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 […]

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 […]

Shoelaces that light up to increase safety for joggers and cyclists

Shoelaces that light up to increase safety for joggers and cyclists   Textiles experts at Nottingham Trent University have designed shoelaces that light up and flash to improve safety at night for joggers and cyclists. The laces – created by researchers in the Advanced Textiles Research Group (ATRG) in collaboration with leading science and engineering […]

Post-Brexit Product Compliance for CE-marked Products – what you need to know

With less than 30 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, there are growing concerns as to what the impact of leaving the EU will be on product labelling and compliance – particularly for CE-marked products. CE is the administrative marking that indicates conformity with health, safety, […]

BFA Update Brexit and Covid-19

Dear Member, We have a quite a large number of updates for you today covering both Brexit and Covid-19. Summarised below, with full details at the bottom of this email. This update includes: Covid-19 Business evictions ban extended until March 2021 Temporary relaxation of the enforcement of the drivers’ hours rules New Guidance Senior executives […]

RELATIONSHIPS, BUSINESS AND DIGITAL: EXPO RIVA SCHUH; GARDABAGS KICK OFF ONCE AGAIN IN JANUARY WITH A VERY SPECIAL EDITION

Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags will be back from January 16th to 19th 2021 with a special one-off edition, which signals a new lease of life for the sector, thanks to new dynamics and new digital possibilities, given that it is impossible to organise physical events. The aim is to provide continuity to the heart […]

FASHION TRADE FAIRS GET GOING AGAIN WITH #STRONGERTOGETHER

New dates on March 20 to 24, 2021 for the trade fair that successfully connected the Italian fashion system last September Milan, 25 November 2020. The challenge continues. Important teamwork, synergies and positive signals registered in the last edition (September 20 – 23, 2020) have consolidated plans to repeat the #strongertogether project in March 2021. […]

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: New information on the movement of goods in Northern Ireland, further amends to customs guidance and some new details on International trade.

BFA: New information on the movement of goods in Northern Ireland, further amends to customs guidance and some new details on International trade.

Dear Member, A few business readiness updates for you today, regarding new information on the movement of goods in Northern Ireland, further amends to customs guidance and some new details on International trade. I appreciate the Brexit date is looming ever closer and some of you are feeling overloaded by the huge amount of information […]