Tag Archives: sustainable sneakers

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 […]

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 […]

Happy International Apple Day!

International APL day

This planet needs you to give a shit. So let’s make a difference. Feet first! That’s why we make sneakers out of apples… Did you know that on the 21th of October it is International Apple Day? It’s an annual celebration for apples and orchards. For us it’s a special day, a day that has […]

Our high-top sneaks are out!

The high top sneakers, there’s something about them that’s making us take another look. Be it the love for streetwear, or the return of vintage trends. This style is definitely making its comeback into the sneaker spotlights. We got inspired by the retro design of high top sneakers, and wanted to give it a Komrads […]

How to keep apple leather clean & fresh?

Blog banner how to take care of apple leather sneakers

Our APL sneaker is made of apple leather and colored with biological paint.  But do you know how to clean apple leather? Wondering whether you can just cleanse them like regular leather sneakers? We’ve got all the answers for you. Just keep on reading. Apple leather: strong & naturally UV resistant Let’s be honest: the […]