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Coach launches sub-brand focused on circularity

Apr 27, 2023 / United States
Coachtopia, co-created with a growing community of Gen Z members, was built according to circularity principles aiming to push for a transition to a fully circular fashion system

Repair Rebels: making repairing the new normal for every fashion consumer

Premium ContentApr 24, 2023 / Germany
We spoke with the founder of the German start-up Repair Rebels, Monika Hauck, who seeks to revolutionize the entire mindset of the fashion industry by reminding us that pieces worth wearing are always worth repairing

Gucci and Burberry join platform that aims to promote smart consumption

Apr 18, 2023 / United Kingdom
The two luxury brands have joined a new platform launched by the tech start-up Labell-D that aims to help consumers protect the value of their luxury products through validated pricing

Materials and Sustainability: How can footwear be more sustainable?

Premium ContentApr 17, 2023 / World Footwear Reports
Just released! A new paper dedicated to recycled and recyclable, biodegradable and compostable, and biobased and organic materials. This is the latest from a series dedicated to innovation in the footwear and leather goods industry

Clémentine Colin-Richard (French Shoe Federation): it is urgent to have harmonisation in sustainability regulations

Premium ContentApr 11, 2023 / France
Today we bring you an interview with Clementine Colin-Richard, President of the French Shoe Federation and administrator of the family SME Richard-Pontvert SA (Paraboot brand). Watch the video and learn about the state of the French footwear industry and the main challenges it is facing

Decathlon launches UK's first rental service

Apr 11, 2023 / United Kingdom
The sporting goods retailer has launched a rental service across all UK stores to allow its customers to stay active, overcoming barriers such as price or even lack of storage

TOWORKFOR unveils sustainability project

Apr 10, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese safety footwear brand made use of the International Day of Forests to unveil its new sustainability project – “TOWORKFOR THE PLANET” – as well as its new environmental goals

Inditex signs deal to support the expansion of regenerative agricultural systems

Apr 6, 2023 / Spain
The Spanish-based fashion group has signed a 15 million euros agreement with Conservation International to support the expansion of its Regenerative Fund for Nature, launched jointly with Kering in 2021

Portuguese footwear industry to invest 50 million to be the most modern in the world

Apr 3, 2023 / Portugal
In a project coordinated by the Footwear Technology Centre of Portugal (CTCP), the Portuguese footwear industry is bringing together 45 partners to develop the intelligent factory of the future

Gucci launches new deadstock and resale programmes

Mar 30, 2023 / Italy
The luxury House has launched the initiatives Gucci Preloved with Vestiaire Collective and Gucci Continuum, featuring redesigned deadstock materials, as part of its ongoing circularity efforts

Allbirds to release the world's first zero carbon shoe

Mar 29, 2023 / United States
The Californian sustainable footwear brand claims to have created the “world’s first net carbon shoe”, named M0.0NSHOT, by completely reimagining the way it makes products

Scholl teams up with denim brand Re/Done

Mar 24, 2023 / United States
The footwear brand has teamed up with the Californian-based brand Re/Done on a limited-edition footwear capsule collection for the spring/summer 23 that reimagines the iconic Pescura sandal

Kering sets new GHG emissions reduction target

Mar 23, 2023 / France
The French-based luxury group has announced a commitment to reduce its absolute greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 40% by 2035, covering scopes 1, 2 and 3 of the GHG protocol

Next edition of the UITIC Congress with open calls for papers

Mar 23, 2023 / UITIC Congress 2023
The 21st edition of the International Technical Footwear Congress, which will take place from the 20th to the 22nd of September 2023, in Milan, has opened calls for presentations on sustainability and innovation

Lemon Jelly: 10 years sprinkling happiness into our lives

Mar 20, 2023 / Portugal
The Portuguese brand celebrated its 10th anniversary with a cocktail party in a private showroom in Milan, where the new collection will be on display for a month. The actress and influencer Olivia Palermo was one of the attendees
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