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Sustainability

Allbirds releases open-source carbon footprint calculator

May 13, 2021 / United States
The New Zealand-American company has released an open-source tool for fashion brands to calculate their carbon footprint

JJ Heitor obtains environmental certification

May 11, 2021 / Portugal
Portugal-based footwear company Joaquim José Heitor, owner of the JJ Heitor brand, has just received ISO 14001 certification - Environmental Management Systems

Vans sets sustainability targets for 2030

May 6, 2021 / United States
Vans, a brand of the portfolio of American group VF Corp., has announced a range of sustainability goals which are set to be achieved by 2030

Asics is aiming at reaching a small footprint

May 6, 2021 / Japan
After launching the Sunrise Reborn Pack, a new running shoe made from recycled clothing collected in Japan, Asics announced its Earth Day Pack as the brand’s most planet-friendly cross-category collection to date having been created using a circular manufacturing approach

Supermarket chain Asda to start selling second-hand clothes

May 4, 2021 / United Kingdom
George at Asda has announced it will be launching a new second-hand vintage fashion range in its stores, giving a new lease of life to pre-worn garments

adidas unveils the Stan Smith mylo made with mushroom-grown materials

Apr 19, 2021 / Germany
The Germany-based sporstwear giant has annouced its Stan Smith Mylo, the first shoe to be made using Mylo: a new mushroom-based material innovation that "looks and feels like leather"

Digital Communication and Sustainability: the two priorities for post-COVID investment

Premium ContentApr 16, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
In the latest edition of the World Footwear Business Conditions Survey, we questioned our panel members about the investment priorities footwear companies will be focusing in the post pandemic world

Under Armour announces commitments to tackle climate change

Apr 16, 2021 / United States
The US-based sportswear brand Under Armour has committed to using 100% renewable energy use in owned and operated facilities by 2030 and to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

Sustainability concerns more relevant than fashion trends

Premium ContentApr 13, 2021 / Business Conditions Survey
When asked about the factors considered to be the most relevant in determining the evolution of sales of each category of footwear, our experts’ answers point to a raising relevance of the sustainability concerns

Nike announces 2025 targets

Mar 29, 2021 / United States
Sportswear brand Nike has announced third quarter revenues of 10.4 billion US dollars, up by 3% compared with the previous year. Over the next five years, Nike aims to bring to life 29 targets focused on people, planet and play

Do you know CTCP's High-Tech laboratories?

Mar 23, 2021 / Portugal
The Portuguese Footwear Technological Center (CTCP) is expert in the testing of footwear, leather goods, accessories, made of leather, synthetics, rubber, plastics, and other materials, including fashion, casual, comfort, classic and safety products

ASPORTUGUESAS: trying out shoes without leaving home

Mar 22, 2021 / Portugal
Buying shoes online is not news. However, trying them out virtually, using just the phone, looks like something out of a sci-fi movie. And is now possible by the hands of a Portuguese-based brand ASPORTUGUESAS

Aloft focus on sustainable soles for technical footwear

Mar 4, 2021 / Portugal
Portuguese-based company Aloft, specialised in the production of soles for technical footwear, is launching the first products using production waste. This results from research carried out within the FAMEST RTD project

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

ARKET stars childrenswear collection's rental service

Feb 2, 2021 / Sweden
The Nordic lifestyle brand, part of the H&M group, is offering a new rental service for its children’s collection in partnership with Amsterdam-based online shop and clothing subscription Circos
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