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Environment

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"

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
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