Who says you can’t love shoes and love the planet?
ALDO is all about loving the planet! In order to demonstrate the brand’s commitment to utilizing sustainability practices, ALDO has launched their latest Love Planet collection, inclusive of fabulous footwear, handbags and accessories -all designed and produced using leading green technologies.
As a simple journey that began in 2013 with the adoption of a zero-waste philosophy, the brand is now dedicated to implementing green practices into future collections and campaigns. This brand-new sustainable assortment marks ALDO’s latest efforts in reducing its environmental footprint. To see just how far the Love Planet initiative has come, let’s take a look back in time to see how the brand has evolved.
The history of ALDO Love Planet:
2013-2015: The ALDO Group began its sustainability journey by calculating its carbon footprint to set a baseline for improvement and adopted a zero-waste philosophy. By 2015, the ALDO Group diverted 88% of all waste generated on-site.
2016: All stores began offering e-receipts with each transaction and the ALDO Group joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC).
2017: ALDO phased-out PVC (a common low-cost plastic) from their products.
2018: The ALDO Group became the first fashion footwear and accessories company in the world to be certified climate neutral for its corporate stores, offices and distribution centres.
2019: The ALDO Group extended their climate neutrality for a second year and implemented the following commitments:
- Began phasing out all single-use shopping bags.
- Set goals to reduce greenhouse gases approved by the Science-Based Target Initiative.
- Signed the United Nations Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action.
- ALDO launched their first sustainable sneaker- the RPPL- made from low-impact and recycled materials.
2020: The ALDO Group joined the G7 Fashion Pact and announced that they are certified climate neutral for a third year. In Fall 2020, ALDO launched ALDO Love Planet, the brand’s first sustainable collection of footwear, handbags and accessories.
2021: ALDO launches their second Love Planet sustainable collection of footwear, handbags and accessories.
The latest Love Planet collection is launching now through June and has over fourteen new styles, so there’s something for everyone! Some of our favourites include super cute and casual sandals made with CleanStep™ Technology, dreamy pastel totes made of recycled nylon, and oversized sunglasses made from plastic water bottles. What is even more notable is that this collection also features a newly improved RPPL sneaker with a recycled polyester knit fabric upper that offers supreme comfort, hugging the foot while utilizing amazing BLOOM Foam technology.
If you can’t wait to shop the Love Planet Collection, it is now available online at Aldoshoes.com and in select stores across Canada. Check it out!