Covestro partners with HUAFENG on footwear textiles 

November 14th, 2022

Guests at Covestro’s Expo booth could view a shoe manufactured with 3D HAPTIC® textile printing using its INSQIN® system on recycled PET. The textile industry continues to look for ways to reduce its CO₂ footprint, for example in the fabrication of sports shoes. HUAFENG, a textile technology company, chose to apply INSQIN® PU by Covestro, […]

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Footwear maker reaches net-zero emissions

September 13th, 2021

Twisted X®, a Twisted X Global Brands company, and maker of sustainable footwear, announces that the company has reached net-zero emissions and is furthering its commitment to maintaining carbon neutrality. This qualification comes after assessing 2020 emissions from business operations at their headquarter offices in Texas, contract factories in Mexico and Asia, and third-party distribution […]

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H&M, Good News launch sustainable shoe collection

April 12th, 2021

Photo: H&M.  A partnership with retailer H&M and U.K.-based shoe brand Good News has produced a unique trainer collection that uses recycled rubber from car tires and old shoes, with uppers made of recycled cotton, Vegea® and Bananatex®. Bananatex is a material based on the fiber from the banana plant family, which is made in […]

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Cannabis sneakers support sustainability

October 31st, 2019

German sneaker brand nat-2, which has turned milk, plastic bottles, and coffee grounds into sneakers, recently presented sneakers made with cannabis leaves.  The unisex sneaker’s uppers are made from sustainably grown, chemical-free recycled cannabis leaves, which cover up to half the shoe’s surface, depending on the style. The leaves are layered into a green surface […]

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Shoes are hand-made from fungi

April 23rd, 2018

Engineering firm nat-2 has developed fungi footwear made of “mushroom leather” that has a vintage look and is reported to be very soft. The leather-like material is created from the trama of the tinder sponge, fomes fomentarius, which grows on dead or weak birches and beeches. The material is organic and chemical-free and the fungus gives it […]

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