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Environmentás: a new pathway to a sustainable future

Aug 7, 2023 / Portugal
Committed to building a conscious and sustainable future, the Portuguese footwear brandás has just arrived on the market under the motto ‘Another Way. Another Time. Another Place’

Puma commits to sourcing leather from deforestation-free supply chains by 2030

Jul 17, 2023 / Germany
The Germany-based company has signed the Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather, thereby committing to source bovine leather from deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 or earlier

Report calls for actions across the whole supply chain to help reduce negative environmental impacts

Jul 3, 2023 / World
According to a report by the non-profit financial think tank Planet Tracker, retailers and fashion brands have limited direct control of most negative environmental impacts in the textile industry

Capri Holdings partners up with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

Jun 13, 2023 / United States
The luxury fashion group has entered a three-year partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to accelerate the adoption of regenerative agriculture practices in the US

Materials and Sustainability: How can footwear be more sustainable?

Premium ContentApr 17, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to recycled and recyclable, biodegradable and compostable, and biobased and organic materials. This is the latest from a series dedicated to innovation in the footwear and leather goods industry

Inditex signs deal to support the expansion of regenerative agricultural systems

Apr 6, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion group has signed a 15 million euros agreement with Conservation International to support the expansion of its Regenerative Fund for Nature, launched jointly with Kering in 2021

ACCC launches investigation on Australian businesses for greenwashing

Mar 14, 2023 / Australia
Australia's Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will investigate several businesses, especially in the cosmetic, clothing and footwear and food and drink sectors, for potential greenwashing

Leather has a role to play in the fight against deforestation

Mar 9, 2023 / World
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has called out for traceability along the leather value chain, while signalizing the key role leather can play in the fight against deforestation

EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius applauds the Portuguese Shoes Green Pact initiative

Feb 28, 2023 / Portugal
At the ceremony that introduced the Green Pact for the Portuguese footwear and leather goods cluster to the public, the Commissioner welcomed the initiative, which is “very much in line” with the goals of the European Union on this matter

Vapesol obtains a new environmental certification

Jan 9, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese sole manufacturer has obtained the RCS (Recycled Claim Standard) certification for its soles and renewed the GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certification for several of its products

Inditex will invest at least 10 million euros to restore ecosystems

Dec 29, 2022 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion group has signed a three-year partnership agreement with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) to support nine of the organization's conservation projects

Portuguese Belcinto is a champion of sustainability

Dec 12, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese leather goods company was distinguished by its sustainability practices with the European Sustainability Award for small and medium enterprises (SME EnterPRIZE award)

Circularity is an opportunity for luxury

Dec 12, 2022 / World
Along with the continuing digital revolution of the metaverse and Web3, the transition towards a circular economic model is an unparalleled opportunity for luxury goods companies, says Deloitte

Bata launches shoe collection made with recycled plastic bottles

Dec 7, 2022 / Switzerland
The footwear group has introduced the latest collection from its Power brand. Dubbed Love Ocean, it highlights Bata’s concerns about plastic waste polluting the oceans

Spanish Camper launches Wabi slipper made with regenerative wool

Dec 2, 2022 / Spain
The Mallorca-based footwear company teamed up with a local material supplier to recreate the 22-years old Wabi slipper model using regenerative wool locally sourced and processed on the island
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