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MOST EXPENSIVE SHOE -$2 MILLION

Got an extra $2 million to spare? If so, you can own a piece of history by acquiring the world’s most expensive pair of shoes. The one-of-a-kind men’s smoking slippers, by Jason of Beverly Hills, a California-based custom-jewelry retailer, have broken theGuinness World Record for “The Most Expensive Shoes in the World.” The style is encrusted with more than 14,000 full-cut round white diamonds, individually set onto white gold and a Tom Ford sole. The total carat weight comes Read more…

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Spain’s shoe sector shines in black economy

Spain is the second-largest footwear producing country in the European Union after Italy, with 96.5 million pairs of shoes produced in 2013. “Made in Spain” shoes are selling well at home and abroad but success comes in part thanks to some employees working off the books to help keep costs down. The shoe sector “subscribes to the underground economy,” said Jose Maria Mollinedo of Spain’s tax inspectors union Gestha. Up to half of Spain’s shoe Read more…

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M&S supplier Tata archives social responsibility standard

As part of Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) Sustainability Management Framework Project, India-based footwear supplier Tata International Footwear has been certified ISO 26000, which outlines recommendations for making organisations more socially responsible.  Nine of M&S’s biggest suppliers in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have been selected for the project to integrate social and environmental sustainability into their business strategy using the ISO standard. The task group chair of ISO, Martin Neureiter, visited TIL in Chennai for Read more…

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ShoeKonnect in Amar Ujala Kanpur Edition – मोबाइल का बटन दबाएं, शू-इंडस्ट्री पाएं 🗺

कानपुर: शहर समेत देश भर की शू इंडस्ट्री को घरेलू और अंतरराष्ट्रीय बाजार से जोड़ने के लिए दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय के छह स्टूडेंट ने शू-कनेक्ट नाम का मोबाइल एप्लीकेशन तैयार किया है। टीम में कानपुर का एक स्टूडेंट सिद्धार्थ विज भी शामिल है। काउंसिल फार लेदर एक्सपोर्ट के सहयोग से तैयार किया गया यह एप्लीकेशन मई के पहले सप्ताह में कानपुर, आगरा और चेन्नई में आनलाइन लांच किया जाएगा। इसका इस्तेमाल पूरी तरह से निशुल्क होगा। Read more…

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Puma develops cooling technology with Jamaican athletes

Puma has unveiled a new cooling technology, PWRCOOL, which it will incorporate into a collection of thermo-regulated apparel and footwear. PWRCOOL footwear products feature a ComfortTemp tongue liner which uses a cooling print on the inside that activates with moisture.  The  collection is designed with CoolCELL wicking materials while anatomically placed air flow features offer temperature regulation. Puma tested the system with Jamaican athletes including Olympic medallist Hansle Parchment, who said: “Living and training in Read more…

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News – Tamil Nadu faces shortage of manpower, raw material in leather unit

Tamil Nadu is facing shortage of raw material and skilled manpower in the leather industry, State Rural Industries Minister P Mohan said. “The USD 12.5 billion leather industry is facing two big challenges — shortage of raw material and manpower. As the Centre for manufacturing and especially for the leather sector, Tamil Nadu has a continued need for skilled manpower”, he said. He was participating in a function to hand over certificates to candidates who Read more…

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‘New stable stage’ for China’s leather sector

A report on the China Leather Industry Association’s webpage has suggested a “stable stage of development” with sales, profits and exports expected to grow in the high single-digits this year. However, following the rapid growth in previous years, this has been described as a “new stage of stable”. At a conference in Beijing, data was presented which was described as pointing to “an unpromising future for the industry”, profit for the industry dropped to an Read more…

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Troublesome Tannery of Bangladesh

Residents of the Hazaribagh tannery area in the capital are living in inhuman condition amidst biochemical wastes discharged by the tanneries. Despite the long-standing demand to relocate the tanneries from this densely populated area, the city corporation has not taken any tangible action as yet. Piles of tannery wastes and discarded hides remain strewn all over the streets. The sewerage lines are clogged with tannery wastes and chemical-polluted water floods the streets. The air remains Read more…

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HOW TO CHOOSE BEST SHOE FOR YOUR SWEET CHILD

Once your child takes those first steps, it’s time for a pair of real shoes. Unlike “baby shoes,” which are more like slippers, first shoes will have a flexible, non-skid sole (probably rubber) and a more substantial upper. Shoes protect kids’ feet outdoors and anywhere else that could be hazardous – a splintery surface, for example. Indoors (and outdoors on safe surfaces, such as sand), it’s still a good idea to let new walkers wear Read more…

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Top London museums focus on our obsession with the shoe

Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world,” said Marilyn Monroe. Coco Chanel went further: “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.” But it was luxury shoemaker Christian Louboutin – he of the red-sole heel fame – who took the shoe to another level. “Shoes transform your body language,” he said. “They lift you, physically and emotionally.” Six months ago Harrods opened a 42,000 sq ft shoe department called Shoe Read more…

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