Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 21:48English
The most important international trade fair for the volume footwear sector and the showroom for bags, leather goods and accessories will take place in January 2021, moving back to its traditional dates. This unprecedented moment in history that the world is currently going through, and the desire to adapt to the situation with the utmost flexibility and spirit of innovation, have forced Riva del Garda Fierecongressi to shift the 94th edition of and the 5th edition of Gardabags to Saturday 16th to Tuesday 19th January 2021 in the Riva del Garda Exhibition Centre.

El CTCR y la UR mejoran la fuerza de adhesión de las partes del calzado en un 110% gracias a la nanotecnología - Aplicación de plasma atmosférico sobre suela de NBR mediante brazo robótico

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 21:35Spanish
Un equipo multidisciplinar del Centro Tecnológico del Calzado de La Rioja, CTCR, y del Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica de la Universidad de La Rioja, UR, ha conseguido un novedoso tratamiento de pegado entre el corte textil (tejido parte superior) y la suela del calzado mucho más sostenible, seguro, eficiente y que, además, mejora la fuerza de adhesión en un 110%, frente a los métodos convencionales. Su aplicación más exitosa adquiere especial relevancia en el caso de las suelas de caucho NBR o SBR, dos especies de goma sintética muy utilizadas en la industria zapatera por sus excelentes propiedades en cuanto a resistencias se refiere, entre otras. Con este método, mejorado gracias a la nanotecnología, se consiguen múltiples efectos positivos ya que el grado de unión entre las dos partes es lo más alto posible, pero, además, también, se evita el empleo de los habituales pegamentos halogenados altamente contaminantes, recurriendo a una producción más limpia, más respetuosa con el medio ambiente, menos tóxica e incluso acorde al REACH (Reglamento europeo de registro, evaluación, autorización y restricción de sustancias químicas).


Monday, October 5, 2020 - 18:03English
In early 2020, over 70 Footwear students from across Europe and their teachers signed up for a challenge: participate in the second edition of the #InMyShoes Talent Shoe contest – organised in the framework of an EU Social Dialogue project promoted by Assocalzaturifici, the European Footwear Confederation (CEC) and IndustriAll Europe Trade Union – with the hopes of seeing their work make it to the finals and win the competition. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, the contestants have come up with innovative and thoughtful ideas that materialised in well-executed projects that perfectly reflect current market trends. On the 23rd of September, the Jury selected five winning teams during a final awards ceremony organized via duplex transmission from MICAM Milano. This year’s contest may be over, but the contestants’ brilliant ideas will carry through as a testament to the talent of this up and coming generation, hopefully inspiring many others to follow in their footsteps and join the footwear sector.

Deutscher Kinderfußreport 2020 in Düsseldorf präsentiert Kinderschuhe passen deutlich besser als vor zehn Jahren

Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 14:24German
Eltern legen mehr Fuß- und Schuhbewusstsein an den Tag Kompetente Beratung im stationären Handel zahlt sich aus Am 31. August wurde der Deutsche Kinderfußreport 2020 auf der Gallery Shoes in Düsseldorf vorgestellt. Zehn Jahre nach der Veröffentlichung des ersten Deutschen Kinderfußreports hat das Deutsche Schuhinstitut (DSI) erneut eine breit angelegte Fußmessaktion durchgeführt. Deutschlandweit wurden die Füße von mehr als 4.000 Kindern vermessen.

La feria italiana New Point of View by LINEAPELLE concluye, con moderado éxito, la edición de otoño invierno 2021-2022.

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 14:39Spanish
Lineapelle cumple con las expectativas marcadas tras el peor escenario que el sector de la moda podría imaginarse. Miércoles 23 de septiembre. La primera sensación es lo que cuenta, para el sector español de los componentes para el calzado, la feria italiana cumple las expectativas. Lineapelle - A New Point of View reactiva el sector, y en su primer día, sorprende por la forma prometedora en que los compradores visitaron los pabellones, stands y (finalmente) tocaron las pieles y materiales expuestos. Así, en medio de una segunda jornada de feria en la que se registró una menor afluencia de público, pero más que deseada, el sector de los componentes y la piel que se ha enfrentado con valentía ante una de las peores crisis de toda su historia, ha obtenido tras el esfuerzo buenos resultados, pues todo sacrificio bien merece una recompensa.

