Nature is Making a Comeback With ‘Allbirds’ a Startup that Manufactures Shoes with Wool Fabric
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Everyone loves to wear shoes, but do you know how much shoe manufacturers pollute the environment? On average, the production of one shoe produces 30 pounds of carbon dioxide, and there are more than 15 billion shoes produced each year.
Shoe manufacturing and shoes, in general, pose many threats to the wellbeing of our planet as many toxins, chemicals, and fossil fuels are produced and leaked into the environment during the first and last steps in the shoe life cycle. These chemicals are harming both the wildlife and humans that come in contact with them, which, in turn, causes many health problems.
Thanks to Allbirds, who took the initiative to think something different and adopted mother nature, Tim Brown teamed up with Joey Zwillinger. Together, they crafted a revolutionary wool fabric made specifically for footwear. They also recycle plastic bottles to make a pair of Allbirds shoelaces. Overall it’s comfortable to wear with no flashy logos of the brand, and they also use recycled cardboard to pack their shoes.
As a reader, we can also start using products that do not pollute the nature and make sure the products are ec0-friendly, nature gives us everything, and it’s time for us to give it back by protecting the nature.
Suprotik Sinha is the Content Writer with Synkrama Technologies. He writes about technologies and startups in the global enterprise space. An animal lover, Suprotik, is a postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication (SIMC) Pune. He carries 6+ years of experience in Content Writing, and he also worked in mainstream broadcast media, where he worked as a Journalist with Ibn7 ( now known as News18 India) and Zee Media in Mumbai.