We have had a few emails asking us about this new 100% recycled faux suede we are using for our AW’10 collection, so we thought it would be an idea to post info here…
Our newest excitement is an amazing new Italian manufactured Dinamica® recycled microfibre faux suede. This ecological soft faux suede is made with 100%recycled plastic bottles (Fast Fact *in 1 yard of faux suede there is an equivalent of 20 plastic bottles*). Therefore reducing CO2 emissions into the air by 60%, compared to the regular process of making polyester from petroleum. It also is super durable, easy to clean and oh yeah- looks amazing! Currently our vegan shoes are the first on the UK market to be made from this eco-friendly fabric which is used by Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover as car interiors.
There are many benefits from using this material such as this:
- Recycling post-consumer & industry waste
- Minimising carbon emissions – using non-leather & non-toxic material
- Less water usage to produce
- Longer lasting & more durable
Plus… Dinamica soft faux suede is available in a beautiful array of colours, from deep ruby red to classic black and subtle elephant grey – which make for beautiful vegetarian shoes, of course!
We try to be up to date on the newest advancements in fabric technologies but please feel free to send us a line if you discover any amazing new fabric technologies we may have missed, as it’s hard to keep up to date with new fabric developments!