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Chinese footwear group Huajian has signed a 15-year lease on an industrial park in Ethiopia, with buildings earmarked for shoe and leathergoods production.
Sustainability has become a hot button issue in the footwear industry, but defining and measuring environmentally-sound practices is one of the movement’s biggest challenges.
Sportswear brand Adidas introduces Futurecraft.Loop, sneakers made from only one recyclable material, eliminating the need to disassemble the shoe before reuse.
The town of Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, located in France’s Allier department, has been a trusted manufacturing location for Louis Vuitton for nearly thirty years and now the luxury brand is preparing to further expand its footprint there.
A new leather product manufacturing facility is to be opened in Nairobi in July. The facility, which will make shoes, belts and handbags, is located in the Kariokor district of the Kenyan capital.
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