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02/02/2017 Luxury - LVMH increases revenue and profits for 2016
01/02/2017 Retail - Athletic footwear sales lost momentum in the US
27/01/2017 Luxury - Fast retail expansion for luxury leather goods Gianfranco Lotti
27/01/2017 Luxury - Major Asian cities are “saturated” with luxury stores
27/01/2017 Sustainability - Kering updates sustainability goals
26/01/2017 United States of America - Footwear Industry Expresses Disappointment in U.S. Withdrawal from TPP
25/01/2017 Trade - Brexit shares the blame for Spanish shoe export decline
24/01/2017 Vietnam - World’s second-largest sport shoe exporter
20/01/2017 Retail - Burberry sales leap 40% as weak pound draws overseas shoppers
19/01/2017 Vietnam - Footwear exports aim for USD8 billion
19/01/2017 Counterfeiting - Alibaba creates anti-counterfeit coalition
18/01/2017 Footwear - “We are concerned about the protectionism in the region”
17/01/2017 Economy - Davos 2017: Trump, China and Brexit set to dominate
17/01/2017 Footwear - GDS “no longer the right format” for footwear sector
17/01/2017 Footwear - US boot brand recalls shoe that leaves swastika imprints
16/01/2017 Leathergoods - Fewer handbag designs being born
13/01/2017 Cashmere - Information from main producing countries for end 2016
12/01/2017 USA – China - Alibaba to deliver 1 million jobs in US?
12/01/2017

Luxury - Evolution of luxury goods market

11/01/2017

United States of America - Shoe companies race to move headquarters into Boston area

11/01/2017

Brazil - Renewed programme is “crucial” for footwear industry

10/01/2017 Manufacturing - Under Armour CEO: 'We should be bringing jobs back'
10/01/2017 Vietnam - Leather, footwear sector forecasts USD18 bln of export earnings
09/01/2017 Mongolia - Herders migrate to city as goat herds perish
06/01/2017 Management - Coach fills CFO position
06/01/2017 Cashmere - Brunello Cucinelli shapes the landscape of his legacy
04/01/2017 Chile - Authorities confiscate millions in fake sneakers
03/01/2017 E-Commerce Logistics - Amazon files patent for flying warehouse and drone delivery
03/01/2017 Vietnam - Exports to US show a remarkable rise
03/01/2017 Legislation - US-made footwear provision now the law

30/12/2016

Footwear - Innovation in the Athletic Footwear Industry
30/12/2016 Portugal - Belcinto, leather goods with a soul
30/12/2016 Vietnam - Footwear sector fails to meet growth target in 2016
29/12/2016 France - Handbags remain the “export star” for the French leather industry
28/12/2016 Trade - France imports more leathergoods, but China’s share is down
28/12/2016 United States of America - FDRA promotes Matt Priest to CEO
23/12/2016 Cashmere - Slow cashmere fashion brand Sand River enters US market
22/12/2016 China - Regulation of e-commerce expected
21/12/2016 Footwear - Belle International stock slips as footwear sales fall
20/12/2016 Venezuela - Retail footwear prices ordered to be lowered for Christmas
19/12/2016 Marketing - Selena Gomez is the new face of Coach
19/12/2016 China - Gucci Handbags and Footwear favoured by affluent Chinese
16/12/2016 Technology - Is adidas proving that footwear technology is in 3D Printing?
16/12/2016 Seasonal Gifts - Waste not, want not for luxury brand
15/12/2016 Chinese retail sales increase by 10.8% in November
14/12/2016 Europe - Spanish police dismantle huge counterfeit goods operation
14/12/2016 Europe - Furla opens second London store
13/12/2016 Peru - Shoe companies complain of 80% fall in sales
13/12/2016 Footwear - Leather plays a part in Dior sneaker collection
09/12/2016 France - Youth and artisanship
07/12/2016 Luxury & Leathergoods - Burberry ‘rejects takeover approaches from Coach’
06/12/2016 North America - US-made athletic footwear for US military
05/12/2016 Technology - Adidas Speeds Ahead With Biodegradable Footwear
02/12/2016 Pakistan - New chairman for Pakistan Footwear Manufacturers’ Association
02/12/2016 Controversy - ‘Luxury’ has lost its meaning, Loewe creative director says
01/12/2016 Customisation - Nike partners with US leathergoods company
01/12/2016 China in 2030 – how will the consumer be?
