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Desma and Atlas for innovation

The seventh Desma machine of Atlas Schuhfabrik located in Dortmund, specialized in safety shoes, becomes operational.

Comelz, the cutting machine for seamless shoes

The growing popularity of seamless sports shoes on international markets poses new challenges for cutting technologies, which must consider the weave, graphics, and design of engineered fabrics; challenges that Comelz is ready to tackle through its innovative visual recognition technology.

Inspiramais, beyond the seasons.

Next July 2018, Brazil’s, Europe’s and Latin America’s fashion producers will meet in Sao Paulo for the new edition of Inspiramais.

Manetti Sport, high fashion quality at the service of sport

In 2017, the Tuscan-based company set up a department specialising in the production of removable fussbett insoles for sports shoes.

Plaginsa focuses on quality, sustainability and innovation

These are the cornerstones of the Spanish company specialized in the production of rubber sheets and EVA for footwear.

NASTROTEX – CUFRA, summer geometries

Summer shades and refined combinations allow Nastrotex to paint a wonderful 2019 summer with a marine and casual touch.

Frasson turns 100 years old: tradition looks at the future

The Frasson S.p.A.® sole factory has been a partner of the best European shoe companies in the Outdoor & Safety sector for over a century.

TECNO MINUTERIE, from safety to fashion

Hooks with ring, “stolen” from Tecno Minuterie to the world of safety make fashion footwear current and appealing.

A courageous and determined athlete together with Riri

The collaboration between the Swiss Group, leader in the production of zip and buttons for the fashion world, and Diego Caverzasi is official.

Michelin Soles: ad hoc solutions for the shoe

“From Tyres to soles” is the challenge that Michelin Technical Soles sets itself every day, with the intent of taking the special characteristics typical of its tyre world and transmitting them to the world of footwear.

“The company I would like to have”, according to Assomac

Assomac’s Annual Meeting has addressed the new business models for a changing world, as well as taking stock of the situation in the sector.

Texon Italia: technology and innovation also ‘made-to-measure’

Specialised since 1947 in the development of cellulose materials for footwear, over the years, the company located in Cassolnovo (PV) has expanded its range of product offerings, proposing itself as an innovative and reliable partner also in the sports segment, with the ability to develop personalized solutions based on the specific needs of the customer.

Olona Canvas, a classic style with a fashion & sporty appeal

The iconic Olona Canvas branded Segre e Schieppati transforms a material of poor origins into a leading product for the sectors of fashion and sports.

Invisible but everywhere. 100 years of Industrie Chimiche Forestali

This is the slogan that Industrie Chimiche Forestali wanted to “wear” on the occasion of the celebrations for its first 100 years of activity.

Schmid: when designer labels set their sights on the sports world

The world of fashion opens up to the athleisure style and Schmid replies with a range of technical products that combine style and performance.

ISA TanTec’s recently acquired Italian tannery scored LWG Silver Award

After a recent audit by the Leather Working Group (LWG), Scamosceria del Brenta srl (Scabrenta), the new member of international tanning group ISA TanTec has obtained a Silver award for its Italian based tannery.

Stemma guides the innovation of the sole moulding

The secret of the excellent results achieved by the company based in Treviso lies in the continuous drive towards innovation of its cutting edge machines.

Pro Storm, record performance for sports

Omnipel Technologies presents Pro Storm, a high performance technical fabric dedicated to the worlds of sports, trekking, and safety.

FF Lenzi: new textile solutions for the sports world

An ever-present pioneer in the production of technical fabrics, over the years, this Prato company has developed specific textile products that have pre-empted some of the leading trends in the sports and high performance sector.

Asoltex: traditional and technological ‘combinations’

In the heart of the Sportsystem of Montebelluna, Accoppiatura di Asolo has capably taken the excellences of a precious network of specialised subcontractors, representing 65% of the worldwide production of ski-shoes and 80% of the production of motorcycle footwear, and made them its very own.

Seeker System by Elitron, today also for footwear and leather goods  [SIMAC 2018]

With the introduction of patented recognition technology dedicated to printed images and reference marks, Elitron focuses on reinforcing its position as an innovative and cutting-edge company

C.D.C. inspiring trends

The company from Tuscany presents a variety of chains that play with ‘interweaves’, superimpositions and spatial three-dimensionality.

SS19 – The RUBBERMAC’s energetic summer

The strong and energetic colours of the footwear tread in contrast to the total black soul, introduce well the summer theme 2019.

SS19 – GAMAR ITALIA, technical hooks for fashion footwear

Gamar Italia’s 30-year reputation has been built on attention to detail, with focus and commitment on the production of articles and accessories for the footwear industry.

PRANEM and anti-static: a new tape for safety footwear

The Prato-based company proposes an excellent alternative to classic stitching for transmitting static electricity to anti-perforation insoles

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Recycling, transformation and reuse of waste in the Fashion System

The analysis of the end of life of products, considered as “those activities necessary for the reuse of a product at the end of its useful life” (Parlikad and Macfarlane, 2004), is part of the eco-efficiency concept expressed in the “Cradle to Cradle” manifesto by McDonough and Braungart: “We will have to learn to imitate nature’s highly effective cradle-to-cradle nutrient flow and metabolism, in which the very concept of waste does not exist”.

The benefits of a circular economy in the tanning process

A study conducted by the High School of Sant’Anna di Pisa in the district of Santa Croce highlights the advantages for the environment in the abandoning traditional linear economy.

GreenSole, even shoes have a second chance

The Indian company has developed a very efficient system to recover used and “throw-away” shoes to turn them into new models donated to those who still walk barefoot.

Sustainable bonding by Tecnofil

For more than 30 years the Como-based company has been offering a high-level service while never losing sight of protecting the environment.

The infinite wardrobe of DressYouCan

The tale of Caterina Maestro, founder of the Milan showroom where it is possible to rent and share the fashion of your dreams.