World Footwear

Environment

adidas unveils new biodegradable footwear

Nov 30, 2016 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear giant continues its focus on sustainability and now has presented its Futurecraft Biofabric shoe, which will be biodegradable

Step to Sustainability promotes debate on sustainable footwear production

Aug 3, 2016 / European Union
The European Project Step to Sustainability presented its findings in a Final Conference during the latest edition of the GDS trade fair, held in Dusseldorf on the 28th of July

adidas removes plastic bags from its own retail stores

Apr 27, 2016 / Germany
The Germany-based group has announced it will eliminate approximately 70 million plastic shopping bags per year, another step in its sustainability strategy

adidas launches recycling initiative

Oct 2, 2015 / Germany
The Sport Infinity is a three-year research program aimed at developing soccer cleats that can be repeatedly recycled, use no chemical adhesives and create no waste

Outer Shoes environmental cause

Sep 23, 2015 / Brazil
Shoes sold in their chain of  stores will be converted into seedlings. Special collection was launched to stimulate sales

Timberland plants two million trees in China

Sep 10, 2015 / China
The tree-planting drive was announced as an initiative to fight desertification, improve the environment and revive the local agriculture

Puma commits to 100% PFC removal

Dec 3, 2014 /
German sportswear giant presented an action plan for the elimination of hazardous chemicals in its products and set milestones to achieve full transparency in its supply chain by the end of 2017

Ocean Sole turns old flip flops into new objects

Sep 1, 2014 / Kenya
Organization in Kenya collects old slippers and turns them into toys, jewelry, sculptures and other objects

Deckers global headquarters awarded with LEED silver certification

Aug 13, 2014 / United States
The US Green Building Council recognized the company’s building for sustainability across multiple categories

Nanotechnologies applied to footwear in European project

Jul 10, 2014 / Europe
The joint European consortium is looking into materials, components and footwear with enhanced comfort properties based on nanotechnologies

Lily Cole launches limited edition footwear line

Jun 18, 2014 / United Kingdom
The soles of the shoes are made from Amazonian wild rubber from the Sky Rainforest Rescue project area and the line is launched in collaboration with Veja

European Union imposes restrictions to chromium

May 30, 2014 / European Union
Additional restrictions on hexavalent chromium (Cr VI) in leather items that come into direct and repeated contact with the skin should be in effect next year in the European Union (EU)

Footwear brand Softwaves launched a new eco friendly collection

Apr 3, 2014 / Portugal
Portuguese footwear brand Softwaves launched a new eco friendly collection. Green Edition gathers the new line for next season, Spring/Summer 2014, and is totally focused on being environmentally friendly
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