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Footwear Industry

S&V Footwear & Leather Goods Magazine Vol82 No8 Oct 2019

IN THIS ISSUE:

Business Barometer
- Sans Singh, FST Manufacturers: Tough year, but some good signs for 2020.
- Fernand Vandenheede, Galabiss: Stick to your costings...we've hit bottom.
- Fiona Borthwick, FSP Collection: No orders in January, now we can't make enough.
- Saeed Bux, Elahi Footwear: Concern that there are no orders for 2020.

Doing Things Differently
- Veldskoen: What's in a name? A group of outsiders show the footwear industry how it's done.

Local Manufacturing
- The DTI's Master Plan: Chains, manufacturers, labour and government 'must work together'.

Opinion about the U.S. market by NPD
- The year in footwear, so far.
- Influencing up: The younger generation's impact on sustainable fashion.
- Women's handbags: The new normal.
- Sneakernomics: Back-to-school 2019 athletic footwear trends.

Online
- Digital marketing - content by Shikaar Mahabir, Activate.

Business Advice
- Special offer advice for your small business by the National Small Business Chamber.

Innovation
- Link: Part sneaker, part flip flop.
- SATRA to show PPE testing capabilities at A+A.

Sustainability and the Environment
- 7.5 tons of vinyl floor off-cuts collected, and most of it will end up in footwear sole units.

African Free Trade Agreement
- 'Get involved in devising standards,' SABS warns footwear manufacturers ahead of African free trade.

African Free Trade Agreement
- Texon highlights sustainability in new products and key appointment.

Company News
- Rugby legend gives Zambian-made Kaleza boots the thumbs up.

Notice Board
- Obituary: Mike Gedye - Always larger than life.
- Obituary: Mark Bennett - Many things to many people.



Advertisers in this Issue
Activate (2), Chillisource/Shoepack (7), Creative Leathergoods Manufacturers (6), Kaytex Belts (8), Mossop Leather (OFC), Strassberger's (9).

 

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