In a first-ever effort to foster greater collaboration between the E.U. and U.S. apparel and footwear industries, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) will host a two part webinar series that explores market access opportunities across the United States and the European Union.
Hermes CEO Patrick Thomas has recently told Bloomberg that he is confident in the Hermes business model, which is based on quality and creativity. He indicated that the recent slowdown in leather goods was due to production constraints — leather factories were closed in August, so no production — and not a demand issue. Thomas said that Hermes’ China performance is outstanding with growth exceeding 20 percent.
Chun Powhughe, the 60-year-old co-owner of Kim Brothers at Jor Bagh in New Delhi, is as comfortable as an old shoe in his 300 sq ft store that is brimming over with his own brand of handcrafted shoes and hundreds of old Louis Vuittons, Tod's and Christian Louboutins.