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.

Creeping into every crack, no closed door seems to be able to remain closed for much longer. Sustainability is now an absolutely pervasive theme, posed to renew products and markets as well as companies and research.

It is a type of innovation that is difficult to think of not coupled with the typical jolts of a revolution.

We talk about revolution when the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) theme touches on finance, for example, an increasingly crucial element also in the fashion industry.

We talk about revolution when news arrives from laboratories, typically associated with scientific research, of cell cultures that could replace leather and fur derived from the slaughter of livestock.

We talk about revolution when a brand like ACBC focuses everything on sustainability and in just a few years trounces the market by activating prestigious collaborations and offering collections that are very interesting both in terms of aesthetics and eco-friendly content.

We talk about revolution when an entire area of a fair like Micam can be dedicated to sustainability - MICAM Green Zone - and present numerous projects from environmentally conscious brands.

Machines, materials, components and accessories, better if certified, even better if recycled or biodegradable… all look to sustainability as the horizon towards which to set their sails. It is up to you to discover the most interesting projects.


Contents inside the special issue:

  • The revolution of sustainable innovation
  • Protagonists of MICAM Green Zone
  • Gruppo Mastrotto Express is now carbon neutral
  • "At the forefront for certified sustainability"
  • Openhouse Ecotan, sustainable leathers on display in the territory
  • ACBC - Anything Can Be Changed: constant innovation at the service of the environment
  • Sole was born
  • "Aware fashionists. The sustainable fashion guide" arrives in bookstores
  • Superior, the first Carbon Neutral tannery in the world
  • The planet has a new ally: UNEAK
  • Here come the Zèta x Nespresso sneaker
  • DESMA: a commitment to more sustainable production
  • Will this be the skin of the future?
  • ESG: how much will it affect the lives of companies?

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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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