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European Union adopts new rules against greenwashing

Feb 6, 2024 / European Union
By 593 votes to 21, the European Parliament approved a new directive to eliminate unverified environmental claims and empower consumers to make sustainable purchasing choices

World Footwear Voices: interview with Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D. from MIT

Premium ContentFeb 5, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Yuly Fuentes-Medel Ph.D., Project Manager for Fiber Technologies at MIT. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

Portuguese footwear goes to school to talk about sustainability

Feb 5, 2024 / Portugal
APICCAPS will carry out awareness-raising activities in 86 Portuguese schools to promote the potential of the footwear industry, value the territory and boost the local industry

Abrameq lends its support to the CICB Sustainability Forum

Feb 1, 2024 / Brazil
The Brazilian Association of Machinery and Equipment Industries for the Leather, Footwear and Related Sectors has become a Gold Sponsor of the CICB Sustainability Forum, which will be held on the 13th of March during Fimec

World Footwear Voices: interview with Sergio Dulio from UITIC

Premium ContentJan 29, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Sergio Dulio, who took on the Presidency of UITIC last year. Watch the new episode of the World Footwear Voices

New leadership appointments announced at Allbirds

Jan 25, 2024 / United States
The US-based sustainable footwear brand has promoted Kelly Olmstead, formerly SVP of Brand & Marketing, to Chief Marketing Officer, and appointed Adrian Nyman to the newly created role of Chief Design Officer

World Footwear Voices: interview with Yves Morin

Premium ContentJan 15, 2024 / World Footwear Voices
Today we bring you a conversation with Yves Morin to learn a little more about technology, innovation, and how that can lead to a more sustainable world. Watch this new episode of the World Footwear Voices

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
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