CONTENTS (K R Vijayan)

Dated 25th November 2014
We have been invigorated by the heady success of the 33 rd International Footwear
Conference (IFC) held recently in Agra. It was aptly described as “the Best ever IFC
event held” and our encomiums to the Council for Leather Exports for their excellent
organization. This conference gave us a rare insight into the status of the Footwear Industry of the Asian giants and will help us in shaping our ‘Vision’ for the future. A brief
overview of the 33rd IFC is covered in this issue.
This issue is very informative as we have packed in write-ups on a host of events both
current and impending. First Up is the MODEUROP Colour Trends for the Spring Summer
2016 season with details on the ‘Colour Perspectives’ and India’s winning colours at the
MODEUROP Roundtable and Colour Club meeting held in Germany.
The Trend Seminar presented by LINEAPELLE supported by the CLE, ISF and IFLMEA was an outstanding success and we carry a brief report on this event.
The DESIGN AWARD 2015 and the International Footwear Design Competition 2015 has been announced and
we bring to you, in this issue, detailed information on the background, award categories and methodology of
participation in these Awards.
The CSIR-CLRI India Design Club has been a ‘window to International Fashion’ and the Membership for the
year 2015 has been announced and we feature the entitlements and calendar of events of the Design Club.
The 29th India International Leather Fair (IILF) is round the corner and we are providing information of the Fair
and details of ISF’s participation at IILF 2015.
‘Rising Kerala 2015’ - an International Industrial Exhibition under the leadership of KSSIA, CIFI and FDDC at
Calicut is being held on 25th and 26th November 2014 and this issue features details on this Exhibition.
The National and International Trade News is also featured in our Snippets for your ready reckoning.
We hope that this issue would be very useful to you and will keep you updated on the National and International Happenings in our Sector.
(K R Vijayan)
page 02
Cambrella - The inside story
page 07
Colour Trends for MODEUROP SS16 season page 04
Design Award 2015
page 08
Indian Footwear Brands
page 05
Window to International Fashion
page 10
International Market News
page 06
Raising Kerala
page 11
IILF 2015
page 07
International Footwear Congress
page 12
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LINEAPELLE Trend Seminar:
co-organised by ISF
For the 1st time, LINEAPELLE, Italy presented a Trends Seminar in Chennai supported by the Council for
Leather Exports (CLE) in association
with Indian Shoe Federation (ISF) and Indian Finished Leather
Manufacturers & Exporters Association (IFLMEA).
Miss Martina Ballarino and Miss Milena Buttarello, Fashion Experts from LINEAPELLEspoke on:
1. Colours
2. Leathers & Materials
3. Textures
4. Textiles
5. Components
6. Styles in Footwear & Bags
A selection of leather, textiles and accessories were on display.
The LINEAPELLE seminar was held on Friday, 21st November 2014 at Hotel TAJ Coromandel, Chennai.
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Colour is light
The LINEAPELLE Fashion Experts spoke on “Light as the underlying theme of the season, and the perceptive
and sensorial aspects of light will let us see the future with fresh eyes.”
2015 will be the “International Year of Light“ they added.
The ranges explore the different effects of light on things:
The faded colours of the winter will take on sophisticated tones; the intense colours will be warm and
dense. The absence of light will inspire the dark shades of greys and violets, explored in all their declinations, extending into brown. Materials take centre stage this season, forms move towards simplification and
find new life in their material nature. Light creates precious surfaces, which bring added value to products:
new opacities and shine, effects playing with sharp focus and out of focus, softness and construction. New
décor evokes the magnificence of the Renaissance, but with a sacrilegious approach and an unexpected evolution into Rock. Technology and experimentation meet craftsmanship. Modernity is embraced within two other key concepts: season no season and sustainability.
There was an excellent participation from the Industry and covered Tanners, Shoe Manufacturers, Leather
Goods and Accessory Manufacturers, Leather Garment Manufacturers, Shoe Component Manufacturers,
Chemical Companies, Institutions and Associations.
