Footwear business is consumer centric and technology and data driven, with more information than ever about the consumer to target. Today, consumers valorise social and environment responsible behaviours, demanding for truly green products and processes and digital interactions.
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”.
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.
Finproject is growing, also thanks to acquisitions, and is preparing the landing on the stock market, but without forgetting the centrality of the sustainability theme.
Industrie Biagioli offers a wide range of products for assembly insoles and cleaning insoles, including a new extremely sustainable line.
For the next F/W 2018-2019, Schmid and Ilaria Venturini Fendi continue working together to give new life to production stocks. From the circular economy to quality fashion, teaching the art of tailoring and dressmaking to women in prison, to help them reintegrate into society.
The company, which is a leader in the design and production of footwear moulds, underwent an assessment that monitors its environmental and social performance, obtaining CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) recognition.
A long-term vision focused on efficiency, quality, and guarantees for customers and society as a whole guided the creation of the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB).
An alarming or hopeful series of data and statistics The journey towards change is long and hard, but it looks like things are already moving.
The global trends have impact in the fashion industry, including footwear, and have to be integrated in the development of new products. The market is changing as well as the preferences and behaviour of consumers. The consumer of today have access to much more information,
is more demanding and looks for fashion, difference, comfort and sustainable consumer goods.
SACE Components has developed a new, perfect material that not only offers a unique and original design for shoe and bag models but is also excellent for those who want products that respect the environment and animals.
The constant effort to improve the environment and protect the planet’s resources continues to guide the choice of the Tuscan company.
Craftsmanship, innovation in finishing and a careful customer service make the Tuscan company a precious reference point for those who look for TRUE Italian leather.
The new brand adopts the ENERLYTE™ system from the Dow Chemical Company for enhanced ergonomics and sensation, designed to ensure lightness, and durability for the market of walking and sports shoes.
The combination of coloured cork, in strong and energetic colours, with precious ‘welts’ (chains, studs, diamonds) is fresh and captivating. Also the outsole contributes to the decisive, yet elegant atmosphere.
Schmid will first be in Paris and then Milan to show operators of the sector the new AW19-20 collection.
Fagus-GreCon offers a unique service for the international footwear industry: design, moulds and shoe lasts, all from one single supplier, to provide the highest quality and project coherence.