What a year! Aside from seemingly walking out of a global pandemic and stumbling right into a global recession, the world made some important and inspiring strides in combating climate change, even within the fashion, footwear and greater design industries.
Granted, there is still much to do–just take a look at these two reports from Remake and Stand.earth from earlier in the year–but our optimism remains intact as it always is–remember, our motto is”progress over perfection.”
This year, we’ve seen the launch of many new bio-based material innovations, while pioneers of the game begin to scale production to meet industry demand. In 2022, Earth-friendlier footwear hit the market at a level we have yet to see, from fully recyclable modular kicks, to ones made of emitted carbon, and others 3D-printed to a wearer’s precise needs.
In fashion, the power of collaboration revealed itself as our greatest collective weapons in creating a more sustainable industry, from a legendary clothier partnering with a tech giant to help solve the micro-plastics problem, to a long list of household brands, legislators and activists coming together to map out a better future.
It was truly an exciting year full of Earth-friendlier projects–believe us, we started the year scouring the internet for relevant stories to share, and now we can’t keep up with them.
It was hard, but we wanted to round up some of our favorite projects from the past year, with the hope of sharing some of that optimism with you, our community.
So without further adieu, here are FUTUREVVORLD’s favvorite projects of 2022.