30/11/2016 Europe - Spanish luxury market to grow 5.5% this year
29/11/2016 Brazil - Footwear factories benefit by opening their doors to UAE buyers
29/11/2016 Leathergoods - Hidesign targets luxury market
29/11/2016 Unacceptable Face of Consumerism - Nike store gets trashed on Black Friday
28/11/2016 Retail - Selfridges opens “bag paradise” in London’s West End
25/11/2016 Leathergoods - New Coach store has resident leather craftsman
25/11/2016 Footwear - Russian footwear buyers return to Turkey
24/11/2016 Indonesia - Earnings from Shoe Exports to Double?
24/11/2016 International Trade - Death Of TPP Trade Deal - A Blow For Vietnam's Promising Economy
18/11/2016 Footwear - Flats to Heels……
17/11/2016 China - One billion US dollars in five minutes on 11.11!!
16/11/2016 Footwear - Nike's self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes cost US$720
15/11/2016 Future - Fast fashion “a challenge” for footwear industry
15/11/2016 United States of America - Matt Priest of FDRA assesses Trump administration for US footwear sector
14/11/2016 Business - Brunello Cucinelli posts 9.7 percent rise in revenues
11/11/2016 Europe - Inescop to work with Italian design school
11/11/2016 Footwear - US shoe industry executives react to Trumps presidential victory
10/11/2016 Events - Coach launches Craftmanship Bar in Chicago
08/11/2016 Latin America - Ecuador turns to Mexico to boost leather and footwear sector
07/11/2016 Luxury - Richemont restructures management team after 51% profit fall
07/11/2016 Sportswear - adidas to revamp Reebok for 33 million dollars
07/11/2016 Global Luxury - Luxury market steady despite global uncertainty
04/11/2016 Luxury - Leathergoods lead the way for Hermès
04/11/2016 E-Commerce - China sets up new body to control e-commerce quality
03/11/2016 Manufacturing - Is sneaker production making a return run to the US?
03/11/2016 Manufacturing - Assintecal says an increase in Brazil-Mexico shoe trade is “crucial”
03/11/2016 Leathergoods - Coach makes good start to new fiscal year
02/11/2016 Footwear - Argentina to limit footwear imports
02/11/2016 Retail - Shoppers avoid paying full retail price - except for athleisure
01/11/2016 Footwear - Hands-on with Lenovo's smart shoe
28/10/2016 Argentina - Shoe consumption is down by 30%, CIC says
26/10/2016 Manufacturing - Reebok to produce shoes in the U.S.
