All CSR & Sustainability articles

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    Snowboard binding and other everyday items reconceived for the closed loop


    UPM Biochemicals has teamed up with the College of Central Saint Martins at the University of the Arts London (UAL) to develop prototypes of products for a “world beyond fossils,” including a modular, interchangeable snowboard binding. The idea is to reduce the amount of materials used while substituting renewables for ...

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    Coloreel announces $2m deal to scale production of its sustainable technology


    Swedish textile innovation brand Coloreel has announced the signing of a $2 million agreement with “a prominent Asian manufacturer.” The deal has been described as “a significant milestone for Coloreel and its innovative product.” Coloreel has developed a technology for embroidery that enables high-quality coloring of textile thread on demand. ...

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    Sympatex closes loops in the outdoor industry – Join in!

    2023-09-27T15:35:00Z Sponsored by Sympatex

    The outdoor industry is being called upon to drastically reduce its carbon footprint. Sympatex shows which adjustments can already be made today.

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    New study shows circular strategies can help outdoor brands grow while reducing carbon emissions


    Confirming what many already suspected, a new study released by Trove and the impact intelligence platform Worldly has concluded that circular strategies can lead to significant carbon reduction in the fashion industry, and crucially, also for Outdoor brands.

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    Thule Group helps clean up nature in southern Sweden


    For the third year in a row, Thule Group has collaborated with the Swedish organization Städa Sverige (”Clean Sweden”) and young athletes to clear litter from nature sites. On the weekend of Sept. 23–24, teams came from two regions in south Sweden, both associated with Thule; from Skåne, where the ...

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    Indigenous footwear brand Manitobah is B Corp certified


    Manitobah, an Indigenous-rooted footwear brand internationally known for its Manitobah mukluks and founded in Winnipeg in 1997 by Sean McCormick, has received its B Corporation certification. One of more than 7,400 companies worldwide, Manitobah is now part of a global community committed to renewing corporate success through an emphasis on ...

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    Better Cotton enters into strategic partnership in Spain


    The Better Cotton sustainability initiative has launched a strategic partnership with the Interprofessional Cotton Association (Espalgodon) and the Regional Government of Andalucia – two stakeholders that have helped align the regional government’s Integrated Production System (IPS) and the Better Cotton Standard System (BCSS) – to kick-start Better Cotton-equivalent cotton production ...

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    Hyosung unveils expanded range of bio-based, recycled and multifunctional fibers


    Hyosung announced it will showcase an expanded range of certified sustainable materials at Performance Days Munich and Functional Fabric Fair Portland this fall. The Korean sustainable textile solutions provider is expanding its Creora® Bio-Based Elastane offering to include several options to produce the yarn with a higher percentage of renewable ...

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    Worldly appoints new CFO


    Source: Worldly Francois Thrower Worldly, the integrated software platform that helps companies take responsibility for their supply chain impacts (formerly known as Higg) announced the appointment of Francois Thrower as its new Chief Financial Officer. The California-based company focuses on providing social and environmental sustainability data technology ...

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    Tatonka installs photovoltaic system at Vietnam manufacturing facility


    Tatonka commissioned a 550 kWp photovoltaic system at its manufacturing facility in Binh Dinh, Vietnam, in August 2023. The system with 828 solar panels provides an average of 2,300 kilowatt hours of energy per day. According to the company, the electricity generated will be consumed immediately and cover about 65 ...

  • Leather Naturally
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    Digital exhibition highlights circularity of leather


    Leather Naturally has launched a digital exhibition that is meant to spotlight and celebrate the role that leather plays in a circular, sustainable economy. Featured brands include Adidas, Puma, Coach, Dr Martens, Schott NYC, Ecco, Dents, The Boot Repair Company, Leather Repair Company, Chicago School of Shoemaking, Anya Hindmarch, and ...

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    Lycra releases Planet Agenda Update and reports sustainability progress


    Fiber and textile technology provider The Lycra Company has released its second annual Planet Agenda Update and Global Sustainability Scorecard Summary for the fiscal year 2022. The documents report on the progress the company has made toward achieving its 2030 sustainability goals, as announced in last year’s release. Planet Agenda ...

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    PETA reports progress in banning cashmere and angora


    Animal rights organization PETA has reported that VF Corp. “has no plans to develop new products with cashmere in any of its brands.” More specifically, VF Corp. said that no core products across its brands will use goats’ hair. There may be some cashmere items remaining in stores, but there ...


    Icebug starts collaboration with Danish supplier of sustainable leather


    Source: Icebug Maria Munther By using fully traceable leather from Scandinavia, Swedish footwear manufacturer Icebug can further reduce its carbon footprint. This is possible thanks to a collaboration with Spoor, a Danish company specializing in sustainable leather. “It’s about taking responsibility for our climate footprint, for animal ...

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    Deuter donates €5,000 to EOCA project


    Source: Deuter The Guide 34+8 on the 10th leg of the Deuter Anniversarally As part of Deuter’s 125th anniversary, a limited edition Guide 34+8 backpack set off on a 60-day journey across the countries of Germany, Austria, Italy and Portugal under the title “Deuter Anniversarally,“ which started ...

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    Columbia Sportswear releases 2022 Impact Report


    Columbia Sportswear Company has released its Impact Report 2022, which highlights the company’s performance and progress across the three pillars of its corporate responsibility strategy: Empowering People, Sustaining Places and Responsible Practices. In the report, the company says that 2022 was another challenging year, with operations around the world affected ...

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    Houdini expands circularity platform, launches “Houdini Circle”


    Swedish sportswear company and sustainability pioneer Houdini is expanding its circularity platform, opening “Houdini Circle,” the first retail concept of its kind, in Stockholm on Sept. 28. Flexible apparel “ownership” In one single location, customers can now choose how to access their garments: rent, subscribe, buy new/used/exclusively made garments, or ...

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    Textile Exchange has open-sourced its Preferred Fiber and Materials Matrix


    Materials standards body Textile Exchange has made the data in its Preferred Fiber and Materials Matrix (PFMM) publicly available for the first time. The organization has described the decision as a “milestone move.” The PFMM, now an open-source tool for the industry, is an interactive tool that assesses the performance ...

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    CEP launches cold weather apparel line featuring recycled polyester


    CEP Compression is introducing a new cold-weather apparel line featuring recycled polyester. The reversible Cold Weather Vest in the new line features PrimaLoft Gold insulation and recycled polyester. The Cold Weather Quarter Zip Pullover, which also uses sustainable materials, features a protective outer layer combined with waffle fleece next to ...

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    Ulvang rebrands, changes suppliers and collection


    Norwegian wool apparel specialist Ulvang, a brand founded in 1995 and owned by the Brav Group, has undergone a complete rebranding. Since the first week of September, the brand’s website and social media have been reset and now feature a new logo and content. The changes also ...