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Mario Valentino between fashion, design, and art

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.

High Frequency processes for the Safety Industry

Constant innovation and attention to quality and the customer have allowed New and Best to become partner to the main protagonists in the worldwide sector of fashion. Specialised in the design and production of materials and accessories for footwear, leather goods, and apparel, New and Best has also made the experience and know-how of its thirty-plus years available to the safety industry, while applying its innovative technologies for the development of specific product lines to it.

The fashion table reopens

On Tuesday 9 October, at MISE [the Ministry of Economic Development], the first round table of the Italian Committee of Fashion and Accessories was held and presided over by Minister Luigi Di Maio.

Superhouse Group. For women who work, the Super Lady Collection

Among the leading producers and exporters of safety footwear in India, at Expo Protection, Superhouse Group presents the exclusive Super Lady Collection.

Industry 4.0: ideal for the safety shoe

With an increasing number of mandatory regulations for occupational safety coming into force, in recent years, protective footwear has undergone […]

Jolly Scarpe. Safety, with style and attention to the environment

In Montebelluna, in the heart of the district renowned for its technical and quality footwear, for the last 30 years, Jolly Scarpe Spa has been operating in the world of professional footwear.

Footwear and the market of PPE: what changes

Standardisation has arrived late in the footwear industry, at the end of 2000, but today it is no longer possible to avoid the harmonization of procedures. Without this restricting the creativity of designers or new techniques and new materials, standardisation allows for the creation of assessment procedures and the exchange of tools essential for the global market.

The German Design Award goes to Stretchfit Slip on S1P

Specialised in the sector of workwear and safety shoes, the Stretchfit Slip on S1P shoe by the Würth Modyf Group was granted the prestigious German Design Award, which awards the most innovative projects on the German and international design panorama.

Crocs closes its production facilities

Crocs, the US brand of multicolor eva clogs, has announced the closure of its last two factories owned in Mexico and Italy. The aim is to rationalize production activities in order to increase profitability and focus on online activities.

Calmoda, equilibrium between quality, price, and design

A family-run business launched 40 years ago in Elche, Spain, Calmoda is specialised in the production of women’s footwear with an exclusively Made in Spain product.

A change in management for PittaRosso

After seven years at the head of PittaRosso, Andrea Cipolloni passes the baton to Marcello Pace, a prestigious manager with a long career at Bata Shoe Organization, which ended with his nomination as President of Bata Europe.

The “Tu&Io” sneakers brings the whole family together

The close ties between father, mother, and child are at the heart of the fashion project branded Naturino.

Sneaker passion ready to take over Micam

PLUG-MI is the new original format developed by Fandango Club and aimed at Millennials, which will bring the culture of sneakers to Micam in 2019.

VF Corporation: moving towards +10% in 2019

An increase in sales leads to a new revenue forecast.

The paradox of Skechers

Sales at +10.6% for 1.13 billion dollars, while profits are down by 24%: a paradoxical result for Skechers in the 2018 second quarter.

The customs duties war also affects footwear

He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword…

Velasca, 2.5 million euros for international expansion

Velasca, the digital brand of Made in Italy men’s footwear receives new financing equal to 2.5 million euros from the venture capital firm P101 SGR and from the company Milano Investments Partners.

Fratelli Borgioli doubles its number of facilities in Vinci

Fratelli Borgioli, the historic label of high-end men’s shoes, doubles its number of production plants and opens a new structure near the historic facility founded in Vinci 72 years ago.

Geox: cautious outlook for 2018 year-end results

A less than satisfactory second quarter for Geox, with sales that have fallen by -8.7% to 414.1 million euros and an adjusted EBTIDA for the first half of the year that drops from 42.1 million to 27.1 million euros.

Micam creates a visitor identikit

The results of the visitor database analysis.

Micam… after Vanity, there’s Envy

While feverish preparations are underway for the 86th edition of Micam, the platform of reference for mid to high-end and fashion footwear to be held in Milan from 16 to 19 September 2018, we met up with Annarita Pilotti, President of Assocalzaturifici, the association responsible for organising the event, for a preview of some of its new features and to see how things are going with one of the most important events on the worldwide calendar of footwear.

Talent Shoe 2018: the creativity of new generations

Attracting young qualified workers who can be inserted on the production line, in answer to the generational turnover occurring in […]

Chicco celebrates its 60th anniversary at Pitti Bimbo

From the anti-hiccup rubber teat to the bumble bee mobile, from the first line of children’s footwear to the collapsible […]

Welcome to the Pepe Jeans London Club!

At the next Micam (16-19 September) in Hall 6 C02 C04 D01 D03

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.

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X-Swift, the future of athleisure

BASF, Longterm Concept, and Gu Guoyi collaborated to create X-Swift, an athleisure shoe for the mass market that features four innovative and advanced BASF materials with the latest automation technology for footwear.

May 21, 2019

Me.Land, Meaker P. for the new e-store

Me.Land announces the launching of its e-store and on the occasion proposes a limited-edition collection personalised by the artist P.

May 21, 2019

Docksides are covered in Sunrise fabric

The directly owned brand of Basic Net, Sebago, and the Sease lifestyle brand founded by Franco and Giacomo Loro Piana, inaugurate a new partnership with Docksides as the protagonist.

May 20, 2019

Ellesse heritage streetwear

The Ellesse style is once again fashionable thanks to the Heritage collection that skilfully mixes the tradition of the brand with contemporary fashion elements.

May 20, 2019

Sector: growth in exports and the important role played by subcontractors

Acceleration in foreign sales at the end of 2018: the key role played by the high-end range and subcontractors in exports and the leading regions. Exports on the rise from Lombardy, while Veneto and Tuscany reinforce their positions.