World Footwear

Sustainability

Crocs commits to becoming a Net Zero company by 2030

Jul 21, 2021 / United States
The US-based brand known for its casual clogs says it will address the entire value chain with a strategic focus on sustainable ingredients, packaging, product afterlife and resource use

Zouri and O'Neill are teaming up

Jul 19, 2021 / Portugal
The North American brand joins the Portuguese brand to create a line of shoes with 12 unique models, which contain marine waste collected from Portuguese beaches

Sustainable Leather Forum programme announced

Jul 12, 2021 / France
The speaker's programme for the third edition of the forum, which aims to discuss the best practices in the French Leather Industry in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility on a social, environmental, and an economic level

Cubanas creates slippers using coconut fibres

Jul 5, 2021 / Portugal
Feel the Nature is the name of the new line launched by the Portuguese-based footwear brand, which has 20 models in the most varied colours, made from coconut fibres and with a vanilla aroma

Gucci is in the race for new materials

Jun 21, 2021 / Italy
The Italian-based fashion brand is launching vegan versions of its New Ace and Rhyton sneakers made with an innovative raw material, alternative to leather. The material, called Demetra in reference to the Greek goddess of agriculture, is vegan and largely plant-based

Webinar: Helping your Footwear company move towards a Greener Production

May 31, 2021 / CEC
The partners of the GreenShoes4All project, funded by the European LIFE programme, is inviting the footwear industry to join a webinar organised within the framework of the European Green Week 2021

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
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