Another boutique-manufacturer of green apparel has cropped up; this time, for shoes. Worn Again Footwear in the UK is making limited edition sneakers from 99% recycled content. They're hardcore green, and they're bleeding-edge hipster. As they say, From being locked-up (Prison Blankets), sprayed with Old Spice (mens second hand suit-jackets), thrown on the bathroom floor (towels) to freefalling 13,000 feet (silk parachutes), its safe to say the materials in Worn Again trainers have been trough a lot. These trainers have a history and a personality no two pairs are exactly alike.
Worn Again is a collaboration between the activist organization Anti-Apathy and designer shoe company Terra-Plana, whose shoes use no glues or cements, but stitching only--in addition to reducing toxic chemical usage, this makes their shoes longer-lasting and more repairable.
Worn Again also offers a free repair service and encourages customers to recycle unrepairable shoes, to be as cradle-to-cradle as they can. They even publish their factory labor ethics standards and a breakdown of how much of the shoes' cost goes to what (materials, design, transportation, "climate care", etc.)
This looks great. Now if they'd just design a usable website...
It total agreement with above. Would have liked to purchase a pair of trainers but can't seem to find out how to but them!?1