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The big comeback in the presence of the Far East
Asian countries will return, more numerous than before, to populate Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags during the June 2023 edition. The exhibition area of the fairgrounds will increase to host the many new products, including shoes and bags, presented by the exhibitors.
The fashion world draws inspiration from design to create new forms of visual identity
Events such as the Salone del Mobile and Fuorisalone have also become an important event for the fashion and fashion industry. Examples are Louis Vuitton, Dior, Casa Hèrmes, Etro and Versace.
All set for Pitti Uomo 104: ready to ‘play’!
From 13-16 June 2023 the Fortezza da Basso in Florence will welcome 825 brands, 41% of which will be foreign, ready to present their new summer collections. Guest designer is Eli Russell Linnetz. Fendi's special event at the Factory.
Timid hints of optimism for the German footwear market
Survey on the current state of the German footwear industry: data reveal good results, however, clouded by uncertainties that continue to weaken trade.
China and Hong Kong: challenges and opportunities for global fashion brands
Despite the challenging landscape, China remains one of the most interesting markets in the world for international fashion brands able to strike a balance between global and local, and between on and offline. As for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, it can continue to play a key role in global luxury fashion shopping as long as it focuses on product exclusivity and offering a cosmopolitan shopping experience.
The Indonesian market and CIFA
An increasingly attractive alternative for the manufacturing relocation of major global sportswear brands, Indonesia is part of CIFA and will host the next edition of the International Footwear Conference (IFC) organised by the confederation. We talk about the Indonesian market and CIFA with Eddy Widjanarko, current President of the Indonesian Footwear Association and CIFA.
Focus on Denmark and the Scandinavian market
We met Luca Cavinato - Deputy Secretary General of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Denmark - to discuss with him this important market with its high purchasing power, as well as its traditional focus on sustainability.
Sustainable Origin, Brazil has a plan for sustainability
More than a certification, it is a programme that guides the evolution of Brazilian footwear and component companies and, consequently, the entire production chain towards sustainable development that is good for people and good for the planet.
Discovering the Korean market
With Ferdinando Gueli, director of the Seoul office of ITA - Italian Trade Agency, we get to know the Korean market, which is becoming increasingly important and a reference point for high-end accessories.
Green Deal Industrial: The European Union’s plan for sustainable industry
The European Commission has published the Green Deal Industrial Plan with which it proposes to implement a series of strategic actions, based on four key pillars that need to be deepened, and which aim to help European industries in the process of sustainable transition in order to meet the precepts set for 2050.
Transparency in the fashion and footwear supply chain
Sustainability is a value that depends on the commitment of all actors in the supply chain, especially in the long fashion and footwear supply chain. What are the major obstacles to sustainability? Where do brands and consumers stand on this issue? How are they really implementing the virtuous choices to bring about the necessary transformation?
When fashion and art come together
An enthralling exchange between the worlds of fashion and art that mutually transcend their virtual boundaries to find fulfilment within a shared universe with a call to the past and a thrust to the future.
Momad: more and more a Lifestyle Fair
The Madrid-based trade show is increasingly focusing on lifestyle offerings from a multi-sector and international perspective, with a special focus on the Latin American market, as well as Europe.
BFSHOW, new Brazilian footwear fair, is born
Debuting next Nov. 21-23 in Porto Alegre/RS, 'Brazilian Footwear Show,' the first footwear fair organized by the Brazilian Footwear Industry Association (Abicalçados), in cooperation with NürnbergMesse Brasil.