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S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol81 No2 Feb 2018

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Industry Barometer: Mixed Messages
- EVA Industries: Mixed bag, with exports potentially a game changer.
- FQ Manufacturers: Quicker deliveries, smaller quantities are what market wants.
- Elahi Footwear: Waiting for component prices to come down.
- Fiona Spolander Promotions: After a dismal 2017, a sense of hope - and good export sampling.
- Le Coq Sportif: Shaping up to be out best year ever.
- Amagents: Sluggish start, but improvement is possible now.

- Comesa sets aside US$2.6 million for leather and clothing sectors.

Conventions & fairs
- Global interest as UITIC attracts 95 potential papers.

Company News
- Eco Rubber: PVC capacity boosted.
- Enda: Kenyan designed and assembled running shoes to be exported to US.
- Willow: Footwear 'without boundaries'.

- VUT offers footwear training.

AGOA - US importers want Africa to succeed
- AAFA: Why Africa must be developed as major source of apparel.
- FDRA: Ethiopia has grabbed its opportunity to export footwear to the US.
- DTI: USA is SA's third biggest trading partner for imports and exports.

- Making a shoe trim using 3D CAD, by Russell Addinall, Studio Eclectica.
- Main Group Technologies to emphasis energy saving at Simac.
- Flex outlines 'the top 5 trends shaping manufacturing's future'.
- SoftWear Automation launches first sewbots for shoes.

- SARS claims victories in fight against illegal clothing and textile imports.
- Army patrols seize illegal imports on Mozambique border.

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