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Environment

Leather organizations to disclose signed manifesto for COP26

Oct 14, 2021 / World
Ahead of the COP26 summit in Glasgow, from the 31st of October to the 12th of November, leather organizations are joining forces to release a signed manifesto that emphasizes leather’s positive contribution to the environment

adidas teams up with thredUP in resale programme

Oct 13, 2021 / Germany
In partnership with second-hand platform thredUP, the sportswear giant has launched its Choose to Give Back programme. The initiative, aiming at extending the products's life cycle, is part of adidas End Plastic Waste's mission

Felmini takes sustainable steps

Sep 28, 2021 / Portugal
The Felgueiras-based footwear company has adjusted its productive process and invested in more environmentally friendly materials to reduce the ecological footprint of its footwear

Kering and LVMH announce measures to safeguard biodiversity

Sep 21, 2021 / France
The two luxury groups announced new initiatives to support biodiversity at the IUCN World Conservation Congress, held in Marseilles from the 3rd to the 11th of September, recognizing, thus, the luxury’s reliance on the natural world

Lenna: new brand focused on solidarity and sustainability

Sep 21, 2021 / Portugal
Three childhood friends joined to launch a business together: a sustainable quality project without resorting to animal products and with a strong solidarity feature. Get to know Lenna

UNIC, ICEC and WWF partner up for sustainability

Sep 20, 2021 / Italy
The three entities have joined forces to increase sustainability within the leather industry by enhancing environmental, social and governance practices (EGS)

Getting ready for the 2021 Global Footwear Sustainability Summit

Sep 14, 2021 / China
The new edition of the event will be held virtually from the 20th to the 22nd of October, between 8h30am and 1pm (CET - Central European Time). Workshops & Mingling sessions will also be part of the event

Tapestry establishes Foundation to promote equity and fight climate crisis

Aug 9, 2021 / United States
The New York-based house of luxury accessories and lifestyle brands has also announced the expansion of its Corporate Responsibility agenda. Tapestry intends to influence positive change for the industry

Crocs commits to becoming a Net Zero company by 2030

Jul 21, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand known for its casual clogs says it will address the entire value chain with a strategic focus on sustainable ingredients, packaging, product afterlife and resource use

Zouri and O'Neill are teaming up

Jul 19, 2021 / Portugal
The North American brand joins the Portuguese brand to create a line of shoes with 12 unique models, which contain marine waste collected from Portuguese beaches

Sustainable Leather Forum programme announced

Jul 12, 2021 / France
The speaker's programme for the third edition of the forum, which aims to discuss the best practices in the French Leather Industry in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility on a social, environmental, and an economic level

Webinar: Helping your Footwear company move towards a Greener Production

May 31, 2021 / CEC
The partners of the GreenShoes4All project, funded by the European LIFE programme, is inviting the footwear industry to join a webinar organised within the framework of the European Green Week 2021

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"
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