Plastics and leather are destroying our planet. Each year 16.000.000.000 kg of plastic and leather shoes get thrown away. That’s enough to circle the Earth with 300 lines of shoes.
All leather is filled with chemicals which have a detrimental effect on the environment. In the EU, is forbidden to throw leather in regular waste as it is considered “dangerous waste”. It is not healthy for your feet either. Read more about leather here: Why Is Leather Bad
All plastics are made out of oil. Plastics are amazing: durable, shapeable and super cheap. This is the reason why our environment is flooded with tonnes of plastics which will stay in our environment for hundreds, even thousands of years in a form of micro-plastics.
Read here about our amazing materials and how we are substituting plastics and leather in MIRET sneakers.