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 […]


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 […]


Scheduled for March 21 through 23, 2021 at Fieramilano (Rho), MICAM Milano, the world’s leading footwear trade show, promoted by Assocalzaturifici, is ready to serve a market that is responding with resilience, attempting to provide the right amount of space for all sectors of the industry. At this time of great change, MICAM has reinvented […]

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 […]

Hot Off The Press: New Caprice Lookbook! Some great new styles!

Hot Off The Press: New Caprice Lookbook! Some great new styles!

Hot off the Press Here’s a link to the latest Caprice Lookbook: https://docs.capriceshoes.com/lookbook-aw21/#1 Some fabulous new styles….Enjoy! Cheryl