The Portuguese brand known as NAE Vegan Shoes has launched a new summer shoe collection called ‘SS22’. Their sustainable shoes are made from apple leather, using upcycled waste from the Italian juice industry.
As thousands of tons of cores and peels are produced by the industry every year, huge amounts of waste are going to landfills, generating high costs for the companies involved. But this waste can be recovered and converted into a powder, which in turn can be used as a substitute for oil derivatives such as PU to make a sustainable, durable, and waterproof vegan alternative to leather.
NAE’s new SS22 collection features sustainable sandals made from this apple-derived leather alternative, manufactured locally in Portugal to ensure fair conditions for workers.
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