- Huw Hughes
Texas-based footwear brand Suavs has announced the launch of its first
100 percent recycled knitwear sneaker.
The first style to be rolled out using the 100 percent recycled knit is
The Legacy high top, with all following shoes made by the brand to follow
suit. Each pair of Suavs will be made using an average of eight recycled
plastic bottles and 100 percent vegan materials.
By mid-2020, the brand said all new launches and current Suavs styles
will be made with sustainable materials.
Further sustainable initiatives by the brand include using 100 vegan
materials, including glues; donating all unsold Suavs footwear to
organizations such as Soles4Souls and LifeWorks; sustainable production to
combat manufacturing waste; and dual-purpose shoe boxes used for both
initial shipping and return packaging.
“My background in international fashion and footwear design encouraged
me to create Suavs as a super versatile shoe. It was important from the
beginning that we create a comfortable, easy-to-transport shoe without
sacrificing on style,” CEO of Suavs Monxi Garza said in a statement.
“Our customer feedback on comfort and style is so positive, we thought
what more can we do to hold ourselves accountable in working our way
towards decreasing our carbon footprint and becoming a more conscious
brand? I’m thrilled to introduce our new 100 percent recycled knit fabric
to Suavs customers and look forward to more ways we can become more
environmentally friendly in the new decade.”
Founded in Austin, Texas in 2015, Suavs creates multi-functional
footwear to be used for travelling, hiking or everyday use, featuring
breathable designs and sweat-wicking technology.
Photo courtesy of the brand