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S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol90 No6 June 2024

IN THIS ISSUE:

03 Upfront
- SA’s Chinese-owned factories: Frequently overlooked, but they shouldn’t be.
- Hi-Tec’s acquisition of Trappers – incremental improvements, not rapid growth, says Hi-Tec CEO Gary de Vogel.
- Paragon adds PPE reseller division to footwear factory.

07 Sportswear
- The Comrades Expo and Marathon – the shoe count: It’s still Asics’ show.
- Technical running exhibitors – Tifosi: Getting it ON.
- Falke: Clawing back market share with Mikado brand.
- The non-athletic exhibitors at Comrades.
- Waterkloof Golf Club opts for petrol carts over electric.

14 Headlines with Tinashe Mandirahwe
- Birkenstock shines, but let’s not forget the journey.
- Hoka – from running niche to lifestyle phenomenon.
- Under Armour’s struggle to regain its premium status.

21 Italy
- Italian footwear industry: Turnover and exports fall in first quarter.

23 Notice Board
- Retirement: Gerald Naidoo, outgoing general secretary of the National Bargaining Council of the Leather Industry of SA.



Advertisers in this Issue
Afro-Thai Industries/Aerosoft (09), Arena Trim (18), BBF Safety Group (05), Freestyle Genuine Handcrafted Leather (02), FrontierCo/Busby (07), Haesloop Agencies (15), Kaliber (05), Kaytex Belts (13), Leather Finishing Products (20), LGB Distributors/Admiral (06), Palm Footwear (OFC), Saddler Belts (04), SAFLEC (16), S&V Calendar (01), S&V Directory (17), Shotland Packing (22), Smerilli Design Manufacturing (11).

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