Ccilu launches shoes made from ground coffee

Tong Van

Tong Van

Footwear brand Ccilu has launched the world’s first boot manufactured from waste coffee ground dubbed ‘the XpreSole Panto’. 

The vegan boot is the result of new technology developed by the company through which spent coffee grounds are upcycled into a patented, high-tech footwear material that is used to make the all-occasion boot. 

Ccilu said each pair prevents 15 cups of spent coffee from going into landfills. 

“Our business has been creating sustainable footwear for a decade,” said Wilson Hsu, president and CEO of Ccilu. “In creating the XpreSole Panto, we wanted to address a type of waste that’s frequently overlooked, but one that has a significant environmental impact.”

Featuring the city rainboot concept with hiking and adventure-seeking durability, the XpreSole Panto is lighter than average boots and waterproof. The vegan sneaker range will be available in four colorways in high top and low top models from US$79. 

According to Ccilu, only 4 per cent out of 25 billion kilograms of waste coffee ground is recycled every year. By using coffee grounds to produce sneakers, the upcycling process helps to minimise landfills, as well as reduce CO2 and methane emissions. 

Launched in 2011, Ccilu develops sustainably sourced, ethically made footwear with the vision of bringing the world’s first carbon-neutral footwear to market by the end of this year. The brand is available in more than 40 countries, with 40+ Ccilu stores worldwide. 

Tong Van

Tong Van

Tong Van is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City Law School majoring in Legal English and has been a content writer and researcher specialising in the retail sector for several years. Her interests include fashion, travel, health & beauty and food.

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