At Komrads we produce sneakers with respect for the planet we live on, because this planet needs you to give a shit. We manufacture a fashionable sneaker that does not cause harm to our planet. A sneaker where we did not have to harvest natural commodities. A sneaker built entirely from re-used and recycled materials, a product that is part of the circular economy. We try to design the most sustainable and ecological sneaker.
The reason why we do this is obvious: when we realized how polluting the fashion industry was, we had to take action. And what about the Rana Plaza disaster and the numerous sweatshops? What about the fact less than 1% of material used to produce fashion is recycled into new clothing?
And what about climate change? Every year 18m hectares of Rain Forest – an area the size of England and Wales – is felled and replaced by great swathes of palm oil trees and rubber plantations (the main material used to make sneakers). At current rates, the Rain Forest will vanish altogether in 100 years! This massive deforestation of the lungs of the earth is the one of the main reasons the climate change is occurring.
So that’s why we make sneakers with respect for people and the planet.
Read more about our “Radical Transparency” here