german high-end sustainable sneaker brand nat-2™ collaborated with israeli material inventor remeant ® to create vegan sneakers made from real recycled bubble wrap. the designers transform materials that are discarded, piling up in landfills, and polluting the oceans into beautiful highly precious, and sustainable textiles, offering an extraordinary and unique touch. the bubble wrap material is 100% vegan and stands out for its variety of shades, magnificent colors, and textures.
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the vegan sleek low style by nat-2™ is made from real recycled bubble wrap, which is not only unique in its look for every pair but also makes the upper part waterproof. the lining is made from nat-2™’s signature bioceramic ® yarn; made from ceramic fibers and real silver yarn providing anti-bacterial and climate-regulating features resulting in a comfortable and timeless clean look. the removable insole is made from real cork and the lasered outsoles from real rubber.
the shoe’s laces are made of recycled pet, while the matching reflecting heel part is made of billions of real glass particles. the genderless sneakers are fairly produced by hand in italy. remeant®, the material used for the bubble wrap, is an innovative material, developed by the founders elinor and alon nathaniel, made from single-use plastic, which is a solution for different kinds of non-biodegradable waste. the israeli start-up achieved a patented process of manufacturing ensuring its qualities, making it highly durable, waterproof, easy to clean, and lightweight.
name: nat-2™ sleek low recycled bubble wrap
edited by: yasmina karam | designboom