In conclusion, they presented the dates of the next edition:
LINEAPELLE for ‘Spring Summer 2016 season’ will be held together with SIMAC & TANNING-TECH – the fair
of machinery and technology for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries from 25-27 February
2015 in Milan.
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Colour Trends for MODEUROP Spring Summer 2016
The Indian Shoe Federation is a co-sponsor of the MODEUROP Spring Summer 2016 season
In Picture: Members of the MODEUROP Fashion Pool selecting the
‘colours’ for the ‘Spring Summer 2016 season’
MODEUROP Colour Card for SS 2016 will
release on 27th Nov 2014
Winning Colours from INDIA: At the MODEUROP Roundtable and Colour Club Meeting for the Spring Summer 2016 season that was held during 22-23 October 2014 in Offenbach, Germany, the leathers and colours were presented in three colour groups: Softs, Basics and Folks.
Winning Colours from India:
12 out of 19 colours for Shoes, and 8 out of 9 colours for Leather Garments feature from India.
Colour Trends S/S 2016: New Colour Perspectives
By Mrs Marga Indra Heide& Mr Gebhard Mueller
The colour forecast for the 2016 season is promising. New perspectives are opening up because familiar
colour schemes modified with a fresh twist open new doors.
Influences of high-tech and the virtual world on social life form an integral part of design here. It is especially this networking of industrial design and fashion focus that give a stimulating boost to new developments and changes in materials and proportions.
Also striking here are the close correlations between lifestyle themes and colour groups that can, of
course, be broken up again, thereby creating attractive suspense.
Add to this an increasing number of capsule collections geared to target groups and lifestyle themes
that ask for special colour orientations.
In keeping with the slogan ‘Simplify your Life’ ModEurop’s new colour themes for S/S 16 were also given
relatively simple, comprehensible and easy-to-understand headings!
The Softs – fresh pastels
The Basics – indispensable looks
The Folks – strong, ethnic-inspired nuances
For copies of the MODEUROP Colour Card for the Spring Summer 2016 season, please contact: CSIR-CLRI
Shoe Design & Development Centre at [email protected]
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Indian Footwear Brands
Tata International seeks to expand exports footprint, cut Europe dependence
Tata International, the global trading and distribution arm of the over-$103 billion Tata Group, has chalked
out an aggressive plan to increase revenues from exports in the next 2-3 years. India's largest exporter of
footwear registered overall revenues to Rs 900 crore -- from five business verticals – leather and leather
products, metals trading, minerals trading, distribution (auto and allied) and agri trading -- in fiscal 2013-14.
The management is now working on increasing revenues over 55% to Rs 1,400 crore.
"We are looking at footwear exports of a minimum of 10 million pairs from 6.5 million at present. As far as domestic market is concerned, we are looking to sell at least 1 million pairs," said N Mohan, global business
head, footwear and leather garments, Tata International Ltd, said at the launch of women's footwear
brand 'Aerosoles' in India.
While TIL currently owns no footwear brands, Mohan confirmed about plans to introduce private labels in
the coming years.
"We have registered many brands and are currently working on the unique selling proposition aspect for
these brands. There are also plans to launch stand-alone footwear stores to retail the Aerosoles range in a
year or two," he said.
The company exports 99% of its products to the European markets and plans to add more geographies.
"This year, we will be adding three large corporations for selling footwear in the US market. Other newer markets like Australia and South Africa will be added in addition to Latin American countries like Chile and Brazil," said Mohan, adding that three years down the line approximately 60% revenues will be from exports to
Europe followed by 30% in the US and 10% to rest of the markets.
On the margin front, Mohan said that an ex-factory price of say Rs 100 translates into a retail price of Rs 400
in European markets. "The scenario isn't very different in India. An ex-factory price of Rs 100 will translate into
a retail price of Rs 300," he said.
