Indonesia footwear sourcing report highlights traditional textiles in casual footwear
Online report features 18 export suppliers offering casual and formal shoes, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends
The online report offers import buyers websites of 18 verified exporter suppliers and profiles casual and formal shoes. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. PDFs of each section are available to download for free online.
Report highlights ethnic textiles in casual footwear
Indonesia footwear makers are incorporating traditional textiles in their models to differentiate their products in the international market.
Batik and songket, which are traditional Indonesian fabrics sourced from Central Java and North Sumatra, are used as materials for the uppers, soles or heels of sandals, pumps and other types of contemporary footwear. The fabric is adopted as an accent or used to cover the entire upper of the shoe. Printed fabrics with patterns resembling those of batik and songket are also being used.
In terms of shoe construction, footwear makers are leaning toward simpler, more ergonomic styles.
“Suppliers are producing simple footwear models that are lightweight and comfortable,” said Rico Nugrahatama, export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation. “Genuine leather, especially cowhide remains popular for both high-end casual and formal shoes.”
Suppliers and products
Established in 2005, West Java-based Hello Youli offers handcrafted mules, sandals and heeled shoes. Models are typically made of leather and feature modern styles.
Sepatuku, which has been in business since 1980, produces leather footwear. Among the products of the Yogyakarta-based company are formal shoes for men and women.
Klastik Footwear in East Java specializes in casual footwear with batik fabric accents. Established in 2011, the company offers mules, loafers, sandals and heeled shoes.
In addition to Hello Youli, Sepatuku and Klastik Footwear, suppliers featured in the report are:
– 13th Shoes, West Java: Pumps, loafers, mules and ballet flats made of textile or synthetic leather.
– CV Karunia Multiniaga, West Java: Men’s boots, sandals and loafers made of genuine leather.
– CV Karya Anjani Nusantara, East Nusa Tenggara: Boots and ballet flats.
– Dwijaya, Yogyakarta: Leather sandals and boots.
– Fashionstylepedia, West Java: Men’s leather formal shoes and slip-ons.
– Indoto Shoes, West Java: Boots, heeled sandals, sneakers and slip-ons.
– Kloom Clogs, Banten: Heeled clogs and sandals.
– Kuma, Yogyakarta: Men’s formal and casual shoes, women’s boots and Mary Janes.
– Lembayung Handcraft, East Java: Genuine leather shoes.
– Look Footwear, West Java: Genuine leather laced shoes and slip-ons for men.
– Onadi Crochet Shoes, West Java: Crochet boots and sandals.
– Shoes Island, West Java: Leather boots, loafers, slip-ons and sandals, and synthetic leather sneakers.
– Simple Leather, West Java: Leather boots.
– Vee Project, West Java: Heeled shoes and sandals with batik fabric accents.
– Worklife, Yogyakarta: Leather oxfords, boots and sandals.
The report further shows:
– Indonesia exported $4.6 billion worth of footwear and related parts in 2016, according to data from the DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.
– The US was the top importer, accounting for nearly $1.3 billion. The other key markets were China, Belgium, Germany, Japan and the UK.
– Most suppliers will be keeping prices at current levels in the next six months. Companies planning to raise their quotes will cap increases at 10 percent.
Indonesia Sourcing: Footwear is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.
Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website: Footwear, Vietnam and India; and Leather craftsmanship, India. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.Download the report