World Footwear

Environment

VF closes inaugural 500 million US dollars Green Bond

Mar 5, 2020 / United States
One of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, announced the closing of its 500 million euros green bond offering, representing the first green bond issued in the apparel and footwear industry

First SciLed project workshop at Micam

Mar 5, 2020 / CEC
Partners of the Erasmus+ SciLed Knowledge Alliance organized their first public workshop during the Milan trade fair and first results achieved by the consortium were presented

Did you know shoe soles can be made from tennis balls?

Feb 13, 2020 / Portugal
The Portuguese-based company ISI Soles developed a process and already sells ecological shoe soles made from recycled tennis balls

Mariusz Babral: Sustainability is a revolution

Feb 10, 2020 / Poland
We spoke with Mariusz Babral, Vice-President of the Polish Chamber of Shoe and Leather Industry, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry

Get to know Portugal's plan for sustainability

Jan 30, 2020 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear, Components, Leather Goods Manufacturers' Association has presented the new Action Plan of the Footwear Cluster for Sustainability

LVMH names Hélène Valade Director of Environment

Jan 9, 2020 / France
French luxury group LVMH has just appointed Hélène Valade as Director of Environmental Development. The executive replaces Sylvie Bénard, who will retire after 26 years in office

Leslie Gallin: we need to embrace sustainability as a fashion friend

Nov 21, 2019 / United States
We spoke to Leslie Gallin, President of Footwear at Informa, to discuss some of the pressing issues of the moment within the footwear industry

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
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