Category Archives: Planet

Our vegan sneaker is officially PETA-approved!

We’re so proud to announce that Komrads APL has been certified cruelty-free by PETA! (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) It’s an acknowledgement of our broader commitment to the planet. PETA-Approved Vegan What does that label mean? Well, our Komrads APL sneakers are free from any animal products and byproducts. No animals are used, […]

The path to zero waste

The most sustainable & vegan sneaker made out of re-used and recycled materials like Eco apple leather, recycled rubber, re-used pet bottles & cotton. Komrads APL are manufactured without compromising on quality, comfort or design and with great respect for the planet we live on!  Let’s find out how sustainable our brand is! Upper: Apple […]

Contributing to the Fashion Revolution

Fashion Revolution Week 2020 is still upon us. Today especially, we take a moment to remember the tragic event at the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh, exactly 7 years ago. Every year Fashion Revolution inspires thousands of brands around the world, including Komrads, to be transparent. Komrads APL: a genuine solution to the problem To […]

“Trashpackers”: battling plastic pollution

Tijmen Sissing from Trashpackers wearing sustainable sneakers made of apples and recycled materials.

Tijmen Sissing, a Dutchman from Trashpackers, loves to inspire people by passing on the message: “there’s no such thing as waste”. He united a community of backpackers & locals from all over the world. Together they try to collect 100.000 bin bags every year. We were utterly pleased to hear that Tijmen is fond of […]

Komrads APL, a high-quality sneaker, made of… apples.

Since 2015 we are producing sustainable sneaker at Komrads. But the more we became aware of the production process the more questions we had about the Fashion industry. So, we started wondering: how polluting is the fashion industry, What about the Rana Plaza disaster and the numerous sweatshops. And what about all these youngsters going on strike […]

Komrads APL: de meest duurzame sneaker, gemaakt van…appels.

Sinds 2015 maken we bij Komrads reeds duurzame sneakers. Hoe meer we te weten kwamen over over productieprocessen in de fashion-industrie, hoe meer het bij ons begon te knagen. Hoe vervuilend is de sector waarin we werken eigenlijk? Hoe plaatsten we de Raina Plaza-ramp en de nog steeds ontelbare sweatshops? En wat met alle jongeren die vandaag zo moedig […]