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Footwear - Country-of-origin labelling hits stalemate

The long-running debate over whether footwear in Europe should be labelled with its country of origin appears to have hit a stalemate now Italy’s presidency of the Council of the European Union has been handed over, reports Leatherbiz

02 Mar 2015

Counterfeiting - Fake branded shoes not the same quality of originals

The shoe industry is suffering significant loss of revenues due to the rampant selling of fake branded shoes.

02 Mar 2015

United States of America - FDRA publishes US footwear imports ranking

The Footwear Distributors and Retailers Association of America (FDRA) published its annual list ranking the ten largest footwear manufacturing countries importing into the US market. The so-called Power Rnakings.

02 Mar 2015

Colombia - Good results for leather and footwear producers

Leatherbiz reports that Colombian leather industry association Acicam has reported that production of leather and finished products in the South American country increased by 7.2% in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period the year before.

27 Oct 2014

Taiwan - Footwear manufacturer to invest in Dominican Republic

The Taiwanese shoe maker. General Shoes, is to invest US$10 million in the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic to set up a production facility in the next three years.

27 Oct 2014

China - Steady export data for leather sector

In the first half of 2014 there was positive data for China’s leather exports.

24 Oct 2014
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