Entries by Jon Van Drunen


New Footwear Brand Lane Eight Turns Sustainable By Going With Recycled And Plant-Based Materials

By: Tim Newcomb Just over one year into existence, the direct-to-consumer Hong Kong-based Lane Eight footwear brand — started by brothers Josh and James Shorrock, veterans of the sneaker industry, including Adidas — have taken on an all-encompassing shift to sustainable materials by choosing recycled and plant-based materials. “Since we started this brand, there was […]

Reebok announces its first-ever plant-based running shoe

by Dale Arden Chong| Tuesday, December 03 2019 Reebok is going deeper into the sustainability movement. The athletic brand announced in a press release the launch of its latest design, the Forever Floatride Grow, which is a plant-based running shoe made from castor beans, eucalyptus trees, algae foam and more. According to the announcement, the […]

The solution to fighting climate change could be lurking in our oceans

By Ben Lamm As fires rage in the Amazon, people have latched onto the phrase that the Amazon is the “lungs of the earth.” President Emmanuel Macron of France warned that “our house is burning.” Celebrities from Leonardo DiCaprio to Vanessa Hudgens raised funds to support the Amazon, and the hashtag #PrayforAmazonia went viral. Our hearts collectively burst for the […]