The footwear model is bringing “round trend” with it.
Thousand Fell, a NYC-based model, says it has created the world’s “first recyclable sneaker.” Product of supplies like upcycled clothes, plastic water bottles and even meals waste, the model has crammed a spot within the notoriously wasteful footwear business. The minimalistic vegan footwear have generated loads of buzz and racked up hefty waitlists — and as of September 22, they’re accessible in Canada, too.
Chloe Songer and Stuart Ahlum based the web sneaker model in 2018, and have since seen robust demand from the Canadian market — particularly in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Montreal and Edmonton. The founders had hoped to make the model accessible in Canada from the beginning, Songer tells FASHION, but it surely’s been difficult to determine the logistics for the model’s “take again” enterprise mannequin. When prospects are executed with the footwear, the model encourages them to return the used footwear. Thousand Fell has a recycling centre in New Jersey (one other in Texas is within the works) that collects the entire returned footwear, so that they’ve had to determine tips on how to get