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Lenzing: a circular economy requires more innovation and collaboration

Premium ContentMar 24, 2022 / Austria
We spoke with Florian Heubrandner, Vice President Global Textiles Business at Lenzing AG, and Birgit Schnetzlinger, Head of Functional Wear Segment, to better understand how sustainability helped the company become a global technology leader in fibres’ production and discuss a more sustainable future for the industry

adidas adopts traceability solution for material compliance

Mar 24, 2022 / Germany
The company is among the first ones to adopt the Stockholm-based company TrusTrace Certified Material compliance solution, which enables near real-time traceability at the material level

Lenzing completes lyocell expansion project in Thailand

Mar 14, 2022 / Austria
The leading supplier of wood-based speciality fibres has announced that it has completed its 400 million euros lyocell expansion project in Thailand, despite COVID-19 pandemic constraints

Leather Naturally publishes Guide to Modern Leather Making

Feb 25, 2022 / World
The Guide to Modern Leather Making (MLMG) intends to constitute a comprehensive tool to anyone wanting to learn more about the production of modern leather

Leather Naturally (LN) and Leather Working Group (LWG) join forces

Feb 18, 2022 / World
The two leather industry non-profits have announced a reciprocal membership agreement. They will collaborate more closely to help consumers overcoming certain misconceptions about leather

Tríbio: the newest Portuguese sustainable brand in the market

Feb 18, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand wants to take care of the Planet first. It stands out for being truly biodegradable and compostable and having every component certified

Anna Yona: we all need to be part of the solution

Feb 14, 2022 / Germany
We have spoken to Anna Yona who founded the German company Wildling Shoes alongside her husband, Ran Yona, in 2015, to find out a bit more about its innovative concept of healthy shoe and how one original idea grew into a brand awarded for its design and quality standards

Bolflex promotes a circular economy

Feb 11, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese company of footwear components has announced to have recycled 1 200 tons of raw material in 2020, doubling the quantity as compared to the previous year

Verney Shoes: reconciling fashion, sustainability, animal protection and ethics

Jan 31, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand produces locally using materials from other industries, such as apple, hemp, recycled plastic bottles, recycled clothing, to promote a circular economy

Coach partners up with Savory Institute

Jan 25, 2022 / United States
The subsidiary of Tapestry has teamed up with the Savory Institute’s Land to Market Programme to support the regenerative agriculture movement, reducing its impact on climate change

Burberry signs sustainability linked loan

Jan 18, 2022 / United Kingdom
The luxury group has refinanced its Revolving Credit Facility to a 300 million British pounds (358.9 million euros) sustainability linked loan, in coordination with Lloyds Bank

Aera earns B Corp. Certification

Jan 3, 2022 / United States
The luxury vegan footwear brand has said that now meets the required standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability, granting it B Corp. Certification

Portuguese footwear brand gives new life to fire-fighting hoses

Dec 17, 2021 / Portugal
Reusing damaged fire-fighting hoses to make shoes is the motto of the footwear brand J-UNK. Each person can contribute to its development in the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo

Sorel and Hoka join responsible packaging movement

Dec 15, 2021 / United States
Launched last year by Columbia Sportswear’s prAna brand, the movement has reached now 100 signatories. The footwear brands Merrell and Saucony had already signed it

Skechers launches Our Planet Matters recycled collection

Dec 7, 2021 / United States
The new collection was designed to help reduce the company’s environmental impact. Skechers has also announced a partnership with the non-profit The Nature Conservancy
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