26/10/2016 Trade - EU footwear imports on the rise
26/10/2016 Training - LVMH attracts largest number yet of new apprentices
25/10/2016 Retail - US footwear sales down in September
21/10/2016 Athleisure - Stella International to tap into ‘athleisure’ trend
21/10/2016 Europe - EU imposes anti-dumping duties on footwear from Vietnam and China
21/10/2016 Portugal - Gateway for Chinese to EU, PM says
18/10/2016 Judicial - European Court rules in favour of Guess in trademark battle with Gucci
18/10/2016 Mexico - Peter Mangione to address shoe industry
17/10/2016 Mexico - Vietnam is the new challenge for the Mexican footwear industry
17/10/2016 Trade - Australia appears attractive to Portuguese shoe brands
14/10/2016 Footwear - Currency instability affects Brazilian shoe exports
13/10/2016 Trade - Weakness of British Pound worries Indian exporters
13/10/2016 Footwear - Italian orders suffer at Moscow show
12/10/2016 Footwear - Chinese shoes dominate US market
12/10/2016 Cambodia - Garment and shoe export up 8.3 pct in 7 months
12/10/2016 Counterfeiting - AAFA puts pressure on Alibaba counterfeits
11/10/2016 Footwear - Spanish footwear sector wants young people
07/10/2016 International Trade - 2008 Financial Crisis still ripples through world trade growth
07/10/2016 Nicaragua - Schools programme worth US$5 million to leather and shoe sector
06/10/2016 Argentina - Change in economic policy hits footwear manufacturer
06/10/2016 Activewear/Athleisure - New activewear collection born from J. Crew and New Balance union
05/10/2016 Trade - Mexican footwear association issues TPP warning
05/10/2016 Manufacturing - Futurecraft manufactured at adidas Speedfactory in Germany
04/10/2016 Footwear - New chief executive for Clarks
04/10/2016 Sustainability - adidas listed in Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
03/10/2016 Europe - New online course on Sustainable Footwear Manufacturing
30/09/2016 Leathergoods - Artisans are Loewe’s “most important people”
29/09/2016 E-Commerce - China consumers' preference for online apparel purchases
28/09/2016 Footwear - FDRA travels to Africa for joint summit with Made By Ethiopia
28/09/2016 The Future in the Present with Nike Power-Lacing Sneakers
27/09/2016 Footwear - Asia represents 87% of world footwear production
26/09/2016 Leather Garments - New UK leather jacket brand prefers Italian and Turkish leather
23/09/2016 Spain - Loewe launches special anniversary briefcase
21/09/2016 Some Global Footwear Statistics
20/09/2016 China - Business confidence rises in Q2
19/09/2016 China – Retail - Why one third of malls in China will close in five years
15/09/2016 Luxury - Hermès does away with sales forecasts
14/09/2016 China - Footwear Imports & Exports January – July 2016
14/09/2016 China - Leather Industry Import & Export of main products January – July 2016
14/09/2016 Footwear - New Standard for Leather Shoes in China
12/09/2016 E-Commerce - Online retail predict to grow by 42 percent in five years
12/09/2016 Pakistan - Footwear sector wants to benefit from boom in e-commerce
12/09/2016 Cambodia - Trade unions demand 30% pay hike for 2017
09/09/2016 Trade - Assocal president bemoans likely TTIP “failure”
07/09/2016 People - New appointments for UITIC’s EC Members
05/09/2016 Social Mobility - Shoes speak louder than words and skills in London's City
01/09/2016 Luxury - Chanel hit by luxury spending dip
31/08/2016 Leathergoods - Sales of leathergoods plummet at Prada
30/08/2016 United Kingdom - BREXIT may represent a new start for Europe
29/08/2016 United States of America - TPP would save families US$4 billion on back-to-school shoes
26/08/2016 Cambodia - Over 70 garment and shoe factories shut down this year
25/08/2016 Trade - World’s major leather shoe export countries
24/08/2016 Supply-Chain Management - Nike teams up with Apollo Management to launch supply-chain in the Americas
24/08/2016 Spain - Sharp dip in Alicante’s shoe exports in June
24/08/2016 Europe - EU expands Ecolabel criteria for footwear
22/08/2016 Luxury - Online sales threaten luxury goods stores
22/08/2016 Olympic Games - Taiwan's footwear, apparel makers get Olympic boost
19/08/2016 Sportswear - Adidas presents 3D printed shoe to Olympic medal winners
19/08/2016 Vietnam - Leather and footwear exports stall
17/08/2016 Indonesia - Footwear Exports Surge, Domestic Sales Weak
17/08/2016 Athleisure – Active Wear – Sports Casual?
