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.
What does that label mean? Well, our Komrads APL sneakers are free from any animal products and byproducts. No animals are used, killed or harmed in the making of our sneakers. All components are vegan. This includes glue, dyes, trims, and packaging. We don’t use animal leather and opt for recycled materials.
Komrads APL is vegan ànd eco-friendly!
Komrads APL, made out of APPLES
We’re a sustainable brand and our eyes are set on caring for the planet. We care about people & planet, and for that reason, being vegan was a no brainer. We don’t use any animal hides, instead we use leather made out of apple waste. That’s right! Our APL sneakers are made from “apple leather” (apple skin)! We try to keep our footprint on this planet as small as possible – this is why we use eco-friendly materials that are re- or up cycled. We create modern sneakers made of APPLESKIN material with a casual and urban style.
This vegan material guarantees sustainability throughout its entire production process, ensuring low levels of polluting emissions as well as energy consumption for the manufacturer. Apple leather is as durable as traditional leather and is still able to supply the same soft touch and comfortable feel.
Fewer collections, less emissions
All designs are gender-neutral, which is the future of fashion. Because unisex means fewer collections which is less emissions and a greener world! On top of that, we limit ourselves to two drops a year as we do not want to contribute to the fast fashion industry.
Your new sneakers are hardcore vegan
Have you got your eyes on a pair of our sneakers? To identify whether that pair of sneakers is vegan or not, you can simply look for the PETA-approved Vegan symbol. This way you’re sure your new pair of sneakers is hardcore vegan.
We will continue to do our part to promote the kind of world that we all want to live in.