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ALDO Launches First Sustainable & Vegan Collection – Call It Spring

Canadian footwear brand Call it Spring introduces new, sustainable styles for the autumn / winter season. This is the brand’s first sustainable collection and consists of styles abricated with innovative materials such as jersey fabric made of recycled water bottles, insoles made from an innovative algae-based material, and eco vegan leathers. Call it Spring tells us the […]

This Quick-drying, Odorless 4-in-1 Sneaker Is the Only Pair of Shoes You Need for Your Next Adventure

BY MADISON ALCEDO AUGUST 27, 2019 There’s no wonder this all-terrain sneaker brand raised close to $4 million on Kickstarter. No matter what time of the year you’re heading off to your next adventure, there’s one mantra you should always follow: “Pack comfy shoes.” Whether you opt to wear a jumpsuit or leggings for your travel outfit, you can’t head […]

Beer-Loving Trail Runners, Rejoice: The Merrell Agility Synthesis X Dogfish Head

By CAITLIN GIDDINGS SEP 12, 2019 Why It’s Hot: The rugged, SeaQuench-themed trail runner adds algae to your midsole. Flex grooves in the midsole give you better, more adaptable ground contact A sticky and durable outsole grips all terrain The TPU overlays and laces are 100-percent recycled, and there’s a 40-percent recycled mesh lining, among other eco-friendly […]

Native Shoes Jefferson Bloom Turns Algae Into Sustainable, Stylish Footwear

By Bryan Holt August 19, 2019 8:30AM PST Many outdoor and environmentally conscious brands have been utilizing Bloom, a plant-based foam made from algae, in their products to tackle climate change effects and lower their carbon footprint in the production process. We shared the details on Native Shoes’ Plant Shoe in June and we were stunned by its appearance, durability, […]

Merrell Launches Most Sustainable Trail Runner to Date

ROCKFORD, Mich. (July 23, 2019) – Merrell, the brand that exists to give you all you really need to discover the simple yet profound power of the trail, has launched their most sustainable trail runner to date: The Bare Access XTR Sweeper. The Sweeper features recycled materials wherever possible and celebrates an under-the-radar community that’s helping […]

Style Q&A: ALDO CEO talks eco-conscious initiatives and the RPPL effect

Montreal-based company releases new sustainable sneaker made from algae and recycled plastic bottles. ALEESHA HARRIS Updated: September 18, 2019 ALDO RPPL sneakers ($90) are made from Bloom Algae Foam components and recycled plastic bottles.  David Bensadoun doesn’t want ALDO Group to just sell shoes. Instead, the chief executive officer says he hopes the Montreal-headquartered company goes beyond […]

Reformation, New Balance Join Forces to Create Sustainable Sneakers

By Jasmin Malik Chua Can two brands be more sustainable than one? Reformation and New Balance are counting on it. The It-girl brand and the sportswear maker have tag-teamed to launch a line of sneakers made with eco-friendly materials. The collaboration marks Reformation’s first foray into the sneaker category and New Balance’s inaugural sustainability-led collection. The collection, which opens its wait […]