16/08/2016 Taiwan - Taiwanese companies scale up presence in Vietnam
16/08/2016 Retail - UK sports goods and athleisure sales to reach £7 billion
15/08/2016 Fashion’s Richest Moguls
15/08/2016 Leathergoods - New products boost sales at Coach
11/08/2016 Footwear Demographics - India to require 5 billion pairs of shoes by 2020
10/08/2016 Sustainability - Mango outlines sustainable commitments in its 12th report
09/08/2016 Judicial - E-Commerce - Part of Kering lawsuit against Alibaba dismissed
09/08/2016 Brazil - Leathergoods and shoes perform well in June
08/08/2016 Colombia - Manufacturers register strong growth in production
05/08/2016 Footwear - Revenue down at Ferragamo but footwear sales rise
03/08/2016 Trans-Pacific Partnership - TPP spurs Indian trade
03/08/2016 Vietnam - Shoemakers too reliant on imports
02/08/2016 Footwear - Growth for Geox
01/08/2016 Argentina - Online import rules will hurt Argentinean leathergoods brands
01/08/2016 Vietnam - Foreign-invested firms take control over footwear exports
28/07/2016 Luxury - LVMH revenue grows in first half of 2016
28/07/2016 Italy - Assocal president hoping for a “relaunch” of Italian footwear
27/07/2016 Events - South American ambience at Pure London
25/07/2016 Leathergoods - Strong handbag sales drive Hermès growth
22/07/2016 Trade - Italian shoe industry insists China does not merit MES status
22/07/2016 Retail - Tourist spending in Europe dips
21/07/2016 Counterfeiting - Dubai and LVMH team up to fight counterfeiting
21/07/2016 Exports - Spanish shoe companies to target Australian market
18/07/2016 Sportswear - Adidas Football unveils new range of light boots
14/07/2016 Footwear - Stella will move production out of China
13/07/2016 United Kingdom - Leather Event in London considers the impact of the Brexit
13/07/2016 United Kingdom - Burberry names new CEO in management reshuffle
11/07/2016 Spain - Importance of leather and shoes to Valencia region
11/07/2016 United States of America - Tandy Leather reports drop in sales in June
11/07/2016 Footwear Design - JS Shoes wins excellence in 3D knit design
07/07/2016 Fashion - Tod’s hints at adopting “fast fashion” collections
04/07/2016 Counterfeiting - US$700,000 worth of fake UGG products seized
04/07/2016 Brexit Effect - These shoe companies are feeling the burn of brexit
04/07/2016 Athletic Footwear - Market is expected to Grow at an annual 2.1% by 2022
27/06/2016 Luxury - More ‘know-how’, less marketing, says Prada CEO
27/06/2016 Sportswear - Kering has no plans to dispose of Puma
27/06/2016 Marketing - CTC Groupe launches new website
27/06/2016 Retail - Belle’s overall sales up but footwear decreases
24/06/2016 Technology - Lenovo launches smart running shoes
24/06/2016 Manufacturing - Cuba on course for two new footwear factories
23/06/2016 Europe - Exit from European Union would hit British luxury companies
22/06/2016 Future - Sizeless, lightweight, lace-free shoes may be the future of footwear
21/06/2016 Trade - Footwear exports in Vietnam near the 5 billion US dollars
21/06/2016 Luxury - Gucci stepping up customisation initiative
20/06/2016 Trade - US and European footwear industries together to support TTIP
20/06/2016 Luxury - Coach unveils Disney collection
17/06/2016 Luxury - Change in strategy yields triple profits for Mulberry
16/06/2016 Asia - Controversey - Alibaba boss says fakes are better than the real thing
15/06/2016 Economy - US retail sales in May beat expectations
15/06/2016 Africa - H&M to support 4,000 jobs in Ethiopia
10/06/2016 Trade - WTO says Colombia’s footwear tariffs are too high
10/06/2016 Brazil - Hermes relocates Latin American base
10/06/2016 Events - CEC calls for the second International Footwear Forum in New York
07/06/2016 Luxury - Gucci targeting €6 billion revenue
06/06/2016 Trade - For Vietnam, TPP’s ratification vital before looking at real gains
06/06/2016 China - Understanding the Chinese consumer
06/06/2016 Technology - Shoes to free us from the dominance of Internet
06/06/2016 South Africa - Hermès uses facts to defend ostrich leather
06/06/2016 Trade - Brazilian footwear mission in Russia
03/06/2016 Luxury - Bain: China’s Luxury Market Reverses Decline With 2% Growth
01/06/2016 All China Leather Exhibition 2016 - Press Conference in Guangzhou attracts local media
01/06/2016 APLF: Leather & Materials+ The Complete Supply Chain of Leather, Performance Fabrics and Components all under One Roof!
