The fashion world has changed. Today’s consumer is aware, critical, and increasingly demanding regarding the origins of products of the manufacturing industry, in particular in the area of clothing and footwear goods. Their main concerns are the origin and quality of leather or textile, human rights, and safe working conditions are just some of the questions raised by consumers. It is undeniable that there is increasing critical curiosity, essential to generate a purchase decision more aligned with individual concerns about the use of natural resources and the well-being of the people working in the fashion industry. However, the multiplicity and complexity [...]
The SDGs at a glance In 2015, the UN approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an international agreement signed by 193 countries, which means an opportunity for countries and their societies to embark on a new path towards a better and more sustainable future. This initiative seeks to address the global challenges the world is facing, from eradicating POVERTY and reducing INEQUALITY, to reversing CLIMATE CHANGE and ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION, among others. This is how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came about, which in turn include 169 action targets, which will be measured through a general framework of 230 indicators [...]
To enable the recovery of the Spanish economy due to the recent health crisis, it is necessary to enhance human capital and workers´ employability. To reach this goal improving professional skills and adjust the supply and demand of qualified workers in the labour market is the key. The vocational training system for employment, as one of the essential parts of active employment policies, must anticipate companies´ demand. It must also offer young people and the working population in general training to fill those needs. Social partners play an essential role in the design, planning and programming of workers´ training in the [...]
INESCOP organise a webinar where upcoming students will be able to meet their new trainers and discuss all things related to the footwear industry and more. Below, the program of the event in Spanish. When: 22 June - 9:30 am - 10:30 am Where: https://t.co/XR5SLDhnxc?amp=1
Wool, alpaca, cashmere, mohair, silk, cotton, flax (or linen) or hemp and cellulose acetate, modal, viscose, lyocell, polyester. Natural or synthetic. These are just some of the fibres listed in Annex I of the EU Regulation on textile names and labelling (Regulation (EU) 1007/2011). Regarding footwear, the designations are limited to four: Leather Coated leather Textiles and ‘all other materials’ With the latter defined in the EU Footwear labelling Directive (Directive 94/11/EC). What all these names have in common? It’s the legal obligation to be used appropriately in the designation of the materials that make up textile products or shoes placed [...]
Demystifying the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) A Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) is a measure of the environmental performance of a good or service throughout its life-cycle that takes into account supply-chain activities (from the extraction of raw materials, through production and use, to final waste management). It is a method to model the environmental impacts of a product throughout its life-cycle. The PEF was implemented through the adoption of the European Commission Recommendation on the use of common methods to measure and communicate the life cycle environmental performance of products and organisations and the Communication Building the Single Market for Green Products. The titles of these two documents [...]
World Footwear Congress 2019 in Naples on 3rd-5th April 2019! An excellent venue for professionals of the footwear industry to learn about the latest changes and opportunities that companies can benefit from in a fast-changing economy and society. Get the Press release and the Agenda!