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The Federation of Spanish Footwear Industries (FICE) nominated footwear entrepreneur Rosana Perán as the new President who will replace Marián Cano, at the helm of the association since 2020.
Lucy Reece Raybould of BFA and Guven Karaca of IDMIB offer us an overview of the accessories market in their respective countries, the development prospects and directions, as well as expectations regarding participation in the next Expo Riva Schuh & Gardabags.
Two 140 million euro projects - supported by the Recovery and Resilience Plan, APICCAPS and CTCP - with the aim of making the country the international benchmark in the development of sustainable solutions, as well as strengthening exports by investing in innovation and knowledge .
Francesco Palandrani, president of the ATEA Consortium, invites fellow entrepreneurs to believe in trade fairs, to work hard to face the digital and ecological transition, and to focus on training young people to face the beginning of the recovery with enthusiasm.
According to data from HDS/L – Federal Association of German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry, the figures of the sector are improving, imports are decreasing, while sustainable policies will be increasingly crucial.
The 6th AFRO FASHION WEEK-MILAN took place during Milan Fashion Week, and once again features talented young BIPOC designers
Production flexibility is undoubtedly one of the advantages of the South African footwear and leather goods industry. As well as the ability to interpret European taste and quality, to have sustainability issues at heart, and to be able to easily trade with the West without duties and using a good structural and logistical network.
Eighty-five Spanish brands will once again be the protagonists at the long-awaited return to the physical fair, starting from the next International Exhibition of Footwear in Milan, to present operators from around the world with their new summer collections, which are an expression of creativity, tradition, and a quality that is attentive to the environment.
Faced with the extreme global changes set into motion or accelerated by the pandemic, the CEO of Calzia-Yute de Caravaca, Salvador Gomez, underlines how Made in Spain can be the winning choice in the near future, thanks to its tradition of craft workmanship and its sustainable DNA, along with the EU’s growing interest in local production.
The magnificent Olivi Beach in Riva del Garda hosted the gala evening that was organised to mark the opening of the fair and the dinner that Assoprov dedicated to its members.
A very difficult first term, due to Covid, which pushes the Confederation to increase its lobbying activity on European institutions to protect the sector in such a delicate moment.
Double anniversary on the Brenta Riviera: the Footwear Polytechnic turns 20 and the Consortium Maestri Calzaturieri del Brenta celebrates almost a half century of activity.
The CEO of Calzia – Yute de Caravaca, as well as the director of the YOUTE Festival, tells us what the association has done in support of member businesses and how the tradition of Spanish craft workmanship and sustainability can be a concrete advantage in the difficult challenges presented by the future.
Due to Covid-19, industrial production and turnover collapsed in 2020, falling by more than a third compared to the levels reached in 20199