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Environment

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

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
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