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New Generation: meet Ângela Monteiro

Jan 20, 2021 / Portugal
Ângela Monteiro started her academic path in Architecture, but it was in Graphic Design that she felt more at home. Before launching auprès, she also did a post-graduation in Footwear Design, in Barcelona. Today we meet her and her brand auprès

Merrell and Big Brothers Big Sisters in partnership

Jan 20, 2021 / United States
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and Merrell are joining forces in a multi-year partnership focused in harnessing the power of being outside, while making it more accessible to more youth. Partnership is on in the US and Canada

Can the industry be an art form?

Jan 19, 2021 / Portugal
After a year of pandemic and isolation, it is time to stretch the legs, run, dance and leap into the air to gain perspective, as a new era is upon us. That is how APICCAPS has presented its new Portuguese Shoes campaign

Portugal: retail closes, manufacturing is functioning as usual

Jan 18, 2021 / Portugal
The country is living in another State of Emergency, at least until the 30th of January. Industry, distribution and schools remain open and functioning as usual. Non-essential retail is once again closed

UK: online sales growth hits 13-year high

Jan 15, 2021 / United Kingdom
Following an outstanding performance in November, online retail sales growth in December remained high at 37% Year-on-Year (YoY) growth. Online retail sales growth for the full year stands at 36% YoY, resulting in the highest annual growth since 2007

FIMEC postponed to May 2021

Jan 14, 2021 / Brazil
The Brazil-held FIMEC - International Fair of Leather, Chemical Products, Components, Machines and Equipment for Footwear and Tanneries postponed the date of its next edition to May (4th-6th). The event will be physical

Gallery SHOES & Fashion postponed to April

Jan 14, 2021 / Germany
Originally scheduled to take place from the 7th to the 9th of March 2021, Gallery SHOES & Fashion will now be taking place after Easter, from the 18th to the 20th of April 2021, at the Areal Böhler in Düsseldorf. The corresponding Showroom Concept has been moved to April as well (16th-20th)

Brazilian footwear claims anti-dumping against Vietnam and Indonesia

Jan 13, 2021 / Brazil
According to Abicalçados, the Brazilian Footwear Industries Association (Abicalçados), anti-dumping is high on the agenda for 2021, with the renewal of the existing duty over Chinese products, and its expansion to Vietnam and Indonesia

2020 should be Crocs' best year

Jan 13, 2021 / United States
The brand of casual footwear for women, men, and children, known by its clogs, raised its 2020 revenue guidance and expects accelerated full year 2021 revenue growth of 20% to 25%

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

Gallery FASHION & Shoes: event will be digital only and have extended duration

Jan 12, 2021 / Germany
With the extension of the lockdown in Germany until the end of the current month, the next edition of Gallery FASHION & Shoes will no longer be able to take place as a physical event at the Areal Böhler. The plans were to run an hybrid edition. Now the event will be digital only

DiVERGE shoes in new Clooney movie

Jan 12, 2021 / Portugal
In the new film starred by George Clooney another character is shining: the Portuguese brand DiVERGE and its shoes

ABG's Spyder to expand into footwear

Jan 11, 2021 / United States
The US-based ski-focused lifestyle brand Spyder, part of the Authentic Brands Group portfolio, has announced that it is expanding into the footwear category through a licensing deal with Footwear Unlimited

JD Sports buys menswear retailer Wellgosh

Jan 11, 2021 / United Kingdom
The British sports-fashion retailer JD Sports acquired the Leicester-based menswear retailer Wellgosh. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed yet

Denmark: all trade show activity suspended. CIFF goes digital

Jan 8, 2021 / Denmark
The Danish government’s extension of existing regulations and increasing COVID-19 restrictions results in all Danish trade show activity has been suspended until the 28th of February 2021. CIFF will be a digital event
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