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    Solvay introduces its first bio-based polyamide

    2021-06-22T17:59:00Z

    Solvay is launching globally Bio Amni , its first partially bio-based polyamide 5.6. Bio Amni is produced entirely at the company’s textile industrial unit in Brazil. Solvay’s research and innovation teams worked on creating the new textile yarn for two years, the company said. The launch of Bio Amni ...

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    Nike launches sneaker range made from pineapple leaf fibers

    2021-06-22T17:57:00Z

    Nike has teamed up with Piñatex on the “ Happy Pineapple ” pack, a collection of sneakers that use a pineapple-based material. The silhouettes featured in the new pack include the Nike Air Force 1 , Free Run Trail , Air Max 95 , Air Max ...

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    Gucci launches eco material Demetra

    2021-06-18T15:16:00Z

    Italian fashion house Gucci , part of the French luxury goods group Kering , announced the launch of a new sustainable animal-free, plant-based material known as Demetra , which it plans to make open to competitors next year. Demetra, named for the Greek goddess of harvest and agriculture, is ...

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    Teva’s summer capsule is designed by Christian Cowan

    2021-06-17T17:06:00Z

    The Deckers brand Teva has released a two-item limited-edition summer capsule collection designed by Christian Cowan . The Hurricane Gladiator has straps of Repreve -recycled plastic and Unifi polyester yarn and come in a favorite color of Cowan’s, fluorescent pink. The silver and pink Hurricane XLT2 ...

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    Aetrex is launching a new foot scanner

    2021-06-14T10:01:00Z

    Aetrex is releasing a 3D foot scanner with two selling points: size and cost. Using a proprietary computer system called FitGenius , the Albert 3DFit will complete a foot scan in “less than 10 seconds” and is accurate to within one millimeter. The system then compares the scanned ...

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    Vans introduces the Eco Theory collection

    2021-06-08T15:03:00Z

    Vans has introduced a new take on some of its best-known silhouettes, made from responsibly sourced materials. The new capsule collection, dubbed the “ Eco Theory ” line, features new takes on the Authentic , Slip-On and Style 36 models. For the Eco Theory, Vans has used ...

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    Ferragamo in perfume license talks with Interparfums

    2021-06-08T05:50:00Z

    Salvatore Ferragamo is in exclusive negotiations with Interparfums , a manufacturer and distributor of prestige perfumery and cosmetics, to manage the worldwide license of Ferragamo brand perfumes.

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    Superga grants a kidswear license

    2021-05-23T15:43:00Z

    The Tuscan company Miniconf has obtained a three-year license, renewable for another three years, to produce kidswear under the Superga brand name. The license will start with the 2022 spring/summer collection and cater for 3-14 year old girls and boys. Superga, a 110-year brand known for its ...

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    UBC signs a license agreement with Head

    2021-05-23T15:39:00Z

    The Italian company United Brands Company ( UBC ) has signed a license agreement with Head to produce sneaker collections for men, women and children under its name. The first collection is scheduled for the spring/summer 2022 season. Under the multi-year agreement, UBC will also be in charge ...

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    Chaco collaborates with Stadium on slides

    2021-05-19T18:14:00Z

    Chaco Footwear has collaborated with Stadium Goods , the sneaker and streetwear marketplace, on a series of Chillos Slides in men’s and women’s models. The shoes mark Stadium’s entry into footwear. They are monochromatic (in either of two Stadium colors: Blackout or Whiteout), have adjustable buckles, an EVA ...

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    Sanuk releases all-gender collection

    2021-05-19T18:14:00Z

    Sanuk has collaborated with the Pacific Pride Foundation , an LGBTQ+ community center in the California county of Santa Barbara, on an “all gender” footwear collection. The Deckers -owned brand has refashioned its women’s Yoga Sling 2 sandal into the all gender Sling ST , a vegan sandal ...

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    Coats and Cocona improve the biodegradability of textiles

    2021-05-14T07:36:00Z

    Two relevant textile supply companies just announced new technologies to enhance and speed up the biodegradability of textiles in the landfill. British industrial thread company Coats has developed a biodegradable thread, EcoRegen , to support its customers’ sustainability agendas. The new sewing thread is made from 100 percent ...

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    Allbirds helps Adidas to develop its most climate-friendly running shoe

    2021-05-13T07:08:00Z

    Working in remote mode in collaboration with Allbirds for 12 months, Adidas has developed its most sustainable performance running shoe. The first 100 pairs of the co-branded model is being raffled off to members of Adidas’ Creators Club at the end of May. The product design and ...

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    Teva collaborates with Polaroid

    2021-05-04T16:12:00Z

    For the summer Teva is releasing a limited edition of sandals in collaboration with Polaroid . The Teva x Polaroid collection comprises both established Teva silhouettes made with recycled materials and a custom refurbished Polaroid 600 camera. There are two sandal models: the Original Universal Polaroid , ...

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    Chaco releases "Classic" flip-flops for summer

    2021-05-04T16:12:00Z

    The American brand Chaco Footwear is including the Classic Flip and Classic Flip Leather models in its spring 2021 range. These “performance” flip-flops are made with reinforced, injection-molded polyurethane and polyester webbing. They also have Luvseat arch-support. The Leather model has full-grain leather and a suggested ...

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    Vans honors the skate legend Jeff Grosso

    2021-05-02T07:16:00Z

    Vans is paying tribute to the skate legend Jeff Grosso with a new Grosso Forever collection. Grosso, who died on March 31, 2020 at the age of 51. The collection leads with the Skate Sk8-Hi , which features re-issued colorways and iconic designs that Grosso sported during important ...

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    Saucony introduces a versatile sports shoe

    2021-04-30T14:35:00Z

    Saucony has unveiled the all-new Freedom 4 , a versatile shoe that can be used for running, the gym and all-day casualwear. Borrowing from the brand’s Endorphin Collection, the new version of the Freedom has been updated with PWRRUN PB, an ultralight PEBA cushioning. The shoe’s base has ...

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    Beira Rio to build a factory in Argentina

    2021-04-25T16:13:00Z

    The Brazilian shoe maker Calçados Beira Rio plans to build a factory with an annual production capacity of 3 million pairs in the north of Argentina. The facility will supply the Argentine and international markets. It will be Beira Rio’s first manufacturing unit outside Brazil. The company has ...

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    Argentina imposes display of local sizes from July 31

    2021-04-25T16:13:00Z

    The Argentine government has set July 31 as the deadline for footwear manufacturers and retailers to display local sizes on shoes and boxes. Companies failing to comply will be sanctioned. The measure aims at providing clearer information to consumers as well as boosting the local production of footwear.

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    Salomon launches a recyclable shoe

    2021-04-25T08:43:00Z

    After three years of R D – largely to find separable materials – the French sports equipment manufacturer Salomon is introducing this spring its first recycled and recyclable shoe, a road-running model designed to balance performance against the demands of the circular economy. The 285-gram Index.01 has ...