British showbiz and sports stars turn Giving Tuesday into “Giving Shoesday”

British showbiz and sports stars turn Giving Tuesday into “Giving Shoesday”

Helen Mirren, Joanna Lumley and Dermot O’Leary join other top celebrities to donate their shoes for charity auction. COLCHESTER, ESSEX – A glittering cast of British screen and sports celebrities have put up their favourite footwear for a novel charity auction for one of the world’s leading leprosy charities, Lepra. The “Shoesday” auction begins on […]

Sustainable footwear sector to be revolutionised in new industrial partnership

The way that sustainable footwear is designed and manufactured could be changed thanks to a new partnership between Manchester Metropolitan University and footwear manufacturer Vivobarefoot. The project, which is the first of its kind in the UK, will see Vivobarefoot (Vivo) working with University experts to transform every aspect of the company’s supply chain including exploring the […]

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers launch new Podcast!

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers launch new Podcast!

The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers are thrilled to announce the launch of their new  podcast ‘In Their Shoes’. Featuring the brightest and best in the footwear industry, the range of participants is vast from bespoke footwear and craft experts, to innovative entrepreneurs and influencers. Join their host Katie Greenyer, Cordwainer and Creative Director of Pentland […]

Leather UK Calls on COP26 to Reduce Reliance on Fossil-Fuels, Prioritise Natural Materials

LONDON, 28 October, 2021 – Leather UK, the trade body that represents, promotes and protects the interests of the UK leather industry, along with 30 other international leather industry organisations, is calling on the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to prioritise natural materials as a means of directly mitigating climate impact. The “Leather Manifesto,” written […]

BFA Appoints Three New Board Directors and Announces  Four Working Groups of Industry Leaders  Refreshed strategy and new personalities to continue driving the Association forward  as it gathers new Members and Partners.

BFA Appoints Three New Board Directors and Announces Four Working Groups of Industry Leaders Refreshed strategy and new personalities to continue driving the Association forward as it gathers new Members and Partners.

The British Footwear Association (BFA) is pleased to announce the formal appointment of three new Directors to its Non-Executive Board of Directors who will help to drive the Association’s strategy forward. Joining in October 2021 are Jane Wilson, Chief Executive of the William Lamb Group; Rink Bindra, Head of Omni Channel at Tower London, and […]

Rebound in Footwear Sales Easing, says BFA

Rebound in Footwear Sales Easing, says BFA

The July 2021 Retail Report by the British Footwear Association (BFA) highlights that while the value of footwear and leather goods climbed in July 2021, there’s still a long way to go before the market performs at pre-pandemic levels. Key Information The value of footwear and leather goods sales in July climbed 28.5% year-on-year. Retail […]

Bedroom Athletics Launch First Digital Slippers

Bedroom Athletics Launch First Digital Slippers

Independent footwear brand Bedroom Athletics launches first ever digital slippers to help customers better understand the construction and materials used in the design and manufacture of their products. Working with fashion design students from the University of South Wales the iconic slipper brand collaborated with four students on four key styles. Using the innovative design […]

MODA ANNOUNCES A HOST OF PARTNER BENEFITS FOR VISITORS AND A COMPELLING BRAND LINE-UP

MODA ANNOUNCES A HOST OF PARTNER BENEFITS FOR VISITORS AND A COMPELLING BRAND LINE-UP

*Lawrence Llewelyn-Bowen launches Llewellington Collection* Demonstrating its ongoing commitment and investment to the industry, Moda, also known as the National Footwear Show, has revealed a line-up of over 160 footwear, fashion, accessories, and jewellery brands as well as digital clinics by partner and Café sponsor Modular Commerce and buyer benefits for members of headline sponsor […]

DEICHMANN DONATE SCHOOL SHOES TO FAMILIES SUPPORTED BY BARNARDO’S AHEAD OF THE NEW SCHOOL TERM

DEICHMANN DONATE SCHOOL SHOES TO FAMILIES SUPPORTED BY BARNARDO’S AHEAD OF THE NEW SCHOOL TERM

Europe’s biggest footwear retailer Deichmannn, together with the UK’s leading children’s charity Barnardo’s, culminate its summer-long ‘Best Foot Forward’ charity campaign by donating school shoes and vouchers for vulnerable families at Barnardo’s children’s centre across the UK.   After food and energy costs, buying a new pair of school shoes can be a struggle for […]

BFA Update  Sales of Footwear Rebound in June 2021, says BFA

BFA Update Sales of Footwear Rebound in June 2021, says BFA

Double-Digit Advance in June Footwear Sales Boosts Prospects for a Partial Recovery in 2021 Key Information The value of footwear and leather goods sales in June jumped 63.6% year-on-year. Retail demand for footwear and leather goods in June grew faster than the broader retail market. Textile, clothing, and footwear stores were the only retail sector […]