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    French gov’t to discuss sustainability with garment and textile industry stakeholders


    According to Textalks, the French government is planning a series of meetings with garment and textile industry stakeholders as the first step toward a more sustainable French textile industry. Over the next month, representatives of the textile industry, as well as consumer groups, recycling associations, environmental organizations and non-governmental organizations ...

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    Under Armour releases 2021 Sustainability & Impact Report


    Under Armour has released its 2021 Sustainability & Impact Report, which outlines a new sustainability framework, goals and targets. The report, aligned with the industry standards of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainable Accounting Standard Board (SASB), outlines 23 goals and targets in three categories: Products, Home Field, and ...

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    FESI releases manifesto to promote physical activity among young girls


    FESI and its members shed light on three key barriers to girls’ participation in sport: body image, access to sports facilities and a culture dominated by men

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    74 percent of post-consumer textile in Europe is recyclable


    A report titled Sorting for Circularity Europe provides key findings for a more circular use of textiles.

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    Mizuno launches eco-friendly Wave Neo shoes


    Mizuno is introducing its Wave Neo Collection, described by the brand as “its first running shoes that balance carbon impact” and as the collection with “the lowest environmental impact in Mizuno’s history.” The carbon impact during the product life cycle of the Wave Neo Collection will be balanced by the ...

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    NFW Footwear Collective is growing


    New Balance and Wolverine Worldwide have joined Natural Fiber Welding’s Footwear Collective, a cooperative platform aiming to reduce the environmental impact of footwear across the value chain. Curect members include Allbirds, Camper, Deckers and Ralph Lauren. Katy O’Brien, senior manager of innovation at New Balance, said: “We have been ...

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    Vapesol launches soles made from factory waste of nitril gloves


    The Portuguese company Vapesol, which manufactures more than five million pairs of soles yearly (according to its website), has teamed with the nitril glove company Raclac to produce of footwear soles from industrial waste. Raclac claims to be the only manufacturer of nitril examination gloves in Europe. ...

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    New microfiber pollution report released by U.S. federal institution


    Mandated by the U.S. Congress, the Interagency Marine Debris Coordinating Committee (IMDCC) has delivered a new report on microfiber pollution. Besides a clearer definition of microfibers, the report features an assessment of the sources, prevalence and causes of microfiber pollution and gives recommends a standardized method with which to measure ...

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    The EU supports circular sportswear project with funds


    An initiative to make 100 percent bio-based performance sportswear is to get funding from the European Commission as part of its S4 Fashion project, with the contribution of the EU’s European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). BioAce is a joint project from Circuvate, a German sustainable materials consultancy, ...

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    Adidas exhibits its “made to be remade” products in London


    At Design London 2022, taking place at Magazine London on Sept. 21-24, Adidas has organized an exhibition titled “Chasing Circularity.” The exhibits showcase the brand’s journey since the 2019 launch of Futurecraft.Loop, a corporate initiative that explores ways to make reusable products. The project has been working on a circular ...

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    IOC executive board approves strategic framework on human rights


    The executive board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has approved a strategic framework on human rights. The framework aims to shape the working practices of the IOC, the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement, ensuring that human rights are upheld within their respective remits. The framework builds on the ...

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    Lululemon founder announces C$100 million private donation for the environment


    Chip Wilson, the founder of Lululemon Athletica, and his wife, Summer, have revealed a donating of 100 million Canadian dollars (€75.2 million) donation to BC Parks Foundation through Wilson 5, their private foundation. The money will support the preservation and development of wilderness in British Columbia’s natural regions, focusing on ...

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    ZDHC to add PFAS to its harmful chemicals list


    ZDHC has announced that the updated version of its Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (ZDHC MRSL) will include PFAS treatments used for textiles, leather and footwear. The MRSL Version 3.0 will be published by ZDHC on the Roadmap to Zero website ( on Nov. 1, 2022, with a transition period of ...

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    On unveils first shoe made from carbon emissions


    In partnership with LanzaTech, Borealis and Technip Energies, Swiss sports brand On is launching a shoe called Cloudprime. Described by the company as “the first-ever shoe made from carbon emissions,” the Cloudprime is made of CleanCloud EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam, which uses industrially emitted carbon as a raw material. ...

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    Hummel and Amnesty International sign new two-year partnership, launch first collection


    The Danish brand Hummel and Amnesty International Denmark have agreed to join forces in order to start various projects in order to raise money for the NGO’s work. As a kick-off of the new partnership, Hummel and Amnesty have designed a new lifestyle collection based on Amnesty’s black and yellow ...

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    Decathlon Italy joins forces with Leroy Merlin on World Cleanup Day


    Decathlon Italy will team up with improvement and gardening retailer Leroy Merlin on the occasion of this year’s World Cleanup Day on Sep. 17. Employees from 130 of their stores will join forces with customers and other citizens on a series of initiatives organized by the two retailers across Italy ...

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    Nike debuts robotic system that cleans and repairs sneakers


    Source: Nike Nike B.I.L.L. in action Nike has unveiled B.I.L.L. (Bot Initiated Longevity Lab), a robot-augmented system that is said to clean and repair shoes with selected customizations. By using advanced robotics, combined with old-school handcraft, water-based cleaning products and recycled polyester patches, B.I.L.L. is currently capable ...

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    The Chouinard family transfers ownership of Patagonia: "Earth is now our only shareholder"


    Source: Campbell Brewer Yvon Chouinard Nearly 50 years after founding Patagonia, Yvon Chouinard and his family (along with his children Claire and Fletcher) have decided to give away their company to ensure that all proceeds are used to fight climate change. The Chouinard family has transferred all ...

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    Decathlon Spain recognized for promotion of cycling


    On Sep. 9, the Spanish Royal Cycling Federation (RFEC) – part of the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda – bestowed its Bike Territory seal on Decathlon Spain, according to Diffusion Sport. Decathlon is the first company to receive the seal, which recognizes the promotion of cycling, to customers ...

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    Dragon partners with Plastic Bank


    Dragon Alliance, the in-house sports eyewear brand of Marchon Eyewear, has signed a global partnership with Plastic Bank, a social enterprise focused on stopping more plastic from reaching the oceans by collecting it within 50 kilometers of coastlines and waterways. Plastic Bank says it has prevented 60 million kilos of ...