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Sustainability

Mata completes environmental certification with the US on the horizon

May 27, 2024 / Portugal
Fábrica de Calçado da Mata, a Portuguese company specialising in men's shoes, has just had its environmental management system certified, marking another important step in its sustainability journey, with the US on the horizon

The rise of the second-hand fashion market

Premium ContentMay 14, 2024 / World
The global second-hand fashion market is expected to reach 350 billion USD by 2028, according to ThredUP's latest resale report. Value-conscious consumers, a greater concern for the environment and a desire for uniqueness seem to be driving this “revolution”, with new generations leading the way

Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre project shortlisted by the European Commission

May 13, 2024 / Portugal
The LIFE GREENSHOES4ALL project, coordinated by CTCP, has been recognized by the European Commission for its efforts to minimise the environmental impact of footwear production

Portuguese Savana bets on a greener future

May 6, 2024 / Portugal
Savana Calçado, which specialises in making children’s shoes, has been investing in sustainability over time, not only by launching new products but also by changing the way it makes shoes

Portuguese consortium launches 34 cutting-edge solutions to have the world’s most advanced industry

Apr 29, 2024 / Portugal
As part of a consortium led by Carité and coordinated by CTCP, several companies are working to develop 34 innovative products by the end of next year to make the Portuguese footwear industry the most qualified in the world

Cortume Krumenauer: five generations tannery and an innovative retail concept

Apr 25, 2024 / Brazil
Get to know Cortume Krumenauer, a Brazilian-based tannery specialised in the production of vegetable-tanned leather and learn more about their business, which now also includes Sculp Leather Store

Martina Schiuma from The ID Factory: technology is key to accelerate change

Premium ContentApr 8, 2024 / Italy
We spoke to Martina Schiuma, head of sustainability at the platform The ID Factory, to find out more about their solution for fashion brands and retailers to improve supply chain transparency and traceability. In the end, we discussed where the fashion industry is on its journey towards a sustainable future

Dr. Martens boots its sustainability efforts

Apr 5, 2024 / United Kingdom
The British footwear brand has announced a partnership with The Boot Repair Company to create a brand-new repair service. It has also launched a recycled leather collection and resale platform

Courovale: from leather trading to producing customised leathers with special finishes

Apr 4, 2024 / Brazil
Get to know Courovale, a Brazilian-based tannery specialised in customised leathers with special finishes such as engraved, printed, metal and lacquered and learn more about their business

Aloft invests in micronized rubber

Apr 2, 2024 / Portugal
Aloft, a Portuguese company specialising in the design, development, and production of technical footwear, is investing in innovative solutions such as micronized rubber to attract new customers

Concept Factory presented technological innovation at FIMEC

Apr 2, 2024 / Brazil
Visitors to the 2024 edition of Fimec were able to see the 14th edition of the Concept Factory (Fábrica Conceito), held by the Brazilian Institute of Leather, Footwear and Artifacts Technology (IBTeC), in partnership with Fenac and Coelho Assessoria Empresaria

France on course to penalise fast fashion

Apr 1, 2024 / France
In mid-March, France’s lower parliament approved a bill imposing penalties on ultra-fast fashion products to help offset their environmental impact. The law has now been sent to the Senate

Portuguese footwear manufacturer Portman reinvents itself

Mar 25, 2024 / Portugal
Founded in 1979 with a focus on the manufacture of moccasin footwear, the Portuguese company has invested in recent years to sustainably modernise its production and offer new products

The CICB Sustainability Forum discussed Links for Traceability

Mar 22, 2024 / Brazil
An entire afternoon of debates took place at the Fimec fair in Novo Hamburgo (Brazil) bringing together professionals from the entire leather chain, including tanneries, chemicals, livestock slaughterhouses, and machinery

World Footwear Voices: interview with Steve Lamar from AAFA

Premium ContentMar 21, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Steve Lamar, President and CEO at American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA). Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices
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