World Footwear


Fly London uses Artificial Intelligence

Sep 18, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand has used artificial intelligence (AI) to generate the images of its new Autumn/Winter 2023 collection, thus positioning itself once again at the forefront

Impending UITIC Congress to address sustainability and digitization

Sep 18, 2023 / UITIC
From the 20th and the 22nd of September, in Milan, main stakeholders in the footwear industry will meet to address pressing issues for the sector in the midst of today's complex reality

Vivobarefoot launches trial 3D footwear try-on platform

Aug 24, 2023 / United Kingdom
The brand launched a trial platform for creating tailored, circular and locally assembled footwear using AI-assisted 3D foot scans and is looking for 200 Britons to test the first-generation products

Balena teams up with Kitty Shukman to release biodegradable 3D-printed shoes

Aug 24, 2023 / Israel
The material science company and the emergent footwear designer have joined forces to create Roots, a unique 3D-printed pair of slides that is fully biodegradable

Digital FabLab Project has successfully come to an end

Aug 7, 2023 / CEC
Launched in 2021 to contribute the rapid transformation of digital education in the footwear industry, the Erasmus+ Digital FabLab Project, implemented by partners from several European countries, has officially ended

Mango invests in virtual avatar creation start-up

Jul 19, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion retailer has announced that it is investing in Union Avatars, a digital identity platform that enables the development of avatars in different styles

Global alliance calls for the digital modernisation of labelling requirements

Jul 12, 2023 / World
A coalition of 130 organizations representing the fashion industry from around the world is pushing for the modernisation of labelling requirements to enable a reduction in waste and greater consumer access to information

AMF invests 5 million euros in a new facility

Jul 10, 2023 / Portugal
Located in Lousada, in the north of Portugal, the new facility of the Portuguese safety footwear company AMF Safety Shoes will be equipped with innovative technologies in the area of injections

Portugal: students engage in Shoes Your Life activities using Virtual Reality

Jun 19, 2023 / Portugal
Twenty students participated in the Shoes Your Life learning and training activities in São João da Madeira, Portugal, where it was showcased the project's Virtual Reality App, designed to attract young people to STEAM Education

Sam Edelman launches resale programme

May 8, 2023 / United States
The Caleres-owned footwear brand has unveiled a new resale programme for its products. Called ReLove, this peer-to-peer platform was created in partnership with the tech and sustainability platform Archive

Zalando launches virtual fitting room pilot

May 4, 2023 / Germany
The German-based e-tailer is piloting a virtual fitting room experience with millions of customers across its 25 markets to better understand how they engage with this new technology

Zalando reviews brand portfolio to raise its relevance

Apr 7, 2023 / Germany
Based on a shift in consumer behaviour, the German-based e-tailer plans to increase the relevance of its brand assortment according to three criteria: inspiration, curation and personalisation

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 50 million to be the most modern in the world

Apr 3, 2023 / Portugal
In a project coordinated by the Footwear Technology Centre of Portugal (CTCP), the Portuguese footwear industry is bringing together 45 partners to develop the intelligent factory of the future

How can Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) be used by the footwear and leather goods sectors?

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Stitch Fix cuts 20% of its salaried workforce as CEO steps down

Jan 11, 2023 / United States
Elizabeth Spaulding is no longer CEO of the US-based personal styling company. Founder and former CEO Katrina Lake has reassumed the position until a successor is appointed
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