All news categorized as "Materials and Technology"
The future of bonded leather: the entire shoe

With almost 80 years of experience, Ledertech is one the main manufacturers of bonded leather, a quality material that the German company now proposes also for uppers

This leather stirs up emotions

Known as the “Black Diamond of Leather”, it won the Leather Handle Prize given during the latest PremiÈre Vision Leather. It is the leather of Himeji Kurozan

Large and sporty, precious and flashy

The RiRi accessories explore extremes to give life to the 2017/18 A/W trends that are not afraid to flaunt their character

A new range of patent leather

Tata International presents “Primomino”, a new range of patent leather

Schmid and Arsutoria School, quality and creativity together at Lineapelle

The Schmid stand at Lineapelle displayed the creations of young designers who trained at the Arsutoria School, one of the most important fashion schools in the footwear and leather goods industry, made with the finest materials from the milanese company.

Davos: Laser Luxor Line

A customizable product that Davos Spa has created specifically for the market of women’s footwear, which immediately captured the interest of leading brands of footwear

Brustia-Alfameccanica: innovative technology for the footwear industry

Brustia-Alfameccanica has always been a synonym for innovation. The X-ray scanner for quality control and the new heel nailing machine are a proof of that

Lanxess presents the new trends for the AW 2017/18

The new Autumn/Winter trends by Lanxess, the German-based chemical company, are characterised by a very Italian taste

Fainplast makes its debut at Lineapelle with EVATech

Made in the new factory of Ascoli Piceno, the BRAND new material is versatile and suitable for the footwear industry

Lampa: Best Fashion Accessories

Technology, innovation and high quality are the values of Lampa, specialized in the design, prototyping and manufacture of buttons and accessories for fashion and footwear

Davos: in the name of continuity

DAVOS presents the new collection F/W 2017/18

Hawai Italia: an insert capable of revolutionizing footwear

Hawai Italia’s ProAir Waterblock® is a breathable insert that ensures total impermeability and maximum ventilation


There is no doubt that the theme of sustainability is hot, very hot, that it cuts across many sectors and increases the attention span of consumers.

Footwear manufacturing processses and environmental aspects

Sustainability, it’s about progress not perfection

The founder of MaterialsMove, sustainability researcher at Nike for 20 years, shows challenges and benefits offered by sustainable products.

Ramponi, the commitment to sustainability continues

The new edition of the 2015 social report has been published. After the launch of the project two years ago, the Lombard company shows to be willing to eagerly continue its commitment to social and environmental respect

Finproject: Outsoles for eco-friendly shoes

Finproject has always focused on the protection of human health and the environment at every level of its organisation

STEP to SUSTAINABILITY – Sustainable Footwear Samples

The principal objective of the STEP to SUSTAINABILITY (S2S) project is to define the skills of a new professional profile in footwear companies, who can work on sustainability on every front.

Corporate Social Responsibility Practice

What drives the change in footwear enterprises towards sustainability, competitiveness, and innovation is the commitment for applying the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) practices in their daily activities.

Sustainable Footwear Manufacturing Technologies and Processes

Step 2 Sustainability started out with a survey to identify the training needs of footwear companies in terms of sustainable manufacturing. The survey analysis resulted in a list of issues causing problems regarding sustainability.

Health and Safety at Work (HSW) in Footwear Industry

Unit presents a comprehensive overview of the issue of health and safety at work (HSW, abbreviation OSH – Occupational Health and Safety is also common), including links to legal requirements (laws, government regulations, decrees).

The REACH Regulation in the footwear industry

REACH (Regulation no 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council) is the European regulation relative to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals.

The best tools for “building” shoes – Bombelli

Bombelli Giancarlo s.p.a., a long tradition at the service of footwear manufacturers now guided, with a feminine touch, towards a future characterized by technological innovation.

“Anodized” finishing for small metal parts – Moro Minuterie

Footwear and leather goods can now be enriched by beautiful and original eyelets, hooks, buckles and studs. In fact, Moro […]

Kenda Farben, not only quality but also sustainability

Environment, safety and social responsibility are issues that affect all chemical companies, in particular KENDA FARBEN

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Jun 12, 2019

Arsutoria 440 – Soles & Heels Download

Arsutoria 440 includes the Focus Report on Soles & Heels. Please register your email and download it for free!

Jun 11, 2019

Desma breaks ground and inaugurates the ‘Factory of the Future’

The worldwide leader for plants, machinery, automation solutions and moulds for industrial footwear production gets ready to face new challenges in the global market with the construction of a new factory designed to reflect cutting-edge LEAN production methods: 12,000 square metres of production plus 4,500 square metres of office space in Achim, Germany, will be up and running by Fall 2020.

Textiles on the foreground [Special Textiles 2019]

In recent seasons the world of footwear and accessories has been characterised by a different momentum in the use of materials

Jun 10, 2019

Guide to textile trade fairs: which one to choose? [Special Textiles 2019]

A brief key to interpretation of the most important events of the complex panorama of the textile sector

Jun 10, 2019

Fairs and events of the textile field [Special Textile 2019]

An analysis of the most interesting trade fair events in the textile world