At Expo Riva Schuh and Gardabags, the key phrase is circular economy: trying to reduce waste without compromising style.
More and more brands are paying careful attention to the matter of eco-sustainability, presenting a broad range of products made out of recycled and salvaged materials.
For footwear, waste components such as rubber and plastic are favoured, with soles made out of materials of natural origin that are 100% green, like cork, for example. Today’s models are produced with respect for the environment using ecological materials, aiming to satisfy all tastes yet without compromising elegance or fashion.
The trend for the 2021 winter season is the padded shoe, capable of keeping feet warm even on the coldest days of the year – not just the classic, furry boots, but also sneakers and ankle boots featuring sheep’s wool mixed with other contrasting fabrics.
In the bag sector, the aim is to make good use of all those waste materials that are a by-product of the leather industry. Thanks to the application of traditional methods, combined with a strong element of craftsmanship, a higher quality of product is on offer.