KICK FAST FASHION AND UNSUSTAINABLE SNEAKERS TO THE CURB WITH TRASH PLANET'S NEXT-GEN CONSCIOUS ALTERNATIVE.
In recent years, the fashion industry has come under scrutiny for its environmental impact and unethical practices. The rise of fast fashion has contributed to the exploitation of workers and the increased production of textile waste. Leather, a traditional material in footwear production, also has significant environmental and ethical concerns associated with it.
As people become more aware of these issues, there has been a shift towards sustainable and ethical fashion alternatives. One such alternative is TRASH PLANET's sustainable sneakers, which are made from recycled ocean plastic, recycled rubber, and apple and corn leather.
Trash Planet's Hiker 223 "ECLIPSE" sneaker, made from food waste like corn leather, and which can be shredded and recycled at end of life.
Benefits of Sustainable Sneakers
- Recycled Ocean Plastic
- Reduces plastic waste in the ocean
- Can be turned into a high-quality, durable material
- Supports sustainable use of resources
- Recycled Rubber
- Reduces the use of virgin rubber, which is a non-renewable resource
- Lowers carbon emissions associated with rubber production
- Supports circular economy by repurposing waste materials
- Apple and Corn Leather
- Non-toxic alternative to traditional leather
- Made from food waste
- Supports sustainable agriculture and reduces use of animal products
- Ethical Manufacturing
- Provides fair wages and safe working conditions for workers
- Supports local communities
- Reduces carbon footprint by sourcing materials and manufacturing closer to the point of sale
The majority of footwear brands products get dumped in landfill, where they can stay there rotting for thousands of years. Unsold stock is usually burnt due to the costs with storing it, which is why Trash Planet produce sneaker using a made-to-order system - the most sustainable method of production!
Problems of Fast Fashion and Leather Production
- Environmental Impact
- Fast fashion contributes to overproduction and waste
- Leather production uses toxic chemicals and water-intensive processes
- Both contribute to deforestation, carbon emissions, and pollution
- Exploitation of Workers
- Fast fashion relies on cheap labor and exploitation of workers in developing countries
- Leather production involves high risk of worker exposure to hazardous chemicals and poor working conditions
- Associated with human rights violations and unsafe working conditions
- Animal Welfare
- Leather production involves the use of animal products and byproducts
- Fast fashion uses animal products such as wool and fur, which can be sourced from unethical and inhumane practices
- Consumerism and Overconsumption
- Fast fashion promotes a culture of disposable clothing and encourages consumers to purchase more than they need
- Leather production promotes the use of luxury materials and consumerism
By choosing sustainable and ethical fashion alternatives such as TRASH PLANET's sustainable sneakers, consumers can make a positive impact on the environment and support fair and safe labor practices. The fashion industry has a long way to go in terms of sustainability and ethics, but small steps towards change can make a big difference.