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Environment

Lemon Jelly teams up with Ocean Alive

Nov 26, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand has rallied up behind the women-led Ocean Alive’s mission of protecting and preserving the ocean by inviting its customers to positively contribute

VF achieves 100% LWG-audited leather

Nov 23, 2021 / United States
The US apparel and footwear group, owner of brands such as Timberland and Vans, has published its fourth Made for Change sustainability and responsibility report

Crocs and thredUP partner up

Nov 19, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand, known for its clogs, has teamed up with the second-hand platform to launch the Clean Out programme. The initiative aims at giving items a second life

Ferragamo with new eco-friendly collection for Farfetch.com

Nov 15, 2021 / Italy
Italy-based fashion house Salvatore Ferragamo created an eco-friendly collection, called Salvatore Ferragamo Icon-Up, which is being launched exclusively on Farfetch.com

Leather organizations unveil manifesto for COP26

Oct 29, 2021 / World
The signed manifesto calls on the leaders at the impending COP26 Summit, in Glasgow, to promote leather as a material that can contribute to reducing the world’s reliance on fossil fuels

IULTCS EuroCongress 2022 will discuss the future of leather

Oct 27, 2021 / Italy
The third edition of the IULTCS EuroCongress, which will take place from the 18th to the 22nd of September 2022 in the Vicenza Convention Centre, takes shape as call for papers is underway

Leather organizations to disclose signed manifesto for COP26

Oct 14, 2021 / World
Ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, from the 31st of October to the 12th of November, leather organizations are joining forces to release a signed manifesto that emphasizes leather’s positive contribution to the environment

adidas teams up with thredUP in resale programme

Oct 13, 2021 / Germany
In partnership with second-hand platform thredUP, the sportswear giant has launched its Choose to Give Back programme. The initiative, aiming at extending the products's life cycle, is part of adidas End Plastic Waste's mission

Felmini takes sustainable steps

Sep 28, 2021 / Portugal
The Felgueiras-based footwear company has adjusted its productive process and invested in more environmentally friendly materials to reduce the ecological footprint of its footwear

Kering and LVMH announce measures to safeguard biodiversity

Sep 21, 2021 / France
The two luxury groups announced new initiatives to support biodiversity at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in Marseilles from the 3rd to the 11th of September, recognizing, thus, the luxury’s reliance on the natural world

Lenna: new brand focused on solidarity and sustainability

Sep 21, 2021 / Portugal
Three childhood friends joined to launch a business together: a sustainable quality project without resorting to animal products and with a strong solidarity feature. Get to know Lenna

UNIC, ICEC and WWF partner up for sustainability

Sep 20, 2021 / Italy
The three entities have joined forces to increase sustainability within the leather industry by enhancing environmental, social and governance practices (EGS)

Getting ready for the 2021 Global Footwear Sustainability Summit

Sep 14, 2021 / China
The new edition of the event will be held virtually from the 20th to the 22nd of October, between 8h30am and 1pm (CET - Central European Time). Workshops & Mingling sessions will also be part of the event

Tapestry establishes Foundation to promote equity and fight climate crisis

Aug 9, 2021 / United States
The New York-based house of luxury accessories and lifestyle brands has also announced the expansion of its Corporate Responsibility agenda. Tapestry intends to influence positive change for the industry

Crocs commits to becoming a Net Zero company by 2030

Jul 21, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand known for its casual clogs says it will address the entire value chain with a strategic focus on sustainable ingredients, packaging, product afterlife and resource use
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