Sustainability in the footwear industry
Sustainability today is an important topic for the shoe industry and is undoubtedly a topic of absolute interest and which is much talked about. When we talk about footwear, sustainability is a very broad subject: it touches on various aspects that impact companies along the entire supply chain from raw materials to consumption.
The opinion of our publishing house is that to talk about sustainability at this time it is necessary to balance two aspects:
- Create an effective story telling capable of attracting the attention of consumers;
- Provide a scientific and quantitative basis for the story.
We believe the era of green washing is over and the time has finally come to address the issue of sustainability in the footwear sector with a serious and precise approach. Getting into further details we think it is necessary to elevate the discussion and focus on methodologies based on LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) which have the objective to investigate, measure and accurately describe the environmental impact of products and footwear organizations.
In this section of our site we will try to achieve two goals:
- Aggregate all the articles on the theme of sustainability that describe case histories ranging from development of materials to projects of sustainable shoes and that talk about companies and events.
- Produce articles similar to white papers that can help to understand in a simple but not trivial way the theme of sustainability in the footwear sector.
What is meant by biodegradable shoe? Let me say it in a simple way: you put it in the soil, you wait a little while and in the end you can’t find it anymore because it has turned into something else.Learn more about this topic …
With over 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Kiefer von Zoe specialises in researching and developing materials for assembly insoles for the most demanding shoe manufacturers and designers.Read more …
Sustainability news from our blog
The new type of packaging for water-based adhesives allows purchasing and managing products more efficiently from an economic, logistical and environmental point of view.
The ‘40075’ line makes of certified environmental sustainability and naturalness its strengths.
ASSOMAC, the italian association of technology-makers, is financing an agro-forestry project through the planting of 500 plants in the African island.
The sustainability theme of the materials used in the production of footwear and leather goods is on the agenda and will probably even be more in the seasons to arrive.
With over 40 years of experience in the shoe industry, Kiefer von Zoe specialises in researching and developing materials for assembly insoles for the most demanding shoe manufacturers and designers.
Thoughts and action of a company that firmly believes in sustainability as a weapon to save the planet and succeed on the market.
The importance of respecting environment and people, a topic currently on everyone’s lips, has long been at the centre of the strategies of the Marche-based group.
‘Real leather is real sustainability’ is the slogan of the new three-year communication and promotion campaign to spread the excellence of Italian leather worldwide.
UNIC illustrates the concept of the message that will soon be disclosed through social media and not only. In the meantime, the sector ends 2019 with a decrease in production of 7.8%
The sustainable evolution of the insole leads to a shoe with a lower environmental impact.
The zippers presented by the Chinese company during the last edition of Lineapelle are very interesting and innovative.
Rhubarb tanned leathers. The continuous search for an alternative to hexavalent chromium does not slow down.
Based on the award-winning and efficient closed-cycle production process of the standard TENCEL™ Lyocell fibre, the REFIBRA™ technology is Lenzing’s first step to contribute to the circular economy in the textile sector.
Centro Accessori presents an entire collection of sustainable materials and components for the fashion world: the Conscious Collection.