ASK A SUSTAINABILITY EXPERT: HOW DO I RECYCLE MY WORN-OUT SHOES?

What’s the most responsible way to dispose of shoes once they’re worn past the point of no return? I don’t want them to end up in a landfill, but I know I can’t just put them out on the curb with my cardboard and glass for recycling. Perhaps your soles look like Swiss cheese or […]

Keep old shoes out of landfills with our expert tips.

Shoe recycling is a great way to avoid wasting old, unwanted shoes. Even the best quality shoes wear out at some point, and it’s helpful to know what’s the most eco-friendly course of action when that happens. In 2019, 24.3 billion pairs of shoes were produced, and most of them were or will be sent to landfill.1 While […]

Why the NFW Footwear Collective Could Offer a Solution to Greenwashing

Announcing the NFW Footwear Collective: New Balance, Wolverine Worldwide, Allbirds, Camper, Deckers, and other leading shoe companies. (picture Allbirds’ Plant Pacer) Source: New Balance, Wolverine Worldwide, Camper, Deckers, Allbirds, and other industry leaders join NFW Footwear Collective In a recent post on arch-usa, the sneaker industry’s news platform, a discussion was generated on the misrepresentation […]

ASICS Takes the Battle to Allbirds x adidas by Making the Lightest Co2 Emissions Sneaker

  GEL-LYTE™ III CM 1.95 sneaker. Emitting just 1.95kg CO2e across its life cycle, significantly lighter than the lowest CO2e sneakers currently available on the market, it represents a significant leap forward by ASICS in its commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Source: ASICS Global Allbirds and adidas collaborated to build a sneaker with […]

Pangaia Just Delivered the Type of Eco-Transparency All Companies Should Aspire to Share

  Origins (pangaia.com) In a quirky, fun infographic filled subsite, Pangaia establishes their Earth Positive strategy and then explains in detail how they can create apparel, while remaining conscious of the damage the footwear and apparel industry contributes to. Looking at the connections to their 7 Pillars, the company connects the seams of our planet’s […]

Brands You Should Know | TS Designs: Cultivating Responsible Clothing™ 

TS Designs is a screen printing company committed to sustainability. We offer unique t-shirt brands that focus on local, transparent supply chains. Source: TS Designs | Cultivating Responsible Clothing™ – Pursuing Sustainability We learned some cool info about one of the brands we think you should be checking out. They explained Garment Dye and it […]

ASICS Remains One of the More Transparent Companies on Sustainability

Source: ASICS Global – The Official Corporate Website for ASICS and Its Affiliates All brands should deliver reports on the work they are doing to make better products. ASICS remains a leader in presenting their strategies in an informative package. Highlights of their previous year include: 28.0% reduction in CO2 emissions from direct operations 19.7% […]

New Balance Improves on its Commitment to Improve Sustainability with Land to Market Regenerative Farming

Land to Market works directly with farmers, ranchers and other raw material producers using Ecological Outcome Verification™ (EOV), the science inside of Land to Market, which measures land health and verifies whether farmland is in a state of regeneration or degeneration. EOV™ was developed by the nonprofit, Savory Institute, together with Michigan State University, Texas A&M,  The […]

Why We Root for Natural Fiber Welding, Inc.

Natural Fiber Welding is commercializing innovative technologies to create high-performing textiles from natural and plant based inputs. Source: Technology – Natural Fiber Welding, Inc. Sneaker Impact exists because we understand the problem with sneakers sitting in landfills. There are companies being created which have the potential to limit the need for the work done by […]