Fashion

Recyling plastic bottles into sustainable shoes

Walk tall, with a green mindset. Wittner is proud to announce its first Sustainable Capsule Collection, made from recycled plastic bottles.
 
Following the launch of its eco-shoe box in 2020, Wittner has renewed its commitment to reducing its environmental footprint by announcing the next phase in its sustainability journey – its first sustainable capsule collection. 
 
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According to recent studies, around 373 million plastic bottles end up as waste each year in Australia. This has prompted Wittner to partner with a manufacturer that produces a Global Recycled Standard (GRS) textile made from discarded, recycled plastic bottles, to create its new sustainable collection. The range uses the GRS material, which is more than 80% PET (recycled bottles) and blended with elastane to offer stretch and allow the shoes to mould to the foot.
 
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Premium leather, quality and craftsmanship have long been cornerstones of the brand and Wittner has further renewed its commitment to innovate and diversify its range in ways that benefit the environment. 
 
Used plastic bottles are cleaned, crushed, dried and melted to produce a knitted textile material that is used to create each style in the new sustainable range. Designed for comfort, breathability and available in classic footwear styles, this latest capsule is ideal for day-to-day wear for years to come.
 
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Discover Wittner’s Sustainable Capsule Collection in store from 5th of February 2021. Prices will range from RRP $155.00 - $250.00 with each pair of sustainable shoes to be packaged in Wittner’s eco-shoe box, so you can shop with purpose without sacrificing quality or style.