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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 […]