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Industry News Friday 30th of September 2022
ReCork Develops Carbon Negative Midsole Material

Canadian footwear group Sole has launched a shoe under its ReCork brand using technology it claims is a high performance, low footprint alternative to carbon-intensive fossil fuel foams.By Michelle Russell

Industry News Thursday 29th of September 2022
Experts Rule Rumoured Brand Divestment by JD Sports Sensible

A rumoured decision to offload lagging brands would be a “good move” for JD Sports, industry experts have told Just Style.By Hannah Abdulla

Industry News Wednesday 28th of September 2022
Columbia Sportswear Eyes US$4.7bn Sales by 2025 under Growth Plan

Columbia Sportswear Co, has said it is eyeing sales of up to US$4.7bn in 2025, a three-year CAGR of 9-11% as it unveils its new three-year growth targets.By Hannah Abdulla

Industry News Monday 26th of September 2022
New Balance, Wolverine Worldwide join NFW Footwear Collective

Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) has confirmed a slew of footwear brands including New Balance and Wolverine Worldwide have joined its ecosystem of plastic-free performance material solutions, in a bid to drive the industry toward naturally circular, susta…

Industry News Friday 23rd of September 2022
Asics Rolls out ‘World’s Lightest’ CO2E Sneaker

Japanese sportswear giant Asics has launched what it says is the lightest ever CO2E emissions sneaker on the market.

Industry News Thursday 22nd of September 2022
Textile Exchange in Upgrade to Boost Organic Cotton Integrity

The Organic Cotton Standard (OCS) is undergoing a change which, from the beginning of December, will mean all site inputs from the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) will be required to provide traceability of all transaction certificate data back…

Industry News Wednesday 21st of September 2022
Vibram x Roa Hiking: CAVE, the New Capsule Collection that Evolves the Concept of Hiking Sneakers

Inspired by the striking atmosphere of caves, it is the new collection of urban outdoor footwear born from the collaboration between the worldwide leader in high-performance rubber soles and the Italian brand of urban/outdoor footwear.Once again renew…

Industry News Tuesday 20th of September 2022
Nike Unveils Robot-powered System to Extend Life of Footwear

Sportswear brand Nike, Inc. is debuting a robot-augmented system in the Nike Town London store that is designed to clean and repair footwear with selected customisations in a bid to extend its lifecycle. Nike, Inc, (Nike) explains the robot-powered sy…

Industry News Monday 19th of September 2022
Global Footwear Manufacturing is Shifting from China to Vietnam

China, the world’s leading producer of footwear, has Vietnam hot on its heels. Ranking second place, Vietnam exports over 1 billion pairs of footwear every year, and its output is steadily increasing. New data from Research and Markets show Vietnams …

Industry News Friday 16th of September 2022
Allbirds, NFW Unveil Plastic-free Plant Leather ‘Material First’ for Footwear

Eco apparel and footwear brand Allbirds in partnership with material innovation company Natural Fiber Welding (NFW) have debuted what is described as a material-first in footwear - a plant leather that is 100% plastic-free and vegan.

Industry News Thursday 15th of September 2022
A Footwear Innovation Center in Quanzhou named as provincial Innovation Center

The Innovation Center of High-end and Eco Footwear and Apparel Manufacturing in Quanzhou city (hereinafter referred to as "Innovation Centre") was selected as provincial manufacturing innovation center. Supporting by China Research Institute…

Industry News Friday 9th of September 2022
Anta, Aokang, and Jinho Selected as Top 500 Chinese Private Manufacturing Enterprises in 2022

The 24th large-scale private enterprises survey has organized by the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. A total of 8,602 enterprises with an annual operating income of more than 500 million yuan participated. The entry threshold of the top…

Industry News Thursday 8th of September 2022
Zalando, Decathlon Accelerate Circularity through Reshoes Initiative

Zalando and Decathlon are among four brands to have joined forces on a new programme – Reshoes – aimed at accelerating the circularity of the footwear industry.

Industry News Wednesday 7th of September 2022
Wenzhou Achieves CNY 13.5 Billion in Footwear Export in H1

According to Wenzhou Customs statistics, Wenzhou has exported more than CNY 13.5 billion of footwear products in the first half of this year, up more than 40% year-on-year. Wenzhou is well known as Chinas shoe capital, so the situation of the footwear…

Industry News Tuesday 6th of September 2022
Webinar Held for Promotion of Ethiopian Finished Leather Products

On August 25, 2022, a promotion webinar for Ethiopian finished leather was hosted by the Ethiopian Embassy in China and Psearcher. Representatives from the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Regional Cooperation, Ethiopian Leather Association, Ethiopian …