Pangaia Launches Its First Zero-Waste, Sustainable Sneakers

Pangaia Launches Its First Zero-Waste, Sustainable Sneakers
Photo courtesy Pania

Panagariya then attacked.

Jaden Smith, hot with the heels of his collab with celebrity and influential-love brand Pangia, is again in the headlines with the launch of his first pair of sneakers. And given that the brand describes itself as a “materials science” company, you know there’s more to them than meets the eye.

Sneakers collected from leftover waste made in Italy by the wine industry have been made using recycled grape leather. According to the brand, 6.5 billion liters of waste (including grape stalks, skins, and seeds) is produced each year by the global wine industry. The sneaker sole uses 100 percent recycled rubber (made from industrial waste) for natural cotton laces made from 100 percent recycled plastic and bio-based water glue, meaning that no new materials are used in the manufacture of shoes has gone.

Permanent sneakers
Photo courtesy Pania

Available in black and white, the sneakers feature the brand’s signature text on the side and are “ultra-comfortable, lightweight, breathable and built to last.”

The sneaker was launched for pre-order this week and – with every drop from the brand – sold out immediately. The first order will ship near 6 November, although there is no word yet on whether future drops will be released. Stay tuned for more.

In the meantime, check out our interview with BC-based, vegan footwear brand Vessie, which recently launched its newest waterproof shoe.

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