Simple recycled footwear is an exciting alternative. Normally green and ethical are never mentioned in the same breath as fashionable and stylish but with Simple footwear you can. Take a look at the Hi Sneaker in grey or the Tuba sneaker and the Carnival, Simple has managed to combine green living principles with stylish urban footwear. The 3 things I’ve learned about Simple is:
1. Simple is always seeking new ways to make shoes that are both attractive and practical, yet conform to the requirement for low-impact living. Since their inception in 1991 Simple has made a large impact with their sustainable footwear.
2. Simple reduced their packaging to the bare minimum; no hang tags, 100% post-consumer recycled foot forms and even biodegradable bags for their flip-flops.
3. Simple only uses recycled and sustainable materials: recycled carpet padding, bamboo, silk, plastic, hemp cotton, car tires, certified leather and suede, coconut, wool, recycled tubes, crepe (natural rubber), post-consumer recycled paper and cork.
It’s as Simple as 1, 2, 3.