Repurposed Boots & Shoes
Who doesn’t like shoes? Boots? Sandals? Heels? As you are reading this do a quick tally of the number of shoes in your closet right now. How many? 3, 10, 22, etc. How do you keep track of the pairs? How much closet space have you confiscated from your partner? And why is it that every time you go shopping you always see a pair that you love?
Like I said, who doesn’t love shoes?
I have enough shoes, said no one, ever!
Anyway, I digress. Now I wear boots to work, play, or church. I have just enough to get me through the week. I have a difficult time letting go of boots. So, I buy sustainable, long lasting boots (and shoes.) I would like to live a 0-waste life using eco-friendly materials. However, it is hard to know what Eco-friendly really means and how do I know if it is environmentally biodegradable.
Hanger mad out of corn.
Right now, bamboo shoes, boots, toothbrushes, plates, or cups are all popular and proven sustainable in place of plastic.
“Bamboo as a plant is naturally pest resistant, 100% biodegradable, anti-fungal, antibacterial, and regrows to its adult size in 3 to 5 years.”
These shoes are made from a brand called Carjuma, based in Brazil. The shoe is called Ibi, $98, and is made from bamboo, recycled plastic, and sugarcane. Both bamboo and sugarcane separate carbon and hold it making these shoes “carbon neutral.” Ibi by Carjuma, Brazil
According to Eluxe Magazine there are several shoe and boot brands that are, “…Taking a Walk on the Eco side” These include Timberland, Sorel, Dr. Scholl’s, and Sanuk. They use a variety of recycled substances: plastic bottles, yarn (made from plastic bottles) faux fur, cotton, hemp, plant-based materials, responsibly sourced down feathers, or recycled items. These shoes are made from bamboo, sugarcane, and cork—and are totally carbon neutral.
I would like to be carbon neutral too! So I will do my best to buy, make, and/or repurpose already sustainable, earth friendly products.
SK Simple Solutions would enjoy being a part of your repurposing projects. Contact us to help assist you with all your decluttering and repurposing projects.
8 Best Eco-Friendly Shoes to Buy for Men & Women in 2020:https://mindseteco.co/eco-friendly-shoes/
Sustainable shoe brands taking a walk on the eco side: https://eluxemagazine.com/fashion/sustainable-shoe-brands/April 21, 2020
Rothy's Shoes https://rothys.com/collections/womens-shoes