Browsing tag

sustainable shoes

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

8 Vegan Eco Sneakers We’re Loving Right Now

5 Mins Read Believe it or not, many sneakers out there aren’t vegan or sustainable – they are made with animal products such as leather, wool padding or might even be proofed with beeswax. You might be wondering: which shoes are plant-based and eco-friendly then? We’re here to help with some of our top picks so you can […]

Sustainable Sneaker Brand Veja Opens First Repair & Recycle Test Hub

3 Mins Read French sustainable sneaker label Veja has just opened its first Test Hub dedicated to clean, recycle and refurbish old pairs of Veja shoes. It will also offer customers prototypes of the brand’s shoes that hadn’t made the cut to go to market, which will be sold at reduced prices, as well as pairs from old […]

Federer Kicks? Tennis Superstar Launches Sustainable Vegan Leather Sneakers

3 Mins Read Legendary tennis champion Roger Federer has recently launched his first tennis-inspired vegan sneaker. Partnering with Swiss footwear brand On, the new unisex tennis sneaker is made from vegan leather and is designed to be as lightweight as possible to reduce material consumption. Since its launch, the limited-edition shoes have already been sold out, with fans […]

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 […]

Reebok Makes First Sustainable Plant-Based Performance Running Shoe

3 Mins Read Reebok, the global sports footwear and apparel brand, has just announced their brand new sustainable plant-based performance running shoe. Named the Forever Floatride GROW, the running shoe made with castor beans, algae foam, natural rubber and eucalyptus will be commercially available in Autumn 2020. Containing no petroleum-based plastics at all, the product is a step […]