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EU funded report accuses Italian tanners of illegal practices

An EU financed report from campaign group, Change your Shoes, claims to put the spotlight on the tanneries located in the Italian district of Santa Croce, accusing them of illegal work practices and bad environmental management. The findings of the report have been strongly contested by European Confederation of Tanners’ Associations, COTANCE, the European Confederation of Footwear Associations, CEC and the Italian Tanners’ Association, UNIC who are exploring their legal options in response to the report. 

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CEC proposes the formation of International Footwear Forum

The 2014 World Footwear Congress held in León, Guanajuato, México took place November 24-25, and included major footwear stakeholders from around the world. Following the congress, the European Confederation of the Footwear Industry (CEC) proposed the launch of an International Footwear Forum to reinforce dialogue and commitment between the worldwide footwear associations and confederations. 

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