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Footwear Design - Mara Hoffman x Havaianas

Designer Mara Hoffman has joined forces with Brazilian footwear maker Havaianas to launch a limited edition line of flip-flops.
04 Apr 2014

Central America - Brazil continues commitment to Nicaragua

Brazilian footwear manufacturer Tecshoes has announced its intention to double the capacity of its operations in Nicaragua by 2015, increasing its production lines from five to ten, giving it a capacity of 10,000 pairs per day, reports Leatherbiz
01 Apr 2014

European Union: Import duties on Vietnam footwear lowered to 3% - 4%

The European Union is reducing from 13% - 14% to 3% - 4% the import duty on footwear from Vietnam. The aim of this change is to bring the exports of this Asian country into line with the General System of Preferences (GSP) in the EU.
19 Mar 2014

CTC Indonesia launched

CTC, the Worldwide Leader in Quality Assurance for the leather, leather goods, footwear, textile and fashion industries, continues to serve manufacturers and brands globally with its international expansion and development of its South-East Asia Hubs with the opening of CTC Indonesia.
18 Mar 2014

Colombia - Footwear industry looks to recuperate 80% of national market

Colombian footwear manufacturers are looking to recuperate a predominant national market share. In recent years they have been dislodged from the number one position by an invasion of Asian imports that has caused widespread damage to the Colombian sector.
17 Mar 2014

Spain: Record footwear exports in 2013

Spanish footwear exports reached a record figure of €2.26 billion in 2013 which is a 10.3% increase over the performance in 2012. The Spanish Footwear Federation (FICE) classifies this figure as “very positive” although it noted that in the final quarter of the year growth had slowed a little.
11 Mar 2014
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