World Footwear

Sustainability

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

Sustainability is a business imperative

Jul 15, 2019 / United Kingdom
The words are from Sara Maggioni, Head of Womenswear at WGSN, a trend forecasting company. Sara talked to us about sustainability and other hot topics of the footwear industry

Storytelling and customer's loyalty by El Naturalista's Juan De La Peña

Jul 9, 2019 / Spain
Watch the interview to learn a bit more about the current trends of the footwear industry according to the views of Juan De La Peña from footwear brand El Naturalista

Puma commits to 35% reduction in carbon emissions

Jul 5, 2019 / Germany
Germany-based sports company Puma aims for a 35% reduction of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, a target which was approved by the Science Based Target initiative (SBTi)

If the product is good, the customer will come

Jul 2, 2019 / Bangladesh
Watch the interview to learn a bit more about the current trends of the footwear industry according to the views of Syed Nasim Manzur, from Apex Footwear in Bangladesh

Prada launches bag made with recycled plastic

Jun 26, 2019 / Italy
Prada launched a pioneering new project, Re-Nylon, introducing a sustainable line of the iconic Prada bag silhouettes executed in a unique new regenerated nylon, the ECONYL

adidas employees run to preserve the oceans

Jun 19, 2019 / Germany
The Herzogenaurach team of the sportswear giant adidas has organised an activity to raise awareness for the oceans and the importance of fighting pollution

The importance of design in sustainable footwear

Jun 14, 2019 / Portugal
An increasing number of companies are focusing on products based on recycled, recyclable, biodegradable, renewable materials and more durable products and the design element is key on the whole process

Chanel invests in company focused on sustainable materials

Jun 13, 2019 / France
The French-based luxury brand has invested in a chemistry firm that's exploring ways silk could replace chemicals used in clothing manufacturing

Sustainability by a vegetarian businesswoman

Jun 4, 2019 / Portugal
Ana Vasconcelos defines herself as self-made woman in a men’s world. She entered company Belcinto in 1975, after the death of its founder, her father. Since then she has been living and breathing leather goods while being proudly vegetarian

Asics releases 2018 sustainability report

Jun 4, 2019 / Japan
The Japan-based sportswear giant has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, summarizing the company’s progress towards medium and long-term sustainability targets, its ASICS Sustainability Vision

All the answers at the World Footwear Congress

May 23, 2019 / CEC
The footwear industry gathered in Naples last month to discuss the pressing issues of the moment and to try to anticipate the challenges of tomorrow. Watch some of their ideas here
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