Wear Fair

Shoes & Textiles

The Ecolabel criteria for "footwear" range from raw materials (no toxic dyes, high resistance) that are proven to be environmentally friendly, through manufacturing to final manufacturing. Likewise, social criteria are demanded in the production. The criteria for "textiles" pay attention to ease of care and skin-friendly properties during manufacture. This is why yarns and fabrics from sustainable production are in full swing!

Jackets. Copyright by Umweltzeichen.

Textil Dialog 2022: Second hand is not second class!

With about 70 players from the textile retail and production sector, interest groups, second-hand clothing platforms and re-use initiatives, the topic "Closing the loop - supporting the circular economy in quick steps" was discussed in an online event on 10 June. was dealt with.


Circular Economy. Copyright by EU Commission.

The textile industry on the way to a sustainable and circular future!

How can the sustainable and circular transformation in the textile and apparel industry succeed?

Mit Umweltzeichen ausgezeichneter Schuh

Where do our shoes come from?

49 million pairs of shoes are bought in Austria every year. During the production process very often exploitation of labour, health hazards and environmental pollution are negative effects.

Kleinkind spielt mit Sandalen

Children's shoes: healthy and sustainable

Shoes for the youngest children should be healthy and free of harmful substances. Tests by consumer associations show that this is not always the case.

Sustainability Challenge

fashion and textile industry: sustainability in focus!

COVID 19 has pushed the global fast fashion industry into a deep crisis and triggered a domino effect worldwide: Shops and shopping centres were closed, orders were cancelled, trade employees were dismissed. Since there are hardly any social safety nets for textile workers in Bangladesh, Combodia or India, longer periods of unemployment mean poverty, hunger and disease.

Kinderschuh Lila

Children's shoes should not pinch!

looking good and the environment should not be damaged at the production. That is why more and more people "find it important to make a decisive contribution to environmental protection through their personal consumer behaviour. The Austrian Ecolabel serves as an important orientation in this context", explains Laura Harmstorf of legero united.

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