Printed shoes may be the latest fashion trend in footwear this season, but women’s wear label Suno takes its new line of printed sneakers to the next level, making the shoes good for the planet and its people.
The company upcycles its own fabric discards into colorful canvas sneakers and uses recycled rubber for the soles, T Magazine, the New York Times’ style magazine, reported.
Priced at $65 a pair, the lace-ups and slip-ons boast playful names, like “bandana flower” and “clustered caviar,” to match their multihued designs.
The shoes are produced using fair labor practices in Kenya, and a portion of their proceeds are donated to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which works to preserve Kenya’s Tsavo National Park and rehabilitates orphaned infant elephants and rhinos.
“By [making this new line of shoes] we can further our company’s mission to create jobs within Kenya, and by using excess fabric from past productions we can make darn cute shoes at a really attractive price,” Suno designer Max Osterweis told the magazine. “And we’re helping baby elephants.”