I’d seen Rothy’s shoes here and there but never really gave them much thought (I don’t really care for the style, honestly) until I received a pair for slowre, and I learned more about their process/sustainability. They seem to get rave reviews for comfort, and how can you beat a machine washable pair of flats? They’re vegan, sustainable, and comfortable…sounds like a huge win to me.
But, like I said, the style just doesn’t suit me. Perhaps if they were more of a loafer style? I love ballet flats, generally, and I used to wear my many pairs of Repetto flats all the time, but haven’t for several years.
Has anyone tried a pair? What do you think?
Rothy’s isn’t the only company working with recycled plastic bottles, remember my Girlfriend Collective leggings ? Each pair is made from approximately 24 water bottles, and from being on 1x/week rotation for several months, they’re holding up nicely.
And there’s some great innovation going on with Parley and their use of ocean plastic – you know, water bottles, plastic shopping bags, and micro-plastic that’s floating around in the ocean, nbd.
Adidas is using reclaimed ocean plastic for their new collaboration with Parley for Ultraboost sneakers. And always the sustainability pioneer, Stella McCartney is using recycled ocean plastic, also in collaboration with Parley, for their Sea Shepherd backpack. (she also uses recycled plastic bottles as linings for all of her faux-leather bags).
Have you tried any clothing or accessories made from recycled plastic bottles? What did you think?