TIL is planning a capex of Rs 25-30 crore in the next three years, most of which will go for building capacity
and training of workforce. The company currently has associations with major global footwear brands like
Kenneth Cole, Florsheim, Lloyd, Hush Puppies, Bugatti, Pepe Jeans, Clarks and leading retailers such as
Marks & Spencer, Zara, Massimo Dutti, John Lewis, Aldo and others.
In 2012, TIL announced a strategic alliance with Aerogroup International to produce and market the Aerosoles brand in Europe and India in 2012. While the company has been extensively selling the footwear in
Europe, this is the first time Aerosoles will be made available in India. Of the overall export revenues, the
Aerosoles business contributes around Rs 170 crore. "The target in the next three years is to increase this number to Rs 300 crore," said Mohan.
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India could export extra leather to boost Vietnam’s footwear industry
Indian tanneries could provide extra leather to Vietnam to support its growing footwear industry, said
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung during a trade visit. The two countries have agreed to increase
their trade from $5.2 billion in 2013 to $7 billion in 2015 and $15 billion by 2020.
India’s Tata Group is building thermal power plant in the southern province of Soc Trang, the largest Indian
project in Vietnam. Tata owns a tannery and several footwear and leathergoods facilities. It recently announced expansions in both its footwear making capacity and in automotive leather and its contacts in the
country could prove beneficial.
Vietnam recently expressed concerns that its leather footwear industry was not well enough equipped to
take advantage of new trade deals with the EU, as its manufacturers did not have either the correct
knowledge or testing facilities. It is investing around 200,000 euros in a project to bring shoemakers up to
speed with EU regulations and is considering creating new testing houses.
International Market News
China exports more than 2 billion leather shoes in first half
Reports from China say leather production fell 1.6% in the first half compared with the same period last year,
but volumes are expected to improve over the second six months. Exports of leather garments rose 3.8% in
volume, while those of leather shoes rose 3.2% to 2.13 billion pairs.
The export value of the leather industry was to $39.72 billion in the first half, up 5.7%, say the reports, citing
customs data. Footwear made up two-thirds of this.
International Market News
Fashion Access reveals award winners
Organisers of the recent Fashion Access bag and footwear exhibition in Hong Kong have named winners of
the Best of APLF Awards.
At this edition, only four prizes were awarded, compared with the usual 10.
The winners were: Saturday Morning and Night from Korea, which was named best leathergoods brand;
Deshi Shoes from China, which took the award for best footwear; Antony Group from Italy, which was
deemed to have the best bags; and Guangzhou City Quangsheng Shoes from China, which was voted best
footwear collection.
The fair was divided into two areas: one floor for companies that offered contract manufacturing services,
while Fashion Avenue was dedicated to independent brands from 13 countries.
Buyers attended from 58 countries, with the top 10 being Hong Kong, China, Japan, US, Taiwan, Thailand,
Malaysia, Russia, Italy and Singapore.
International Market News
Delcam offers trip to Milan in footwear design competition
Footwear software maker Delcam CRISPIN is holding a global footwear design competition with the first
prize of a trip to Milan for the SIMAC exhibition next February.
The winning design and two runners-up will be produced as 3D models by 3D printing and displayed on the
Delcam stand at SIMAC. Competition entrants do not have to be existing users of Delcam’s software.
Entries, which will be judges by a panel of shoe designers, fashion experts and specialists in 3D design and
printing, need to be uploaded on the Delcam website by December 31.
“Our goal with the competition is to ignite the creativity and innovation in the next generation of 3D footwear professionals by giving designers the opportunity to use our 3D software to turn their original ideas into
finished designs,” explained Chris Lawrie. “All types of design are welcome as entries – men’s dress shoes,
ladies court shoes, sports shoes or even extreme fashion footwear – we are to looking to find the most
innovative design imaginable.”
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ISF @ IILF 2015
ITPO will organise India International Leather Fair (IILF) 2015, 29th in the annual series, from February
01-03, 2015 at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai. The fair will be inaugurated on 31st Jan.,
2015 at 6:00 pm and will open to business visitors from 01 Feb to 03 Feb 2015 (10 am to 6 pm).
