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    Skechers renews eyewear license with Marcolin

    2021-11-29T15:37:00Z

    Skechers renewed its license agreement with the Italian eyewear manufacturer Marcolin for the design, production and worldwide distribution of sunglasses, optical frames and kids’ eyewear under the name of the American footwear brand. The partnership was extended to Dec. 31, 2024. Corrective eyewear sold under the Skechers brand is available ...

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    s.Oliver opens a flagship store in Moscow

    2021-11-29T15:35:00Z

    s.Oliver, the footwear brand part of the portfolio of the German footwear firm Wortmann, has opened a flagship store in Moscow. It is the brand’s 11th store in Russia and the first in the country’s capital. “We had to wait a long time before we were able to open a ...

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    Belarus may face a shoe shortage

    2021-11-29T08:37:00Z

    Nike, Lamoda, Sportmaster and Detsky Mir have notified the Belarusian government about a possible suspension of shoe exports to the country due to problems with a local labelling system that was introduced on Nov. 1. The companies complained, in particular, about issues arising from the Belarusian monitoring system, which generates ...

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    Caprice to source shoes from Sri Lanka

    2021-11-29T08:36:00Z

    Caprice, a brand of the German footwear group Wortmann, will start sourcing shoes in Sri Lanka in order to diversify its production in South Asia. The company already imports shoes from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar. From April 2022, a factory in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo will start manufacturing leather shoes ...

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    New Russian Covid restrictions hit retailers

    2021-11-29T08:36:00Z

    Most Russian regions have made it mandatory to present Covid-19 vaccination passes using QR codes to enter shopping centers and non-food retailers. So far, less than 35 percent of the Russian population has been vaccinated and the measure has drastically limited access to stores for a large swath of the ...

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    Rudholm Group acquires Euro Brand Management for sustainable packaging

    2021-11-28T08:37:00Z

    The Rudholm Group (RH), a Swedish-based supplier of garment accessories, packaging and logistical services for apparel producers, has taken over Euro Brand Management (EBM), a Munich-based company specializing in sustainable packaging and supply chain management solutions in all the segments of the footwear market. Founded in 1951 by the eponymous ...

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    Nike settles with Skechers

    2021-11-28T08:34:00Z

    Nike and Skechers have reached a settlement at undisclosed conditions of their long-standing legal battle, putting an end to three intellectual property lawsuits after the mediation of a judge for the Central District of California. The dispute started in January 2016, when Nike accused Skechers of using design elements of ...

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    New top manager and new ambitions for Footway

    2021-11-28T08:32:00Z

    Indicating that it may develop into a marketplace for other retailers, the Swedish-based Footway Group announced the recruitment of a top manager from the H&M Group, Daniel Claesson, to serve as chief commercial officer, starting next Jan. 1. He acted most recently as chief product office at the H&M Group, ...

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    New Covid-19 variant detected in Belgium

    2021-11-26T14:11:00Z

    The new variant of the Covid-19 virus has been identified in Belgium, according the health minister Frank Vandenbroucke. The variant, which was first detected in South Africa, had not yet been found in Europe. “We have a case, which has now been confirmed, of this variant. It’s someone who came ...

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    ​Farfetch to create global e-commerce fulfilment solution for luxury brands

    2021-11-25T18:42:00Z

    Farfetch, the British fashion retailer, and Clipper Logistics, a provider of e-fulfilment and returns management services, have agreed to establish a joint venture offering global e-commerce fulfilment solution for luxury brands. Farfetch and Clipper will each own 50 percent in the company. The joint venture will create a logistics offering ...

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    ​French lower house clears counterfeiting bill

    2021-11-25T16:46:00Z

    The French lower house of parliament approved on Nov. 25 a bill proposing to harshen legislation against counterfeiting. The bill was presented by two members of the house of deputies, Pierre-Yves Bournazel and Christophe Blanchet, who are part of the government coalition. However, the outcome of the bill remains uncertain ...

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    Germany does not rule out a new lockdown

    2021-11-23T10:14:00Z

    The German government cannot rule out any measure, including a lockdown, to stem the diffusion of the Covid-19 pandemic as the number of cases increase nationwide, the health minister, Jens Spahn, told the radio broadcaster Dlf. “In some states the situation is really dramatic,” he said. “We cannot rule out ...

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    Inspiramais to focus on sustainability

    2021-11-22T16:04:00Z

    Inspiramais 2023_I, which will be held on Jan. 25-26 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, will focus on sustainability and innovation. The trade show aims to bring together solutions in design, innovation and sustainability for segments such as footwear and components, clothing, furniture and jewelry in the same environment. It will present ...

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    Paciotti names Diego Dolcini head of women’s footwear

    2021-11-22T11:51:00Z

    Diego Dolcini was appointed rebranding and design director for women’s footwear at Paciotti, an Italian producer of luxury footwear. Dolcini has nearly three decades of experience in the luxury and fashion sector. According to his LinkedIn account he is creative director and owner of his namesake brand since 1994 and ...

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    Scarosso partners with Brian Atwood for high-heeled shoes

    2021-11-22T11:51:00Z

    Scarosso, a footwear company owned by the Milan-based Level Group, has teamed with the American designer Brian Atwood to launch its first collection of high-heeled shoes. Last year, Scarosso and Atwood already collaborated on a capsule collection of velvet slippers for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Scarosso produces about 90 percent ...

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    ​Gruppo Florence mulls acquisitions in footwear, leather goods

    2021-11-22T11:51:00Z

    Gruppo Florence, an Italian holding company controlling various fashion brands, is considering acquistions, especially in footwear and leather goods, the CEO Attlia Kiss told Pambianconews. He said that after completing the creation of an apparel hub, which occurred last year, “in 2022 our project will be extended to leatherwear and ...

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    Shoepassion sales above pre-Covid levels

    2021-11-22T11:50:00Z

    The Berlin-based footwear company Shoepassion said that in the third quarter overall sales were above pre-Covid-19 levels for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic last year thanks to its e-commerce business. It noted that online sales were growing at double-digit rates compared with 2019, with August up ...

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    Erem launches a new hiking boot

    2021-11-22T09:55:00Z

    Erem, a Nevada-based company founded in 2021, has unveiled a new hiking boot that is ”high on performance and low on environmental impact.” The collection launches with the men’s and women’s Xerocole and Xerocole Expedition boots, named after animals that thrive in desert environments. The uppers of the Xerocole collection ...

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    OrthoLite launches new sustainable insole technologies

    2021-11-22T09:43:00Z

    The U.S. brand OrthoLite is introducing two new sole technologies that elevate the total eco content of the insoles to 57 percent and 50 percent, respectively. The new soles, called HybridPlus-Bio and HybridPlus-Recycled, have been developed in the framework of Ortholite’s zero-waste initiative. While the “recycled” soles are made with ...

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    StockX acquires Scout

    2021-11-22T09:39:00Z

    StockX is making its first acquisition, and the target company is Scout, which has developed a the cloud-based inventory-management software topShelf. Once the deal goes through and the integration is completed, StockX will be inviting certain subscribers to use Scout’s automation, inventory management, distribution and pricing tools free of charge. ...