ContentApr 21, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
The World Footwear' experts panel, gathering specialists from all over the world, believes that the Covid-19 crisis will result in a re-thinking of the supply chain and the way it is organized

US footwear industry claims for more support

Premium ContentApr 20, 2020 / United States
As we write this article the US is the country with the largest number of infected people with Covid-19 (almost 760 thousand people) and fatalities. The footwear industry claims for more assistance

Brazil: 86% of the Brazilian footwear factories are paralyzed

Premium ContentApr 16, 2020 / Brazil
The South American country has almost 29 thousand reported cases of Covid-19 and more than 1 700 deaths. Most of the footwear factories have stopped operations

Italy: entire footwear supply chain in lockdown

Premium ContentApr 15, 2020 / Italy
The spread of Covid-19 has been particularly severe in Italy, where the sanitary crisis is now paired with a lockdown of most productive activities. The footwear industry is no exception
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