IILF will have on display the entire range of products relating to leather industry from raw material to finished
products and auxiliary products such as finished leather; shoes; shoe components - uppers, soles, heels,
counters, lasts; leather garments, fashion accessories, leather goods - wallets, belts, gloves, portfolios, hand
bags; saddlery and harness; machinery and equipment and chemicals.
IILF has all along been a vivid presentation of the leather industry. Latest expressions of the trends, styles,
designs and colours in world fashion are shown. The business visitors will surely be attracted to exhibits displayed by more than 400 companies, including over 100 from more than 20 foreign countries.
As per feedback from exhibitors, the business generated during IILF Chennai 2014 was about US$ USD 239.87
million or INR 14898.3 million.
About 98% of the exhibitors have shown interest to participate again in the 30th edition of the fair About95 %
of the participants indicated that their participation in IILF Chennai 2014 was cost effective. This indicates the
high level of satisfaction with the business, visitor turnover and facilities at the fair.
The Indian Shoe Federation has booked 800 sqm and ISF members will exhibit in the ISF Pavilion @ IILF 2015.
Cambrelle® the inside story
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The best of times for Colombia’s footwear producers
Columbian leather industry association Acicam has reported that production of leather and finished
products in the South American country increased by 7.2% in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the
same period the year before.
Over the same period of time, sales of leather, footwear and leathergoods increased by 5.1% year on year.
“It’s been many years since we had such a good environment for growth in the leather, footwear and
leathergoods industry,” said Acicam president, Luis Gustavo Flórez, in comments to local media.
Mr Flórez said many footwear producers in the Santander department, traditionally the country’s most
important shoe-producing region, are working at full capacity to meet large increases in orders as retailers
prepare for Christmas and New Year. He said government measures to control footwear imports were
making a big difference to local producers. “This has gone a long way towards correcting the distortion that
was ocurring in the market,” he added.
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President, ISF urges Members to participate in CLE’s DESIGN AWARD 2015
As you may be kindly aware the Design Award was instituted by Council for Leather Exports during
January 1997. The “Design Award’ is for increasing ‘Fashion & Design’ awareness in the Industry and help
Indian leather and leather products find a place of prominence in the global fashion world of leather. It
also encourages promoting design capabilities within the country to create a contemporary image for
Indian leather products in markets abroad.
Every year the Council for Leather Exports presents Design
Awards to Member-Exporters of the Council, Free-lance Designers and Students of Design Course Institutions. This year also, it has been decided to get entries from Manufacturers / Exporters of Garments,
Leather Accessories, Footwear & Footwear Components, Free-lance designers and students of Design
Institutions can also participate in the Design Award 2015. Design entries from the Students of Design Institutions should be submitted through their Institution Head / Department head only. Design entries received directly from the students will not be accepted for the Design Competition.
The Award Categories are given below:
The Design Entries should be of International standard to project the capability of Indian Footwear /
Leather Products Designs.
Men’s Shoes – Formals
Men’s Shoes – Casuals
Ladies Shoe – Formals
Ladies Shoe – Casuals
Leather Garments
Footwear Components
Gents Garments
Ladies Garments
Hand bags (Ladies /
Small Leather Goods
Men’s Boot
Ladies Boot
Children Shoes
The Criteria for selection of the Best design is:
Conceptual novelty
Market segmentation
Eye appeal
Ease of manufacture
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International Footwear Design Competition
While on the subject of Design Awards, we would like to inform that the organizers of International Footwear
Conference (IFC) have instituted an International Footwear Design Competition (IFDC) to promote design
capabilities among member countries. The object of the competition is to enhance the international status
of International Footwear Designs.
Therefore, the Council, being a member country of IFC will take part in this International Footwear Design
Competition 2015. For this purpose as in the case of last year, the existing Annual Design Award for
Footwear will be upgraded as a International Level Design Competition. The winners of the Annual Design
Award 2015 for Footwear would be automatically the nominee of the Council for the International
Footwear Design Competition of IFC.
