Louis Vuitton Is On A Mission To Become Eco-Friendly
Louis Vuitton has revealed “Charlie”, their first eco-friendly unisex shoe. The shoe comes in both low and high top versions and is not only gender-neutral, but it is also environmentally friendly as it is made with materials that are 90% recycled and bio-sourced.
LV’s first unisex shoe features a white design with a grey trim on the toe and an LV monogram accent on the heel. The white upper is made of smooth recycled polyester and a corn-based plastic called Biopolioli. The sole is made up of shock absorbing 94% recycled rubber. Even the laces are also constructed from recycled materials, while the tongue branding and the back of the unisex shoe are created from ECONYL®, which is made from nylon waste.
The Charlie’s insole and lining are composed of recycled polyurethane and polyester. The whole eco-friendly shoe is protected with TENCEL felt (branded fibers from renewable wood sources). Better yet, the box is made of 100% recycled cardboard and can be converted into a bag, demonstrating Louis Vuitton’s commitment to the environment.
The trend toward being more environmentally conscious has been discussed in the fashion world for years, but it hasn’t necessarily caught on in the luxury market. The eco-friendly unisex shoe from Louis Vuitton might be the first of many forthcoming innovative goods that will help fashion firms all over the world evolve and be more accountable for the environment.
The eco-friendly unisex “Charlie” shoe will be available on the Louis Vuitton website on November 12 in US sizes 3 to 13 (34 to 47 in Euro) (3 to 13 in US sizes). The Charlie low-tops cost will start at $1,080 while the high-tops start at $1,130. For additional information please visit the LV site.