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India’s footwear industry gets boost from Chennai leather lab

Testing group Intertek has opened a leather and footwear testing facility in Chennai, India, to support the country’s growing footwear industry. The lab, which offers safety and performance testing, was inaugurated by Padma Shri Mecca Rafeeque Ahmed, chairman of the Council for Leather Exports and Farida Group. Manish Kumar, a regional director at Intertek, said: “South India is one of the major footwear production centres in India and this lab will play a significant role Read more…

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Bulgar’s Beware – World First crime fighting shoe scanner is here!

They don’t have a nickname for it yet, but it’s the new star of Colindale police station in north London. It’s a box that looks a bit like a bathroom scale with hazard patterning, and it has singlehandedly nabbed 71 burglars in the past eight months. It’s their new footwear-scanner and for now it is unique. Soon, though, it will be a basic part of many custody officers’ procedures: fingerprints, photograph, DNA, shoe-print. The plan Read more…

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Good Opportunity for Footwear Technologist in India

Shoes today mean more than just footwear. With ­growing demand, the scope of work for a footwear technologist has also become wider. A footwear technologist not only designs footwear product according to ­fashion trends but also decides on the materials to be used. According to a study titled Indian Footwear Industry: An Analysis released by The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India, the sector growing at a compound annual growth rate of about Read more…

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Footwear,Bangle Manufacturers not following fire safety norms. 🗺

Agra/Firozabad: More than one-third of the footwear manufacturing factories in Agra have not been following fire safety norms, say fire department officials. Similar is the case for glass and bangle-makers in Firozabad, where nearly 200 small and big setups do not have safety measures in place. More than one third of the footwear factories running in Agra are facing serious fire hazard as they have not taken fire safety certificates from chief fire office of Read more…

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HIDESIGN returns to footwear segment and outsources its production.

There was a time when Dilip Kapur, President of Hidesign, was passionate about designing sandals and shoes. But it was in the leather bags and accessories segment where the Puducherry-based company crafted its name. Years later, Kapur’s Hidesign is once again stepping into the footwear segment with a limited range of men’s and women’s formal and casual shoes. Selective launch “Initially, the footwear range will be available across 30 of our stores in 10 large Read more…

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Information :- Footwear Trade Fair Calender 2014-15

  Trade fairs serve as an essential medium of product display and presentation for the shoe and footwear industry. These trade fairs help expand sales for exhibitors and visitors find right product, promote flow of design trends and avail consultancy to the needy firms among other things. Various countries host a variety of such fairs to facilitate trade between industries and countries. Here we have reproduced an exhaustive list of major shoe and footwear fairs across the world that businessmen Read more…

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News Update : Europe will host the first edition of the International Footwear Forum

Paris, France – In September 2015, Europe will be the venue for the first edition of the International Footwear Forum, a meeting point for representatives of footwear associations and chambers from around the world that aims at promoting dialogue and collaboration for the benefit of global businesses. The Members of the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) agreed today in Paris to organize the first edition of the International Footwear Forum in Milan, Italy Read more…

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Broken Heels? No Problem. Introducing the new convertible heel that lets you change the style and height.

Yes, it is true. Now you can customize your heels at just a click of a button! Most women have known the frustrated feeling of nursing the broken heel of a irreplaceable shoe. Or perhaps even experienced the struggle of finding footwear that is appropriate for all occasions. Tanya Heath Paris has revolutionized women’s footwear with her collection of shoes that feature an interchangeable heel. The brands’ tagline correctly says “Same shoe, different heels, endless possibilities”. More about Read more…

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Innovation : These Shoes Are Made From a Single Piece of Plastic

The creation of shoes is actually quite complex! Soles, upper, insoles and the other basic components of a shoe construction are expensive enough for the manufacturer without counting the additional costs of making it more attractive or jazzy. Solution? Israeli designer Lou Moria wants to cut down these costs by manufacturing cheap shoes, each out of a single piece of plastic! His new creation, the plastic slippers shown above, can be produced quickly and reasonably. It requires a single Read more…

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