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S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol81 No3 March 2018

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Business Barometer: We have to try harder
- Haesloop Agencies: Still macro challenges, but strong at company level.
- Leather Basics: Price is still the major issue.
- Bella Bianca: Signs of an upturn.
- The Azula Collective: Energy, experience and optimism.
- Bass Marketing: Green shoots despite the gloom.

Second hand apparel
- Is the banning of importation of second-hand clothes and shoes a panacea to industrialisation in East Africa?.

In the news
- Police shoe scam in Kenya.
- Zimbabwe's Millennium Footwear records uptick in local demand.

- Shoepack: Making the most of your lasts.

Footwear and the environment
- Can footwear ever give waste the boot?
- 'World's most comfortable shoe' now made from SA invasive trees.
- Is algae the next big performance story in footwear?

Trade fairs and academic conferences
- UITIC: First speakers announced - Making shoes without stitching and lasting and The development of emerging business models.
- Malawi fair invitation.
- Hub facilitates East African sourcing for US companies.

Notice Board
- Obituary for Roger Benjamin.

- With store traffic down, H&M throws resources behind digital.
- How President Trump's trade wars with China and Europe could impact footwear firms.
- Crocs shoes design loses EU patent.
- Is China's manufacturing dominance dipping?

Advertisers in this Issue
Chillisource/Shoepack (7), Katz Footwear (5), PMC Group (4), Source Africa (OFC), 20th UITIC International Technical Footwear Congress (2).

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