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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Reebok launching ‘bio-based footwear’ later this year

Reebok have announced that later this year they will be selling “bio-based footwear” – compostable shoes made entirely of plant materials. The US footwear and clothing brand – owned by the German company Adidas – has unveiled an initiative called “Cotton + Corn” where, instead of materials coming from a …

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Footwear Manufacturer

An Industry Leader In Slip-Resistant Footwear Is Taking Another Step Forward

A global leader in slip resistant footwear, announced today that it is relaunching its brand, following more than a year in which it introduced few new products and the entire company underwent an overhaul. “Work shoes do not need to be hard, heavy and ugly to be effective, but that’s …

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Fashion Footwear

Reebok’s next shoe will be made from corn

Reebok, the athletic apparel company, is creating its first shoe made entirely from biological materials. The shoe, which will be available in the fall, will have a cotton upper and a sole made from Susterra, a corn-based plastic substitute, said Bill McInnis, who heads ReebokFuture. It’s intended to be completely …

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Footwear Manufacturer

Brazilian shoe exports hit a bump in first quarter

Brazil exported 31.33 million pairs of shoes during the first three months of 2017, a 1.6% drop compared to the same quarter of last year, according to the latest data from Brazilian footwear association Abicalçados. The value of these exports was $259 million, a 14.2% increase year-on-year. Heitor Klein, president …

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Footwear brand rolls out light ‘safety-toe’ work shoe

The Wolverine Jetstream safety-toe shoe. A long-time footwear brand in the area has released its lightest-ever “safety-toe” work shoe. The Wolverine Jetstream weighs 10.7 ounces in the men’s style and 10.5 ounces in the women’s style, making it the brand’s most lightweight work shoe. The Jetstream uses a lighter Wolverine …

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