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New Balance Adds an EXLOS Styled Platform in Reconsidered

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New Balance’s Reconsidered Resale program is akin to Nike’s Refurbished program and other brands attempting to navigate the growing world of DTC. Sneaker Impact loves the language used by New Balance, “Reconsidered Launch Aims to Support the Brand’s Commitment to Extend the Lifecycle of Its Products.”  At Sneaker Impact when we coined the term EXLOS […]

TrusTrace Completes (U.S.) $24 Million Growth Investment Led by Circularity Capital to Drive Global Expansion

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TrusTrace, a global SaaS company with a market-leading platform for product traceability and compliance, has announced the completion of a (U.S.) $24 million growth investment led by Circularity Capital, a specialist investor in businesses that enable the circular economy, with participation from existing investors Industrifonden and Fairpoint Capital. According to Shameek Ghosh, CEO and Co-Founder of TrusTrace, the new […]

Under Armour Works on Fiber Shedding in Sportswear

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Under Armour’s Breakthrough Fiber-Shed Test Method Now Available For Industry (pic via Under Armour) The amazing aspect of the performance apparel worn in the participation of sports and activities is the ability for the fabric to support the body. The flexibility is made possible by the material consisting primarily of polyester. While many people are […]

Natural Fiber Welding Just Got a Roll-to-Roll Belt Press #plantsnotplastic 

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  Below is a roll-to-roll belt press now installed at NFW. This type of machine is often used to, for example, manufacture millions of square feet per month of… | 13 comments on LinkedIn Source: Luke Haverhals on LinkedIn: #plantsnotplastic | 13 comments In the words of Dr. Haverhals: This type of machine is often […]

Is it Functional as a Sports Shoe or Just Fashion? Nike ISPA Link Axis

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Nike introduces the ISPA Link Axis, its first exploration into creating a fully circular shoe, furthering its culture of innovation. Every part of the Link Axis can be recycled. The design uses interlocking components, as few materials as possible and zero glue. The Link Axis helps move Nike closer to its circular vision — a […]

The Sourcing Journal Highlights Sneaker Impact’s AI-Driven Tech Research

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  The Florida-based group has deployed technology that allows for the deconstruction of old shoes, and the sortation of waste materials for recycling. Source: Sneaker Impact Uses AI-Driven Tech to Deconstruct Shoes for Recycling The technology is moving along but is far from being ready for brands and retailers to take advantage of. In the […]

ChromaWay and COMUNITYmade to Reinvent Near Shore Fashion Supply Chains with Web3 Technology

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ChromaWay’s relational blockchain technology, Chromia, combines the power and flexibility of a relational database with the enhanced security and disruptive potential of blockchain to deliver enterprise-grade solutions. Source: ChromaWay LOS ANGELES -– JULY, 11, 2023 –Stockholm headquartered blockchain technology company ChromaWay announced today that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to partner with […]

Brooks Running Partners with TrusTrace to Support its Transparency and Responsible Sourcing Initiatives

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    TrusTrace, a global SaaS company with a market-leading platform for supply chain traceability and compliance, today announced that Brooks Running, a global performance running footwear and apparel company, has selected the TrusTrace platform to deepen visibility across its manufacturing supply chain and help identify and mitigate responsible sourcing and business continuity risks. “Brooks […]

Research and Development at Sneaker Impact

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TOMRA’s mission is to transform how we all obtain, use and reuse the planet’s resources to enable a world without waste. Source: Transforming how we obtain, use and reuse our planet’s resources – TOMRA Sneaker Impact takes recycled sneakers and creates microeconomies, but what happens when those sneakers are too worn and damaged? Initially we […]