Therefore, the Design entries received for Footwear will be placed before the Jury Committee of the Design
Award for selecting the Best Designs. The winning entries will be sent to International Footwear Design Competition for further selection of the “Best design” as per the rules & regulations of International Footwear Design Competition.
The Rules & regulations and the details of the International Footwear Design Competition along with
Application form will be sent to the winners of CLE Design Award 2015 as soon as it is received from IFC.
Since the Design Award of the Council has been upgraded to International level Design Competition, the
Footwear Design entries must be of international standard to project the capability of Indian Footwear
Designs The entries may be related to the Autumn Winter 2015 / 2016 season. All Samples submitted for the
competition shall be the property of IFC and no member countries would claim ownership to them.
Design entries from the Students of Design Course Institutions should be submitted through their Institution
Head / Department heads only. The design entries received directly from students will not be accepted for
the Design Competition. All Design Entries should be sent along with the following materials;
Design layout to be illustrated on a A3 hard board (Size 295 mm X 420 mm)
Design layout with information on usage of colour and materials
One pair of Samples (only for Enterprise Group)
Photograph of the sample(s) along with name of the Design
Design Entries without the above materials will not be eligible for Design Competition.
The entry fee per product-design is as follows:
Manufacturer-Exporters of leather products- Rs.1000/-
Free-lance designers - Rs.1000/-
Design course students- FREE
One ‘free entry’ is allowed with one compulsory ‘payment entry’. Any number of entries can be sent. The
exhibits (leather garments, leather bags, other leather goods / accessories / Footwear and Footwear
Components) must be securely packed with a write up about the product (not exceeding 100 words) and
together with the Cheque / DD drawn in favour of “COUNCIL FOR LEATHER EXPORTS’, be sent to Design
Awards 2015, C/o. Fashion Studio, CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai – 600 020 on or
before 15th December 2014 under intimation to this Office.
The selection of designs will be done by a Jury Committee comprising of experts and eminent industrialists
from Leather sector. The awards will be distributed during the Leather Week 2015 (Jan 27 – Feb 3, 2014).
For further details, please contact:Smt Sunanda Santappa, Assistant Director (Fairs),
Council for Leather Exports at [email protected]
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Window to International Fashion!
CSIR-CLRI announces India Design Club Membership for Year 2015
Launched in January 1994, as a window to International Fashion, CSIR-CLRI India Design Club Membership
enables Tanners, Footwear and Footwear Component Manufacturers, Handbags, Accessories & Leather
Garment Manufacturers to gain access to the vast international information base on Fashion and Trends in
Leathers & Materials, Colours and Textures, Shoe Design & Retail & Accessories. Since July 2002, Members
have access to trends and fashion on
MODEUROP Colour Card (with leather swatches): Leather, Colour & Texture Trends, three seasons in
MODITALIA: An Italian flavour of colours & textures (e-version)
MODEUROP Fashion Trends: Fashion Trends for SHOES for Men, Women & Children. Fashion Trends in Handbags & Accessories.
MODEUROP Store-Check: From the shop windows of major fashion capitals.
