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Shoes Made from Tyvek: Does Durability Make a Product Sustainable?

August 20th, 2012 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Tyvek shoes - sounds like something you'd expect to find in a Devo video, and nowhere else - right? Nope: startup shoemaker Unstitched Utilities makes a wide range of casual shoes from the material more commonly associated with envelopes and home wrap. But can you call shoes made from plastic "sustainable?"


Leather Manufacturer ISA Tan Tec To Spend $8.7M On New Vietnam-Based Tannery

January 19th, 2009 | by greenqueen

Leather manufacturer ISA Tan Tec will spend $8.7 million on its new, Vietnam-based tannery aimed at producing leather using fewer resources than industry standards. The German/Chinese company was founded by CEO Thomas Schneider, who said that the demand from its clients for ecologically friendly leather is increasing rapidly. The Ho Chi Minh City location, set to open in mid-2009, will have 280 employees churning out two million square meters of leather a year



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