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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Covestro material enables fully recyclable shoes from TPU

December 9th, 2019

Polymer manufacturer Covestro has developed a material using thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), enabling the automated, lower-cost production of fully recyclable shoes.Traditional shoe manufacturing requires several steps, because a variety of materials need to be sewn and glued together. This makes production time consuming and expensive, but it also impacts end-of-life recyclability. 3D printing, however, has paved the […]

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Second generation adidas Futurecraft unveiled

December 2nd, 2019

Futurecraft.Loop 2, the second generation of the adidas 100 percent recyclable sneaker, has been unveiled. The company launched its first Futurecraft.Loop April 2019, releasing 200 pairs to content creators, influencers, employees and others. Now the company has gathered up those sneakers and recycled them to create components for the new shoe. “The material is melted and […]

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