So, I’m talking about compost. Again. Yesterday I wrote about how to compost fabrics. And today?
Well, I wanted to dive into the world of sneakers. Yes, there are some sneakers you can compost. Take a look:
These sneakers look just like any other sneakers, right? Well, they’re just a bit different than the shoes you already have on your feet. These amazing sneakers, made by Oat Shoes, are 100% biodegradable. Yeah, that includes the sole.
Oat is based in Amsterdam, and they recently won second prize in the Amsterdam Green Fashion Award. Yippee!
I was sad that there wasn’t more detailed information on their website. I wanted to know what these shoes are made of, and why the sole especially can be composted.
Any Other Compostable Shoes?
Once I saw these awesome shoes (which, sadly, aren’t available for purchase yet) I started to wonder…were there any other shoes out there which could be composted? So, I started digging. And here’s what I found out…
Simple makes a few shoes out of jute and hemp that could be composted. And one style, the Green Toe, Simple claims can be entirely composted. Take a look at Simple’s Eco Sneaks, made from cotton and hemp…
Although the body is cotton canvas (which would be down) the soles are made with recyclable materials…it wouldn’t break down on a compost pile. But all you’d have to do is fish it out eventually!
What I love about Tom’s is that they give back in a big way. For every pair of shoes you buy, Tom’s will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. They call it their One For One program. And, I think it rocks!
I love supporting companies who make an effort to give back, so if you need a sweet pair of slip ons for spring then give Tom’s a try…you’ll get an eco-friendly pair of shoes and feel going that somewhere, a child got a pair of shoes they really needed. Yay!
Filed under: Eco Fabrics on February 15th, 2011