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At Lineapelle, Lenzing presents its innovative TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers

At the Milan fair dedicated to materials and components for footwear and leather goods, the Austrian Lenzing Group presented a completely sustainable solution that allows footwear to be entirely made, and in all of its parts, from the wood-based cellulose fibers.

Foot Locker: a record-breaking 2018

The sales revenue of the New York chain specialized in sports footwear ends 2018 with a total of 7.94 billion dollars.

Caligola ST-PLusLeather precision in cost calculation

The software for calculating consumption, Caligola ST Plus, is fitted with a specific module for leather, which integrates the powerful nesting used by Comelz on its cutting islands.

Ermenegildo Zegna: the custom MY Cesare sneaker

The world of leading brands meets the sneaker and proposes projects that focus on the same “tailor-made effect” of the clothing collections. Ermenegildo Zegna is no exception to this rule, with its “My Cesare” shoe, which was the star of the fashion show dedicated to its collection XXX.

CIMAC: the new headquarters is inaugurated

The ribbon was cut on the new CIMAC headquarters this past 24 January in Vigevano, in the presence of Mayor Andrea Sala and Assocalzaturifici President Annarita Pilotti. The entire Board of Directors of the footwear association was also in attendance, along with the local and sector press.

Not bright conjuncture for the sector: 2018 first 9 month data

This is what emerged from the sample survey conducted by the Research Centre of Confindustria Moda for Assocalzaturifici on the […]

ICF wins the Dematté Private Equity Award of the Year 2018

Yesterday evening, Thursday 13 December 2018, were awarded the prizes for the fifteenth edition of the Claudio Dematté Private Equity Award of the Year®.

New initiatives for 2019 Fimec

The largest leather footwear trade show in Latin America develops strategies in search of another successful edition

Moro Minuterie – Shine like a star

The major fashion brands are launching shoes and bags with extra-shiny metal accessories on the market: Moro Minuterie responds with the “Mirror” finish

Innovation at the forefront

Stemma expands the range and design of products injected onto the upper, for increasingly automated productions with controlled quality, without placing limits on production flexibility and the range offered

Comelz acquires 100% of Camoga



The path of growth and expansion of Comelz, which is already an expression of the Made in Italy excellence, is continuing also for external lines wanting to better equip itself to better face the new challenges on the international markets. Soon there will also be the acquisition of a Software House.




TFL eco-friendly processes for sustainable materials

In answer to the growing demand by international markets for sustainable and alternative materials to leather, TFL proposes TFL Hydro PU.

Siretessile: a newly conceived membrane at Lineapelle 2018

Since 1976, Siretessile has been in the field studying the best solutions for its customers, creating and developing technical fabrics for winter and other kinds of footwear.

Apego is awarded EcoVadis Silver Recognition Level

The company, which is a leader in the design and production of footwear moulds, underwent an assessment that monitors its environmental and social performance, obtaining CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) recognition.

An integrated approach for a more sustainable footwear

The global trends have impact in the fashion industry, including footwear, and have to be integrated in the development of new products. The market is changing as well as the preferences and behaviour of consumers. The consumer of today have access to much more information,
is more demanding and looks for fashion, difference, comfort and sustainable consumer goods.

Annie Gestroemi at White with Ramponi

Created with the aim of highlighting and giving visibility to young talents in the world of fashion, winner of the tenth edition of Premio Ramponi is Annie M. Fabbioni, who debuted at White with the new Annie Gestroemi collection.

SPOTLIGHT – WRÅD

Matteo Ward (co-founder and CEO), Silvia Giovanardi (creative director) and Victor Santiago (art and talent director) are three young entrepreneurs and the creative minds behind WRÅD, which is not only an emerging brand, but a real movement that acts as a spokesperson for important issues aimed at triggering a sustainable revolution in the fashion world.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018  “From words to action” is the theme of this year’s edition

The balance sheet on the progress made and a road map on the actions to be taken in order to change the fashion reference models were presented at the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. There is now an urgent need for companies to support and accelerate change

Scott: passion, standing side-by-side with athletes

Sixty years of innovation, technology and design at the service of bikes, motorbikes, the world of running and winter sports equipment: this is the story of Scott, a story filled with passion and constant innovation.

Michelin Soles: ad hoc solutions for the shoe

“From Tyres to soles” is the challenge that Michelin Technical Soles sets itself every day, with the intent of taking the special characteristics typical of its tyre world and transmitting them to the world of footwear.

ARSUTORIA and FDRA sign a memorandum of understanding for training courses in the USA

The Italian ARSUTORIA school will make available to US brands its many years of experience in teaching style and product engineering.

A school, a job: Lorenzo Ciminari, former student of ARSUTORIA school, at Tod’s.

The training path of Lorenzo Ciminari from the Marche region was a success. After attending the ARSUTORIA school, he completed his training at the pattern-making department of one of the most prestigious footwear brands in Italy.

Comelz multi-ply system for fabrics

Leader in cutting machines for the footwear and leathr goods industry, Comelz has developed an innovative system of multi-ply that optimizes the work phases.

Industrie Chimiche Forestali becomes ICF Group

The assets of Forestali – acquired 100% by a SPAC listed on the AIM Italia market – transforms the company into one of the few Italian chemical companies listed on the stock exchange. We focus on exports, new products and strategic aggregations.

Obuv, below forecasts

Four days of medium-fine and luxury footwear in Moscow did not completely satisfy the forecasts made on the eve of the event, with a drop-off in attendance numbers and great attentiveness to prices by buyers.

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