Milan Fashion Shows #strongertogether: the March 2021 fashion shows cancel – and go digital

Milan, 3 February 2021 The Milan fashion shows, which have joined forces in the #strongertogether exhibition project, have decided to cancel the physical trade fairs planned for March 20 through 24, 2021 at the Fieramilano Rho exhibition centre. Out of respect for the participating companies, visitors, buyers and media representatives, MICAM Milano (the international footwear […]

Higher Levels of Health Awareness Boosting Prospects for Athletic Footwear Post COVID-19 Crisis: Fact.MR Report

Men’s shoe trends have largely remained static, with loafer and oxford variants remaining popular styles. There has also been a transition away from styles that focus primarily on comfort or function. Major fashion designers are displaying interest in terms of practicality with higher interest on aesthetics. The global footwear market surpassed a valuation of US$ 410 Bn […]

UPDATE FROM BFA

The BFA have been dedicated to supporting members through the uncertainty of Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. These have obviously been trying times for many businesses and footwear manufacturers and retailers have faced many challenges, however the British Footwear Association firmly believe the sector is stronger together and have done their utmost to unite this […]

CLIMOTION® – An innovation you can feel

CLIMOTION® – An innovation you can feel

CLIMOTION® – An innovation you can feel CAPRICE brings wearing comfort to the highest level   The constant quest for perfection has been firmly anchored in CAPRICE’s DNA from the very beginning. The Pirmasens shoe manufacturer has succeeded in setting another milestone in terms of innovative and perfect walking for the autumn/winter season 21-22 with […]

Pavers Shoes Facilitates Attendance at Vaccine Appointments for Hourly-Paid Staff 

Pavers Shoes Facilitates Attendance at Vaccine Appointments for Hourly-Paid Staff 

Pavers have announced today that hourly-paid workers will be encouraged to attend their Covid-19 vaccination appointments, and where these fall during working hours they will not lose any remuneration as a result.  Joint Managing Director Jason Paver says, “We don’t want our staff to have to choose  between getting the vaccine or getting paid. To make it easier […]

White Trainer Walks: How to keep your trainers white with ingredients from your kitchen cupboards!

When it comes to cleaning your white shoes, you’re going to need a toothbrush; this will help reach grooves or small intricate places where dirt can collect. Fill your sink or bowl with warm soapy water and dip your toothbrush in. Gently scrub your white shoes, and you should see instant, quick results. If you […]

And the HOME EDITION of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags kicks off!

And the HOME EDITION of Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags kicks off!

2021 confirms the return of the event with a new, and completely revised edition, totally digital and with the addition of the new Expo Riva Show – The Shoe Connection. From 16th to 19th January 2021 Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags will be back – the major international trade fair for volume footwear and the […]

THE ITALIAN FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY: THE FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2020 SEE A DROP IN PRODUCTION (-29.4%) AND IN SALES (-33.1%)

Siro Badon: “Reintroduction of restrictive measures, compromised Christmas shopping and postponed recovery of demand will have serious repercussions for a sector that has seen a further drop in the number of active enterprises (-101 in the first 9 months of the year) and employees (down by about 2,600) in 2020. If component manufacturers are taken […]

Clarks’ Shareholders Approve Partnership with LionRock Capital

& J. Clark Limited (“Clarks”) today confirms that its proposed partnership with LionRock Capital announced on 4thNovember 2020, has been approved by Clarks’ Shareholders. The shareholder approval will enable Clarks to form a partnership with LionRock Capital, a seasoned Asian private equity firm, who will acquire a majority stake in the business for an investment […]

BFA Update: UK Trade Tariff: suspensions or reductions from Customs Duty from 1 January 2021

New rules for January 2021 The UK has left the EU, and the transition period after Brexit comes to an end this year. This page tells you what you’ll need to do from 1 January 2021. It will be updated if anything changes. For current information, read: Suspensions or reductions from Customs Duty for UK Trade […]