At the same time interest in plant-based eating continues to soar, vegan footwear is becoming popular as stylish, practical, ethical and sustainable statement pieces—especially Cariuma IBI sneaker, which has a 5,000-person waitlist. These plant-based sneakers are actually made from bamboo and recycled plastics, offering a style that's exceptionally lightweight and low-impact yet high on performance.
While the upper and lining portion of the sneaker are knit from self-generating and waste-reducing materials, the outsole is a green EVA made from sugarcane. The laces are made from recycled plastic bottle threads and the shoe's comfortable insole combines memory foam, cork and Mamona oil. To top it all off, the production and shipping of the IBI sneaker is 100% carbon neutral and Cariuma works with NativeEnergy to support the Amazonian rainforest.
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Cariuma's IBI Sneakers are Knit from Bamboo & Recycled Plastics
1. Plant-based Fashion - As plant-based eating grows more popular, a new trend in plant-based fashion is emerging, with opportunities for innovation in materials and design.
2. Sustainable Footwear - The rise of eco-conscious consumers is driving demand for sustainable footwear options, creating opportunities for innovation in materials, production, and shipping.
3. Carbon-neutral Products - The focus on reducing carbon footprints is leading to a trend of carbon-neutral products, with opportunities for innovation in production, materials, and shipping practices.
1. Fashion Industry - The fashion industry can leverage the trend of plant-based fashion and sustainable footwear to innovate in the design and production of eco-friendly and ethical clothing.
2. Footwear Industry - The footwear industry can innovate by adopting sustainable materials and production practices to meet the demand for eco-friendly footwear options.
3. Sustainability Industry - The sustainability industry can capitalize on the trend of carbon-neutral products by providing innovative solutions for reducing carbon emissions in production and shipping practices.