It all started with the idea of wanting to do better within the footwear industry. We take recycled water bottles and transform these renewable materials into each AVRE shoe.
Over the years, the amount of plastic waste has grown. More than 60 million plastic bottles find their way to landfills daily and 60-80% of our beach's litter is plastic. Plastic is not biodegradable and can take centuries to decompose. We have chosen these fibers to help decrease these numbers.
We believe in recycling to lessen water use, air pollution, conserve natural resources and marine life, and reduce our carbon footprint every way we can.
By using recycled threads, we are able to:
Reduce our use of energy by about 45%, thus, resulting in improving air quality by emitting over 30% less greenhouse gases into our atmosphere.
Lessen our water consumption by nearly 20% because recycling water is just as important as recycling paper and plastic.
Lower emissions by using renewable materials, recycled packaging, tags, and paper to protect our rainforests and trees.
Not only do we care about style and comfort.
We care about the footprint we leave on the environment.