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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

Secondhand market tripled in size since 2020

Oct 13, 2022 / World
The estimated value of the apparel, footwear, and accessories resale market is now between 100 and 120 billion USD worldwide, more than three times the size it had two years ago

All the facts and numbers of the footwear industry in 2021

Sep 28, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
Last year, production and exports at global level grew by 8.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Worldwide footwear production exceeded the 22 billion pairs threshold but is still below pre-pandemic levels. In 2021, 13 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a partial recovery from the drop registered in 2020 but remaining below that of any other year in the last decade

Leather Naturally announces Management Board & Supervisory Council changes

Aug 3, 2022 / World
The not-for-profit industry members association, focused on the education and promotion of the benefits of leather, has voted changes to the Management Board and Supervisory Council

2021: global footwear market recovers from the pandemic but is still far from an all-time high

Premium ContentJul 28, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
In 2021 footwear production and exports grew by 8.6% and 7.4%, respectively. Data are taken from the World Footwear 2022 Yearbook just released by APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association. Global footwear production exceeded the 22 billion pairs threshold but is still below pre-pandemic levels. Last year 13 billion pairs were exported worldwide, representing a partial recovery from the drop registered in 2020 but remaining below that of any other year in the last decade

Europe: fashion brands don't share geographical location with manufacturing

Premium ContentJun 14, 2022 / Europe
When looking into the location of the main brands and manufacturing businesses of the European TCLF industry (Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear), one easily concludes about the existence of a dichotomy between brands and production

High heels footwear market to rise 1.35% annually

May 10, 2022 / World
According to a report published by the research and advisory company Technavio this will result in an accumulated gain of 1.70 billion US dollars over the period 2020 - 2025

General outlook for the footwear industry is optimistic

Premium ContentMay 9, 2022 / Business Conditions Survey
This is the main outcome of the most recent edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, conducted during the month of April. Today we bring you a summary of some of the main conclusions

Licence for Greenwash: false promise for certification continues

May 2, 2022 / World
The report Licence for Greenwash shows that a majority of sustainability certification schemes fail to meet their promise and represent, at best, a sophisticated form of greenwashing

Digitization and new consumer trends drove growth in 2021

Premium ContentApr 18, 2022 / World
2020 was a challenging year for most companies thanks to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to severe supply chain disruptions throughout the globe, periods of halting in operations and physical retail, and an increase in raw materials and transportation costs. However, by mid-2021, there were already signs that things were taking a turn for the better, and some companies have managed to equal and even exceed their pre-pandemic performances. We took a look into the full-year 2021 results of some of the largest companies worldwide to observe how they pulled through the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic

Less than 20% of retailers on track to meet sustainability targets

Apr 8, 2022 / World
A study found that sustainability is now a strategic priority for retail businesses, but the vast majority is still failing to make meaningful progress

LWG and LN announce World Leather Day

Mar 30, 2022 / World
The two-leather industry non-profits are introducing World Leather Day 2022, on the 30th of March, to encourage organizations within the industry to positively promote leather

Fashion brands halt sales in Russia

Mar 7, 2022 / World
Pressure has been mounting on the Fashion industry to cut off commercial trading with Russia in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of February

Leather Naturally publishes Guide to Modern Leather Making

Feb 25, 2022 / World
The Guide to Modern Leather Making (MLMG) intends to constitute a comprehensive tool to anyone wanting to learn more about the production of modern leather

Vietnam is now responsible for 10% of the world footwear exports

Premium ContentFeb 23, 2022 / World Footwear Yearbook
The Asian country has been on the top 3 of the largest footwear exporters since we started to publish the World Footwear Yearbook in 2011. However, in 2020, for the first time Vietnam has crossed the 10% threshold
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