Piccadilly Biodegradable Shoes
So what happens to your worn out pair of shoes? Do you want to throw it away to be stocked in a toxic rubbish pile or do you want to plant it in the ground and watch it grow into a beautiful tree? The answer of course lies with the latter statement-who would not want to see a pair of shoes blossom into a living oxygen giving plant.
It is said that your feet are the one thing that can keep you close to the ground and earth; it makes you apart and one with Mother Nature. Piccadilly is constantly thinking of ways to keep the wearer tied closely to their roots, keeping it natural and stylish, making these two terms synonymous by creating sustainable and eco friendly shoes. This provides as a mechanism that helps the wearer make green change for the planet while staying fashion forward.
How does Piccadilly accomplish this task? The answer lies in biodegradable shoes made from materials capable of being broken down rapidly by the action of microorganisms.
Piccadilly has replaced the cardboard used in its footwear sole construction with sustainable materials; in one year we saved 3,264 trees from being cut down. Our soles are not the only sustainable part, the lining of our shoes are used as filler for mattresses, pillows and cushions-all materials if not reused will take many years to decompose. Using water based adhesive glues without solvents makes gluing soles a lot easier with optimum efficiency and ensures less risk to our valued employees. Recyclable waste from our plant such as paper, plastic, metal, glass and liquids are directed to legally associated companies for reuse. Nothing in our entire process goes to waste.
Piccadilly enjoy doing their part for the planet, while keeping it stylish, computer parts are donated to schools which are effectively used for the learning of students. Responses to these actions have been so positive that they have become a routine of the plant. We stress the commitment of the production method is in line with the health of the environment. Our shoes are not only technologically advanced, we develop our state of the art materials as biodegradable, proof that great designs can also come with sustainable means. We fit and mould the best concepts to our shoes that can enhance different aspects under many arenas. And the planet is our prominent focus.
In terms of product use, more often than not shoes are thrown away after use, where it goes, how it gets there and the impacts to the environment are not usually considered which can move away from creating a more sustainable world. Piccadilly shoes are not made of leather tanned with chromium nor does it contain Lead and Cadmium in its composition; toxic elements when in contact with the ground can contaminate groundwater and if swallowed can lead to detrimental effects such as degenerative diseases affecting the blood, nervous system, kidney and gastrointestinal tract.
Biodegradable shoes can provide more than just function and practicality. Designed from organic and eco-friendly materials, the wearer can rest assured their shoes are made from the safest materials that will help the planet. Sandals made from coconut fibre to flats made from naturally tapped rubber without petroleum made to be biodegradable. Environmental enthusiasts can start pitching in with their feet!
Integrating eco-friendly practices into your daily lifestyle is a great way to start giving back to the planet, perhaps it is time to start switching up your wardrobe for some sustainable alternatives, and biodegradable shoes are definitely a great option. Think future generations, think sustainability-but also think style.
Piccadilly have been ahead of the technology front for a long time, our enthusiasm to provide the best for our customers surpasses technology and simply evolves from our sheer passion to provide sustainable fashion forward designs made simple to enhance a lifestyle but also help this world we live in. Our motto is to constantly generate new alternatives when it comes to building every part of our shoes, to save raw materials, water, energy all while minimizing any impact of the environment. Think green New Zealand!
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