S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol80 No8 August 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

Industry Barometer: Offer more for less
Haesloop Agencies: Expecting to repeat 2016 growth.
Inno Textiles: Developing new products to combat imports.
Chimpel: Year is finishing more strongly than it started.
Evané: Sticking with leather.
Intobrands: Careful buying has been crucial.
Island Style: Functional surfwear stronger than fashion.
Just for Feet: Consumers don't have cash for high price items.

Opinion: Phillip Nutt
Nothing is written in stone.
Survival is not of the fittest, but of the most responsive to change.

Company News
SAFLIA AGM: Praise for a 'resilient bunch'.
Bata SA: Hosting global brand managers in bid to broaden brand footprint.
Katz Footwear: Willow aims for brand status.
Keystone: Launching TOMS wholesale.
Oakley: Re-launch planned for Spring 2018.
Huajian Group: Footwear factory for Rwanda.
Rarity Handbags: Best new product award at NY Now.

Technology
Shoepack: 6 ways manufacturers can improve efficiency and productivity.
These robots are using static electricity to make Nikes.

Zimbabwe economy
Economist John Robertson warns that unless the ruling party changes its policies, the IMF forecasts a repeat of 2008.

International News
How open-air shopping centres are sidestepping the mall meltdown.
Sourcing scoop: An exclusive look at how Li & Fung's Spencer Fung plans to transform fashion.
Sneakernomics: Small is the new Big.
Portuguese footwear exports on the rise.
New African nations get AGOA trade benefits, others at risk.
Textile exports at forefront of UN sanctions on North Korea.



Advertisers in this Issue
Aerosoft (3), Aerofit (4), Aeroslops (6), Chillisource/Shoepack (8), C.Y. Lin/ZaH 7, 8), Dolce Vita/Foot Focus (2), Jellos (5), Katz Footwear/Willow (OFC), Tuftex (6).