'Bam-On' Shoes are Made from Bamboo Recovered from Construction Sites

 - Jul 26, 2017
References: kickstarter & abduzeedo
'Bam-On' shoes are stylish slip-ons comprised from bamboo recovered from construction sites in Hong Kong, China.

Bamboo serves as an example of a celebrated century-old building technique that dominates the iconic Hong Kong skyline. Over five million bamboo rods are used for construction scaffolding annually, which, for safety reasons, end up in landfills after only aiding in one building project. The Erth Company was inspired to provide this material with a longer life by collecting, cleaning and recycling the rods into into a sustainable shoe design that helps consumers look as good as they feel.

The summer-ready canvas slip-ons, which come in white and blue, are complete with a comfortable bamboo insole. These shoes serve as an example of fashionable upcycling that's becoming more popular due to a growing market for socially conscious products.