Recycled cork, bison fiber, rice rubber are just some of the eco-friendly elements used in this shoe!

We go out of our way to be more considerate of the environment, whether this is by wasting less produce or being conscious of the products we consume, however something that we often overlook is the shoes on our feet. The Jasper Wool Eco Chukka is here to change this, as it provides an environmentally conscious alternative for city-dwellers and adventurers alike!

At the base of the footwear is the sleek and supportive midsole that is ReCork Recycled Cork; the naturally cushioning and lightweight material lends itself to this application and is quite possible the most sustainable material for the job! This has been accompanied by an array of environmentally conscious materials; from the Natural Rice Rubber that’s used for the tread, through to the Foam insole that is made using Algae! Finishing off the stylish footwear and allowing for a pair of comfortable, breathable shoes is the ethically sourced Merino Wool, that leads to a beautiful item of footwear!

Designer: Brian Linton

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The SOLE x United By Blue Jasper Wool Eco Chukka is the perfect shoe for the conscious consumer and everyday adventurer. Made from recycled cork, bison fiber, merino wool, rice rubber, algae foam, and bamboo.

The Jasper Wool Eco Chukka

It combines the superior comfort of SOLE’s signature supportive shape with barefoot-friendly materials for a shoe that you’ll never want to take off. Its sustainable materials offer versatility and durability so it’s equally at home on forest paths and city streets, and its easy style fits into any setting.

The Jasper Wool Eco Slip-on

Introducing the chukka’s casual cousin, the Jasper Wool Eco Slip-on. Made using the same eco-friendly materials as the chukka, it offers all the same sustainability, quality and durability. It has the same adventure-ready outsole, and the same cushioned comfort. The only difference is the convenient slip-on design, for when you want happy feet in an instant.

Materials Overview

The ReCORK Recycled Cork Midsole is made entirely from wine corks recycled by businesses and individuals around the USA and Canada. Producing it requires minimal processing, low energy input and less water consumption than synthetics, and extends the lifecycle of an already incredibly sustainable material. Cork is harvested from the bark of cork oak trees in a process that doesn’t require trees to be cut down, but actually increasestheir lifespan to as long as 300 years, and boosts their CO2 consumption by up to five times.

Bison fiber has always been discarded as a byproduct of the ranching industry, but its high-performance properties are too good to waste. Since the fiber is natural and an existing waste resource, BisonShield insulation generates a much smaller environmental footprint than petroleum-based synthetics, and comes without the ethical complications of down insulation.

BLOOM™ harvests algae from harmful algae blooms in natural waterways. They then use this algae biomass to produce foams with 40% less environmental impact, and 35% less energy demand than regular petroleum-based alternatives. Filtered water is returned to waterways, helping return balance to natural ecosystems.

Our merino is all ethically sourced to ensure the sheep live a cruelty-free life. Sheep are shorn once a year, regrowing their woolly coats in a naturally sustainable cycle. Processing the fibers takes less energy and produces fewer carbon emissions than synthetic equivalents. Merino is also biodegradable, breaking down to return valuable nutrients to the earth.

Natural rubber is made from the sap of carbon-sequestering rubber trees, which can be sustainably harvested for up to 25 years. Natural rubber also requires seven times less energy to produce than synthetic rubbers. Every year 120 million tons of rice husks are produced as a waste product of the rice industry. We divert rice husks from the waste stream to add durability to our natural rubber outsole.

Bamboo takes far fewer resources to grow than cotton. It’s naturally resistant to pests and bacteria, so it doesn’t require pesticides which can contaminate soil and waterways. It also requires only a third of the water that cotton needs. An acre of bamboo can yield ten times the crop of an acre of cotton, and the waste from each crop is significantly less.

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