Bronze 2020 / Materials Sourcing / Bio-fabricated materials

Bradley Cactus

  • Company
    Clae
  • Lead Designer
    Sung Choi
  • Prize
    Bronze in Bio-fabricated materials, Bronze in Utilize more than 60% recycle materials
  • Expertise
    Professional
  • Firm Size
    Large

LA footwear brand CLAE has unveiled a timely collection of warm-weather options that we can look to with some optimism. Offering its winning formula of high-end materials and understated designs at an affordable price point, CLAE covers the entire spectrum of footwear with more casual, sneaker-like options. Premium vegan leather alternatives are often made with fossil-fuel-based polyurethane coatings in a process that can use toxic solvents. This footwear synthetic derived from cactus (the Mexican Nopal),is mostly made of the material that comes from Nopal that grows in desert climates.

Photo Credit: Clae