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In this article, Kiefer von Zoe explains very well the gain that a shankless insole (made of NPU Green) makes in terms of performance benefits and environmental improvements.


The benefits of knitting according to Sneaknit

It specializes in the development and application of the most advanced knitting technologies for shoes and bags. Let's talk about Sneaknit, which reminds us of the advantages of a knit upper.


More and more tanneries are choosing Ecotan

It is almost unbelievable how Ecotan, in just a few years, has managed to convince and win the trust of so many partners, both tanneries and big brands, thanks to its innovative biocircular tanning system.


Alkipaper, the 'plastic' obtained from paper processing waste

The innovative material is the result of collaboration between the Italian Institute of Technology and Novacart, and is biodegradable, compostable, eco-sustainable and colourable.


FREITAG at Design Week Milan with “'Always Beta. Never Waste”".

The Swiss bag manufacturer presented two projects that look to the future by showing visions and perspectives under the banner of new circular materials.


Gruppo Mastrotto presents Reviva

An exclusive product, resulting from the re-use of processing waste, that offers a high possibility of customisation.


Don Diego presents Ecosoles: the soles that respect the environment

The company, specialized in the production of soles in the Marche region since 1977, presents its new ‘green’ product, which reprocesses waste while reducing production costs.


Elachem and the Green Life of Polyurethane

New cutting-edge technologies, new product development, and customer focus are just some of the winning components of the Elachem® Epaflex Group.


BYCORE and BYPELL: innovationthat respects the planet

A state-of-the-art fabric derived from olive pit powder and a recycled leather that ennobles waste material destined for landfills.


ACBC joins UN Global Compact

The green factory of sustainable trainers has joined the United Nations initiative and has thus become the second in Italy to be able to issue two ISO certifications to third-party companies.


Alpine Hemp by SALEWA: the fascination of hemp

The brand, which specialises in mountain clothing and accessories, presented its collection made of hemp, a naturally sustainable material with excellent properties in terms of resistance and breathability.


Panama Trimmings: with Viridis opens up to sportswear

The company, specialised in labels and tags for clothing, is extending its range of action by adding a series of new proposals designed for the sportswear universe, thanks to its innovative material made from a veg PU.


Clarks presents Origin 2.0 sustainable trainers

On the occasion of World Earth Day on 22 April, the historic brand launched its new trainer model that combines technology and respect for the planet.


Nice Footwear presents itself in the new Sustainability Report 2021-22

With a view to sustainable growth, Nice Footwear published the third edition of the Report, which is divided into economic, environmental and social dimensions.


Industrie Chimiche Forestali installs environmentally friendly Plate Chiller

After the installation of the photovoltaic system, the Lombardy-based company's commitment to improving efficiency and reducing environmental impact continues.


Innbamboo The Original®: originality while respecting the planet

The Florentine brand continues its search for new forms of synthesis between fashion refinement and green vocation.


Wortmann Group sponsors reforestation and strengthens ties with the region

Aware of its ecological responsibility, the Detmold-based shoe company continues to invest in sustainable projects in the region.


SCARPA revolutionises trekking in the sign of sustainability

The company founded in 1938 in Asolo, near Treviso, and specialised in the production of outdoor footwear, launches MESCALITO TRK PLANET GTX, a trekking shoe that combines sustainability and performance.


Polartec® Power Shield bio-based, the innovative high-tech green membrane

The Milliken™ & Company brand announces the launch of its innovative technology that sets 
a new standard for sustainable protection from the elements.


I AM THE OCEAN unveils its new creation, THE SUHAAN

The brand born to create conscious change launches its new gender neutral bag celebrating the connection between Love and Union.


IKEA launches MÄVINN in partnership with seven social enterprises

The limited edition focuses on craftsmanship and consists of 19 handmade items, made in collaboration with social enterprises in different parts of Asia that provide jobs for the neediest people.


