Upcycled/Recycled fashion – 5 Shoe Brands combining style with ethics!

Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed.”once stated the French chemist Antoine Lavoisier. Centuries later, designers literally embrace this law to step into a fashion (eco) revolution. Let’s discover 5 Shoe Brands that combine style with ethics!

Jack The Fifth – USA

Jack The Fifth uses innovating biodegradable materials and recycled products for its collections – mostly paper, plastic bottles, rubber & twine – to fight against paper waste and ocean pollution. The shoes are also customisable and machine washable. Cherry on the cake: the RE-REWARDS CLUB enables you to get a discount if you return your pair of shoes once it gets tired so it can be recycled!

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The People’s Movement – USA

Using not only organic and eco-conscious materials, the People’s Movement creates clean designed shoes thanks to up-cycled plastic bags cleaned from Bali. The brand is actively fighting against ocean pollution and supports organization like 5 Gyres which “empowers action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, art, education, and adventure“.

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ECOALF – Spain

The spanish brand’s mission is “to create the first generation of recycled products with the same attention to quality, design and technical properties as the best non-recycled products in the market“. ECOALF reuses waste – like discarded fishing nets, PET plastic bottles, used tyres, coffee, post industrial cottons and wool – to create clothing, accessories and footwear. The team controls the entire process to ensure the transparency of their products.

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Rothy’s – USA

Rothy’s allows us to rock our wardrobe with stylish ballet and pointed toe flats made out of recycled plastic water bottles. The brand combines comfort, design, technology (the shoes are 3-D Knitted) and sustainability as the flats are machine washable! Rothy’s also ushers us to recycle our shoes to close the loop!

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Indosole – USA

Indosole intercepts used tires before they get abandoned somewhere or burnt for creating the soles of their shoes. The objective is to save at least 1 million tires from polluting the environment. Indosole is also proudly certified B Corporation as they meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance and are transparent with their production process.

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