Completely fossil free footwear is fast approaching, and Natural Fiber Welding is leading the charge.
Pliant, a natural rubber shoe sole is durable and recyclable, and the latest nutrient-based material to emerge from the NFW lab. While most shoes use petrochemical soles, Pliant is made entirely from plants, free of fossil fuels and microplastics, and able to break down into natural nutrients at the end of its life.
We're sold already, but have a couple of queries. How quickly can Pliant transform the footwear industry, and will climate change affect the global rubber supply before innovations such as these can slow it down? We don’t know, but with the first Pliant-soled sneaker already on the market, we have high hopes.