FASHION TRADE FAIRS ARE BACK #STRONGERTOGETHER Five days of a virtuous alliance between new ideas, business and digital initiatives

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 14:11English
Over 16,000 buyers chose to believe in the relaunch of one of ‘Made in Italy’s’ most strategic sectors. With their presence they rewarded the courage of all the exhibiting companies that chose to participate in MICAM Milano - the international footwear trade fair; MIPEL - the international event dedicated to leather goods and accessories; TheOneMilano Special featured by MICAM - the women's haut-à-porter show; A New Point Of View - the special format by LINEAPELLE, that showcased the most exclusive semi-finished leather products; and HOMI Fashion&Jewels Exhibition - the event dedicated to jewellery and wearable fashion accessories. DaTE - the salon dedicated to avant-garde eyewear, held at the ‘Leopolda’ exhibition space in Florence and closely connected to the Milan exhibitions through their common desire to work in symbiosis - also sent positive signals, with the attendance of 1,000 buyers, both Italian and foreign.

Review of “s’elections moscow 2020” Brave ‘back to business’ for the Russian Fashion market: “s’elections moscow 2020” gave the Russian order season Spring/Summer 2021 the place to meet

Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 13:52English
CPM - Collection Première Moscow was like other order fairs in the prominent ‘club’ not to take place: The Expocentre was used as back up hospital. The makers of CPM decided immediately to offer the new sub-brand “s’elections”, which was planned to be used as special event between CPMs, as concentrated alternative in a different location. Main Stage – the Moscow concert place – offered 180 brands the perfect home from 16 countries as the only live order fair of this autumn in Russia.


Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 20:53English
Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags return to analyse the most pressing and current issues for the footwear and accessories sectors, with a focus on the world of retail and changes in purchasing habits. And this will be the theme of“2020 retail update, new formats & spaces,” the second in the#PLAYfashion series of live talks,the in-depth space that supports and strengthens the exhibition organised by Rivadel Garda Fierecongressi.

the MICAM - The Italian Footwear Industry - First Half 2020

Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 22:42English
The health emergency has had major repercussions on the performance of the footwear sector in the first half of the year, with a fall in national production and company turnover in the region of -35%. In terms of consumption, household spending is down 30%, despite the big increase in online purchases (+42%) resulting from shops closing as part of restrictive measures. The post lockdown restart is proving to be extremely slow: sales in Italy are still down (-29% in quantity in May and -7% in June), whereas exports were down -27% in volume for May and June after the collapse (-50%) in the previous two months. The first six months of the year closed with across-the-board reductions for foreign sales: -22% in quantity for EU markets and -33.4% in non-EU markets, with a sharp reduction in the balance of payments surplus (-34%). The number of companies continues to fall (-77 since the start of the year) along with the workforce (-520), and concern remains high over employment figures in the coming months. Recourse to wages support soared in the leather area: +878% for the period January-June.


Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 13:40English
Manfred Junkert Managing Director Federal Association of the German Footwear and Leather Goods Industry • The corona pandemic causes a 21 percent sales collapse in the first half of 2020 • Imports and exports decline • HDS/L calls for no additional burdens to facilitate economic recovery Sales and employment trend The corona pandemic ended the upward trend that the German footwear industry had experienced in recent years. The worldwide closing of the stationary sale outlets of the specialized retail trade caused sales of the industry to collapse in the first half of 2020. Sales of German manufacturers employing at least 50 workers fell from 1.62 to 1.28 billion euros in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same period last year. This is equivalent to a sales drop of roughly one-fifth (-21.0 percent to be more precise). Domestic sales of almost one billion euros were 22.5 percent lower than those recorded in the first half of 2019. International sales fell from 269 to 232 million euros in the first half of 2020 compared to the first half of 2019.