World Footwear

Sustainability

RE:GROUND: the sneaker made with recycled coffee grounds

May 16, 2022 / Portugal
In partnership with Nespresso, Zèta created a sneaker that uses recycled coffee grounds, inspired by the principles of zero-waste, eco-design and French style. The sneakers are made in Portugal

Timberland launches first full circular shoe

May 5, 2022 / United States
In addition to unveiling the first footwear model, Timberloop Trekker City Hiker, designed for full circularity, the brand is expanding its product take-back programme into some European markets

Ambitious launches first 100% ecological model

May 2, 2022 / Portugal
The Portuguese footwear brand has unveiled CAP, an entirely ecological model whose components are either recycled or present an eco-friendly approach

Licence for Greenwash: false promise for certification continues

May 2, 2022 / World
The report Licence for Greenwash shows that a majority of sustainability certification schemes fail to meet their promise and represent, at best, a sophisticated form of greenwashing

UGG releases second carbon-neutral collection

Apr 29, 2022 / United States
The brand has unveiled its second carbon-neutral collection for the Spring/Summer of 2022. By fall, it will release the first Classic style with sheepskin sourced from regenerative agriculture farms

Golden Goose partners up with Coronet

Apr 27, 2022 / Italy
The luxury sneaker brand and the Milan-based producer of synthetic and plant-based leather alternatives are opening a shared R&D centre in Milan to develop sustainable solutions

Puma launches testing phase of Re:Suede experiment

Apr 26, 2022 / Germany
The company has started distributing the 500 pairs of its experimental biodegradable model to participants in Germany to determine if it will endure everyday use and biodegrade properly

Covestro: towards a climate-neutral future

Premium ContentApr 22, 2022 / Germany
We spoke with Tony Wu, Global Product Manager for Textile Coatings, and Dr. Dirk Achten, Head of Modern Coatings & Adhesive Technologies, to discuss how sustainability and innovation fuel the company’s growth, and which solutions best serve the footwear industry

Caleres on track to meet ESG targets by 2025

Apr 21, 2022 / United States
The footwear group published its 2021 environmental, social, governance (ESG) report, sharing. Some ESG commitments have already been achieved

Crocs appoints first Vice President and Global Head of Sustainability

Apr 20, 2022 / United States
The company named Deanna Bratter for the newly created role of Vice President, Global Head of Sustainability. The appointment reinforces Crocs commitment to achieve net-zero by 2030

Digitization and new consumer trends drove growth in 2021

Premium ContentApr 18, 2022 / World
2020 was a challenging year for most companies thanks to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, which led to severe supply chain disruptions throughout the globe, periods of halting in operations and physical retail, and an increase in raw materials and transportation costs. However, by mid-2021, there were already signs that things were taking a turn for the better, and some companies have managed to equal and even exceed their pre-pandemic performances. We took a look into the full-year 2021 results of some of the largest companies worldwide to observe how they pulled through the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic

Tapestry donates 3 million USD to World Wildlife Fund

Apr 14, 2022 / United States
The Tapestry Foundation will provide a 3 million US dollars grant to support the development of an innovative system to enhance the traceability of the leather value chain in Brazil

Merrell announces multi-year sustainability initiative

Apr 12, 2022 / United States
The Wolverine Worldwide-owned brand is kicking off the 'This is Home' campaign with the launch of a multinational product takeback and resale programme named Merrel ReTread

Less than 20% of retailers on track to meet sustainability targets

Apr 8, 2022 / World
A study found that sustainability is now a strategic priority for retail businesses, but the vast majority is still failing to make meaningful progress

Foot Locker committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050

Mar 31, 2022 / United States
The US-based footwear retailer has announced that it will set a science-based target in line with the criteria established by the Science-Based Target initiative (SBTi) to fight the climate change
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