World Footwear

Environment

Zouri awarded at the Social Innovation Tournament

Nov 15, 2019 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based footwear company won the second prize in the special category for projects focusing on sustainable consumption and production

24 new companies join the Fashion Pact

Oct 29, 2019 / France
Signatory companies of the Fashion Pact have met in Paris for a first working meeting and 24 more companies joined the group

ECCO opens high-tech leather cutting plant in China

Oct 22, 2019 / China
According to ECCO, the new plant is amongst the most advanced cutting plants in the world with state-of-the-art technology and a reduced environmental footprint

Softwaves launches Green Edition

Oct 16, 2019 / Portugal
The goal of the brand specialized in the production of leather shoes is to reach new clients

VF Corp wants to mitigate the global climate crisis

Oct 7, 2019 / United States
With a new leader for Sustainability taking the reigns of the theme inside the group, VF continues their environemy oriented actions and says it is ready to lead the way towards new approaches

Portuguese Shoes' Environmental Manifesto

Oct 4, 2019 / Portugal
With the motto All you need is Less. Choose wisely, APICCAPS presented a new Manifesto. An Environmental Manifesto from Portuguese Shoes

Skechers announces 85% reduction of plastic in its footwear packaging

Sep 27, 2019 / United States
The US-based footwear brand announced that since 2016 the use of plastic in its footwear packaging was reduced by 85% to 10% of its foot forms, all of which is recyclable

Kering commits to full carbon neutrality

Sep 27, 2019 / France
The entire group is focusing on becoming carbon neutral within its own operations and across the entire supply chain. As a next step in its long-term commitment to sustainability, Kering will offset the Group’s annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from 2018

LVMH's engagement with environment and biodiversity

Sep 26, 2019 / France
The group announced the acceleration of its commitments to protect biodiversity during an event held in Paris centred on the LVMH Initiatives for the Environment program (LIFE program)

European industry working towards sustainability

Sep 26, 2019 / Portugal
Project LIFE GreenShoes4All, co-funded by the European Commission, will implement and promote a method to measure the environmental performance of each shoe and a green label. The project also seeks to propose and disseminate innovative green shoes ecodesign and recycling strategies

Nike with new initiatives to tackle climate change

Sep 25, 2019 / United States
The sportswear giant has announced new initiatives of the Move to Zero program. Nike claims this translates their aggressive effort to combat climate change

Is your footwear business sustainable?

Sep 24, 2019 / China
The 8th Global Footwear Sustainability Summit, focusing on the sustainability theme within the footwear business, was organized by Shanghai Copex Global and took place in Shanghai

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
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