First from LE CUIR/ LINEAPELLE: Trends as seen at LE CUIR & LINEAPELLE Fairs & corresponding to the
Top 5: Top 5 colours for each season
Access to with periodic updates
Dissemination seminars: covering the two seasons
Spring Summer 2016
July 2014
Curtain Raiser SS 2016
September 2014
Report from Le Cuir: A W 15/16
September 2014
First from LINEAPELLE : AW 15/16
October 2014
Showcase: MODEUROP SS 2016
October 2014
MODEUROP Fashion Trends: Shoes, Handbags & Accessories AW 15/16
October 2014
MODEUROP Roundtable & Colour Club Meeting: SS 2016
November 2014
MODEUROP Colour Card SS 2016
April 2015
MODEUROP Fashion Trends: Shoes, Handbags & Accessories SS 2016
April 2015
Review of Season’s Trends
Autumn Winter 2016/17
February 2015
Curtain Raiser A W 16/17
February 2015
Report from Le Cuir: S S 2016
February 2015
First from LINEAPELLE : SS 2016
February 2015
Showcase: AW 16/17
March 2015
MODEUROP Roundtable & Colour Club Meeting AW 16/17
April 2015
MODEUROP Colour Card A W 16/17
September 2015
MODEUROP Fashion Trends: Shoes, Handbags & Accessories AW 16/17
September 2015
Review of Season’s Trends
For further details, please contact: Email: [email protected]
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An International Industrial Exhibition under the leadership of
KSSIA, CIFI and FDDC at Calicut proposed
on 25th and 26th November 2014
The KSSIA, Kozhikode, Foot Wear Design and Development Centre, Kozhikode and Confederation of
Indian Footwear Industries jointly organizing the India International Industrial Exhibition, the largest
event promoted to cover all of the manufacturing processes, technologies and services of potential
industries in Kerala with a special thrust to tap the regional advantages for the economic development and growth of industrial sector on 25th and 26th November 2014 at Swapnanagari, Kozhikode.
The programme is named as RISING KERALA with the tag line the new wave of Entrepreneurship.
We have presented the theme of RISING KERALA to an august gathering including the students from
professional colleges of the region, prospective entrepreneurs and existing industrialists on September
28th. The ED clubs of colleges and TIC, NIT, IIMK also is associated in the event. Subsequently we are
planning an inspirational speech to the entrepreneurs in the first week of October followed by the sectoral Seminars with opportunities, technology with video presentation and project profiles to the
needy. The sectors identified are Food Sector, Wood and Furniture sector, Plastic Sector, Footwear
Sector, IT and ITES, Building Materials, Engineering Sectors.
This exhibition is designed to achieve international status and attract domestic and foreign companies of the highest level, based on its organization, profile and target. The entrepreneurs will get a
chance to meet with representatives from the biggest manufacturing Companies in the field, with distributors, agents and traders all under a single roof. Exhibitors will display full range of their products
and technologies to an audience of end users and buyers from a broad international spectrum of industries. With so many companies already confirmed to participate in this Exhibition as the previous
foot wear exhibitions conducted were already well on track and paved the way for setting up so
many units and there by converting the region as a footwear hub in South India this will foot step to all
other sectors also to develop..
Keeping the greatness and rising potential of Kerala in mind, the Organizing Committee is pleased to
get the exhibition inaugurated on 24th November 2014.In this connection, we are glad to take the
privilege for inviting you to this great inaugural function and exhibition.
For further details, please contact:
V. Noushad, General Convener, Organizing Committee email: [email protected]
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33rd International Footwear Conference
organised and hosted by the Council for Leather Exports in Agra
Council for Leather Exports (CLE) organized and hosted the 33rd International Footwear Conference (IFC)
of the Confederation of International Footwear Associations (CIFA) on November 14 2014, in Agra.
The International Footwear Conference is a prestigious event at which CIFA Member Footwear
Associations and experts from leading global footwear markets from USA and EU countries attended the
33rd IFC, November 14, 2014, Agra-India.
Thirteen Footwear Associations from Asian Footwear Producing countries including China, Vietnam, India,
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand and Taiwan have formed the
Confederation of International Footwear Associations (CIFA) with the common objective of networking &
The 33rd IFC comprised Country Presentations by CIFA member-associations, consisting of a
comprehensive report on the status of the Footwear Industry in the member-country covering Production,
Product & Market aspects. Besides, at the 33rd IFC for the first time, CIFA member-associations also gave
the ‘Vision 2019 for the Footwear Industry’ of their respective country.
Follow for more details please.
Please send your feedback to:
[email protected]; [email protected];
contact for more details : Ms. Surya Gayathri, ED-in-charge ISF,
Phone : 2858 3794 , Mobile : 9941906996
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