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Why This Footwear Materials Maker Doubled Down on Bio-Based Plastics

From new denim constructions, weights and washes to the steps global mills are taking to reduce impact, Rivet's SS23 In Season Look Book: Denim & Trims has everything you need to know for a successful denim season.

In February, Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali (API) introduced Apilon 52 Bio Light, its new thermoplastic polyurethane material based on bio-based content. The material, it claimed, is easier and cheaper to produce while being more sustainable than alternatives on the footwear midsole manufacturing market. By the summer, the firm had received Textile Exchange’s Global Recycled Standard accreditation…

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