Winner 2021 / Sustainability / RECYCLED MATERIALS / CLOSED LOOP MANUFACTURING

Alchemy-X - Upcycled material footwear

  • University
    Fh Campus Wien
  • Lead Designer
    Ben Smits
  • Prize
    Winner in RECYCLED MATERIALS / CLOSED LOOP MANUFACTURING
  • Expertise
    Independent
  • Design Team
    Ines David Meirelles

Alchemy-X, the unisex sneaker from Effekt Footwear is pushing the boundaries of sustainability, responsibility and circularity in the footwear sector.

The 90% recycled material sneaker is made in Portugal from materials sourced in Europe (ocean plastic, textile waste, recycled footwear rubber) that contribute to cleaning our oceans, create up-stream value for fashion waste and divert material from landfill.

Effekt ask customers to return their end-of-life Effekt sneakers which will be refurbished, repaired or recycled to keep materials in use and help reduce footwear industry waste.

Photo Credit: Ben Smits