Your favourite cozy footwear gets an eco update.
Ugg dropped their sustainable Plant Power Collection
Ugg has committed to a sustainable future with its latest collection of fuzzy footwear. Having collaborated with high-profile brands like Telfar and Molly Goddard, Ugg has spent much of the last year in the spotlight. In October 2020, the brand made a public commitment to sustainability with the launch of their Feel Good platform, intended to keep customers updated on their eco-conscious goals and initiatives. “Our design team took inspiration from our iconic styles and created new silhouettes with carbon-neutral, plant-based materials. The resulting Plant Power collection tells a story about what is possible, and it is an exciting step in on our journey towards a more sustainable future,” says the company’s president, Andrea O’Donnell, about this new eco-minded collection. The styles are made from materials like renewable sugarcane, TENCEL™ Lyocell, and LACTAE HEVEA® latex.
Eshajori, a minimalist streetwear brand from Vancouver, just launched
Launched on March 12, Eshajori is a Canadian streetwear brand conceived by Matt Lam. The name translates from the Japanese phrase meaning “those who meet, must part.” The first collection of two t-shits, a hoodie, a beanie and a trucker hat is available in limited quantities and will not be restocked. Sourced in Los Angeles and Toronto and put together in Vancouver, this local label is one to watch.
Loewe announced “The Surplus Collection”
The Loewe team is getting creative making new products using scrap leather from previous collections. The initiative called “The Surplus Collection” includes a mini version of the brand’s basket bag, made famous in Jonathan Anderson’s first Loewe collection, and a playful bag charm in the shape of a crab. The release follows the Eye/LOEWE/Nature collection in which the brand used recycled, upcycled and organic textiles in an effort to increase its sustainability efforts.
Saucony Originals made a sneaker entirely out of natural materials
With a circular economy as its goal, Saucony has taken the first step towards a more sustainable future with their new Jazz Court RFG. The feel-good shoe, launching March 16, is made from seven natural and renewable materials; synthetic materials are replaced with gardenia flowers and dye traded in for beetroot juice, plus the new style uses 100 percent recycled cardboard for its packaging.