These unique, plant-based, cruelty-free sneakers are set to become the ultimate ethical investment gift this Christmas.
Developed by sustainable shoe experts Po-Zu, the new ‘POZ’ sneakers will be one of the first shoes available in the UK to successfully utilise cactus leather and combine it with other natural, plant-based materials to create a comfortable, lightweight and style-driven sneaker.
The brand has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign via indiegogo.com to raise funds to bring its ethical sneakers to life.
Po-Zu is championing environmentally-friendly shoe manufacturing processes by using Cactus leather, an innovative bio-based material made from the wonder-plant that is the Nopal cactus, which is grown organically from rainwater alone and processed without any toxic chemicals, phthalates or PVC.
The result is an ultra-light comfortable to wear sneaker that is better for your feet and for the planet.
The sole is made from an innovative bio-based EVA resin, derived from Sugarcane, a fully renewable resource that grows quickly, and removes CO2 from the air, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The lining is made from the antibacterial and hypoallergenic Bamboo. The midsole is made from a combination of Natural Latex and Cork. The laces are made from Organic Cotton with biodegradable aglets.
POZ is proudly setting standards in the fashion manufacturing world. The shoes are 100% solvent free, 100% vegan and a low carbon.
The collection consists of sneakers and boots that will appeal to the style-conscious and the environmentally-conscious customers. The sneakers come in Off White in a sleek, minimal design with a trademark, woven double dash ‘pause’ emblem in a choice of 8 colourways at the tongue and heel.
POZ sneakers and boots are made in Europe in a small family-owned factory in Portugal. Po-Zu only works with manufacturers that adhere to their Supplier Code of Practice, who are committed to ethical manufacturing, have a strict non-toxic policy, and recycle any waste products, including fabric off-cuts and water.
Po-Zu is proud to support Fashion Revolution and will donate £5 GBP from the sale of every pair of POZ sneakers and boots to the Fashion Revolution Foundation, to help them drive Cultural, Industry and Policy Change within the fashion industry.
The brand needs your support to take this project to the next level and bring this sneaker to life. You can back the campaign now on INDIEGOGO.COM