Industry News

Johnson Shoes will permanently close six stores after being bought out of administration

According to Retail Gazette, Johnsons Shoes will permanently close six stores after being bought out of administration by Newjohn Limited, which is part of the independent retailer Daniel Footwear.The store closures will take place in London after Johnsons Shoes Company, which operated stores under the Johnsons Shoes and Bowleys Fine Shoes brands, appointed Ian Defty […]

LEADING FOOTWEAR SPECIALIST SECURES £6 MILLION FROM HSBC UK AMID PANDEMIC

LEADING FOOTWEAR SPECIALIST SECURES £6 MILLION FROM HSBC UK AMID PANDEMIC   Caption: Gardiners Group CEO, James Gardiner, at the Gloucester headquarters with new COVID-19 safety measures   A Gloucester footwear specialist has secured a £6 million finance facility from HSBC UK to support the business throughout the coronavirus crisis.   Gardiners, which is the […]

Family business Meeks Shoes re-opens in Stockport following surge of online sales during lockdown

Family-run footwear retailer Meeks Shoes has re-opened its Stockport store after receiving support from Barclays through the Government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). A plan is now in place to open the business’ four other stores over the next fortnight, ensuring the safety of staff and customers is prioritised. The loan, worth £150,000, has been used […]

Hotter Shoes fires up new digital flagship site as consumers step online during the pandemic

The new site will strengthen the company’s global presence and commerce offering LONDON, 14 July 2020: Wunderman Thompson Commerce, the leading global digital agency, today announced the launch of a new website for Hotter Shoes. The website will support the brand’s growing global commerce offering as the UK shoe manufacturer accelerates its expansion into the US […]

PREVIEW: 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. The desire to […]

MOST SHOES ARE RUBBISH.

MOST SHOES ARE RUBBISH.

More than 25 billion pairs of shoes are manufactured each year, and 90% of them will end up in landfill — often within 12 months of purchase. Vivobarefoot look to tackle the problem by becoming the first shoe brand in the world to launch a re-commerce site.  Launch video: https://youtu.be/TAov_TPS3FM London, 14th July 2020 – Global barefoot footwear […]

Back to Business The Healthy Back Bag ‘Back to Business’ campaign helps retailers get back on their feet

The Healthy Back Bag ‘Back to Business’ campaign helps retailers get back on their feet Following the launch of its ‘Back to Business’ campaign last month, the Healthy Back Bag Company has reported a high number of sign-ups to the campaign across the UK. In an effort to support retailers as they re-open their doors, […]

Catherine Zeta-Jones Steps Into Footwear with Butterfly Twists

British footwear brand, Butterfly Twists, have teamed up with Oscar winner and fashion maven, Catherine Zeta-Jones, launching an exclusive partnership with her lifestyle brand, Casa Zeta-Jones. The partnership will see Casa Zeta-Jones’ first expansion into footwear. Casa Zeta-Jones x Butterfly Twists will be launching with a limited edition drop in July in twenty one countries, […]

Update from Laura West, The Society of Shoe Fitters and Children’s Foot Health Register

The Society of Shoe Fitters and Children’s Foot Health Register are continually pushing the government for more recognition and action regarding children’s shoe fitting.  With online sales so popular there is huge concern that parents are merely looking at a gauge and thinking that is the size and fitting their child requires, without realising that […]

PPE recommendations for BFA members

Contact BFA is you require any other information which is not covered in this document. Email: info@britishfootwearassociation.co.uk or call 01933 229005 HAND SANITISER & SURFACE CLEANERS Dunkelman BFA members Dunkelman are best known for their extensive rage of shoe products from laces and shoe trees to cleaners & polishes from brands including Dasco, Angel Feet, […]