01/06/2016 Economy - India economy posts 7.6% annual growth
01/06/2016 Leather Pipeline - Tanners need to reclaim leather’s place in shoes and handbags
01/06/2016 Economy - US consumer spending shows biggest monthly rise in six years
30/05/2016 Manufacturing - Speedfactory will expand adidas production capabilities
30/05/2016 Counterfeit Sales - Social media is ideal for marketing counterfeit products
30/05/2016 Pakistan - Footwear association seeks international consultant
27/05/2016 Market Outlook - Global luxury market exceeds €250 billion
27/05/2016 Manufacturing - Chinese government to provide funding for “smart machinery”
27/05/2016 Colombian - Acicam wants stronger antidumping regulations
26/05/2016 E-Commerce - Tata e-commerce site partners with Genesis
25/05/2016 China - E-commerce continues to eat into brick & mortar sales
25/05/2016 Manufacturing - China beefs up support for lackluster manufacturing sector
25/05/2016 Trends - Lanxess releases Autumn/Winter 2017-18 trends
24/05/2016 Pakistan - Footwear exports down by almost 20%
24/05/2016 Indonesia - Footwear could be a winner in UNIDO’s programme
23/05/2016 Technology - Nike and HP get together for 3D printing
23/05/2016 Vietnam - The country makes shoes for export, not to wear
18/05/2016 Spain - Example of strength of e-commerce
18/05/2016 E-Commerce - Alibaba suspended from IACC
17/05/2016 Overall apparel market struggles under dominance of athleisure trend
16/05/2016 China - Retail sales continue to grow at more than 10% per month
13/05/2016 Retail - US handbag sales increase
12/05/2016 Fashion Access - Feedback - Qualified Buyers Hosted by Fashion Access
11/05/2016 Counterfeiting - IACC justifies Alibaba inclusion as big-name brands walk away
10/05/2016 Spain - Shoe exports on the back foot
10/05/2016 Asia - Cambodia's garment, shoe export up 13% in Q1
09/05/2016 Footwear - Team USA to wear made-in-Maine shoes
06/05/2016 Turkey - Ziylan sees the rise of locally-made shoes
06/05/2016 E-Commerce - Online shoe sales hurt leather
06/05/2016 Luxury and Contraband - Chanel winning battle against grey market
03/05/2016 Trade - Counterfeit goods make up 2.5% of global imports
03/05/2016 Luxury - Hermes sales buoyed by bags after boosting leather output
03/05/2016 Rituals - Gucci warns Hong Kong stores over replicas
03/05/2016 Trade - China's exports rise with seasonal boost
03/05/2016 Manufacturing - Rise in China apparel prices to create 1.2mn Indian jobs
29/04/2016 Future - High-Tech Socks could replace Workout Shoes
28/04/2016 Retail - U.S. Shoe Sales Take another Dip In March
28/04/2016 Luxury - Strike at Louis Vuitton manufacturing partner
28/04/2016 Spain - Growth in leather and footwear employment in Elche
28/04/2016 Brazil - Assintecal names new president
27/04/2016 E-Commerce - Young Europeans buy mostly clothes and accessories online
21/04/2016 Retail - Chinese tourists spending less on luxury goods
18/04/2016 Luxury - Digital helps Burberry results
18/04/2016 Luxury - Prada posts worst results in luxury sector
15/04/2016 International Trade - Philippine footwear, garments sectors not ready for US-led TPP
15/04/2016 Vietnam - Textile/Footwear OEM - the next frontier
15/04/2016 Footwear - Stella International blames warm winter for slow start to 2016
12/04/2016 Leathergoods - Loewe to reward craftsmanship
12/04/2016 France - CTC expansion project complete
11/04/2016 Footwear - China’s share of the US footwear market is falling
23/03/2016 Luxury industry driven by millennials
22/03/2016 Retail - Fourth quarter sales knock Caleres
18/03/2016 Technology - Nike restricts self-lacing trainers to app users
17/03/2016 India - New footwear manufacturing hub for Haryana
