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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Eng. Giuseppe Bellotti helps shine some light on the new EU Regulation on Personal Protective Equipment.
The first ten months of the Italian Export 2017
Where German retail is headed, Made in Italy market shares, and secret formula that allows German shoes to remain competitive
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.
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.
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.
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.
With Salina Ferretti from Assocalzaturifici and Maurizio Forte from the ICE Agency, we take an in-depth look at the American market
During the first six months of the year, the performance of Italian footwear was completely positive, with encouraging signals for the future.
Italian exports return to a trend of growth in Russia and the CIS area: we speak of it with Arturo Venanzi and Marino Fabiani
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
Design, colour, and high spirits are part of the DNA of Brazilian footwear, especially when it comes to children’s footwear.
The new SS19 collection by Alberto Fasciani focuses both on quality and on social issues.
Last September 27th for the Italian brand was held an exhibition/event in the fascinating Milanese location of via Tortona 34.
The merger, a youthful management team, and a focus on sports fashion.
From his first steps in the footwear industry to his success as a market leader in the luxury segment: both a personal and entrepreneurial story, featuring exceptional partnerships and iconic models. The novel that reconstructs the intense adventure of Mario Valentino.
Kapriol and Michelin present a preview of the new safety shoe, interpreted in the models K-LE MANS, K-SILVERSTON and K-ESTORIL