From the sourcing of materials down to the packaging your products arrive in, our focus at KOKOLU is to protect the earth and lead by example. By designing and producing biodegradable, recyclable products that look amazing, we strive to help people live a more sustainable lifestyle without having to sacrifice personal style!
Blending natural rubber with sustainably-harvested recycled rubber waste, our GreenKsole outsole offers an extraordinarily lightweight experience for your feet that’s also easy on the earth. Lightweight and comfy, the GreenKsole® is durable, grippy and designed to support you wherever you go. If you look close enough, you can even see our rubber blend in the outsole, highlighting our dedication to cutting manufacturing waste!
Our deep heel cup design and all-day arch support insole – made from cornstarch and recycled foam – super breathable and comfy so you won’t have to worry when wearing them. With temperature regulating air holes, the insole is antimicrobial, absorbs moisture and helps control odor, making our shoes perfect for all day wear!
3D Knitting Technology
Since we work with one of the most innovative manufacturing partners in the industry, our recycled PET Fiber is made out of recycled plastic using the most advanced 3D knitting techniques. Before being spun into extremely breathable and temperature-regulating spools of fiber, the recycled plastic is melted and extruded, saving 3m^3 of landfill space. By recycling and reusing 1 ton of plastic bottles, we are able to reduce our oil consumption by 6 tons and reduce our dioxide emission by 3.2 tons!
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KOKOLU’s signature bold colors are all inspired by nature's true palette, but with sustainability being our main focus, we wanted to find a way to reduce waste and pollution during the textile dyeing process, which is one of the worst polluters in the industry. That’s why we rely on Dope Dyeing to create amazing colors without hurting our environment! With Dope Dyeing, the color pigments are added to the liquid polymer solution before the synthetic fibers are extruded, thus fusing the colors to the fiber directly. This method creates zero waste water, saving up to 80% of energy during the process and cuts our carbon footprint by 65%, all while still producing bold, vibrant colors!
Our upcoming Greenkleather™ is an amazing alternative to traditional leather that doesn’t sacrifice animal life. It’s biodegradable and totally vegan! This leather is an OK bio-based four-star certified material that can biodegrade within 3 months in compost. This new vegan leather has amazing benefits, such as being:
• Water-repelling and moisture-proof
• Antimicrobial and odor controlling
• Scratch-resistant and durableUV-resistant
• Soft and skin-friendly
• Fully traceable and ethically-sourced
• 100% biodegradable
• Cruelty free