Oth Paris has created a unisex trainer brand that uses recycled car tyres to make unique shoe soles, which they claim last forever.
Trainer Move to Add Heightened Environment Sustainability to Fashion Industry
The brand aims to be environmentally sustainable, so recycles non-biodegradable tyres to make its shoes.
Oth Paris said: “In Europe, more than six tyres are discarded each second. That is 200 million units per year. Although recycling is well advanced in Europe, many other countries don’t reach same level of expectation.
“At our level, we want to do something about it. Oth is the result of a two-year development to create an elegant and strong design that would be planet-friendly.
“Our everlasting soles are made from recycled tyres that have already been round the globe. One tyre will be recycled each time Oth produces three pairs of sneakers.”
The company has raised more than EUR 15,000 (UKP 13,500) so far, through Kickstarter, smashing its fundraising goal by over EUR 5,000 (around UKP 4,500).
Kickstarter backers will receive a pair of the shoes in return for a pledge of EUR 99 (UKP 87), which is less than the expected retail price. Delivery of the first supplies is due in September 2018.