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 Eco Leather

The Apple Eco leather is produced using waste from the apple juice Industry.
The production of apple products is faced every year with a significant amount of waste. This waste (Apple peel and core) is developed into a new raw material, an ecological alternative to leather.
The result is a cellulose-based material with at least 50% of recycled apple fiber. A versatile, durable, bio-based and high-quality alternative to leather with a low environmental impact.

Sole: 100% Rubber 

The rubber we use is 100% recycled from car tires and other sneaker soles, and colored with biological paint. The rubber is strong and from outstanding quality.
The main reason we choose consciously for recycled rubber is off course to reduce waste drastically, but also for fighting the pervert effect that every year 18M of hectares of Rain Forest is felled and replaced by great swathes of palm oil trees and rubber plantations. At current rates, the Rain Forest will vanish altogether in 100 years. This massive deforestation of the lungs of the earth is one of the main reasons the climate change is occurring.

Linning and laces: Recycled cotton and plastic bottles

Recycled cotton is re-purposed, post-industrial or post-consumer cotton that would otherwise be deemed straight up: waste for the landfill. Depending on how recycled cotton is used, it has the potential to greatly reduce water and energy consumption in sustainable fashion and apparel, as well as reduce landfill waste and space.

Read more about our recycled and re-used materials at our website

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