Author Archives: ellen mertens

KOMRADS X HERO ON SOCKS

Komrads x hero on socks

Did you know that we throw away 640.000.000 pairs of jeans in Europe every year? That’s unthinkable! Komrads strives for a circular future, where we can recycle waste into new usable materials. We thought that a partnership with the sock brand Hero On Socks was a good move. Hero On Socks started with one main […]

#PlasticBagFreeDay

PLASTIC BAG in sea

International Plastic Bag Free Day, is a global initiative that aims to eliminate the use of plastic bags. Plastic bags may seem like a grocery shopping convenience, but they are also a huge strain on the environment. It can take up to 500 years for plastic bags to disintegrate, so they make up a large […]

Our iconic sneaker wrapped in a sustainable jacket

boy & girl wearing komrads new icns collection vegan sneakers

Finally it is here, our ICNS 2.0 collection. The iconic classic you know, but better! The arrival of the APL trainer made us think twice about taking the ICNS to the next level. With the Komrads philosophy in mind, we thought it was time to make a sustainable switch with the ICNS as well. The […]

Who made my Komrads?

Group of workers in factory holdig sign 'I made your shoes'

Have you ever thought about the environmental impact of what you’re wearing?   This week, Fashion Revolution week (19-25th April) is all about gaining a deeper understanding about the social and environmental impact of what you wear. It’s already the 8th year that the Fashion Revolution week takes place. It started back in 2013, right after […]

Support the live event sector together with us!

The rock band DIRK. has released a new song called ‘Komrad shoes’. When we heard this, we knew we had to do something more with it. In collaboration with them we released a Limited Edition sneaker: ‘The DIRKS. By Komrads’. Moreover, it was immediately clear to us that we wanted to share our joy about […]

5 easy steps for a more sustainable living in 2021

sustainable living

Our ecological footprint is getting bigger and bigger and that has an huge impact on our planet. Fortunately, more and more people are realising that living as if we had three planets is no longer possible. Maybe you want to start living more consciously in 2021, but as a newbie you have no idea how […]

Five inspiring podcasts about sustainability

5 podcasts

Need a new podcast for your daily walk in the park? Or do you want to take the first step into a sustainable world? Podcasts are the best way to learn more about sustainability. You can listen to a podcast whenever and wherever you want and it will give your daily dose of fresh air […]

It was a shitty year but…

Year 2020

There were a few things that made us remember why we started Komrads in the first place. Not only producing sneakers made out of re-used and recycled materials but also make people happy and bring them a real Komrads feeling.  A few days ago we (Mark and Greet) went shopping at IKEA. While we were […]

We vote green! What about you?

Year 2020

Maybe one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Hunting for the best deals. Some of you are waiting for a long time for this day, postponed all purchases until now. Name it ‘Black Friday’. We all are familiar with this day. The most of you have already participated once, but from our point of […]

The real story behind your t-shirt

FAST FASHION FACTS

Fashion Fact #1: worldwide, we buy more than 80 billion new items of clothing each year. That’s an increase of 400% since the year 2000. Fashion Fact #2: 85% of discarded fashion items ends up in landfills. (95% of discarded clothing can be recycled or upcycled)  Fashion Fact #3: Fast Fashion uses A LOT of […]