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Vapesol launches recycled nitrile gloves soles

Sep 26, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese soles manufacturer partnered up with RACLAC, the only producer of nitrile examination gloves in Europe, to create recycled nitrile gloves soles

Swiss On presents first-ever carbon emission shoe

Sep 22, 2022 / Switzerland
In collaboration with LanzaTech, Borealis, and Technip Energies, the sportswear brand created the Cloudprime sneaker using carbon emissions as a raw material to reduce the brand's carbon footprint

Burberry obtains SBTi approval for net-zero emissions target

Sep 6, 2022 / United Kingdom
The UK-based group, which is set on reaching net-zero emissions by 2040 by reducing them across operations and the supply chain, is the first luxury company to receive this approval

Puma to host sustainable fashion conference in London

Aug 23, 2022 / United Kingdom
The sports giant aims to discuss solutions for some of the fashion industry’s most pressing sustainability challenges such as waste, materials and climate change at a global event in September. Conference of the People will take place in London

Gucci partners with Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Jul 15, 2022 / Italy
The Italian-based fashion House announced that it became a strategic partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to accelerate its commitments towards a more circular economy

Complexity of a shoe must be considered for a successful green transition

Jul 12, 2022 / European Union
The European social partners of the textiles, clothing, leather, and footwear (TCLF) sectors adopted a joint statement calling for action to ensure a successful green and digital transition

Saye forecasts growth for 2022

Jul 5, 2022 / Spain
The brand of sustainable footwear, which posted sales of 5 million euros in 2021, expects to reach revenue of more than 8 million euros this year, on the back of the launch of four new models

Webinar GreenShoes4all: Ecodesign, Environmental Footprint Calculation and Recycling

May 27, 2022 / Webinars
This event is part of the European Green Week 2022, named EU Green Deal - Make it Real. A week that aims to bring together and promote collaboration between the parties and citizens, to contribute to an environment with zero waste and no toxic substances

Sustainable sneaker start-up Psudo raises 3 million USD

May 25, 2022 / United States
The US-based sneaker brand announced that completed a three million USD seed financing round led by SternAegis Ventures, who acted as placement agent

RE:GROUND: the sneaker made with recycled coffee grounds

May 16, 2022 / Portugal
In partnership with Nespresso, Zèta created a sneaker that uses recycled coffee grounds, inspired by the principles of zero-waste, eco-design and French style. The sneakers are made in Portugal

Ambitious launches first 100% ecological model

May 2, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand has unveiled CAP, an entirely ecological model whose components are either recycled or present an eco-friendly approach

Licence for Greenwash: false promise for certification continues

May 2, 2022 / World
The report Licence for Greenwash shows that a majority of sustainability certification schemes fail to meet their promise and represent, at best, a sophisticated form of greenwashing

UGG releases second carbon-neutral collection

Apr 29, 2022 / United States
The brand has unveiled its second carbon-neutral collection for the Spring/Summer of 2022. By fall, it will release the first Classic style with sheepskin sourced from regenerative agriculture farms

Puma launches testing phase of Re:Suede experiment

Apr 26, 2022 / Germany
The company has started distributing the 500 pairs of its experimental biodegradable model to participants in Germany to determine if it will endure everyday use and biodegrade properly

Covestro: towards a climate-neutral future

Premium ContentApr 22, 2022 / Germany
We spoke with Tony Wu, Global Product Manager for Textile Coatings, and Dr. Dirk Achten, Head of Modern Coatings & Adhesive Technologies, to discuss how sustainability and innovation fuel the company’s growth, and which solutions best serve the footwear industry
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