The Brazilian association of footwear industries represents the interests of the footwear and leather goods industry. It acts to defend the policies of the sector, accompanying and directly involving national and international issues, when these translate into some reflection in its activities. The headquarters of the institution is located in Novo Hamburgo, Rio Grande do Sul, capital of the world’s largest footwear center, Vale do Sinos.

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