Learn2Work will bring new young talent to Footwear Manufacturing

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 20:19English
At a time when youth unemployment remains high in many European countries, an ambitious European project titled “Learn2Work”, funded by the Erasmus+ programme, is working to deliver an innovative training methodology to attract young people and prepare them with the technical and soft skills required by the globalised working environment. The training will provide young people with new career options and the opportunity to work in the footwear sector where there is currently a high demand for workers with specific technical knowledge and skills.

theMICAM: the 83rd edition closes with attendance up 5% at 44,610

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 17:25English
Pilotti: “Synergy is the winning card to revive the Italian footwear industry” International footwear show theMICAM closes the doors of its 83rd event today at Fiera Milano (Rho) with certified attendance of 44,610 (up 5% on the edition of February 2016), comprising 26,505 international (up 8%) and 18,105 Italian visitors (up 1.2%). 1,405 exhibitors attended, 795 of which were Italian and 610 international, for an industry boasting a turnover of 14 billion euros.

theMICAM is renewed under the aegis of excellence and welcomes some of the biggest names in fashion

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 13:12English
1,405 companies present (795 Italian) with the best the world has to offer. Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada and Tod’s join in a networking project alongside a new area dedicated to emerging designers. Completely renovated exhibit layout. Presentation of the show’s new image, tied in with Italy’s greatest work of literature.

Gallery SHOES - Igedo Company takes over responsibility for the shoe sector

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 12:34English
// Gallery SHOES launch from August 27 – 29, 2017 // Igedo Company takes over responsibility for the shoe sector // Project Management in the proven hands of Ulrike Kähler As part of the GDS opening press conference, which was befittingly held at Areal Böhler, the Igedo Company had the new Project Director Ulrike Kähler present what the future of the shoe trade show will look like in Düsseldorf.

What do consumers look for in terms of comfort in shoes?

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 14:02English
The European Confederation of the Footwear Industry will present, at the Press Walk of the upcoming GDS Shoe Fair in Düsseldorf, the results of a survey to consumers indicating their needs and desires in terms of comfortable and fashionable shoes. The survey is part of the European Erasmus+ project, Fit to Comfort, whose objective is to develop a professional qualification profile and training programme that will fill the current skills and competences gap in comfortable footwear manufacturing in Europe.

Kick-off Meeting of New Erasmus+ Project on Digital Skills for Textile, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear Industries

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:05English
Under the new Erasmus+ project “Digital TCLF 2025”, the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry and its project partners will help the textile, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) sectors benefit from digitalisation along their value chains by delineating the digital skills and emerging occupational profiles which will boost their competitiveness. The project is an initiative of the recognised social partners in the TCLF sectors at European level and was launched at its kick-off meeting in Brussels on 20 January 2017.


Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 18:32English
The 32th edition of the India International Leather Fair (IILF) February 01-2-3, 2017, a flagship leather event of the India Trade Promotion Organisation(ITPO) at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai. This year, the theme ‘Enabling Leather’ highlights overview of a greener leather sector. Approved by the UFI, the annual Leather Fair accelerates the growth of the industry by way of promoting vendor development, backward and forward linkages, and in exploring marketing opportunities.

High-End Shoe Project creates a new Qualifications Profile in Luxury Footwear Manufacturing

Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 16:29English
European Excellence in manufacturing luxury and high-end shoes will soon be given a boost thanks to a new training programme developed under the European Erasmus+ funded project High-End Shoe (HES). The first step has recently been completed with the design of a new qualification and occupational specialised profile, the Luxury Footwear Manufacturing Technician, that includes the specific skills, knowledge and competences required. European footwear companies will soon be able to benefit from this innovative training course that will contribute to strengthening the high-added value and competitiveness of European luxury footwear.

Expo riva schuh: The 87th edition looks to the future of the Footwear sector, inside and beyond the web.

Friday, January 13, 2017 - 12:10English
E-commerce, constant inter-connection between on-line and off-line distribution and buyers that rely increasingly on multiple channels and devices: Expo Riva Schuh has its sights set on the latest evolutions in the worldwide footwear market, which opens its 87th edition with a chance to discuss the recent development of on-line phenomena and their impact on the footwear sector. Flexibility is the key word, both in supply strategies and also in the dynamic between producer and purchaser.


Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 13:34English
The association continues to promote local development with concrete acts and projects The Regional hospital of Marche in Fermo will be able to offer greater comfort for patients in the months to come. Assocalzaturifici has donated 10 new beds for patients in the hospital, which is particularly important for the people of the town of Amandola.