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Cruelty-Free: We’re Loving UGG’s New Vegan And Carbon-Neutral Shoes

3 Mins Read Aussie casual footwear UGG unveiled The Plant Power Collection, a vegan and sustainable shoe line that foregoes animal fur for carbon-neutral materials such as Hevea rubber, renewable sugarcane, and natural hemp, and we’re loving it The Fluff Sugar Platform and Fluff Sugar Sandal feature a SugarSole outsole developed from sugarcane, a renewable crop that is […]

Lisbon Sneaker Startup Launches Vegan Kicks Made From Upcycled Party Balloons

3 Mins Read Lisbon-based sneaker brand Undo for Tomorrow has recently launched its vegan-friendly Nuven sneakers made from upcycled party balloons and waste from rubber car tyres. The startup is making their sustainable casual sneakers available through a crowdfunding system to responsibly ensure that they only make enough to meet the demand, avoiding overproduction and extra waste creation.  […]

Sylven New York Launches Apple & Coconut Vegan Leather Earth Day Sneakers

3 Mins Read Sylven New York, the Brooklyn, New York-based female-founded sustainable luxury footwear brand, is launching its first-ever plant-based leather sneaker. Made from vegan apple and coconut leather, The Mel makes its debut on Earth Day, coinciding with the brand’s founder Casey Dworkin’s birthday and her personal journey to veganism after participating in the famous Veganuary movement […]

Nopal FTW: These 8 Cactus Leather Must-Haves Will Make Your Plant-Based Fashion Dreams Come True

4 Mins Read Cactus leather, the vegan-friendly and sustainable alternative developed by Mexican startup Desserto, has turned heads lately in the textile world, from landing a partnership with industry giant H&M to packing a punch in boxing gloves for the first time. Desserto’s innovation has meant that brands can finally turn away from their reliance on plastic-based leathers […]

Rens Original: Would You Wear Sustainable Sneakers Made From Upcycled Coffee Grounds?

3 Mins Read Fancy coffee? Fancy coffee-made sneakers? Finland-based Rens Original, founded by Vietnamese duo Jesse Tran and Son Chu, takes your leftover coffee and upcycles the discarded grounds into seriously fashionable environmentally-friendly sneakers. Born in Ho Chi Minh City, Tran moved to Finland to study international business and logistics major while Son came to Finland’s Helsinki to […]

Cyclon: Meet The 100% Recyclable, Zero-Waste Running Shoe You Use But Never Own

4 Mins Read Swiss-based high-performance running brand On launched a 100% recyclable shoe, Cyclon with the brand describing it as ‘the shoe you will never own’ given that runners can avail of the shoes through a subscription service. Slated to release in autumn of this year (2021), On’s 100% recyclable shoe does not compromise on performance rather it […]

Ralph Lauren-Backed Materials Company Develops Plant-Based, Plastic-Free Leather

4 Mins Read Supported by Ralph Lauren, Natural Fiber Welding, a technology company commercialising sustainable materials for a circular economy, will be setting up a new facility in Illinois to develop plastic-free, plant-based leather. Set to open on West Jefferson Avenue in downtown Peoria, Illinois, the facility will span over 10,000-square-feet and will be utilized to manufacture its […]

Nike Unveils New Vegan SB Dunk Made With Animal-Free Leather

2 Mins Read Nike has released a brand new iteration of its popular SB Dunk sneakers, this time giving it a vegan makeover. Made with animal-free leather, the new Baroque Brown SB Dunk High Pro shoes will be launched in limited quantities at select stores around the world. It marks the latest move by the sneaker giant to […]

New York Startup Thousand Fell Creates World’s First 100% Recyclable Sneaker

3 Mins Read Based in New York, Thousand Fell is a two-year-old sustainable footwear brand that is on a mission to close the loop in the sneaker industry. The brand, self-described as “beyond sustainable” has created the world’s first completely recyclable shoe, which is made from biodegradable, recycled waste and plant-based materials. What’s more? To take their circular […]

Q&A: Cariuma Co-Founder Fernando Porto On The Rise Of Sustainable Sneakers

4 Mins Read Founded in 2018, Cariuma is a Rio-based sneaker startup founded by David Python and Fernando Porto, two former executives in the luxury footwear industry who left their roles to create a new brand that put sustainability first. Choosing to reinvent the sneaker game with their eco ethos, Cariuma’s range of shoes are designed to be […]

Cariuma Launches New Long-Lasting Vegan & Carbon-Neutral Sneakers

3 Mins Read Brazilian eco sneaker brand Cariuma has added a brand new sneaker to its sustainable shoe line-up. Called the IBI High, the new shoes are vegan-friendly, carbon-neutral and features a water repellent upper. As with the brand’s environmentally-friendly philosophy, the shoes are also designed to be long-lasting in terms of both physical durability and style to […]

Allbirds Launches Carbon Footprint Count For Every Sneaker In Its Collection

3 Mins Read New Zealand-American sustainable shoe brand Allbirds has begun offering a carbon footprint count for every shoe in its collection. It partnered with Los Angeles-based environmental consultancy firm Clean Agency to calculate the impact of each product, from production to use to end of life, and this information will be displayed on the brand’s website. It […]