“Elche” and “shoes” are synonyms
Every second day there is registered a new company of footwear and auxiliary materials production in Elche.
In general, from January to April of 2018 almost 50 such companies were opened in this city, diarioinformacion.com reports. It seems that Elche is still one of the “footwear production capitals” of Spain.
It is worth mentioning that in the 1970s. in Elche, Elda and Villena there were produced 70% of “Made in Spain” shoes, due to the information at economiaelche.com. Each fourth pair of shoes that Europeans were wearing at that time was produced in these three Spanish centres of the footwear industry.