Last week sportswear giant, Adidas, unveiled the “Futurecraft 3D,” a 3D-printed, customized running-shoe midsole designed to meet the cushioning needs of an individual’s foot. Hailing it a “production breakthrough,” Adidas says the concept piece will take the running-shoe standard to the “next level” by offering a flexible carbon copy of the athlete’s foot, down to his or her exact contours and pressure points.
Marks & Spencer is rolling out the green carpet for Livia Firth, staunch promoter of sustainable fashion. Together with her Eco-Age, her ethical-brand consultancy, Firth has pieced together a capsule wardrobe, derived from the British department store’s autumn collection, to “meet the working woman’s needs,” according to Marks & Spencer.
Earlier this month, Levi’s announced the Fall 2015 launch of the Levi’s Wellthread™ Collection, which touts a holistic approach to sustainable product design: The line was made in 100 percent cotton for easier recyclability, by empowered workers — and includes the first garments to feature Levi’s Water