Student Ammo Liao looked at how nature handles materials, and used this mindset to create Bio-Knit shoes, which can go right into the recycling bin.
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Building materials giant Holcim will recycle shoes and manufacturing waste into fuel for its cement plant based in Vietnam.
Timberland, the footwear maker known for its corporate responsibility, has gotten into the tire business with a product line designed for recycling into shoes.
Got old clothes? Community Recycling makes at-home textile recycling as simple as packing up the clothes, and printing out a shipping label.
Got a closet full of shoes that you wouldn’t wear on a dare? Don’t throw them away: try out some of these ideas for revamping last season’s looks into something “new” and stylish… without spending a lot of money.
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?”
Forget any notions of baggy hemp skirts and ‘free the weed’ t shirts – the next generation of eco friendly, upcycled clothing is creative, catwalk-worthy, and really bloody COOL!
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.
With several new GO blogs launching in March, a few of sustainablog’s regulars moved on to other posting assignments. We were fortunate that a number of friends, such as the folks at Life Goggles, Environmental Defense Fund, and Eco-Libris, did admirable jobs in filling the gap. Additionally, we were pleased to republish several posts from […]
Editor’s note: We all know shoes leave a footprint, but probably haven’t given much thought to the environmental footprint created by shoe manufacturing. Travis Brown, a student in Professor Simran Sethi’s Media and the Environment course at the University of Kansas, takes a look at the impact of what we put on our feet. This […]