Stride Rite, a leader in the children’s footwear industry, has announced its latest eco-friendly sneakers made with renewable and recycled materials: Sprout and Fern.
The sneakers’ eco-friendly design consists of twill upper made of 30% seaweed fiber and 70% organic cotton, recycled flexible, slip-resistant outsole made with 10% recycled rubber, chrome-free suede that lessens pollution and creates cleaner waste streams, and recycled twill lining and hook-and-loop.
“We created the Stride Forward collection as an on-going commitment to incorporate as many earth-loving materials as possible into our designs, taking steps toward a beautiful world for generations to come,” states Samantha Berger, Stride Rite designer.
The Stride Forward collection launched last year with the Stride Rite 360 Aseel Sneaker; each pair crafted using materials from recycled plastic bottles. To date, 43,764 bottles have been recycled through production.