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CAPRICE achieve record results

CAPRICE achieve record results

Shoe manufacturer uses virtual means to bring production to the head office at Pirmasens – With a view to concluding the fiscal year with record figures in sales and marketing at the end of May, the CAPRICE shoe factory realigns itself, thereby strengthening its position as an innovative shoe manufacturer. The head office in Pirmasens […]

Summer of Love

Summer of Love

It was 1967, the summer of love – an unrepeatable period of time that captured a certain innocence and freedom that was to be unleashed throughout every aspect of life. As the world of fashion seemed to change with every intake of breath, a considerable number of small shoe-making businesses were beginning to spring up […]

The search is on for the country’s tiniest model!

The search is on for the country’s tiniest model!

THEY may be tiny shoes to fill but family footwear retailer Charles Clinkard is looking for the UK’s next top model to showcase its range of first shoes. It may be baby steps to a full time career on the catwalk but new parents are invited to put their children’s terrific tootsies forward to feature […]

EARLY SIGNINGS BOOST MODA’S S/S 18 LINE UP

EARLY SIGNINGS BOOST MODA’S S/S 18 LINE UP

National trade exhibition confirms host of early signings   New Body/Active area will launch for s/s 18   Last season’s debutantes return after successful autumn edition   National trade fashion exhibition Moda has confirmed that a significant percentage of last season’s exhibitors have already committed to the s/s 18 edition. The show has revealed a […]

Stratford footwear business shortlisted for prestigious Small Award

A small, orthopaedic footwear business based in Stratford Upon Avon has been named among the shortlisted finalists in the UK’s inaugural Small Awards in association with Facebook, which has been established to recognise the achievements of small and micro-businesses. ShoeMed Limited, which was set up by husband and wife team Lisa Preston and Karl Norman […]

BFA update – Article 50 is triggered – Countdown to EU exit begins.

On the 29th March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May sent her letter that started the countdown and negotiation period for the UK to reach agreement on the terms of our future relationship with the EU. As announced earlier in the year, the BFA has been working with key government departments keeping the needs of UK […]

SKECHERS PERFORMANCE UK DIVISION PARTNERS WITH BREAST CANCER CARE – Skechers Performance UK Releases a GOwalk 4™ Footwear Collection to support Breast Cancer Care

Skechers Performance UK Division , is thrilled to confirm their ongoing partnership with Breast Cancer Care, to help support women across the UK who are facing breast cancer. Skechers Performance UK will launch a month-long marketing campaign that includes in-store, print and social media activity. To re-launch the partnership, Skechers Performance UK are releasing a […]

National award for WJ French and Son, Southampton’s oldest shop

WJ. French and Son based in Bedford Place, Southampton has been trading for more than 200 years during which time it has been managed by members of eight different generations of the same family. Now Caroline French, the current managing director, is celebrating with her staff after the store was named Independent Family Footwear Retailer […]

UK Company Opens Shoe Factory in Africa to Make Innovative Model

UK Company Opens Shoe Factory in Africa to Make Innovative Model Birmingham, UK, 20 March 2017 – For women always struggling to find the right pair of shoes that matches the colour of their outfit, OMES, a Birmingham-based company, announces the launch of a customisable shoe that will solve the problem. The shoe features interchangeable […]

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BODLEIAN LIBRARIES, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD Bodleian buys historic ledgers of Oxford shoemakers Ducker & Son, revealing purchases of literary greats Ledgers go on public display at the Weston Library, 25-26 March, 2017

Oxford, 20 March 2017 – The Bodleian Libraries has purchased the historic customer ledgers of venerable Oxford shoemaker, Ducker & Son, a unique piece of history which provides a glimpse into the lives of the shop’s famous clients such as Lord of the Rings author JRR Tolkien and Brideshead Revisited novelist Evelyn Waugh. A small […]