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World Footwear Voices: interview with Ricardo Guerra from CIATEC

Premium ContentJan 8, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Ricardo Guerra Sanchéz, Director of CIATEC, a Center of Research working with the footwear industry in Mexico. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

The Cryptide named Footwear Brand of the Year in 2023

Jan 3, 2024 / World
The luxury lifestyle sneaker brand The Cryptide has been named Footwear Brand of the Year 2023 at the fourth edition of the Global Footwear Awards (GFA)

World Footwear Voices: interview with Alice Marcato from Politecnico Calzaturiero

Premium ContentJan 2, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Alice Marcato from Politecnico Calzaturiero. Learn the latest about training, innovation and footwear production in this new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Deborah Taylor from SLF: leather has a sustainable future

Premium ContentDec 26, 2023 / World
We continued our conversation with Deborah Taylor, Managing Director of the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF), around the misconceptions that surround the leather industry and how education, communication, innovation and responsibility can help us move forward

Deborah Taylor from SLF: traceability is the number one challenge facing the leather industry

Premium ContentDec 18, 2023 / World
We spoke to Deborah Taylor, Managing Director of the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF), to find out more about the tools the organisation provides to help the leather industry move towards more sustainable practices and the biggest challenges it currently faces

Under Armour to scale up its fibre-shed test method

Dec 15, 2023 / United States
The company has teamed up with James Heal, a precision testing solutions supplier, to make its fibre-shed test method available to the industry and to address the growing threat of microfibres and microplastics

Ecodesign Regulation deal welcomed by CEC

Dec 13, 2023 / CEC
The European Footwear Confederation (CEC) has welcomed the agreement reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the European Commission’s proposed legislation on ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation

World Footwear Voices: interview with Haroldo Ferreira from ABICALÇADOS

Premium ContentDec 11, 2023 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Haroldo Ferreira, Executive President of ABICALÇADOS, the Brazilian Footwear Industry Association. This is the first episode of the new World Footwear Voices

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
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