Edinburgh TV Awards

We're thrilled that our Dispatches investigation, The Truth About Nike and Adidas has been nominated for another award.

The single film, made for Channel 4, won the BAFTA Scotland current affairs prize in November 2022.

It has now been shortlisted for the prestigious Edinburgh TV Awards, held at the Edinburgh TV Festival this August, in the climate impact category.

The Truth About Nike and Adidas examines the shocking environmental impact our trainer consumption is having. More than 25 billion pairs of shoes are manufactured every year – that’s three per person in the world. If the trainer industry was a country, it would be the world’s 17th largest polluter – just above Italy. But you wouldn’t know that from looking at the websites of the big brands, which are full of claims about sustainability.

The reporter is Darcy Thomas and the producer / director is Alasdair Glennie.