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Sourcing Journal’s Kate Nishimura writes that as anxieties about climate change mount exponentially with each passing month, sustainability has become the focus of a sector that has often relied on fleeting trends and manufactured hype to push product.
Sportswear brand Adidas introduces Futurecraft.Loop, sneakers made from only one recyclable material, eliminating the need to disassemble the shoe before reuse.
Mexican flag-carrier airline, Aeromexico, has placed an order for upholstery material from UK supplier ELeather. The material mixes fibres from leather trimmings with textiles. It has also been used in footwear by brands including Nike.
Major manufacturers such as Johnson Controls (U.S.), Toyota Boshoku Corporation (Japan), Lear Corporation (U.S.), Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. (Japan), Faurecia S.A. (France), Grammer AG (Germany), Grupo Antolin-Irausa, S.A. (Spain), Borgers SE & CO...