Allbirds open sources net-zero shoe technology

September 11th, 2023

Allbirds will launch its carbon net-zero M0.0NSHOT shoe next spring. Photo: Allbirds. U.S. footwear brand Allbirds is making available the technology behind what it says is the world's first net-zero shoe. The company has open sourced its toolkit for the M0.0NSHOT shoe by publishing it on its website. The shoe is currently a prototype due […]

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A new world in sustainable footwear

July 17th, 2023

When Nike launched its Flyknit trainer in 2012, it kickstarted a new era in sustainable footwear. The one-piece uppers, knit on a flat machine, created 60 percent less waste than traditional construction. The transition to recycled polyester (rPET) yarns in 2016 added to the brand’s sustainability cred. Adidas followed quickly with their Primeknit styles and […]

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New sneakers made from coffee

April 18th, 2019

German shoe brand nat-2 has created a means to recycle coffee into sneakers. The 100 percent vegan, unisex sneaker uppers are made from sustainable recycled coffee, coffee beans and coffee plants. The coffee is applied to a layer and retains its natural coffee scent. The material covers up to 50 percent of the shoe’s surface, depending […]

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