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Worldwide footwear, fabric shoes increasingly popular

Fabric footwear is the outsider that has taken the lead in global competition: with a +320% rise in exports, a share that has doubled, and which is now estimated at 30% both in terms of global volume and value, and a +92% increase in average export price between 2007-2017, fabric footwear is the true surprise that emerged from the annual report on world footwear.

The future of BWM in new markets

Presented during the 10th edition of the Luxury Summit by Sole 24 Ore, the ninth Confindustria report “Exporting the dolce vita” explores the potential of Beautiful and Well-Made Italian products on new markets, forecasting a growth of 40% over the next six years, with exports ranging between 15-18 billion euros. Around 10% of this figure will be accounted for by footwear.

Italian footwear’s recovery is pushed back

The footwear industry once again debates among lights and shadows.

Italian footwear experiences an abrupt halt

After having ended 2017 with moderately positive indicators, pointing towards a much hoped for trend reversal, the National Footwear Assembly faces the disappointing abrupt halt of 2018’s first quarter, with an eye to generational turnover in companies.

Luxury on the rise with momentum provided by China and the Millennials

Luxury footwear will experience 7% growth in 2018: this is what emerges from the Fondazione Altagamma’s Personal Luxury Goods Study elaborated in collaboration with Bain & Company.

Non-EU Made in Italy arrives in Switzerland and the USA

Although 7 out of 10 pairs of shoes firmly remain in the EU, the main destinations for regional exports outside of the Union are Switzerland and the USA, while the role of Russia and the former Soviet bloc falls back to a position of lesser importance.

Vietnam: towards further development

The two days of the Vietnam Footwear Summit, held on 21 and 22 March in Ho Chi Min City, was the occasion for speaking of the Vietnamese footwear manufacturing industry’s role in a global context, while imaging future developments.

The first ten months of the Italian Export 2017

Turkish footwear: worldwide mission

Interview with the upper management of IDMIB on Turkish footwear and its goals

Germany: among big players and quickly rising online sales

Where German retail is headed, Made in Italy market shares, and secret formula that allows German shoes to remain competitive

Sneakermania takes over Italy

A planetary bestseller, in 2017, the sneaker was confirmed as the most dynamic kind of shoe in Italy. When compared to the stagnant consumption characterising other footwear types, it is the only kind to have actually gained a +4%, thus reconciling the tastes of all Italian consumers, whether they are women or men, old or young. Our market is confirming what is currently a global trend affecting both East and West, with reasons spanning both far and wide.

Brazil: moving towards free trade

Trade negotiations between the EU and Mercosur are finally in the home stretch: once the difficult question of origins has been resolved, the great market of Brazil will open up to Made in Italy

The footwear manufacturing industry: slow moving

Italian footwear sector: Assocalzaturifici presents its figures

Consumer trends in the near future

Technology, sustainability, and the human factor: these are the three key factors that analysts believe will influence consumer habits in the near future.

In 2018, Birkenstock ends its collaboration with Amazon EU

Starting in January 2018, Birkenstock has decided to terminate the direct deliveries provided by the online platform, as it had previously done in the USA for the orders managed by Amazon USA.

Footwear manufacturers: steady, but unexciting results

A slow recovery characterises the footwear industry during the first nine months of 2017: exports hold steady, with a favourable trade balance, but a weak demand persists in the Italian market that is dominated by a focus on sneakers.

Antidumping: the new legislation bypasses the question of granting MES to China

The new European anti-dumping regulation overrides the fear of China being granted economy market status: here is what the new measures call for and how it was received by the Italian Footwear Manufacturers’ Association. We spoke of it with Matteo Scarparo, while President Annarita Pilotti explains the latest changes in Chinese import duties.

The Scandinavian market

Who knows why we immediately think of far-off places when speaking of footwear exports: to the East towards Russia, South […]

USA: still one of the best markets for Italian products

With Salina Ferretti from Assocalzaturifici and Maurizio Forte from the ICE Agency, we take an in-depth look at the American market

Italian footwear: one step further towards stability

During the first six months of the year, the performance of Italian footwear was completely positive, with encouraging signals for the future.

Made in Italy returns and sets its sights on Russia and the CIS area

Italian exports return to a trend of growth in Russia and the CIS area: we speak of it with Arturo Venanzi and Marino Fabiani

Acrib 4.0

In Padua on July 13th, chairman Siro Badon summed up the situation of the sector and the future of footwear in the Riviera del Brenta: the “era of sneakers” calls for a radical change even in the Venetian district, to prevent growing quantities of pairs from being diverted to other parts of Italy

Where is luxury headed?

The Luxury Summit of Sole 24 Ore faces themes like internationalization, digitalization and sustainability.

Brazilian kids’ footwear: an increasing number of global brands

Design, colour, and high spirits are part of the DNA of Brazilian footwear, especially when it comes to children’s footwear.

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