World Footwear

Environment

Timberland to plant 50 million trees

Sep 10, 2019 / United States
The company launched “Nature Needs Heroes”, a campaign to empower global community to be champions for the planet. 50 million trees planned to be planted over the next 5 years

Brands that matter - Part I

Aug 29, 2019 / Portugal
Sustainability is on everyone's agendas and talks. As a result, the Portuguese footwear industry is looking for ways to adapt and succeed in this new reality

Aldo to eliminate single-use shopping bags

Aug 8, 2019 / Canada
The Canada-based group's bagless initiative encourage customers to opt for an eco-designed shoebox. According to Aldo this will allow saving thousands of trees each year

Uniqlo to switch from plastic to paper bags

Jul 22, 2019 / Japan
Japanese-based retailer announced it will be using paper shopping bags instead of the plastic bags from September onwards. With this move, the company is joining the global initiatives to address one of the most important environmental issues: plastic pollution

adidas employees run to preserve the oceans

Jun 19, 2019 / Germany
The Herzogenaurach team of the sportswear giant adidas has organised an activity to raise awareness for the oceans and the importance of fighting pollution

France to ban destruction of unsold goods

Jun 7, 2019 / France
The country's Prime Minister announced draft legislation to ban the destruction of unsold or returned consumer products. The new measure would oblige brands to donate or recycle unsold goods

Sustainability by a vegetarian businesswoman

Jun 4, 2019 / Portugal
Ana Vasconcelos defines herself as self-made woman in a men’s world. She entered company Belcinto in 1975, after the death of its founder, her father. Since then she has been living and breathing leather goods while being proudly vegetarian

adidas continues fight against marine plastic pollution

May 31, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear giant announce a global initiative to be set on World Oceans Day (8th of June) with the goal of raising 1.5 million US dollars to fight marine plastic pollution

Digital and sustainability at the core of the footwear industry

Apr 2, 2019 / World
The worldwide footwear industry will be gathered in Naples from the 3rd to the 5th of April to discuss the thematic of Digitalisation and Sustainability in the Footwear Industry

Zouri, sneakers from the ocean

Mar 13, 2019 / Portugal
Zouri is an eco-vegan footwear brand that uses plastic trash from the Portuguese coast together with ecologic and sustainable materials

adidas focus on shoes made of recycled plastic waste

Jan 31, 2019 / Germany
The Germany-based sportswear brands want to upscale production from five million pairs of shoes containing recycled plastic in 2018 to eleven million pairs in 2019

European footwear focused on increasing sustainability

Dec 10, 2018 / CEC
The kick-off meeting of the project LIFE GreenShoes4All, gathering several key European stakeholders, took place in Porto last week

Aldo: first fashion company certified as climate neutral

Oct 2, 2018 / Canada
South Pole, a developer of climate action projects, certified the Also Group as climate neutral, making makes Aldo the first fashion footwear and accessories company in the world to be certified in this area

VF Corporation with new sustainability & responsibility strategy

Dec 12, 2017 / United States
The North Carolina-based lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories company announced its new global sustainability and responsibility strategy, Made for Change. VF aims to lead industrywide environmental and social improvements

Sustainability is key for footwear companies

May 29, 2017 / World
Recycling, using eco-friendly materials and providing good working conditions. Are we there yet? What can companies in this industry do to be more sustainable?
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