World Footwear


AYSAF kicks off in high spirits

May 3, 2023 / Turkey
The organization of the 68th edition of the International Exhibition for Footwear Materials, Components, Leather and Technologies AYSAF is expecting to welcome over 15 000 sector professionals from 80 countries

About 400 Turkish footwear factories destroyed in February's earthquakes

Mar 2, 2023 / Turkey
Around 400 footwear factories were smashed in the footwear cluster of Antakya during the two earthquakes that hit southern Turkey and north-western Syria on the 6th of February 2023

7th edition of the World Footwear Congress postponed

Feb 15, 2023 / Turkey
Due to the earthquakes that occurred in Türkiye and Syria on the past 6th of February, the next edition of the World Footwear Congress, expected to be held in May 2023 in Istanbul, has been postponed

Berke Içten (Türkiye): Sustainability is not a fashion. It should be a must

Premium ContentJan 23, 2023 / Turkey
Watch the second part of our interview with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We have talked about Aymod, the World Footwear Congress and sustainability

Berke Içten (Türkiye): we are aiming to reach 5-6 billion USD dollars in exports

Premium ContentJan 16, 2023 / Turkey
Today we bring you the first part of a nice conversation with Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye. We talked about the Turkish footwear industry, its future, main difficulties, and strengths

New qualifications for designers of sustainable footwear

Nov 25, 2022 / World
The Erasmus+ SHOEDES training project aimed at promoting initiatives towards sustainable product designers is calling out footwear designers, industry technicians and students to take part of the project by filling out training needs questionnaire

Istanbul starts preparing for the return of the World Footwear Congress

Nov 4, 2022 / Turkey
The World Footwear Congress (WFC), which will be held in Istanbul from the 9th to the 11th of May 2023, will discuss the changing perspective of the consumer, new business models and employment

AYSAF gets ready to open doors in November

Sep 30, 2022 / Turkey
The organization of the 67th Edition of the Footwear Materials, Components, Leather, and Technologies Exhibition AYSAF, which will be held in November in Istanbul, is expecting to increase visitors and exhibitors numbers by 20% and 15%, respectively, from the last edition

Next World Footwear Congress to be held in Istanbul on May 2023

Sep 20, 2022 / Turkey
The European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) announced at MICAM that the 7th edition of the World Footwear Congress (WFC) will take place in Istanbul from the 9th to the 11th of May 2023

Aymod: number of visitors is expected to reach about 30 000

Aug 21, 2022 / Turkey
In the aftermath of the success of the latest edition of the Aymod Fair, we spoke with Mr Berke Içten, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Türkiye (TASD), to anticipate the upcoming edition, to be held from the 28th of September to the 1st of October

Turkish footwear industry set on diversifying markets

Mar 23, 2022 / Turkey
Despite the threats posed by Russia’s war on Ukraine, Turkish footwear manufacturers remain optimistic about the future and look at Aymod as an opportunity for diversifying markets

Aymod set to open its doors

Mar 11, 2022 / Turkey
The Turkish’s largest footwear fair, which will be held from the 30th of March to the 2nd of April, in Istanbul, is ready to welcome approximately 450 companies and more than 40 000 visitors

Turkish footwear exports reached 1 billion US dollars in 2021

Feb 15, 2022 / Turkey
The record figure reflects an increase of 22.9%, as compared to 2020. Turkish footwear industry is benefiting from demand for suppliers located close by to Europe

China’s share in footwear production down by 13% in a decade

Oct 5, 2021 / World
China is the unquestionable leader in footwear production, having achieved a share in the world total of 54.3% in 2020. This translated into more than 11 billion pairs produced by China last year. However, in a decade, the share of China in global footwear production was down by 13%, corresponding to more than 8 percentage points lost and going down from a 62.4% share in 2010

The pandemic led to a higher global attention for the Turkish footwear industry

Premium ContentOct 4, 2021 / Turkey
We spoke with Berke iÇTEN, recently appointed President of the Footwear Industrialists Association of Turkey (TASD), and have discussed the current state and future challenges of the footwear industry in Turkey and in the global scene
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