Shoes made in France from grape pomace

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A young entrepreneur, graduate of a Master 2 Business Development at the IAE Bordeaux (France), has launched her own brand of shoes. Called Zèta, she has the particularity to offer 100% recycled, recyclable and vegan sneakers. The sneakers are largely made from grape pomace from the harvest. The waste from wine production is recovered, crushed and transformed into vegetable leather by an Italian company that has patented the technology. The shoes are then made in Portugal and distributed in France. Read More

Feedback AgriWasteValue mid-term event

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The AgriWasteValue mid-term event was held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021, online, during NutrEvent Digital, the European meeting place for innovation in food, feed, nutrition and health. More than 120 people registered to this event, most of them specialists of the different fields (cosmetics, nutraceutics, chemistry, energy and agriculture) concerned by the project. Many academics were also registered. Read More

Natural cosmetics: a world market growing by 5.2% per year by 2027

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According to market research specialist Future Market Insights (IMF), global sales of natural cosmetics are expected to reach $54.5 billion (€48.4 billion) by 2027, compared to $34.5 billion (€30.6 billion) in 2018. The expected annual growth is therefore 5.2% on this market. This development will be fuelled by growing consumer concerns about the side effects of chemicals in cosmetics. Read More