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The PEFCR was approved

The method for calculating environmental impact is officially available for tanneries. It was welcomed and ratified by the European institutions.

ICEC prepares to certificate product environmental footprints (PEF) and chemical products (ZDHC)

New initiatives by the ICEC certification institute, which remains the reference point for the entire leather supply chain as far as issues concerning novelties in terms of sustainability are concerned, and not only.

Tessitura Attilio Imperiali, for a sustainable fashion

Tessitura Attilio Imperiali is an ancient company which has been designing and manufacturing fabrics for 4 generations emphasizing today’s sustainability.

SPOTLIGHT – WRÅD

Matteo Ward (co-founder and CEO), Silvia Giovanardi (creative director) and Victor Santiago (art and talent director) are three young entrepreneurs and the creative minds behind WRÅD, which is not only an emerging brand, but a real movement that acts as a spokesperson for important issues aimed at triggering a sustainable revolution in the fashion world.

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018  “From words to action” is the theme of this year’s edition

The balance sheet on the progress made and a road map on the actions to be taken in order to change the fashion reference models were presented at the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. There is now an urgent need for companies to support and accelerate change

Inspiramais Summer 2019: focus on sustainability

Of increasing urgency and importance, the theme of sustainability was also at the centre of Inspiramais, the show of reference in Latin America for design and innovation in the field of materials and accessories, which is scheduled every year during the month of July in São Paulo, Brazil.

How I’ll print your home

Sustainable revolution in the field of construction: the project that was protagonist of Milan Design Week

Pela: the eco-friendly cover

Protect your telephone without damaging nature

Mara Hoffman: zero impact fabrics

Zero carbon footprint fabrics for collections of apparel.

Jacob Olmedo: fashion and guerrilla gardening

A Green Collection by name and by deed.

At the V&A Museum, the exhibition  that merges nature with fashion

While the initiatives against the fashion system’s impact on the environment and fauna continue, like the Greenpeace Detox march in Bandung and PETA’s protests, the Victoria & Albert Museum explores the complex relationship between nature and fashion from the 17th century to today.

Fashion Change: a change of standards in fashion

A book that expresses the experience of Out of Fashion, the first training course dedicated to sustainable fashion, outlining the roadmap for a fashion with greater awareness and attentiveness to environmental and ethical themes.

With Appleskin, Khriò D+ sneakers are sustainable and circular

At the beginning there was Orange Fiber adopted by Ferragamo for a capsule collection of accessories. Then, the drive of sustainable fashion kicked off many other projects that make the most of the potential offered up by organic fibres: this is the case of D+ di Khriò.

Nike Flyleather: the super material for sustainability

The giant in sportswear continues to research sustainable materials and presents a revolutionary leather destined to repeat the success of Nike Flyknit.

Young people demand transparency in the supply chain

A research promoted by Stahl highlights the very high attention that young generations give to the issue of sustainability and transparency in the supply chain.

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.

Green Label for leather and footwear machines

At Simac Tanning Tech, ASSOMAC presented the system that will indicate the energy-environmental performances of technologies in the sector.

Sympatex, the new frontier of sustainability

Vaude and Sympatex present a shoe collection with a 100% recycled membrane that has zero impact on the climate and 100% recycled lining.

Arsutoria 421 – Arsutoria Sustainability Download

Arsutoria 421 includes the Focus Report on Sustanability. Please register your email and download it for free!

#greenLIFE 2017

The three-year experimental project was presented in May 2017, accompanied by comments from the technicians in charge of the various research lines and by a report on how the project had reduced the environmental impact of tanning processes, which was presented by representatives of Dani, Mastrotto Group, Acque del Chiampo, Ilsa and Ikem

AMF SNAPS and the sustainable galvanic plant

The company based in Bassano del Grappa confirms its ability to combine creativity, innovation and care for the Planet

ICEC, the reference point for certification and sustainability of the leather sector

ICEC is the Certification Institute of reference for the leather sector.

BATA’s point of view

A chat with Nicole Voillat, Sustainability Director

Bonding, sustainable proposals

The issue of adhesives and glues is central in footwear manufacturing. Some Italian companies propose innovative solutions that are able to transform the manufacturing processes and to provide the added value of sustainability to assembly lines.

A ‘green’ eco-friendly mind frame is popular among Italian youths

From the ‘Total Retail 2017’ survey released by PwC, it emerged that 70% of Millennials and 66% of those Italians aged over 35 are willing to spend more in the name of sustainability.

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Jan 25, 2019

CIMAC: the new headquarters is inaugurated

The ribbon was cut on the new CIMAC headquarters this past 24 January in Vigevano, in the presence of Mayor Andrea Sala and Assocalzaturifici President Annarita Pilotti. The entire Board of Directors of the footwear association was also in attendance, along with the local and sector press.

Jan 24, 2019

Not bright conjuncture for the sector: 2018 first 9 month data

This is what emerged from the sample survey conducted by the Research Centre of Confindustria Moda for Assocalzaturifici on the […]

The natural rubber of GEA GOMMA inspires the creativity of students from the ARSUTORIA school

The Polish student Dorota Goczal was the winner of the “Gea walks with nature” event, which once again involved students from the ARSUTORIA School.

Soles can also be trendy

Lamonti Cuoio, a company built on Italian values and innovation

Jan 24, 2019

Fimec, a focus on information and networking

The 43rd edition of Fimec returns to welcome the entire sector of leathers, chemical products, components, and materials for the footwear and tanning industries to Novo Hamburgo in Brazil from 26 to 28 February in the Fenac pavilions.