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Sustainability

Sustainability: consumers care but aren't prepared to pay more

Premium ContentMar 3, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
Sustainability is one of the most discussed topics of the moment, so in the first edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey we have asked our experts about sustainability and consumers

Simac closes with optimism

Feb 26, 2020 / Italy
According to organisers the event closed with excellent attendance despite uncertainty on the eve of the fair

World Footwear Business Conditions Survey reveals signs of optimism

Premium ContentFeb 25, 2020 / Business Conditions Survey
According to an online survey conducted by the World Footwear in the end of December the industry is optimistic about the footwear business and expect quantities and prices to increase in the next six months

Danny D’Alessandro: leather is a life material

Feb 16, 2020 / Italy
While another edition of Mipel kicks off we recall the interview with Danny D’Alessandro CEO of the Milan-based trade show and General Manager of Assopellettieri

Did you know shoe soles can be made from tennis balls?

Feb 13, 2020 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based company ISI Soles developed a process and already sells ecological shoe soles made from recycled tennis balls

FAMEST presents innovations for the Footwear Cluster

Feb 13, 2020 / Portugal
After two years of work, the FAMEST project dedicated an entire day, on the 29th of January, to demonstrate some of the results obtained so far and to held some workshops at CTCP (Portugal)

H&M wins over adidas in a nearly 25-year long legal dispute

Feb 11, 2020 / Netherlands
For more than 2 decades, adidas and H&M have been involved in a legal battle over the stripes

Mariusz Babral: Sustainability is a revolution

Feb 10, 2020 / Poland
We spoke with Mariusz Babral, Vice-President of the Polish Chamber of Shoe and Leather Industry, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry

Get to know Portugal's plan for sustainability

Jan 30, 2020 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association has presented the new Action Plan of the Footwear Cluster for Sustainability

adidas uses more than 50% recycled polyester in its products

Jan 28, 2020 / Germany
This year adidas reaches a significant milestone on their road to sustainability: in 2020, for the first time, more than half of the polyester used in adidas products will come from recycled plastic waste

New Generation: meet Filipa Couto

Jan 24, 2020 / Portugal
With a Bachelor Degree in Clinic Psychology and a Master in Business Management Filipa has choosen the challenge to take on her family business. An invitation from her father has made her the second generation working at Trofal

UNIC launches Real Leather is Real Sustainability campaign

Jan 15, 2020 / Italy
A three-year long worldwide campaign communicating and promoting at 360 degrees the excellence of leather. Real Leather is Real Sustainability is the motto

Siro Badon: the online is a showcase of our products

Jan 14, 2020 / Italy
We spoke with Siro Badon, President of Assocalzaturifici, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry

LVMH names Hélène Valade Director of Environment

Jan 9, 2020 / France
French luxury group LVMH has just appointed Hélène Valade as Director of Environmental Development. The executive replaces Sylvie Bénard, who will retire after 26 years in office

Portuguese footwear industry with new sustainability plan

Jan 3, 2020 / Portugal
Back in December the Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association (APICCAPS) has presented a new Action Plan focused on Sustainability
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