Fashion Footwear

Indian shoemaker Woodland plans grand global expansion

After nearly a two-decade hiatus, Harkirat Singh, the managing director of Woodland, is plotting to return to the footwear market in Canada, a country he exited after competition from China made his business unviable. In his sights are also Russia, South East Asia, Africa, Australia and South America, among other regions. “With our kind of shoes, we have an edge in international markets. We know our products so well,” says Singh. But knowing the product Read more…

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Lonzo Ball has unveiled his first shoe and it comes with a $495 price tag

One week after it was reported that Nike, Under Armour, and Adidas were spurning Lonzo Ball as a potential athlete endorser, the UCLA product has unveiled his first shoe under his family’s own brand, Big Baller Brand. And it costs $495 (not a typo). Here is the shoe, dubbed the ZO2 , not to be confused with a son of Alonzo Mourning. Here is a closer look at the back of the shoe and the Read more…

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Leather technology and its potential in Kashmir

The present article entitled “leather technology and its potential in the valley” deals with an analytical study of the challenges and opportunities of the leather industry in Kashmir. In the recent future, this industry can play a commendable role in the economic development of the state, as it affords great potential for exports and employment generation. The leather industry is particularly an export-oriented one, as more than 90 percent of its total production in India Read more…

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Kanpur leather units scout land in Bengal

Kolkata, Apr 30 (PTI) Tanneries of Kanpur were keen to set up units in West Bengal and looking for lands in the state following problems of raw material sourcing in Uttar Pradesh. “Some 20 or 25 tanneries have shown interest to open their units here because of problem to get raw materials in Uttar Pradesh. They are looking for land or taking over existing units,” Calcutta Leather Complex Tanners Association president Ramesh Juneja told PTI. Read more…

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Fashion Footwear

How Adidas is trying to catch Nike in the footwear race

While Adidas is one of the dominant players overseas, it has struggled to gain ground in the United States and the rest of North America. Now it’s looking to topple its biggest competitor and corner the U.S. market for footwear. It’ll be tough, to say the least: In 2016, Nike (NKE) controlled just over half of that market, according to NPD, which tracks the retail industry. Adidas controlled about 7%, while Under Armour (UA) had Read more…

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Shot in the arm for leather industry in Tamil Nadu as tannery residual salt can be processed, marketed

CHENNAI: In a major breakthrough for the leather industry in Tamil Nadu, which contributes 40 percent of the country’s $6 billion leather exports, scientists of the Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI) and Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Institute (CSMCRI) in Bhavnagar in Gujarat, have discovered a novel method that converts waste residual salt into saleable raw material. The State was staring at a major environmental hazard as nearly one lakh tonnes of residual salt Read more…

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Manohar Lal Khattar bats for leather industry in Karnal

CHANDIGARH: Though the Haryana government passed the most stringent cow protection law in the country in 2015 with rigorous imprisonment of up to 10 years, now chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is acting as a catalyst for the growth of leather industry with a proposal to set up national design studio (NDS) for research on leather products at his hometown Karnal. With a communique addressed to Union minister of commerce and industry Nirmala Sitharaman, Khattar Read more…

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India’s leather exports to touch $27 bn by 2020

Council for Leather Exports (CLE) has estimated that India’s leather exports will peak to USD 27 billion by 2020, from the present level of USD 5.89 billion, given proper encouragement and support. Explaining the insignificant share of India’s exports to the CIS region, Chairman, CLE, Mukhtarul Amin said, “The combined annual import value of leather, leather products and footwear by CIS was about USD 6 billion.” Underscoring that leather trade between the two regions can Read more…

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SK Money

ShoeKonnect Introducing SK Money (Now do business with anyone on our platform without any Payment risk)

SK Money(ShoeKonnect Money) What is SK Money  SK Money will help in securing payments for buyers and sellers while doing business on Shoekonnect. Case 1  Mahesh footwear post the requirement of 500 TPR sole on Shoekonnect’s requirement section, Tanmay soles put the inquiry, Buyers and sellers agree on pricing, lead time and quality but the question arises of payment, in that case, buyer or supplier can use SK Money for payment assurance. Case 2  Ravi Read more…

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Fashion Footwear

Casual shoe market for men in India is the fastest growing yet depends on physical stores

About five years back, formals used to be about 60% of total non-sports men’s shoe market. With the changing fashion trends in office wardrobe casuals have grown big time and have achieved 60% of the market.Business Insider caught up a chat with Deepak Chhabra, MD of Crocs India to understand the casual shoe market dynamics in India. The most popular product of the brand Clogs is a casual shoe, which is stylish and preferred by Read more…

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