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Monday 7 December 2020

POZ - NEW Cactus Leather Sneakers

Written by Sublime Team

POZ - NEW Cactus Leather Sneakers

A plant-based, cruelty free, sneaker is set to become an excellent, ethical investment gift this Christmas via crowd-funding

Developed by sustainable shoe experts Po-Zu, the new ‘POZ’ sneaker will be one of the first shoes available in the UK to successfully utilise cactus leather and combine it with other natural, plant-based materials to create a comfortable, lightweight and stylish sneaker. This week, the brand launched a campaign to raise funds to bring the sneaker to life. 

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Greenhouse gas emissions from the shoe industry are typically one of the greatest contributors to global warming. Po-Zu is combatting this with their innovation in environmentally friendly shoe manufacturing, building the upper for its brand-new design ‘POZ’ from Cactus leather, a bio-based material made from the Nopal cactus (commonly known as Prickly Pear), which is grown organically from rainwater alone and processed without any toxic chemicals, phthalates or PVC.
 
The result is a sneaker that sets itself apart by being deeply cushioned, light on your feet and kind to the planet. The sole is made from a bio-based EVA resin, derived from Sugarcane, a fully renewable resource that grows quickly, and removes CO2 from the air, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and naturally cleansing our environment. 
 
The lining is made from the antibacterial and hypoallergenic Bamboo. The midsole is made from a combination of Natural Latex and Cork. The laces are made from Organic Cotton with biodegradable aglets. 100% solvent free, 100% vegan and a low carbon shoe, POZ is setting standards in the fashion manufacturing world.
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The collection consists of sneakers and boots that will appeal to the style-conscious and the environmentally conscious customer alike. The sneakers come in Off White in a sleek, minimal design with a trademark, woven double dash ‘pause’ emblem in a choice of 8 colour ways at the tongue and heel. 

POZ sneakers and boots are made in Europe in a small family-owned factory in Portugal. Po-Zu only works with manufacturers that adhere to their Supplier Code of Practice, who are committed to ethical manufacturing, have a strict non-toxic policy, and recycle any waste products, including fabric off-cuts and water.

Po-Zu has chosen to support Fashion Revolution and will donate £5 GBP ($6.50 US$/ €5.50 EUR) from the sale of every pair of POZ sneakers and boots to the Fashion Revolution Foundation, to help them drive Cultural, Industry and Policy Change within the fashion industry. 

Po-Zu needs support to take this to the next level, to bring this sneaker to life. Back the campaign now 
 
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