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    Canada Goose will buy back fur and upcycle it


    Reacting to the attacks of animal welfare activists, Canada Goose has introduced a new Fur Buy Back program to help achieve the declared goal of ending the purchase of new furs by 2022, while introducing reclaimed fur into the supply chain. A global Reclaimed Fur Working Group ...

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    Adidas uses mushroom fibers in a Stan Smith model


    Adidas has launched the Stan Smith Mylo , its first shoe whose upper is made with the Mylo material, a soft, natural and renewable alternative to leather that uses mycelium, which comes from the roots of mushrooms. Developed by a biotechnology firm, Bolt Threads , Mylo is described ...

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    Under Armour outlines specific environmental pledges


    Under Armour (UA) has announced three specific commitments to reduce the impacts of its operations on the environment. Firstly, the company has committed to reduce absolute scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 percent by 2030 from a 2018 base year - a science-based emissions ...

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    New Balance announces commitments and partnerships to promote sustainability


    New Balance has announced a range of initiatives and strategic alliances designed to help support climate goals and create a healthier planet, joining other sports companies in this kind of endeavours. As part of its overarching Responsible Leadership strategy, which aims at a low-carbon future with a holistic ...

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    Nike is now refurbishing sneakers


    Nike has begun selling reconditioned sneakers at “up to” 15 stores in the U.S., with plans for more. The program is not going to be implemented in Europe until further notice. Inaugurated on April 12, the Nike Refurbished program operates with Nike sneakers returned within 60 days ...

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    Champion launches two new sustainable collections of apparel and footwear


    Champion Athleticwear has introduced two new environmentally conscious collections – a range of Natural State Reverse Weave clothing and Rally Pro Earth footwear. The Natural State Reverse Weave product line contains recycled polyester fibers and uses minimally processed and unbleached fabrics, along with all-natural dyes derived ...

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    Foot Locker releases its inaugural Impact Report


    Following similar steps recently taken by key suppliers such as Nike, Adidas, Puma and Under Armour , Foot Locker has released its Impact Report, which describes the company’s environmental, social and governance efforts. The report covers the company’s global operations for the fiscal years 2019 and 2020, from ...

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    A call for donations of warm clothing by Intersport Germany


    After the winter is still not over in Germany with night temperatures around -3°C, many homeless people are continuing to struggle, especially in times of Covid-19. Under the hashtag #Lässtmichnichtkalt , Intersport Germany has joined forces with Caritas to call on its customers and partners to take part ...

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    Decathlon will sell replicas of the Danone Nations Cup official ball to help clean water charity


    Kipsta , Decathlon ’s private label brand for team sports products, is releasing the replica of the official ball of the Danone Nations Cup , the world’s biggest football tournament for boys and girls aged 10 to 12. Kipsta is the technical partner of the tournament, which Danone has ...

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    Teva works to divert products from landfills with new sandal recycling initiative


    Teva has partnered with an international recycling company, TerraCycle, to launch the TevaForever program to give worn-out Teva sandals a new life. The recycling program underscores Teva’s commitment to reducing its environmental impact and keeping waste out of landfills. Participating in the program is simple: Customers log ...

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    Reebok releases the animal-free Nano X1 Vegan


    Reebok is introducing the Nano X1 Vegan , a new sneaker that builds off from the Nano X1 launched earlier this year. The Nano X1 Vegan is an animal-free, United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA ) Certified Biobased Product featuring a minimum of 40 percent bio-based materials. ...

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    PrimaLoft introduces a fully recycled down alternative


    PrimaLoft has launched a new version of its best-selling down alternative, PrimaLoft® Insulation ThermoPlume® . The blowable synthetic insulation is now made from 100 percent post-consumer recycled materials. The company says this type of insulation technology has earned a strong reputation for its ingredient brand in outdoor apparel and ...

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    Under Armour will donate sports apparel via Maro Itoje


    Under Armour has signed an endorsement deal with the England rugby star Maro Itoje . With his support, it will be donating £1 million (€1.2m-$1.4m) in sports apparel to Kit Us Out , a charity operating out of the U.K. that provides sporting goods for poor children around the ...

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    Jordan Brand to accept grant applications to help black Americans


    Michael Jordan and Nike ’s Jordan Brand have announced a first round of Community Grants to grassroots organizations focused on black Americans and the themes of “social justice, education and awareness and economic justice.” The program, which will be drawing disbursements from a $1 million fund through Rockefeller ...

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    +++ With the return of grassroots sports in England, Adidas will donate, through the Manchester United Foundation , 2,000 boxes with around 4,500 pieces of kit to 63 Foundation partner schools and colleges in the Manchester area +++ Schoeller Textil says it used 85% of the erergy produced ...

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    Lycra introduces fibers made from 100% textile waste


    Contributing to the circular economy, The Lycra Company has developed its first performance products made from 100 percent textile waste. The Coolmax EcoMade and Thermolite EcoMade are the result of a partnership with Itochu Corp. , one of the largest general trading companies in Japan, with ...

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    Keen turns its process for PFC-free footwear open-source


    Keen Footwear has developed an open-source model for manufacturing PFC-free footwear. To support this initiative, the brand has also challenged the entire outdoor footwear industry to be PFC-free by 2025. Product developers can visit to view details about the detoxification process that Keen has followed since 2014 ...

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    Saucony launches its first 100% natural sneaker


    Saucony has introduced the Jazz Court RFG , a sneaker that contains zero plastic and was made using only seven natural materials: cotton, jute, wool, rubber, wood, gardenia and beet. It is the brand’s first 100 percent sustainable sneaker. The acronym “RFG” stands for “Run for Good,” Saucony’s ethos ...

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    Bollé launches sustainable, eco-friendly products


    Source: Bollé Eco React Mips After attracting attention last year with augmented reality for “trying on” the Phantom series on a smartphone and artificial intelligence in the Volt+ lens, Bollé Brands is now presenting its first eco-friendly sunglasses and helmets. The first ...

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    Decathlon joins the Net Zero Initiative


    Decathlon has announced that it is partnering with the Net Zero Initiative , a framework for collective carbon neutrality. The Net Zero Initiative helps organizations describe and organize their climate action. The framework is based on the idea that an organization must act in three complementary ways toward the ...