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Graphene-infused mimic insulation: less bulk in rugged terrain

Saucony developing its first biodegradable shoe

Classic Nike pieces recreated with sustainable materials and methods

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Smart thinking from Greek cotton collective

Supreme Green Cotton includes a growing collaboration in the foothills of Mount Olympus and a domestic ginning and spinning chain that could offer carbon footprint savings. “If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way,” said Greek philosopher Aristotle. It is also a...


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Concept shoe has softer impact

The first product to emerge from a strategy at Salomon to bring circular economy principles into its business involves a running shoe with recyclability designed into it. At the end of the shoe’s useful life, the materials it contains can become the shell of a new ski boot. Footwear Technology: Salomon...

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Jean Hegedus: Lycra likes the low-waste look

Dialogue: Jean Hegedus, The Lycra Company Lycra launched a new product last autumn called EcoMade fibre, calling it the first branded elastane made with waste content, explaining that this waste is “pre-consumer”, which is to say waste material from its own factories for which, previously, it could find...


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