ACBCan Italian brand specializing in the design and production of sneakers and sustainable productsand the first Italian company shoes officially B Corp certified. The Milanese start-up joins the vast network of companies whose objective is to disseminate a more advanced business paradigm, in step with the times and which are actively and concretely committed to sustainable development.
ACBC, since its establishment in November 2017, pursues one big goal: to produce “green” products with an innovative approach and to produce innovative products with a “green” approach, with the aim of promoting consumption and purchasing habits. more aware. . Indeed, the fashion sector has a significant impact on the environment, which is why ACBC conducts continuous research and development aimed first of all at the composition of the materials, respecting three fundamental characteristics: being animal-free, bio-based and recycled. ACBC also believes in the principle of circularity: the shoes created, once their life cycle is over, can in fact be returned to the company and then transformed into shockproof flooring for playgrounds. These are the assumptions that have pushed the sneaker brand to commit every day to becoming the first Italian footwear company to obtain B Corp certification.
The certification process required months of work and constant dedication, also with the support of Nativa, Regenerative Design Company which accelerates the evolution of companies towards a sustainable and regenerative economic paradigm, which has accompanied the ACBC in achieving this important step.
ACBCacronym of Everything can be changedhas a market-oriented business model B2B than in the world B2C, aimed at the end consumer who wishes to have a sustainable alternative to their purchases but also at all brands in the Fashion and Sportswear sectors who wish to embark on a path of conscious production with the creation of dedicated capsule collections. In this regard, the ACBC has many collaborations including those with Missoni And Piquadrofamous Italian brands in the world.
Missoni emphasizes green and partners with Acbc to launch the first sustainable sneakers. The collection is characterized by the presence of emblematic and undeniable elements of the brand of the art of knitting: the invasion of bright colors, the overlapping of stitches and patterns and the inserts with a texture linked to Missoni’s DNA. combine with the characteristics of the durable materials chosen by Acbc. From the union of these two skills, a Made in Italy product is born, made with components obtained from wheat waste and plastic bottle recycling.
The 101 edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo, which took place in Florence from January 11 to 14, 2022, was the occasion to present the first collection of sneakers Piquadro produced in collaboration with the ACBC. The Piquadro newborn sneaker, unisex and available in five colors with recycled fabric and PU upper, has a cork insole, while the sole and tread contain plastics recovered from production waste.
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