Industry News

Dune London Donate 1000 pairs of shoes to the NHS

To help and give thanks to the incredible NHS staff, Dune London have donated 1000 pairs of Dune Easy shoes to Guy’s and Saint Thomas’ hospitals to make their feet more comfortable during and after their long shifts on the ward. As soon as word started to spread about the pandemic and the impact it […]

Restart – Workplace Planning Webinar Friday, May 22nd 11am – 12 noon 

Dear members, Just a reminder that there’s still time to book a place on our ‘Restart – Workplace Planning Webinar’ taking place tomorrow at 11am -12 noon. This will be run in conjunction with leading Health & Safety expert, Huw Jenkyn Jones and is aimed at helping you to create a Covid-Secure environment for staff as they get back to work. We […]

MICAM, Milano: The event is confirmed for September 20-23 at Fiera Milano Rho MICAM: A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO START AGAIN FOR THE ENTIRE ITALIAN FOOTWEAR INDUSTRY

Organisation of the world’s most important footwear show is proceeding. MICAM survey: 80% of footwear makers have suffered directly from the impact of the emergency, but the industry is determined to start again. 75% of the Italian and international companies surveyed see the trade fair as a key to relaunching the industry. Milan, 21 May […]

IFEMA gets ready to relaunch its activity

IFEMA will be up and running again at the end of the summer season with some major innovations including state-of-the-art technology to support preventive health, safety and mobility measures along with innovative new solutions to adapt the fairs to the current situation #KeepBeingUs, a moving campaign symbolises IFEMA’s renaissance and its contribution to economic recovery […]

BFA Update: Government update on the CoronaVirus crisis Tuesday, April 28th  (plus useful link to online learning platform)

Dear members, I just wanted to make you aware of a portal set up by Government at which you may submit questions for the daily CoronaVirus press conference. I am assured that the Government is not involved in choosing the questions but that they are selected by an independent polling organisation at midday on the day concerned. Ministers will not be given […]

DRIPREPORT SONG “SKECHERS” BECOMES GLOBAL PHENOMENON  WITH OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS ON TIKTOK Viral Sleeper Hit Takes World by Storm with More Than 57 Million Views on YouTube!

DRIPREPORT SONG “SKECHERS” BECOMES GLOBAL PHENOMENON WITH OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS ON TIKTOK Viral Sleeper Hit Takes World by Storm with More Than 57 Million Views on YouTube!

It’s all about those Skechers shoes in the hit track performed by DripReport and produced by Ouhboy that has become a viral sensation on TikTok. Since the track was first posted on YouTube in January 2020, millions have taken the Skechers challenge with countless impressions for the brand as many create and share content dancing […]

News from Germany: HDS/L and buying groups recommend postponing the season timings in footwear and leather goods sector

News from Germany: HDS/L and buying groups recommend postponing the season timings in footwear and leather goods sector

The corona crisis has had dramatic effects on the fashion business. Exactly at the start of the season, in Germany local stores of stationary footwear and leather goods retailers had to implement a mandatory shut-down and close their doors for more than five weeks. Although most stores in Germany were allowed to reopen under strict […]

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces ‘bounce-back loans’ for small businesses

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announces ‘bounce-back loans’ for small businesses Dear members, The Chancellor announced a new ‘bounce-back’ loan  late yesterday afternoon which is aimed at giving some of our smallest businesses a financial boost and bolstering schemes already in place. The micro-loan scheme will enable businesses to access funds worth up to 25% of their turnover (to […]

BRC publishes practical guidance to assist retailers By Nicky Strong of law firm Womble Bond Dickinson 

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 which includes provisions setting out those businesses which can remain open during the current lock-down period and those which must remain closed, are next due for review no later than Thursday 7 May. The regulations also specify that as soon as the Secretary of State considers that […]

Government update on the CoronaVirus crisis  Monday, April 27th

Government update on the CoronaVirus crisis Monday, April 27th Dear members, I trust you had an enjoyable weekend and were able to make the most of the sunshine before wetter weather descends! Just a short information summary for you today which includes updates from Government regarding the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), some additional information on the Small Business Grant Fund (SBGF) and […]