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.
British denim brand Lee Cooper is pushing forward with its international expansion plans with the announcement of a partnership in Colombia for Autumn/Winter 2014. The global fashion brand is teaming up with Schontal C.I. Limitada to help the denim brand to build upon its presence in the South American market.
As part of the Sensibility Campaign for the “Footwear Project and Sustainable Fashion 2020”, The Spanish Footwear Federation (FICE) has organized three free-of-charge workshops on “The Challenge of Responsible Behaviour in Spanish Fashion”.
Leatherbiz reports that luxury footwear brand Salvatore Ferragamo is opening stores in "less well-known" cities such as Surabaya in Indonesia, Yantai in China and Cartagena in Colombia this year as part of a plan to boost sales in new markets.
Footwear exports from Portugal increased by 8% to €1.70 billion in 2013, as per the data released by the Portuguese Association of Industrial Footwear, Components, Leather Goods and their Substitutes (APICCAPS).