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Striving for sustainability

When a big technology company moves to town, it often promises eco-friendly infrastructure and encourages a sustainability ethos to go along with it.  That was the idea when Amazon announced plans to bring its headquarters to Seattle’s South Lake Union neighbourhood a decade ago. It coincided with low-carbon investments the area had already been making—a…

We’ve heard of green fingers but now you can have green toes: Lenzing are working on sustainable faux leather

Lenzing and Covestro have been working hand in hand to develop a sustainable alternative for coated textile materials for shoes. Leather is not only controversial because of the rise of animal welfare, but also due to the impact caused on the environment by the tanning industry with its high water consumption and chemical use, making…

Reebok’s Au Naturale Trainers

Reebok releases their first plant based trainer; made from cotton and corn it is the only footwear product on market containing 75% USDA certified bio-based content. “Most athletic footwear is made using petroleum to create synthetic rubber and foam cushioning systems,” said Bill McInnis, Head of Reebok Future. “With 20 billion pairs of shoes made…