Recruitment: Shoe-Mi Agency

Recruitment: Shoe-Mi Agency

We are looking for Agents, with existing database, in South, North, Midlands UK and Ireland. It has developed into one of the best performing brands in Scandinavia. Its founder was a Production Manager for ECCO Shoes for 30 years. This ensures that quality and comfort are of paramount importance. We also have Sample Collections ready to go for SS17. We offer competitive commission rates. […]

By 22/07/2016 Read More →

Clarks opens new US headquarters

The American branch of England-based Clarks has inaugurated a new corporate building in Waltham, Massachusetts. Located in the historic Polaroid building, the new Clarks office, a 120 000-square-foot property occupying a four-story, will house more than 400 employees. The new building was presented as a tool to strengthen “the comfort company’s growth and refine operations […]

By 30/11/2016 Read More →
T’is the season to cross sell

T’is the season to cross sell

It’s winter outside and the cold air has a way of nibbling at fingers, toes and other body extremities. Yet your customers will still brave the chilly weather and hotfoot it to your store to get whatever items they need to finish their Christmas shopping. So be prepared. Keeping a range of winter wear such as hats, gloves […]

By 23/11/2016 Read More →
Caprice presents a new company logo

Caprice presents a new company logo

  The German-based shoe manufacturer has announced that starting from the a/w 2017 sales period, the company’s logo will have more elegance, clearer lines and a custom made font to underline Caprice’s successful transformation to a higher fashion level over the past few years. Together with the internationally renowned graphic and design agency Pentagram, which […]

By 21/11/2016 Read More →

Algeos to donate over £25k to UK podiatry colleges

Podiatry colleges across the UK are to be given Slimflex insoles and orthotic components to a value of £2,000 per school for each academic year, starting with the 2017 academic year. The donations were announced on Thursday 17 November during a reception at the College of Podiatry Annual Conference in Glasgow, by Jackie Fisher, the […]

By 18/11/2016 Read More →
40 years of leadership and innovation

40 years of leadership and innovation

Four decades on from its first commercial order, W. L. Gore and Associates continues to spearhead leadership and innovation in the outdoor garments market Seven years after discovering ePTFE in a laboratory in his parent’s basement, Bob Gore received the first commercial order for the product. Forty years on, Gore-Tex has become a household name […]

By 16/11/2016 Read More →

Inescop and Arsutoria form collaboration

Centre for technology and innovation Inescop and the Italian design school Arsutoria have entered into a collaboration agreement aiming to spread the use of the computer-aided design software for footwear developed by Inescop. The collaboration between Inescop and Arsutoria dates back from the 1990s when teachers of the Italian school started to teach in Inescop […]

By 15/11/2016 Read More →
New EU-Canada Comprehensive Trade Agreement

New EU-Canada Comprehensive Trade Agreement

On Sunday 30th October 2016, the EU and Canada signed the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).  What does this mean for European and British footwear manufacturing footwear companies? Elimination of tariffs as from day one. Currently Canada’s tariffs on shoes go as high as 20%, averaging at 18%, making UK and EU made footwear much cheaper […]

By 07/11/2016 Read More →
Start-rite sign up to sponsor the Footwear Industry Awards 2017

Start-rite sign up to sponsor the Footwear Industry Awards 2017

  Organiser Datateam Business Media is delighted to announce another high profile new sponsor for the Footwear Industry Awards 2015…. Children’s shoe manufacturer Start-rite will be sponsoring the Children’s Retailer of the Year category at the Footwear Industry Awards 2017. “Start-rite is delighted to support the Footwear Industry Awards,” said Ian Watson, CEO of Start-rite […]

By 04/11/2016 Read More →
Po-Zu announces major Star Wars footwear range

Po-Zu announces major Star Wars footwear range

Po-Zu has announcing a co-branded Star Wars/Po-Zu collection, which includes high quality replicas of footwear worn in the Star Wars films by some of the key characters. The collection has been developed by Po-Zu and will be manufactured according to Po-Zu’s renowned ethical and sustainable practices. Sven Segal, founder of Po-Zu is delighted to work on this project, […]

By 26/10/2016 Read More →
Skechers Friendship Walk – A message from Skechers

Skechers Friendship Walk – A message from Skechers

Thank you for your support for the 8th annual Skechers Pier to Pier Walk, which raised $1.6m for special needs children We had a RECORD-BREAKING event on Sunday! The 8th annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk successfully raised $1.6 million! We are thrilled to be able to help even more families with special needs […]