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Material Matters: Converse 'Renew' Powers Sustainable Sneakers

Converse Chuck Taylor Tri Denim Renew Right

As temperatures on planet earth continue to soar, it’s becoming more important than ever to find sustainable ways to lace the heat on your feet. Powered by the , the and utilise post-consumer and post-industrial waste to provide new material solutions for the iconic silhouettes. Making use of upcycled denim lifted from landfill, repurposed canvas waste, and 100 per cent recycled polyester from plastic bottles, the Converse Renew initiative is rebuilding the Chuck Taylor’s storied past to envision a cleaner future. We linked up with Jessica L’Abbe, Converse Director of Color, Materials and Graphic Designs; and Brandon Avery, Vice President of Innovation, to find out how the brand is fuelling the next evolution of sustainable sneakers.

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