World Footwear

Sustainability

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

LVMH's engagement with environment and biodiversity

Sep 26, 2019 / France
The group announced the acceleration of its commitments to protect biodiversity during an event held in Paris centred on the LVMH Initiatives for the Environment program (LIFE program)

European industry working towards sustainability

Sep 26, 2019 / Portugal
Project LIFE GreenShoes4All, co-funded by the European Commission, will implement and promote a method to measure the environmental performance of each shoe and a green label. The project also seeks to propose and disseminate innovative green shoes ecodesign and recycling strategies

Nike with new initiatives to tackle climate change

Sep 25, 2019 / United States
The sportswear giant has announced new initiatives of the Move to Zero program. Nike claims this translates their aggressive effort to combat climate change

Is your footwear business sustainable?

Sep 24, 2019 / China
The 8th Global Footwear Sustainability Summit, focusing on the sustainability theme within the footwear business, was organized by Shanghai Copex Global and took place in Shanghai

Timberland to plant 50 million trees

Sep 10, 2019 / United States
The company launched “Nature Needs Heroes”, a campaign to empower global community to be champions for the planet. 50 million trees planned to be planted over the next 5 years

Sustainability is a mindset impacting business and consumers

Sep 2, 2019 / United States
WGSN is one of the key players in terms of trends forecasting. Maria Eugenia Errobidarte, Senior Consultant at the agency, gave us some hints on some of tomorrow's trends

Sustainability: COS with new Restore collection

Sep 2, 2019 / United Kingdom
Recently, the H&M group has been highly focused on sustainability and has just announced that it’s recovering damaged garments in its Restore Collection, marketed by its COS chain

Brands that matter - Part I

Aug 29, 2019 / Portugal
Sustainability is on everyone's agendas and talks. As a result, the Portuguese footwear industry is looking for ways to adapt and succeed in this new reality

Aldo to eliminate single-use shopping bags

Aug 8, 2019 / Canada
The Canada-based group's bagless initiative encourage customers to opt for an eco-designed shoebox. According to Aldo this will allow saving thousands of trees each year

Belcinto: lifetime warranty

Aug 5, 2019 / Portugal
“If you care, we care” is Belcinto's brand motto and that translates into a guarantee that lasts a lifetime

Big brands join the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment

Jul 25, 2019 / World
A Global Commitment to eradicate plastic waste and pollution led by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with UN Environment was signed by several giant brands

Uniqlo to switch from plastic to paper bags

Jul 22, 2019 / Japan
Japanese-based retailer announced it will be using paper shopping bags instead of the plastic bags from September onwards. With this move, the company is joining the global initiatives to address one of the most important environmental issues: plastic pollution
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