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Eco-Friendly Shoes

Beyond Skin Launches Vegan-Friendly Bridal Shoes After Popular Demand

WEDDING BELLES Beyond Skin’s “do no harm” ethos extends beyond kindness to animals. The label frequently uses planet-pandering materials such as organic cotton, hemp,…

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Nike Unveils Waste-Reducing "Magista" Knitted Football Boot

GAME ON The shoe also marks the first time Nike engineered its virtually seamless “Flyknit” technology for football. Four years in the making, the Magista takes into account…

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Recreus's 3D-Printed Sneaker is Flexible Enough to Fold Up Into a Pocket

Three-dimensional printing has come a long way. Compared with its rigid, unpliable forebears, the Sneakerbot II by Recreus is flexible—so flexible, in fact, that you can crumple it…

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Hooves Makes Vegan Shoes That Don't Compromise on Quality, Style

These beautifully made shoes from Hooves are a brand new vegan-friendly design that break the stereotypes of boring ethical footwear. The London-based studio, lead by Mark Bryceland,…

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Adidas Debuts "Samba Primeknit," the World's First Knitted Football Boot

PRIME TIME “Primeknit is a technology that is right at the heart of adidas innovation and we’re excited about introducing this development into football,” says Markus…

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The Wool Runners: "No Sock, No Smell" Sneakers Made From Wool

For all eco-conscious runners out there here is a fantastic invention that will help keep your hard-worn sneakers odor-free. Introducing Wool Runners, strong shoe upper designs created…

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"Back to the Future"-Style Self-Lacing Nike Sneakers Could Arrive in 2015

Looks like Marty McFly’s self-lacing sneakers from Back to the Future II might be arriving right on schedule—at least, if Nike designer Tinker Hatfield isn’t just joshing…

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Kandals: Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free Shoes Worth Stepping Into

TOMS may have made the humanitarian concept of footwear famous, but Kandals hopes to bring a sustainable front to the industry through their line of versatile slip-on flats for women.…

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The Klem Project Helps Impoverished Communities Make Their Own Shoes

The Klem Project, by Korean designer Lee Jinyoung, aims to put a pair of shoes on every child and adult in Malawi. The innovative project enables locals to make their own shoes with an…

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Mohop's Interchangeable Eco-Shoes Are Made by Artisans, Robots

Here at Ecouterre we love these Mohop sandals, crafted from sustainably harvested cherry wood made locally in Pennsylvania. Regular readers may remember Mohop from the Ecouterre feature…

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Sebastian Errazuriz Immortalizes Ex-Girlfriends With 3D-Printed Shoes

SHOE LOVERS At first, Errazuriz tried to exorcize his exes by painting their portraits, but obtaining their permissions proved difficult. He then toyed with the idea of shoes because…

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U.K. Student Wins Beyond Skin, PETA's Vegan Footwear Design Contest

Alice Lambert-Gorwyn, a fourth-year fashion student at Leeds University, has been named winner of an international vegan footwear-design contest organized by People for the Ethical…

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Check Out Adidas Originals' 2014 Footwear, Rendered in Cardboard

The Chimp Store won’t be stocking Adidas Originals’ Spring/Summer 2014 collection till January, but that isn’t stopping the Leeds, England-based boutique from giving…

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Scientists Develop First Comprehensive System for Recycling Footwear

Photo by Shutterstock In the fight to recycle used clothes and accessories, footwear has long been a drag in the process. Of the 20 billion shoes produced each year, a huge 95 percent…

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John Bartlett, Ruthie Davis Collaborate on Cruelty-Free Shoes

Designer John Bartlett is no stranger to gorgeous cruelty-free fashion. His latest collaboration with Ruthie Davis brings his love of animals to design. The pair have designed a line of…

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Recycle an Old Sweater Into a Pair of Cozy Slipper-Socks (DIY Tutorial)

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES An old sweater Scissors Sewing pins Scrap yarn Large darning needle Paper or card stock for tracing Non-slip grip pads (optional) Fabric paint (optional) STEP…

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TOMS Will Manufacture New Pairs of Shoes in Haiti Starting January 2014

As one of the best-known buy-one-give-one social enterprises, TOMS’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric. Its premise was disarmingly simple: for every pair of shoes someone…

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Converse Sues Autonomie Project Over Eco-Friendly "Chuck Taylor" Knockoffs

Converse is feeling litigious. The Nike-owned North Andover footwear company filed a lawsuit at U.S. District Court in Boston Monday alleging trademark infringement and unfair business…

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