Carbon-Conscious Kicks - Design Bureau

Carbon-Conscious Kicks

Friday, August 5th, 2011

by Lesley Stanley
photos by Josh Dehonney

Reduce your carbon footprint in style with a pair of 100-percent recyclable Civic Duty Shoes. The New Jersey-based company makes fashionable, eco-conscious footwear with Tyvex, the water-resistant, lightweight material commonly seen on construction sites.

Owner and designer Steven Weinreb says he fell in love with the material and decided to transform it into a sneaker. The name Civic Duty doesn’t just apply to the environment; each year the profits from one specially designed style are donated to a social cause in the US. And since the sneaks are earth-friendly, after you’ve worn your favorite pair into the ground, just chuck them into the recycling bin.

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