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EU comes closer to regulating greenwashing

Jul 9, 2024 / European Union
The Council of the European Union has adopted its general approach on the Green Claims Directive, which aims to tackle greenwashing and help consumers make greener choices. The proposal will now be negotiated in the European Parliament

Inditex joins Pack4Good initiative

Jun 27, 2024 / Spain
The parent company of brands such as Zara, Berksha and Massimo Dutti has joined Canopy’s Pack4Good initiative to help protect endangered forests by reforming its paper packaging

US pushes EU to delay implementation of deforestation law

Jun 24, 2024 / United States
The US government has requested the European Commission to delay the implementation of the so-called Anti-Deforestation Regulation (EUDR), seven months ahead of schedule

Mata completes environmental certification with the US on the horizon

May 27, 2024 / Portugal
Fábrica de Calçado da Mata, a Portuguese company specialising in men's shoes, has just had its environmental management system certified, marking another important step in its sustainability journey, with the US on the horizon

The rise of the second-hand fashion market

Premium ContentMay 14, 2024 / World
The global second-hand fashion market is expected to reach 350 billion USD by 2028, according to ThredUP's latest resale report. Value-conscious consumers, a greater concern for the environment and a desire for uniqueness seem to be driving this “revolution”, with new generations leading the way

Portuguese Footwear Technological Centre project shortlisted by the European Commission

May 13, 2024 / Portugal
The LIFE GREENSHOES4ALL project, coordinated by CTCP, has been recognized by the European Commission for its efforts to minimise the environmental impact of footwear production

Zara and H&M allegedly linked to illegal deforestation, land grabbing and violence

Apr 18, 2024 / World
NGO Earthsight has accused H&M and Inditex of allegedly using cotton linked to land grabbing, illegal deforestation, violence, human rights violations and corruption in Brazil

Martina Schiuma from The ID Factory: technology is key to accelerate change

Premium ContentApr 8, 2024 / Italy
We spoke to Martina Schiuma, head of sustainability at the platform The ID Factory, to find out more about their solution for fashion brands and retailers to improve supply chain transparency and traceability. In the end, we discussed where the fashion industry is on its journey towards a sustainable future

France on course to penalise fast fashion

Apr 1, 2024 / France
In mid-March, France’s lower parliament approved a bill imposing penalties on ultra-fast fashion products to help offset their environmental impact. The law has now been sent to the Senate

Apple of Eden committed to sustainability

Mar 12, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese women’s footwear brand has just published its first Sustainability Report, thus reaffirming its “unwavering commitment to a greener and more ethical future”

Dikamar plants trees in the Mata Nacional do Urso

Mar 5, 2024 / Portugal
The Portuguese safety boot manufacturer carried out a reforestation project in the Mata Nacional do Urso, a part of the Leiria forest which was severely affected by the 2017 fires

European Union adopts new rules against greenwashing

Feb 6, 2024 / European Union
By 593 votes to 21, the European Parliament approved a new directive to eliminate unverified environmental claims and empower consumers to make sustainable purchasing choices

Deborah Taylor from SLF: traceability is the number one challenge facing the leather industry

Premium ContentDec 18, 2023 / World
We spoke to Deborah Taylor, Managing Director of the Sustainable Leather Foundation (SLF), to find out more about the tools the organisation provides to help the leather industry move towards more sustainable practices and the biggest challenges it currently faces

Under Armour to scale up its fibre-shed test method

Dec 15, 2023 / United States
The company has teamed up with James Heal, a precision testing solutions supplier, to make its fibre-shed test method available to the industry and to address the growing threat of microfibres and microplastics

Global leather industry issues manifesto ahead of COP28

Nov 9, 2023 / World
Leather associations from around the world have signed a manifesto to call on COP28 delegates to recognise the positive role of natural materials such as leather in people’s lives and livelihoods
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