Sustainability is finally at the forefront of fashion in 2019 and brands around the world are doing their bit to lessen their environmental impact – and Converse is the latest brand to join that ever-growing list. The cult sneakers have been a staple in millennial closets thanks to our black-skinny-jeans-with-studded-belt Goth phase (we all had one), and they’ve remained our go-to low-key footwear option ever since. And now, Converse has released their sustainable Converse Renew initiative.
The Converse Renew sneakers are made of recycled materials, such as up-cycled textiles, plastic bottles and second-hand cotton blends, all of which will mimic the original canvas finish. The new launch will feature Converse’s classic styles, including the All Star and Chuck 70's, only they'll be remade with a more environmentally-friendly spin. And don't worry, they'll still feel like the original sneakers you know and love.
The Renew range features three pairs of classic chucks; Renew Canvas, which is a 100 per cent polyester remake of the classic All Star high-tops, Renew Denim, sourced from second-hand denim saved from landfills, and Renew Cotton, which is made from Converse’s discarded canvas. We couldn't be more on board with this move into a more sustainable future. Plus, trends may come and go (dad sneakers, we’re looking at you), but our chucks are forever.
- Renew Canvas will drop first and will be available in Converse The Dubai Mall from the 19 July, Renew Denim will go on sale online in August, and Renew cotton is set for release in 2020.