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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

Portugal: sustainability in the footwear industry

Feb 5, 2021 / Portugal
As the Week of Environmental Responsibility in the Footwear Industry, organised by APICCAPS and CTCP, approaches its end we bring you a new video presenting key elements of the current status of Sustainability in the Portuguese footwear industry

Portuguese Footwear Industry hosts Environmental Responsibility Week

Jan 29, 2021 / Portugal
APICCAPS, the Portuguese Footwear Association, and CTCP - Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre are organising a week of events dedicated to Environmental Responsibility. 150 specialists will gather online to discuss an array of relevant topics

Farfetch sets 10-year sustainability goals

Dec 18, 2020 / United Kingdom
The online fashion retailer has announced a set of sustainability goals for the next ten years divided in four main areas, ranging from being climate positive to promoting conscious inclusion

Zouri produces shoes with apple waste

Nov 18, 2020 / Portugal
The brand of sneakers known for using plastic trash collected from the ocean in its productive process is now using apple waste in its products

H&M Group names Leyla Ertur as new Head of Sustainability

Nov 13, 2020 / Sweden
From the 1st of January 2021 onwards, Leyla will take over from Anna Gedda who has led the company’s sustainability initiatives since 2014 and who will take on a new role as Head of Steering and Strategic Planning at H&M Group

Ecco and Danish partners together in PU recycling project

Oct 15, 2020 / Denmark
A cross-sector consortium, including the Danish Technological Institute, Ecco and some other Danish companies, was set out to answer the question: Is it possible to recycle polyurethane and turn the waste product into a valuable resource instead?

LIFE GreenShoes4All: an European journey towards reducing the environmental impact of footwear products

Oct 14, 2020 / CEC
Two years after the launch of the project co-funded by the European Commission “Footwear environmental footprint category rules implementation and innovative green shoes ecodesign and recycling”, the consortium shared its achievements

Timberland raises sustainability goals

Sep 2, 2020 / United States
Timberland’s products are now aimed to have a net positive impact on nature by 2030. To achieve it all products will be designed for circularity and made from natural materials sourced from regenerative agriculture

How to Communicate Sustainability?

Premium ContentJul 20, 2020 / World Footwear Reports
Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental issues and are become demanding regarding the products they buy. Are companies thinking about sustainability? And are companies communicating what they are doing?

New Generation: meet Pedro and Daniel from Wayz

May 19, 2020 / Portugal
Pedro has studied Business Management and Daniel Product Design. They met at a Footwear Design course and quickly realized they’re equally passionate about sneakers and have created Wayz

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
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