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Chloé is certainly one to walk the talk, having developed an entire manifesto dedicated to sustainability since Gabriela Hearst took over as creative director.
Aside from taking immediate environmental actions by minimising waste and pledging not to destroy raw materials or finished products, Chloé has also set aside clear goals and objectives to use 90% lower-impact materials and 30% fair-trade sourcing by 2025.
Putting their best foot forward (quite literally), Chloé recently developed the innovative Nama Sneaker made using sustainable materials. The entire webbing upper is crafted from 100% recycled cotton, nylon and polyester, including the laces sourced from 100% recycled polyester.
Even the knitted fabric is created using 90% recycled yarns, while the microsuede detailing and heat press elements are made from 65% and 40% recycled TPU respectively.
Notice the speckled spots on the sole? That’s because the midsole is developed with 20% recycled EVA, and you will be pleased to learn that all of the parts are assembled with a water-based glue that uses less chemicals when compared to the standard solvent-based glues.
Retailing at USD785, the Nama Shaker is available in a wide assortment of colours. There’s Abyssal Blue, Beach Sand and Biscotti Beige, along with seasonal favourites like Happy Yellow, Orange and Multicolour Green, making for a suitably bright and chirpy palette.