ME.LAND EVAN: not only eco-friendly, but also vegan

Among the first to launch a 100% sustainable trainer made from recycled plastic from the sea, the French brand continues its commitment to sustainable development with its new EVAN model.


SATRA: Sustainability Special

The UK's independent research and testing organisation - specialising in testing products and components to European standards, as well as developing test equipment - has dedicated an issue of its regular publication to the very central issue of reconciling production, development and respect for the planet.


Recycling at the heart of Moro Minuterie productions

Recycled steel and brass and a photovoltaic system. The commitment to increasingly sustainable production and products that are now fully part of a circular economy continues.


World Footwear Yearbook: materials and sustainability

The annual report of APICCAPS focuses on how footwear can be more sustainable and the importance of clear and reliable communication to the consumer in order to promote confidence in the product, brand and company.


UN:'there is no credible pathway to 1.5°C'

The UN environmental report highlights how inadequate progress has been made in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. According to analysts, only a radical transformation of our economies and societies can save us from accelerating climate disaster.


New Vibram Furoshiki The Wrapping Sole Eco Free

From the inspiration of the Japanese art of the same name comes a brand new version with Vibram Ecostep Natural compound of the ADI Compasso d'Oro winning shoe.


Lenzing presents the Sustainability Report 2022 'Advancing Circularity'

Despite a very challenging global market environment, the Lenzing Group has continued its commitment to the transition from a linear to a circular model for the textile and nonwovens industry, as evidenced by the results presented in its Sustainability Report 2022.


Piquadro announces carbon neutrality

The Group, with its brands Piquadro, The Bridge and Lancel, represents one of the first companies in the world, not only in its sector, to have embraced such a level of commitment.


Quantis: 'EU Green Claims Directive is a step forward in the fight against greenwashing'

The environmental consultancy firm welcomes the EU measure requiring companies to present transparent results and disclosures, considering green claims a key aspect of sustainable development.


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Sustainable soles: that’s the new obsession for Summer 2024

Yes, agreed, next Spring Summer 2024 will still see many footwear proposals that will feature soles with very important volumes, quite taxed and aggressive in look. A rule that will also apply to sandals and slippers. For sure we will have an overabundance of colors, even very bright, tending to fluorescent.

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Sustainability as a strategic value for fashion

If you are looking for the latest sustainability projects at the level of finished products as well as materials, this is the right place to find a wide roundup of initiatives, starting with the report of the Green Zone organized by MICAM during the last edition of the fair.
But also the perfect place to find out what are the important issues to keep in mind when talking about sustainability today. We highlight three in particular: traceability, production chains, circularity.

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Soles and heels: there is no getting away from sustainability

By now it is clear and obvious, the world of footwear structures can no longer ignore the issues of sustainability, the constant and incremental search for new materials, whether they are of organic or recycled origin. Almost all of the innovative designs proposed for the upcoming fall winter 2023/24 have emphasized environmental friendliness.

If we look at the aesthetic themes emphasized, thick and important bottoms designed specially to accompany the new wave of boots that will undoubtedly invade future winter storefronts jump out at us.
But the theme of the height of the bottoms and their solid and massive appearance remains well anchored even in the low models, whether sneakers or loafers. Colors and graphics, a theme usually unaccustomed for the cold months, are instead making their way into the 2023s.
Beware the graphics are also going to invade the territories of elegance, which is unlikely to be expressed in minimalist tones.

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The revolution of sustainable innovation

New materials, new production systems, certifications, conferences and fashion guides for ‘aware fashionists’: sustainability in footwear, leather goods and tannery sectors has a revolutionary impact.

sostenibilità nel settore calzature e pelletteria
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Footwear and leather goods sustainability: how it is changing companies

A concept that emerged some time ago and which is being proved by increasingly more concrete
examples of business cases. We
see it when talking about B-Corp, but also giving an account on what happened in the Global Footwear Sustainability Summit.