Racket Eco Sneaker, original style from 1961
DESIGN: Peter Lindblom
FOOTWEAR AWARD, MOTIVATION FROM THE JURY
It is not classical outdoor footwear but the jury liked the ecological approach that Tretorn has chosen for the Racket Eco Sneaker. This classic styled lifestyle sneaker is made from recycled fabric that can be recycled again and the outsole compound includes 60 percent of natural rubber. Additionally the eco leather used can be traced back to the farm. Björn Borg would be proud!
PRIMARY INNOVATION FEATURES
Tretorn managed to change a classic sneaker into a unique Eco sneaker without making a notable change for the passing eye. An everyday sneaker but still good for the environment.
INTENDED SPECIFIC END USE
The Racket Eco Sneaker is designed for everyone. Perfect for active people who loves leisure wear but with a twist.
Tretorn changed the outsole compound to include 60% natural rubber sourced from local farms in Vietnam, making the oil and plastic dependency low in comparison to most footwear outsoles today. They work with TanTec Eco Tannery for a water and chemical reduced Eco Suede traceable back to the farm with full transparency. Tretorn changed the construction of the insock to be build on a compound from recycled rubber, making the construction free from PU and plastics.
Tretorn never uses fluorocarbons, phthalates, PVC. They only use chemicals when needed and only in a very restricted and controlled way. Tretorn has developed their own fabric Ocean Shell that is recycled and recyclable. On sneakers they do not have a solution in place for how they can be taken care of as it is today. They are a mix of so many compounds making it hard with present situation. However hopefully they have soon managed to make sneakers in less compounds and then made them easier for recycling or reuse.
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