Tag: Allbirds

Biobased sneaker pioneer Allbirds files for IPO

Biobased sneaker pioneer Allbirds files for IPO

September 6, 2021 |

In San Francisco, sustainability-focused shoe brand Allbirds has filed for an initial public offering ahead of a large retail expansion.  The company, which is known for its trendy sneakers made of wool and other natural and recycled materials, has applied to list Class A common stock under the ticker BIRD on the Nasdaq.   The […]

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Green sneaker pioneer Allbirds calls for more investment in natural materials

Green sneaker pioneer Allbirds calls for more investment in natural materials

June 21, 2021 |

In California,  eco-friendly sneaker brand Allbirds is calling for more investment and innovation in natural materials. In an interview with design publication dezeen, the company’s head of sustainability says efforts to reduce carbon emissions in the sneaker industry are being hampered by the shortfall.  “We lament how natural materials maybe don’t perform as well as […]

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Adidas teams with Allbirds on bio-based, low GHG running shoes

Adidas teams with Allbirds on bio-based, low GHG running shoes

May 27, 2021 |

In Germany, Adidas together with Allbirds announced the first product from its collaboration, FUTURECRAFT.FOOTPRINT. At 2.94kg CO2e it represents a personal best for both brands as the result of a collective ambition to make a performance running shoe with no carbon footprint. Seeing the possibilities of accelerating a carbon neutral future for sports and style, they teamed up to forge a unique partnership: opening up their materials, supply […]

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Unlikely solemates: Competitors Adidas and Allbirds jointly develop green sneaker

Unlikely solemates: Competitors Adidas and Allbirds jointly develop green sneaker

May 17, 2021 |

In California, sustainable sneaker pioneer Allbirds has partnered with footwear giant Adidas to create Futurecraft.Footprint, a shoe with a 63% lower carbon footprint than the average sneaker.  The partnership, begun last year, involved sharing information about materials and supply chains. Both companies say the sustainability profile of Futurecraft.Footprint is a “personal best” for their brands.  […]

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Aquaman supports algae-based sneakers, hemp barrister wigs, mushroom leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 5th

Aquaman supports algae-based sneakers, hemp barrister wigs, mushroom leather, and more: The Digest’s Top 8 Innovations for the week of March 5th

March 4, 2021 |

Last week we had Iron Man and Bill Gates. This week it’s Aquaman’s Jason Momoa who is supporting a biobased economy with his support of algae-based sneakers. And if you thought no one was wearing barrister wigs anymore, check out the new vegan hemp wigs instead of traditional horsehair for UK’s barristers, who yes, apparently […]

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Allbirds invests in Illinois plant-based leather start-up

Allbirds invests in Illinois plant-based leather start-up

March 1, 2021 |

In San Francisco, popular sustainability-focused shoe brand Allbirds has invested $2 million in Natural Fiber Welding to advance development of plant-based leather alternatives.  Founded by Luke Haverhals, Illinois-based Natural Fiber Welding’s first product is Mirum, a leather alternative made from minerals and natural plant-sourced materials such as cork and coconut coir fiber.  “Humanity’s dependence on […]

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Biobased sneaker pioneer Allbirds to expand into apparel

Biobased sneaker pioneer Allbirds to expand into apparel

October 26, 2020 |

In New Zealand, green sneaker pioneer and fashion favorite Allbirds says it is expanding its product line into clothing. The new collection will include a T-shirt made from waste shellfish, sweaters made from merino wool, and a puffer coat comprised of merino wool, recycled materials, and renewable Tencel fiber. The company claims the T-shirt material, […]

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Renewable sneaker pioneer Allbirds closes massive funding round

Renewable sneaker pioneer Allbirds closes massive funding round

September 28, 2020 |

In San Francisco, green sneaker pioneer and household name Allbirds has closed a $100-million financing, which it will use to enter new product categories, amp up sustainable material innovation, support international growth, and add brick-and-mortar stores. “Business can be a force for positive change, and this additional capital will allow us to further our mission […]

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