Italian footwear label Womsh unveils the latest addition to its range of sustainable footwear – vegan boots made from apple skin.
The boots are Peta-certified vegan, are environmentally friendly, waterproof, retain warmth, and at the same time ensure high breathability. In addition, the company says it did extensive research to guarantee that the boots offer both comfort and durability.
“One day, my daughter Francesca told me that she couldn’t use my sneakers because they were made of leather,” said Gianni Dalla Mora, founder, Womsh. “At that moment, the vegan shoe line made with apple skin was born in my mind.”
To produce its leather imitation for the vegan shoes, the company use fully biodegradable Apple Skin produced by sustainable textile company Frumat. The material is made of 50 per cent apple fibre, made from the skin and core waste of apple by-products from food manufacturers, and 50 per cent recycled Polyurethane (PU).
Womsh has also teamed up with sustainable development initiative Lifegate, participating in projects such as: Impact Zero, where they calculate, reduce, and offset carbon emissions by creating and protecting growing trees; and Foreste in Piedi, a project to safeguard the Amazon together with 27 families of San Pedro in Brazil to prevent and combat arson, deforestation, illegal hunting, and other environmental crimes.
Foreste in Piedi, a project to safeguard the Amazon rainforest in Brazil is about 560ha of Amazon rainforest, given in concession by use by 27 families of the San Pedro community to prevent and combat deforestation, arson, illegal hunting activities and other environmental crimes.
Since 2014, the company has preserved nearly 23,000sqm of equatorial rainforest.