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Alceste Shoes: a shoe made entirely from the forest

Alceste Shoes: a shoe made entirely from the forest

In the heart of Italy, two inspired designers have created a shoe made entirely from organic, forest-based materials! These custom-made shoes, crafted in the Alceste Shoes workshop in Perugia, were designed by Filippo Bocci and Leonardo Pierini. The upper shoe and laces are made from lyocell...

Fundació Privada ILERSIS: a company to improve the world

Fundació Privada ILERSIS: a company to improve the world

by Teresa Benet Balagueró, CEO of ILERSIS In 1975, 14 families from Lleida, in northeastern Spain, founded Associació Shalom, a non-profit social entity declared as being of public interest. Our mission is the social and labor integration of people with intellectual disability or...

Impriarte: a small business with big environmental goals

Impriarte: a small business with big environmental goals

By Mario Sanguino, Director of Impriate Impriarte is a family SME, located in Humanes de Madrid, Spain, and dedicated to the printing of packaging and adhesive labels, and the development and manufacture of point of sale (POS) materials. Our company is the main supplier of several important...

Ickburgh Special Educational Needs School

Ickburgh Special Educational Needs School

This groundbreaking specialist school for 150 pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) was designed by Avanti Architects and built by main contractor McLaren Construction and was delivered through Hackney Schools for the Future Limited (HSFL). The building consists of a...

William Perkin Church of England High School

William Perkin Church of England High School

William Perkin High School in Greenford, West London, is a four-storey complex containing 3,860m3 of timber. The new £20 million school uses a combination of PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT) and glulam to form the structure and architectural features and was originally designed...

Essex Business School

Essex Business School

Essex Business School has a reputation for excellent teaching, ground-breaking research and exciting business collaborations. The building is the UK’s first zero-carbon business school and the use of timber significantly contributed to this exceptional achievement. The new school comprises...

Sananitos, sustainable packaging. Plus fun!

Sananitos, sustainable packaging. Plus fun!

Sustainability is not at odds with fun! Drasanvi, a Spanish company and leader in the natural dietary supplements market, uses the PEFC label on the packaging of many of their products. Prominent among these is Sananitos, their line of children’s syrups.These syrups, all made from natural...

Simon: putting wood in the spotlight

Simon: putting wood in the spotlight

Simon, an industrial group made up of 25 companies throughout the world, now uses PEFC-certified beech as part of it Detail 82 range of bases for light switches. Find out more below! Our principal interest at Simon is to be specialists in products and services that enhance our customers’...