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Agra Leather Park Construction Hurdles to be Overcome
India’s skill development minister, Mahendra Nath Pandey, assured the footwear industry on Friday that the hurdles being faced in the construction of the Agra leather park would be overcome
Dubai Developer Tight-Lipped Over Cavalli Takeover
Reported front-runners for a takeover of luxury fashion brand Roberto Cavalli, Damac Properties are remaining tight-lipped over the potential move.
Luxury sneakers leading the way for brands
With the news that the athletic footwear industry hit $19.6bn in sales for 2017 in the United States, luxury brands such as Gucci, Prada and Balenciaga are targeting the sector as a...
India opens up new footwear design centre
Hyderabad has recently seen the opening of a new footwear design centre, aimed at improving the quality and efficiency of India’s footwear industry.
Footwear producers urged to improve branding
Indonesian leather product producers were recently advised to build on the branding of their products in order to expand access to domestic and foreign markets.
Intertek opens leather and footwear testing lab in Chennai
Intertek, the multinational inspection, product testing and certification company, has recently opened a comprehensive leather and footwear testing facility in Chennai, India, to...
Leather industry challenges vegan leather claims
The Global Leather Coordinating Committee (GLCC) recently issued an open letter to Jose Manuel Martínez Gutiérrez, executive director and CEO of clothing giant Esprit Holdings, about...
Northampton's shoe heritage inspires traditional Indian footwear
Northampton's shoemaking heritage is helping to inspire an innovative redesign of traditional Indian footwear.
New TFL application lab opens
In mid-May, TFL celebrated the opening of its new TFL Application Laboratory in Elche Parque Empresarial, Alicante, Spain, which held several activities including the customer...
Best foot forward as China shifts focus
Bangladesh is poised to become an attractive destination for leather entrepreneurs as China, the world's largest footwear manufacturer, shifts its focus away from this sector.
Comesa commits to supporting leather sector SMEs
States within the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) are following up on commitments made by member governments to purchase 2% of their footwear requirements...