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S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol81 No1 Jan 2018

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Industry Barometer: Mixed Messages
- A Greenaways (Natal): Where to next for fashion ideas?
- Galabiss: More positive, but worried about lack of forward planning.
- Dangee Carken: If these were the bad times, the good times will be mind blowing.
- TFG: Still room to grow in SA.

Opinion: A sad farewell to Phillip Nutt
- Our long-time columnist died unexpectedly early this year. A final column, and a tribute from Lionel Astill.

- 20 graduate from design course.

Company News
- Vermont Leathercraft Manufacturers returns to fashion market with Mintaka brand and online retail.
- Outdoor footwear range La Sportiva moves to Adventure Inc.

- Shoepack: New Year, new processes - make date integrity a priority.
- Growing feet? Try expandable shoes.

Trade fairs
- Registration open to attend CLE Leather & Footwear Expo.
- Gardabags to run alongside Expo Riva Schuh from June.
- Leatherworld Middle East 'at the regional epicentre of business and fashion'.
- Momad Shoes is the main showcase for the Spanish footwear industry.

Notice Board
- Obituary: Jim Butterworth.
- Retirement: Leon Volschenk, Leo D'Mar.

Publication dates 2018
- Material deadlines and publication dates for S&V Footwear & Leather Goods, S&V African Leather, S&V Protect, S&V Weekly Newsletters, and the S&V Directory and Calendar in 2018.

- Expanding consumer base lures investors, says African Business Magazine.

International News
- Amazon 'took 4% of all US retail sales in 2017'.
- US Army to test new jungle boots.
- Italy: Confirmation of positive signs in first 9 months, flat thereafter.
- People are buying more clothes and shoes online - and returning even more there, too.
- Why footwear trails clothing when it comes to sustainable supply chains.
- Top 12 compliance shifts in 2017.

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Chillisource/Shoepack (10), CLE Leather & Footwear Expo (4), Leatherworld Middle East (6), 20th UITIC International Technical Footwear Congress (2).

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