BRITS DUMP 149 MILLION PAIRS OF SHOES INTO LANDFILL EACH YEAR – BUT HALF PLAN TO BUY MORE FOOTWEAR THIS BLACK FRIDAY

NEW RESEARCH BY VIVOBAREFOOT IS UNCOVERING THE IMPACT CONSUMERS HAVE ON THE PLANET EVERY YEAR THROUGH THEIR FEET AND THEIR SHOE-BUYING HABITS  – Estimated 22 billion pairs of shoes end up in landfill each year, with 149million from the UK – 46% of consumers planning to buy more shoes during Black Friday sales – 44% […]

BFA: Brexit update,Thursday, November 5th: Latest Government guidance for consumer goods sector, including labelling specific for the footwear industry, plus links to updates on trading with non-EU countries post January 2021

BFA: Brexit update,Thursday, November 5th: Latest Government guidance for consumer goods sector, including labelling specific for the footwear industry, plus links to updates on trading with non-EU countries post January 2021

Dear members, Please find below a summary and links to the government’s latest guidance for the consumer goods sector as we mover ever nearer to leaving the EU. Can I also draw member’s attention to the information on labelling specific to the footwear industry. You can also access links to the latest updates on trading […]

IMPORTANT: Society of Shoe Fitters – Please support our PETITION – Petition link: http://chng.it/c5xc9WWk

This petition link: http://chng.it/c5xc9WWk  is to plead that Boris announces Qualified Shoe Fitters and Members of the Society of Shoe Fitters and Children’s Foot Health Register be allowed to trade during lockdown. We provide a service that supports our healthcare service for both children and adults. We should therefore be considered a crucial and not a […]

BFA: Further updates on current business support options in relation to the various COVID-19 lockdown rules

BFA: Further updates on current business support options in relation to the various COVID-19 lockdown rules

  Dear members, Some further clarification is now emerging around financial help available to businesses during lockdown and our HR partner Petaurum have provided members with some additional guidance on the current situation. This can be viewed here (or view full text below). This, of course, comes with the caveat that this could change rapidly and we […]

EXPO RIVA SCHUH – WEBINAR: 2022 FASHION MARKET, SHIFTS & STRATEGIES Tuesday 10th of November 2020 2PM(CEST Rome Time)

The event is free and open to anyone: it will be transmitted in Italian and English. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://exporivaschuh.it/en/webinars-registrations The event will host speeches by: Maria Eugenia Errobidarte, Senior Consultant WGSN Mindset Enrico Cietta, economist and CEO of Diomedea  

LATEST BFA UPDATE ON ECONOMIC SUPPORT AVAILABLE

Dear members, Please find below a summary and links to the government’s guidance on the extension to the furlough scheme (CJRS). I have also added the details of the further economic support available which may help businesses through the second lockdown period. Our HR partner, Petaurum are currently compiling detailed guidance for members regarding the CJRS, […]

Iconic global shoe brand Clarks forms partnership with LionRock Capital

LionRock Capital to acquire majority stake in Clarks. Clark family to remain a key shareholder in the business. Partnership will secure a sustainable future for the 195-year-old world-renowned British shoe brand. The investment from LionRock Capital is conditional on shareholder approval and on a Company Voluntary Arrangement (“CVA”) for Clarks’ UK and Republic of Ireland businesses […]

Retail – Let’s get going

Retail companies are being urged to get going on key actions as the UK counts down to its new trading relationship with the EU after 31 December.   The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is holding a further series of webinars throughout November to help businesses understand the important actions they need […]

VANS CHECKERBOARD DAY CHAMPIONS CREATIVE SELF-EXPRESSION  AS AN OUTLET FOR MENTAL WELLNESS 

  To combat rising mental health concerns due to global isolation, Vans donates $1M to 10 global charities and unites the Vans Family around a shared mission of mental health and well-being Costa Mesa, CALIF. (October 27, 2020) – Vans, the original action sports brand and advocate for creative expression, announced today the second-annual Vans Checkerboard Day to be […]

LIFE GreenShoes4All: an European journey towards reducing the environmental impact of footwear products

Two years after the launch of the project co-funded by the European Commission “Footwear environmental footprint category rules implementation and innovative green shoes ecodesign and recycling”, the consortium shared its achievements. With an increase in footwear consumption in 2018 to 3.1 pairs of shoes for each person on earth and the worrying numbers of global waste, LIFE GreenShoes4All project is […]