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Taking strides towards circularity at ISPO Munich Online 2021

Anne Prahl

This year’s ISPO Munich took place in digital format, combining an Expo Area and extensive conference programme, where sustainability was high on the agenda.

11th February 2021

Anne Prahl
 |  Online

Sports/​Activewear

This year’s international sports and outdoor fair took place in a digital format, combining an Expo Area and extensive conference programme, where the topic of sustainability was high on the agenda. From pledges to eliminate plastic waste and moving towards nature-based textile alternatives, to closing the loop on performance products, the industry is ready to embrace the circular economy model through innovation and collaboration.

Plastic pledges

As sustainability is developing into an essential consideration for sports and outdoor brands, their suppliers and consumers, the desire to reduce plastic waste and associated environmental impact is driving material, product and technology innovation. As a result, there has been a significant shift towards recycled synthetics, and this is evident in the number of autumn/ winter 2021 sports and outdoor products made with recycled polyester and nylon.

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