These funky sandals upcycle fabric from the cutting room floor

June 26, 2020 by  
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The fashion industry deserves a harsh slap on the wrist for how its manufacturing impacts the environment . From the overconsumption of resources to water pollution to material waste, it’s refreshing when companies take corporate responsibility and show concern for nature. Native Shoes is one such company, with a history of making a light footprint in the production of their footwear. The company’s newest release, Davis Repurposed, is a slight variation from their already popular Davis collection. Related: Native Shoes’ Bloom collection is made of repurposed algae The ‘repurposed’ portion reflects that these shoes use scraps of leftover material that would otherwise go to waste. By being repurposed for these bright, bold and fun sandals, the colorful fabric stays out of landfills. Featuring two-straps, adjustable buckles, an EVA midsole and a contoured footbed, Davis Repurposed serves as a versatile shoe option for day trips, hiking excursions, beach walks or backyard celebrations. The line carries adult, junior and child sizes for all genders, with the addition of a thoughtful stretchy heel strap for the toddler set. Each pair retails for $55 CAD (child), $61 CAD (junior) and $75 CAD (adult). Native is not new to the sustainable manufacturing effort, with a history of innovative research and design. For example, its Plant Shoe uses only natural glues and a  plant-based, biodegradable template . The company manufactures its Bloom collection with repurposed algae using Rise by Bloom technology. Each of these examples serves Native’s mission statement: “Our goal by 2023, is for each and every pair of Natives Shoes to be 100% life cycle managed.” Native’s Remix Project aims to provide a return method for all Native-produced shoes so consumers can easily send them back to the company, where they are then recycled into other products for the community. According to the initiative, “The unique composition of Native Shoes can be reground into versatile material that is useful in the creation of seating, playground flooring, insulation and more. Leveraging a proprietary regrind process, we are able to break down the materials found in every style of Native Shoes including sandals, slip-ons, knit sneakers and boots. From that point – there’s no telling where your soles could turn up!” + Native Shoes Images via Native Shoes

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Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 12, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Hytch Reorganizes Your Commute

October 22, 2018 by  
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The Hytch app is a clever approach to incenting ridesharing … The post Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 12, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — Hytch Reorganizes Your Commute appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 19, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — The Clean Energy Future

October 19, 2018 by  
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Author B.F. (Bruce) Nagy discusses his new book, The Clean … The post Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 19, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — The Clean Energy Future appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Earth911 Podcast, Oct. 19, 2018: Sustainability in Your Ear — The Clean Energy Future

October 19, 2018 by  
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5 Green Fashion Brands

September 27, 2018 by  
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The Value of Recycling Services: We Can Make Recycling Better

September 27, 2018 by  
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Earth911 Quiz #30: Big Ideas from the Global Climate Action Summit

September 27, 2018 by  
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This week’s quiz reviews revelations from the recent Global Climate … The post Earth911 Quiz #30: Big Ideas from the Global Climate Action Summit appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Are Family-Owned Businesses Kinder to the Earth?

May 22, 2018 by  
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7 Companies Proving Triple Bottom Line Is Possible

August 30, 2016 by  
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Social consciousness is becoming a critical aspect of today’s brands, driven by an audience expecting environmental responsibility. In response, more companies are looking to make significant changes and potentially revolutionize their industries…

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Fear Vs. Facts: An In-Depth Look At Synthetic Turf Fields

August 30, 2016 by  
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On afternoons across the country, kids pull on their soccer, baseball, and lacrosse uniforms and take to the field. Some come home with grass stains, but on more than 12,000 fields in the United States, kids come home with bits of rubber stuck to…

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