A new version of Cariuma’s signature sneaker has launched in celebration of Earth Month. The shoe is even lower-waste than the original, and the company is planting ten rather than two trees for each pair sold.
The ultra-sustainable version of the OCA shoe is made from a blend of organic cotton and recycled canvas, with a 100% organic cotton lining. The outsole is made from Cariuma’s brand-new lightweight BLOOM rubber, which is algae-based and completely renewable.
The shoe is completed by a bio-based oil insole with a cork insert, as well as “burnt” no-fray lace tips and bio-based eyelets. The laces are made from organic cotton and recycled plastics, and the shoe is handmade with a fully-stiched outsole.
Ultra-low carbon sneakers
A year ago, Cariuma launched the IBI Slip-On, which it claimed was the sneaker with the lowest ever carbon footprint, The shoe was a huge success, and by September had been waitlisted 20,000 times. More recently, Cariuma launched sustainable winter boots made with its highly durable vegan suede.
The new ultra-sustainable OCA sneaker will be produced on-demand, to avoid waste created by unsold stock. It will be available until April 30.