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    Asics releases sustainability report


    Asics Corp. has released its 2021 Sustainability Report, which outlines the company’s progress towards medium- and long-term sustainability goals. This was the first year working towards its targets for 2030 and 2050, which were set in 2020. The headline results for 2021, as defined by the company, ...

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    Puma and Sympatex start product partnership


    Improving the recyclability of products is one of the goals Puma has set out in its sustainability report, as is a reduction in its carbon footprint. As part of the evolution of the company’s strategy, the German brand has now partnered with materials provider Sympatex to develop and use more ...

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    Decathlon to help provide certified training in sales and repair


    In September, to meet what it calls the demands of “urban mobility,” Decathlon will be inaugurating 17 apprentice training centers (CFA) for bicycle repair and sales throughout France. Established in partnership with the AFPA – which began certifying workers in 1949 to help rebuild France after the Second World War ...

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    Norwegian authorities ask retailers to disclose microplastic emissions of garments in Norway


    Citing a little-known Norwegian law, Norwegian citizen and activist Axel Klanderud has called on authorities to force retail companies Anton Sport and Intersport (both part of Sport Holding AS) to be transparent about the microplastic emissions generated by the sale of their products in the country. The following verdict was ...

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    Pangaia and Spiber launch sweatshirt made from brewed protein fibers


    Pangaia has released a limited-edition sweatshirt, made in partnership with Japanese biomaterials manufacturing group Spiber, featuring biotech Brewed Protein fibers and organic cotton. Spiber’s Brewed Protein materials are made from plant-derived biomass using a proprietary fermentation process. Brewed Protein polymers can be transformed into various forms, from delicate filament fibers ...

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    Planetics with new marketing director


    Source: LinkedIn / Planetics Melanie Hüttenberger Planetics, the German online marketplace for sustainable and fairly produced sporting goods, announced on LinkedIn that Melanie Hüttenberger joined the company as its new marketing manager on June 1. Hüttenberger has more than 20 years of experience in PR and marketing, ...

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    Nordic Swan Ecolabel increases focus on textiles


    The Nordic Swan Ecolabel has announced new requirements for clothing and other textile products. The official and currently most important ”sustainability” label of all the Nordic countries (Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland), which has so far been used more for other consumer goods such as soaps, detergents, etc., is ...

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    Speedo launches swimwear collection made from recycled materials


    Speedo has launched Eco, a swimwear collection that contains up to 82 percent recycled materials. The collection expands Speedo’s eco-friendly offering with the introduction of two new fabrics made from recycled yarn, Eco Endurance Plus and Eco Endurabrite. Eco Endurabrite is made from 82 percent recycled plastic bottles and marine ...

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    Nike starts Re-Creation program in L.A.


    Following Nike Grind (launched in 1992), Nike Refurbished and Nike Recycling & Donation, Nike’s latest program to promote a circular future is Nike Re-Creation, which collects old and unwanted items locally and uses them to create new, locally designed and manufactured products. Nike Re-Creation initiates a new circular business model ...

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    IEEFA study shows high pressure on Vietnam’s industry to move to renewable energy sources


    Since the Vietnamese economy largely relies on the export-dependent manufacturing industry, the country is more exposed to multinational corporations and the global consumer market than any other developing Southeast Asian country says a newly released paper by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). The organization has studied ...

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    Icebug stays true to promoting a sustainable lifestyle as sales and profits rise


    The Swedish footwear brand Icebug generated a 37.8 percent increase in annual net profit to 22.83 million Swedish kronor (€2.18m) for the 12 months ended Feb. 28 compared to SEK 16.6 million in the prior year. The financial year profit margin was 9.9 percent as total yearly revenues grew 38.9 ...

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    Notox launches surfboards made from upcycled carbon fiber and bio-resin epoxy


    The French surfboard company Notox is partnering with the epoxy resin system supplier Sicomin and Airbus to create a line of “eco-surfboards,” using post-industry carbon waste from the Airbus production in Nantes. The new R-Carbon technology boards are made from end-of-roll pieces or defective carbon fabrics that ...

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    New UEFA Champions League finals ball with a message, auction for UNHCR


    Adidas has unveiled the official match ball for the 2022 UEFA Champions League final, held in Paris on May 28. With the inscription “мир | PEACE,” the ball will not be available in stores as it takes one of the biggest stages in sports as an opportunity to unite the ...

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    Elan sets 2030 sustainability goals


    Ski company Elan has üublished its efforts in the area of sustainability. As the company still manufactures all its skis at its headquarters in Begunje, Slovenia, with all production phases conducted vertically, the company claims to be able to control and tweak wherever necessary. Since earlier this year, the energy ...

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    Asics adds mental health support funding to its athlete’s contracts


    Asics EMEA has made mental health support part of all new and existing athlete contracts. In recognition of the growing pressures facing elite athletes, the brand has introduced new resources to better protect and support athletes’ mental health through professional guidance. The company will fund mental health support for all ...

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    Arena partners with Carvico on swimwear made from recycled plastic bottles


    Arena is introducing a new iteration of its Arena One swimsuit developed with Sydney Eco, a polyester fabric made with 100 percent recycled yarn from post-consumer plastic bottles. The Sydney Eco has been developed by Carvico, a textile manufacturer with headquarters near Bergamo, Italy, specializing in performance fabrics for the ...

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    Green Products Award 2022 celebrates sustainable fibers, sneakers, sandals and online retailers


    Out of the 100 “greenest” products of the year picked for the Green Product Award, the 2022 edition features the Spanish fiber manufacturer Recover, the sneaker brand Wayz and the U.K.-based biodegradable flip flop brand Sea Sense. Other award winners are the German Rolltop Backpack brand, producing urban packs made ...

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    Inaska offers full transparency of supply chain to customers with blockchain technology


    In collaboration with the German blockchain startup Retraced (also working for the sustainable label Armed Angels), the Hamburg-based swim and activewear label Inaska is disclosing its entire supply chain for each product to its customers on its website. The IT solution holds evidence for all CSR aspects, such as the ...

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    Salomon completes research on the ecological impact of its Index.01 shoe


    Source: Salomon Index.01 Three years after the market introduction of its recyclable running shoe Index.01, Salomon has presented a study by its footwear team that has researched the shoe’s environmental impact compared to a conventionally manufactured road running shoe. Since 2019, shoes have been returned to Salomon ...

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    Amer Sports publishes 2021 sustainability report


    Amer Sports has reviewed its sustainability commitment in many areas since 2020. The company has since become a Fair Labor Association (FLA) member, created an anti-corruption and anti-bribery policy, and updated its Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy. As signatories to the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action ...