Kibo launches upgraded edition of its up-cycled eco sneakers

Irene Dong

Irene Dong

The eco sneakers brand Kibo has just launched an upgrade of its #GuiltFreeKicks – known as chic and versatile up-cycled sneakers. 

Kibo’s premium leather sneakers are functional, minimalist, versatile, and ideally designed for all-day comfort. 

Formerly known as Lacess, Kibo was created with a mission to reduce the amount of waste from the fast-fashion industry and provide new opportunities for recycling. The company believes that a tight-knit community with sustainable consumption habits can make a huge impact on social issues such as climate change and modern slavery. 

Kibo was founded by Natalie Chow, a mother of two who has worked in the fashion and beauty industry for a decade, and her partner Simon, whose family has been making shoes for more than 50 years. 

“I was determined to minimise waste, so Natalie and I decided to start a brand that was different. A brand whose products weren’t just for show, but had real purpose and made a positive impact on the planet and its people”, said Simon. 

Kibo’s new premium sneaker line is manufactured with modern technology to bring customers comfort in every step, and styled in line with today’s sustainable fashion trend. 

The sneakers are crafted with GRS-certified upcycled leather, post-consumer plastics, and perfectly paired with an FSC-certified natural cork footbed that has anti-bacterial and sweat-wicking properties. The extra-cushioned footbed padding provides arch-support from a dual-density foam for the perfect blend of support and comfort.

A portion of the proceeds from every sale of Kibo sneakers donated to Compassion First, a non profit organisation that works to help victims of human-trafficking. 

Kibo has done a great job in bringing the value of fashion to a new, meaningful level. Every pair of sneakers makes a difference, giving life and waste a second chance to shine.

Irene Dong

Irene Dong

Irene Dong is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages and Information Technology with a major in international relations, specialising in public relations, communications, and media. An aspiring writer she has a passion for fashion, sustainability, and languages.


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