Footwear Recycling Gets a Kick-Start

A newly developed recycling process could make landfill sites filled with old shoes a thing of the past.

The world’s first comprehensive system for separating and recovering useful materials from old footwear has been successfully trialled.

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The World’s Oldest Handbag?

A 14th Century woman's accessory from Northern Iraq, the centrepiece of a new exhibition at London's Courtauld Gallery, may be the earliest surviving handbag in the world.

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From Fighting to Footwear - A US Army Veteran's Afghan Footwear Factory Plan

After three tours of duty in Afghanistan, former US special operations soldier Matthew Griffin now wants to help the country by opening a factory there instead of going on combat missions.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Footwear Friends Annual Awards

The seventh Footwear Friends Annual Awards were held in the quirky Cinema Museum on November 12th. The Awards recognise the extraordinary entrepreneurial talent emerging in the footwear industry.

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The 'Human Swiss Army Knife'

East Midlands cobbler who lost his arm to cancer continues to work with prosthetic arm which can be fitted with interchangeable tools.

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Men Now Outspending Women On Footwear

A new generation of men are achieving the impossible and out-spending women on footwear.

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Bid Launched To Get Thousands Of Feet Into The Record Books

THE world’s shortest woman, Jyoti Amge, and second tallest man, Brahim Takioullah, have launched a bid to get thousands of people's feet into the record books.

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Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards

Last night, at the Grosvenor Hotel on London's Park Lane, the winners of the 2013 Drapers Footwear & Accessories Awards were revealed. Click on 'Read More' for the full list of winners.

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Footwear Experts Gathered at the University of Northampton for the 'World at Your Feet' Footwear Conference

Northampton celebrated its shoe making heritage by hosting the World at Your Feet Footwear Conference, which took place at the University of Northampton on 20th and 21st March 2013.

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Why did men stop wearing high heels?

For generations they have signified femininity and glamour - but a pair of high heels was once an essential accessory for men.

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