New Balance has teamed up with Reformation to reinvent classic New Balance styles using eco-friendly materials.
The collection offers five shapes and marks New Balance’s first sustainability-led collaboration.
How are they sustainable?
- The upper textiles, upper linings and lace fabric are made with post-consumer recycled polyester.
- The upper overlays are made with chrome free suede from a tannery that has Gold Leather Working Group status (this means they scored in the highest percentile within the leather industry for things like environmental compliance and sustainable practices).
- The tongue and collars are made with either chrome free suede from a tannery that has Gold Leather Working Group status or recycled polyester.
- Shoe inserts are made from a combination of EVA foam and BLOOM brand algae die cut. BLOOM foam is an algae based foam compound. By filtering Algae blooms out of effected waterways, BLOOM creates their compound from a renewable algae feedstock, while at the same time returning clean water back to the environment. Using it instead of full EVA reduces fossil fuels usage. So, by combining EVA foam and BLOOM brand algae foams we are able to help reduce the amount of fossil fuels used in this insert.
Available to buy now here.