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Pandemic restrictions slow growth of retail imports

Growth in imports at the U.S.’ largest retail container ports has slipped from double to single digits as a result of continued pandemic-related supply chain disruptions, according to the National Retail Federation’s Global Port Tracker report.


Deckers Brands partners with FDRA as sustainability partner

The U.S. footwear and apparel manufacturer Deckers Brands has become a 2021 Sustainability Strategic Partner for Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA). As a partner, the company will work together to drive change within the footwear and apparel industry.


New research on behaviour of Covid-19 on leather footwear

Researchers have endeavoured to understand how the coronavirus behaves on leather to help the footwear industry recover from the effects of Covid-19. The team at De Montfort University in Leicester (DMU) worked with the British Footwear Association (BFA), which represents the smallest artisan shoemakers to the largest and best-known brands in the world, to test samples of the most popular leathers used for shoes.