The TCLF sector is present and established all over Europe, with various traditions and expertise that were cultivated over time. We asked a number of professionals, experts, and students from six different countries for their thoughts on the TCLF sector's present and future outlooks. Take a look at their interviews and tell us what you think.


A perceptive revolution will bring the younger generation closer to the footwear sector

Daniela Diletti, an entrepreneur and teacher in the footwear sector, emphasises on the need to revolutionise the way in which the sector is perceived, in order to draw young people closer. She adds that the sector needs to be recognised, not as a place for those ‘unworthy' of higher education, but as ‘the place to be' for all entrepreneurial souls and creative hands!


Connecting the newer generation to an industry rich in history

The importance of guaranteeing the industry's handover to the younger generation, and the continued sustainability of the craft industry – these are core objectives for Miriam Arrechea, the Deputy Director for Projects, Competitiveness, and European Affairs at Federación de Industrias del Calzado Español (FICE). Arrechea added that both technology and industry 4.0 would facilitate the shaping of a new future for the TCLF sector.


The huge growth potential of the textile and clothing industries

The textile and clothing industries are at the core of the labour market, and offer much growth potential across many different fields, including mobility, construction, and medicine. Furthermore, the world of footwear offers much room for potential innovation and change – while maintaining an ever-watchful eye on the principles of sustainability.