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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

Caleres on track to meet ESG targets by 2025

Apr 21, 2022 / United States
The footwear group published its 2021 environmental, social, governance (ESG) report, sharing. Some ESG commitments have already been achieved

APLF Dubai closes with renewed optimist despite global uncertainty

Apr 20, 2022 / United Arab Emirates
The APLF Special Edition in Dubai, held from the 30th of March to the 1st of April, welcomed a total of 463 exhibitors from 34 countries, and 6 000 buyers from 88 countries and regions

Digitization and new consumer trends drove growth in 2021

Premium ContentApr 18, 2022 / World
2020 was a challenging year for most companies thanks to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to severe supply chain disruptions throughout the globe, periods of halting in operations and physical retail, and an increase in raw materials and transportation costs. However, by mid-2021, there were already signs that things were taking a turn for the better, and some companies have managed to equal and even exceed their pre-pandemic performances. We took a look into the full-year 2021 results of some of the largest companies worldwide to observe how they pulled through the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic

Merrell announces multi-year sustainability initiative

Apr 12, 2022 / United States
The Wolverine Worldwide-owned brand is kicking off the 'This is Home' campaign with the launch of a multinational product takeback and resale programme named Merrel ReTread

Less than 20% of retailers on track to meet sustainability targets

Apr 8, 2022 / World
A study found that sustainability is now a strategic priority for retail businesses, but the vast majority is still failing to make meaningful progress

Foot Locker committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050

Mar 31, 2022 / United States
The US-based footwear retailer has announced that it will set a science-based target in line with the criteria established by the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi) to fight the climate change

NOKOMENTS: the footwear brand for the Generation Z

Mar 28, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese company Costa, Costa & Oliveira has just launched its new insignia, supported by a global eco-friendly vision. The company also owns the woman’s footwear brand Pinto di Blu

Lenzing: a circular economy requires more innovation and collaboration

Premium ContentMar 24, 2022 / Austria
We spoke with Florian Heubrandner, Vice President Global Textiles Business at Lenzing AG, and Birgit Schnetzlinger, Head of Functional Wear Segment, to better understand how sustainability helped the company become a global technology leader in fibres’ production and discuss a more sustainable future for the industry

adidas adopts traceability solution for material compliance

Mar 24, 2022 / Germany
The company is among the first ones to adopt the Stockholm-based company TrusTrace Certified Material compliance solution, which enables near real-time traceability at the material level
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