British Footwear Industry launches new Nationally Accredited Footwear Manufacturing Apprenticeship

British Footwear Industry launches new Nationally Accredited Footwear Manufacturing Apprenticeship

2pm, 21st June 2018 Northampton College, Booth Lane NN3. The board of the BFA today visited manufacturing colleagues in Northamptonshire and  Northampton college staff to celebrate the launch of the new nationally accredited apprenticeship standard which will be available for firms and new entrants from Autumn 2018. This is a vital development for the British […]

HOTTER SUPPORTS SOLES4SOULS

HOTTER SUPPORTS SOLES4SOULS

Hotter opened its factory last month to the international non-profit Soles4Souls, donating 1,000 pairs of shoes to help create opportunities for people in need across the globe. Eleven student volunteers with the organization visited the UK’s biggest shoemaker to see the high-tech footwear production in action before picking and packing 1,000 pairs of Hotter shoes, which will be distributed to Soles4Souls’ micro-enterprise […]

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers celebrates the National Footwear Student of the Year Awards 2018.

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers celebrates the National Footwear Student of the Year Awards 2018.

The Cordwainers Footwear Student of the Year Awards ceremony was held at the Clothworkers’ Hall, London on Thursday 7th June, when over 200 guests including footwear students, industry influencers and Cordwainer members came together to celebrate the best upcoming shoe designers in the UK. The prestigious evening included an inspirational keynote speech from top international […]

HOTTER CEO WINS INSPIRING WOMAN AWARD

HOTTER CEO WINS INSPIRING WOMAN AWARD

Hotter CEO Sara Prowse has been named winner of the Business Award in the North West’s 26th Annual Inspiring Women Awards. “Sara was recognised for her dynamic business background and career within retail,” said Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy, Award Founder. “At Hotter in particular we wanted to recognise her approach to staff progress and development within the […]

GRADUATE FASHION WEEK ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF 2018’S GALA AWARDS

GRADUATE FASHION WEEK ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF 2018’S GALA AWARDS

As Graduate Fashion Week 2018 comes to a close, the winners of this year’s Gala Awards are announced, celebrating the Talent of Tomorrow with stars such as Rebecca Wilson, Aurélie Fontan and Evelyn Babin. Judges included Diane Von Furstenberg heading up the Gold Award, Oliver Spencer and Henry Holland with the awards taking place at […]

Sales of SATRA test consumables reach all-time high

The demand for SATRA reference materials and test consumables has grown considerably over the past two years, with sales of these items during the first four months of 2018 rising 30 per cent higher than the same period 2016. This growth is seen as evidence that many test laboratories around the world acknowledge the importance […]

EXPO RIVA SCHUH GOES DIGITAL AND CELEBRATES ITS 90 TH EDITION FROM 16TH TO 19TH JUNE, NUMEROUS INITIATIVES TO CELEBRATE THIS IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY

Expo Riva Schuh has reached its 90th edition and keeps on going: all eyes are on the present and the future of the world’s footwear market, which has undergone profound changes since the fair first started out, over 40 years ago. Today’s market speaks of an increasingly well-informed consumer, both demanding and used to the […]

GLOBAL OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE BRAND TIMBERLAND AGGRESSIVELY PURSUES INFRINGEMENTS OF ITS DESIGNS AND PATENTS

LONDON, UK, June 14, 2018 – In a move to protect one of the brand’s most valuable assets – its intellectual property – Timberland has put aggressive measures in place to prevent its footwear designs and technologies from being copied by competitors. Not to be confused with counterfeiting, this practice involves other brands copying and using Timberland designs […]

The Shoe Fits As Startle Wins Exclusive schuh Contract

May 2018: Leading technology and music provider, Startle, has been appointed by specialist footwear retailer, schuh, to implement a tailored digital solution. The fully integrated approach will include background music and digital signage across its 136 stores in the UK, Ireland and Germany for the next five years. Startle has developed a tailored approach for schuh, […]

Adam Green appointed Commercial Director Europe for the Vionic Group

Adam Green appointed Commercial Director Europe for the Vionic Group

Prior to joining Vionic, Adam was employed by Wolverine Worldwide as brand director (EMEA), responsible for Sebago and Hush Puppies. His previous roles are as follows:  Wolverine Worldwide  – Product Director (EMEA); Blacks Leisure – Buying Manager; George (Asda) – Footwear Buyer; Next – Graduate Programme – Trainee Buyer (Footwear). Founded in 1979 and with […]