They might not be the most technical running shoes, but Worn Again's recycled footwear shows that it is possible to enjoy your favorite sport while respecting the environment literally head to toe. The collection features two unisex styles of shoes, the model "Escape" and the model "Jack", designed by some of the most creative talent in the United Kingdom, Ajoy Sahu (formerly from Prada) and Asher Clark (from Terra Plana).
Salvaged leather rescued from old automobiles, used coffee bags that have shipped coffee beans from Shanghai to Sichuan, unwanted vintage T-shirts and surplus military jackets denied action, are not the materials you would expect a pair of trainers to be made out of. Both shoes have soles made from recycled rubber, lining from second-hand granddad shirts and the foot beds are covered in reclaimed jeans. Additionally, variation in colour and texture, due to the reused materials, guarantees slight differences in each pair, providing undeniable individuality.
The Worn Again shoe collection (www.wornagain.co.uk) is brought to you by Partners, Terra Plana and Anti-Apathy from a desire to change attitudes and behavior around consumption and recycling. The small, independent companies have joined together with a vision to create a recycled collection in an innovative and aesthetically pleasing way. With an emphasis on improving social and environmental standards in all areas of its operations, Worn Again invites the consumer to become part of a transparent and growing company, which aims to create the ultimate in responsibly-produced footwear.
Part of the profits generated from Worn Again help to support Anti-Apathy's innovative public outreach work, which aims to inspire and engage a wider audience in social and environmental issues. Part of the profits from every pair of sold shoes also goes to Climate Care to offset carbon emissions from the manufacture and transport of the shoes.