11/03/2016 Spain - Elche’s shoe industry shows substantial employment growth
09/03/2016 Vietnam - Leather and footwear exporters aim for US$17 bln, shift focus to US
04/03/2016 UITIC - New Executive Committee
03/03/2016 Judicial - adidas wins legal battle over three-stripe design
02/03/2016 United States of America - AAFA founds Footwear Action Committee
01/03/2016 Footwear - Sales down but profits up for Bata Pakistan
29/02/2016 Trade - Turkey’s footwear trade deficit narrows
25/02/2016 Footwear - Demand for SATRA’s footwear solutions doubles in five years
25/02/2016 Italy - Assocal delegation to meet Pope Francis
24/02/2016 Iran - Lifting of economic sanctions opens new market
23/02/2016 Luxury - Kering keeps on growing
22/02/2016 China - Health & Fitness craze challenges luxury sales
19/02/2016 Turkey - Dozens of leather shops close down in Istanbul
19/02/2016 Italy - ‘First signs of recovery’ for Italian footwear
18/02/2016 Leathergoods - Furla is “value for money”
18/02/2016 Luxury - Consumers in China spent US$116 billion on luxury goods abroad in 2015
17/02/2016 Argentina - Poor summer so far for Buenos Aires leathergoods retailers
16/02/2016 Events - 19th UITIC Congress in Chennai was a Success
16/02/2016 Retail - Fast Fashion and Generation Z to set future retail trend?
16/02/2016 Exports - Spanish footwear companies eye spoils from US
15/02/2016 Events – Footwear - Portugal is next venue for the XX UITIC Congress
15/02/2016 Leathergoods - Strong growth for Hermès
15/02/2016 France - Solid 2015 performance for Longchamp
12/02/2016 Footwear - Iranian association joins UITIC
12/02/2016 Footwear - China’s share of US footwear market falls to 66%
05/02/2016 United States of America - TPP to boost US apparel, footwear sector
05/02/2016 Colombia - Will peso devaluation benefit exports?
03/02/2016 Events - India - Chennai UITIC Congress will be one of CLE’s biggest ever events
03/02/2016 Exports - Spanish footwear companies court Japanese buyers
02/02/2016 Retail - Vietnam is a rising Asian retail market
02/02/2016 Philippines - Footwear export to EU surged by 230%
01/02/2016 China - Shoe factory closures in Putian
29/01/2016 19th UITIC Congress - Record Number of Delegates!
29/01/2016 Turkey - Search for new markets as Russia relations sour
27/01/2016 Footwear - Spanish footwear exports consolidate growth
27/01/2016 United States of America - Coach’s ‘transformation’ hitting the right notes with consumers
22/01/2016 Vietnam - Footwear industry targets 20% growth in 2016
22/01/2016 Design - Young designers have until February 7 to apply for €300k LVMH prize
20/01/2016 International Trade - FDRA welcomes President Obama’s comments on TPP
19/01/2016 Luxury - Burberry sales up one percent for Q3
18/01/2016 Pakistan - Leather garments export down 19 percent
18/01/2016 Spain - Loewe considered moving production to China
18/01/2016 Argentina - New government offers reassurance to “sensitive” domestic manufacturers
15/01/2016 Technology - Will take off?
15/01/2016 China - Louis Vuitton takes counterfeit case to Beijing court
14/01/2016 China - Footwear giant to close Dongguan factory
13/01/2016 Intellectual Property Rights - IP protection for Céline bag
12/01/2016 Mexico - Import of shoes from China declines by 26%
12/01/2016 India - Luxury market to hit US$18.3bn
12/01/2016 Brazil - Shoe companies back to betting on exports
11/01/2016 Spain - Shoe exports record 11% value increase in first nine months
06/01/2016 Bangladesh - Big jump in export revenues for leathergoods
05/01/2016 Indonesia - Footwear exports perform well
04/01/2016 China - Chendai to build a footwear research center
04/01/2016 Environment - Centre for Sustainable Fashion launches climate change initiative