World Footwear


Puma turns experimental sneakers into compost

Dec 1, 2023 / Germany
At the end of its two-year Re:Suede project, Puma has shown that an experimental version of its classic Suede sneaker can be turned into compost under certain tailored industrial conditions

Alex Marquoin from CETIA talks about Re_Shoes, a closed-loop recycling solution

Premium ContentNov 28, 2023 / France
We spoke with Alex Marquoin, the Head of R&D at CETIA, a French-based innovative platform working on solutions to transform textile and leather articles into materials ready for recycling. Read all about their Re_Shoes solution for dismantling shoes

Dr Alexandra Sherlock: Footwear Research Network is a bridge between the footwear industry and academia

Premium ContentNov 21, 2023 / Australia
We spoke to Dr Alexandra Sherlock, fashion lecturer at RMIT University and founder of the Footwear Research Network, to find out more about this platform and how it aims to bring the academic world and the industry closer together

Participants at the 7th World Footwear Congress call for greater international cooperation

Nov 14, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
The 7th edition of the World Footwear Congress ended last week on a positive note, with the industry recognising the need for greater international cooperation to reshape its future

Global leather industry issues manifesto ahead of COP28

Nov 9, 2023 / World
Leather associations from around the world have signed a manifesto to call on COP28 delegates to recognise the positive role of natural materials such as leather in people’s lives and livelihoods

Vinted considers a secondary share sale

Nov 8, 2023 / Lithuania
The Vilnius-based online marketplace for second-hand clothes is mulling a secondary share sale worth more than 200 million euros, with the aim of being at the forefront of the sustainable fashion boom

ReHubs Europe: an initiative to boost textile waste recycling

Nov 7, 2023 / Europe
After three years of preparation, the European body for the textile and clothing industry, Euratex, has officially launched the ReHubs Europe project to increase the recycling of textile waste

Business of Fashion and APICCAPS discuss the future of the footwear industry

Nov 3, 2023 / Portugal
The Business of Fashion (BoF) magazine and the Portuguese Footwear Association (APICCAPS) co-hosted a panel to discuss the future of the rapidly evolving footwear industry

Inditex signs a three-year agreement to buy recycled polyester for 70 million euros

Nov 2, 2023 / Spain
The owner of Zara, among others, will be collaborating with the material sciences company Ambercycle to help scale a textile made from post-industrial and post-consumer polyester waste

Decathlon launches buyback service in all its UK stores

Oct 31, 2023 / United Kingdom
The sporting goods retailer is expanding its buyback service to all its UK stores. Customers will be given in-store credit for returning products they may have outgrown or no longer use

Meet the speakers of the upcoming Word Footwear Congress

Oct 30, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
As the World Footwear Congress draws closer, we give you some more details about the speakers, who will be debating new business solutions, sustainability and circularity, and the future of labour

Inditex teams up with Maersk to reduce its maritime transport emissions

Oct 24, 2023 / Spain
The fashion group has partnered with the freight group Maersk to reduce its GHG emissions from maritime logistics by incorporating alternative fuels into all its inbound routes with the carrier

Istanbul will be the venue of the upcoming edition of the World Footwear Congress

Oct 19, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
As the 6th largest footwear manufacturer in the world, Türkiye will host the next World Footwear Congress, focusing on new business solutions, sustainability and circularity, and the future of labour

Solpré flies high in foreign markets

Oct 16, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear components company already exports over 35% of its total sales, while continuing to make strides in the sustainability area

Less than a month to go until the World Footwear Congress

Oct 16, 2023 / World Footwear Congress 2023
The global footwear sector will meet on the 8th and 9th of November in Istanbul to reshape its future in a macro environment marked by uncertainty, high inflation and geopolitical instability
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