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JJ Heitor obtains environmental certification

May 11, 2021 / Portugal
Portugal-based footwear company Joaquim José Heitor, owner of the JJ Heitor brand, has just received ISO 14001 certification - Environmental Management Systems

Asics is aiming at reaching a small footprint

May 6, 2021 / Japan
After launching the Sunrise Reborn Pack, a new running shoe made from recycled clothing collected in Japan, Asics announced its Earth Day Pack as the brand’s most planet-friendly cross-category collection to date having been created using a circular manufacturing approach

adidas unveils the Stan Smith mylo made with mushroom-grown materials

Apr 19, 2021 / Germany
The Germany-based sporstwear giant has annouced its Stan Smith Mylo, the first shoe to be made using Mylo: a new mushroom-based material innovation that "looks and feels like leather"

Digital Communication and Sustainability: the two priorities for post-COVID investment

Premium ContentApr 16, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we questioned our panel members about the investment priorities footwear companies will be focusing in the post pandemic world

Under Armour announces commitments to tackle climate change

Apr 16, 2021 / United States
The US-based sportswear brand Under Armour has committed to using 100% renewable energy use in owned and operated facilities by 2030 and to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Sustainability concerns more relevant than fashion trends

Premium ContentApr 13, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
When asked about the factors considered to be the most relevant in determining the evolution of sales of each category of footwear, our experts’ answers point to a raising relevance of the sustainability concerns

CFDA and Swarovski Foundation launch scholarship to support sustainable innovation

Apr 6, 2021 / United States
While celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the CFDA Scholarship Program, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) is partnering with the Swarovski Foundation to create the Re: GENERATION Innovation Scholar Award

ASPORTUGUESAS: trying out shoes without leaving home

Mar 22, 2021 / Portugal
Buying shoes online is not news. However, trying them out virtually, using just the phone, looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. And is now possible by the hands of a Portuguese-based brand ASPORTUGUESAS

Aloft focus on sustainable soles for technical footwear

Mar 4, 2021 / Portugal
Portuguese-based company Aloft, specialised in the production of soles for technical footwear, is launching the first products using production waste. This results from research carried out within the FAMEST RTD project

Zouri: footwear with apple peels in children's version

Feb 22, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based brand launched a new collection of footwear for children. This time Zouri is using apple peels as a material to make shoes

New Generation: meet Humbs

Feb 12, 2021 / Portugal
Two friends. Hugo Stevens and Miguel Tavares. One with a background in Marketing, the other with a background in Mechanical Engineering. A street market gave them the motivation and HUMBS was born

Portugal: sustainability in the footwear industry

Feb 5, 2021 / Portugal
As the Week of Environmental Responsibility in the Footwear Industry, organised by APICCAPS and CTCP, approaches its end we bring you a new video presenting key elements of the current status of Sustainability in the Portuguese footwear industry

Portuguese Footwear Industry hosts Environmental Responsibility Week

Jan 29, 2021 / Portugal
APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, and CTCP - Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre are organising a week of events dedicated to Environmental Responsibility. 150 specialists will gather online to discuss an array of relevant topics

Farfetch sets 10-year sustainability goals

Dec 18, 2020 / United Kingdom
The online fashion retailer has announced a set of sustainability goals for the next ten years divided in four main areas, ranging from being climate positive to promoting conscious inclusion

Zouri produces shoes with apple waste

Nov 18, 2020 / Portugal
The brand of sneakers known for using plastic trash collected from the ocean in its productive process is now using apple waste in its products
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