Last 13th September closed the fifth edition of the “International Exhibition of Textile, Footwear and Accessories” Momad Metropolis (aka “International Fashion Trade Show “), that was celebrated in the Trade Fair Institution of Madrid (IFEMA). Compared with previous years, the presence of footwear from Almansa was increased, reaching almost double the usual number of companies present at the fair. Specifically, the local brands that presented their collections for spring-summer season 2016 were Pertini, Vitelo, Sendra Boots, Alma en Pena, Bunker, Luis Gonzalo y Umber Shoes.
The mayor of Almansa, Francisco Nuñez, attended the event to support local entrepreneurs. He said that “the local shoe industry has long been showing worldwide the town of Almansa”. “We know making craft shoes as nobody does, with the best leathers and with a final product of high quality that competes on equal terms with footwear worldwide”. Nuñez also praised the technological innovation and design that characterize the local product, highlighting the increase in exports.
This edition of Momad Metropolis has increased the number of participants by 16% compared to last February, with more than 1,400 exhibitors, of which 394 come from the footwear industry sector. This year, shoemakers brands have occupied more space in the fair ground, namely 30.2% more surface area than the previous year.