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Judicial - Nike to sue former shoe designers

Sportswear giant Nike has filed a lawsuit against three of its former senior shoe designers, accusing them of stealing the company's commercial secrets and joining German rival Adidas...

17 Dec 2014

Nigeria - Luxury handbags make a mark overseas

Mention northern Nigeria and the first thing that may spring to mind is Boko Haram. Zainab Ashadu is hoping to change that -- by selling designer handbags.

16 Dec 2014

Colombia - Andrea Landa wins the IAF Designer Award

Leslie Holden, Head of Faculty of the departments of Design and Management at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute and head of the jury announced the winner of the IAF designer award.

08 Oct 2014

Swarovski names Designer Collective for the year

Swarovski has revealed the 15 fashion designers which are set to from the new Swarovski collective for the 15th Anniversary Year. The selected designers will be sponsored by the label for their spring/summer 2015 shows as well as their autumn/winter 2015 shows.
18 Aug 2014

Design - “Zoo Jeans” – shredded and “designed” by dangerous animals!

We have all seen trendy people wearing thread-bare jeans over the years but now, in Japan, a new approach has been taken to create the ultimate in that "distressed look" for jeans.
14 Jul 2014

Africa - UNIDO support online footwear training in Tanzania

UNIDO co-hosted a footwear pattern making training course in Tanzania in mid-June along with the Leather Association of Tanzania. Participants used newly developed online training programmes.
26 Jun 2014
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