By Chris Laub
Earth Day 2023 is almost here; a perfect time for us all to reflect on how we impact the planet we live on. Do you drive to work? Maybe use plastic water bottles? The reality is we all make an impact some way or another, but we feel that it is important to be aware of what we are doing and take steps to minimize whenever possible. Vionic is proud to use some materials that are made from recycled bottles, for example in our Miles sneaker and Kensley loafer, and others have more sustainable components. Below you can find out about some of these styles:
This is an eco-conscious slip-on sneaker with a classic look that is made with 20% recycled content with a canvas upper and a durable rubber outsole. It is available in women’s medium width 5, 6-10, 11 in the colors of Ballad Blue, Black, Semolina, Vapor, and White. On top of that, it is machine washable so you can clean them with ease!
While Groove is a slip-on, Oasis is a lace-up variation. It is also made with 20% recycled content and is machine washable. Available in Black, Semolina, Vapor and White, this sneaker is offered in sizes 5, 6-10, and 11.
Upside is a stylized variation of Oasis; maintaining the machine washable feature, recycled content and sizing. It is available in Black and White in sizes 5, 6-10, 11.
Are you interested in finding some ways that you can make a positive impact on the planet? Here are some ideas from NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:1
-Consider driving less, instead walking or biking when possible
-Educate yourself on the value and importance of our natural resources
-Look to volunteer for community beach and trash cleanups to protect the environment
-Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle when possible
-If you eat seafood, choose sustainably caught or harvested
-Use reusable bags
-Change lightbulbs to energy efficient bulbs that reduce emissions
-Make sure to turn off lights when they aren’t needed
-Consider planting a tree to combat climate change
-Use nontoxic chemicals around your home and office to prevent contamination in waterways
Vionic strives to be thoughtful in the materials that we use, looking for ways to reduce our footprint while providing the quality standard that our customers are used to. We are excited about the future possibilities and hope that you will continue to be on this journey with us. Happy Earth Day 2023!
- “Protecting Our Planet Starts with You”. NOAA. Updated on August 11, 2021, https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ocean/earthday.html
About the Author:
Chris Laub is a member of Vionic’s Brand Marketing team. In addition to Vionic, he loves to stay active, play sports, travel, and enjoy delicious food. He enjoys entertainment including movies, tv shows, and music.