PUMA RE:SUEDE experiment

Wear, return, compost:

Sports company PUMA has started to distribute 500 pairs of its experimental RE:SUEDE sneaker to participants in Germany after recording strong interest for this compostability project. All the participants will wear the RE:SUEDE for half a year before returning their pairs to PUMA.

We are excited to share that one of the participants is our colleague Florian Schrey, Account Director Brands & OEM’s at Royal Smit & Zoon.

Nera has been part of the development of the RE:SUEDE by providing Zeology tanned leather. Now we can test it ourselves!

Visit Ortessa

On June 23 we visited waste processing company Ortessa. Ortessa is taking part in PUMA’s circular experiment and they will be testing the RE:SUEDE sneaker on their compostability. After the sneakers have been worn for six months, they will be shipped to Ortessa and there be subjected to a biological breakdown process. With the findings PUMA will continue and improve the development of sustainable footwear.

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