Winner 2021 / Sustainability / OTHER SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

The Georgia

  • Company
    Hilos
  • Lead Designer
    Gaia Giladi
  • Prize
    Winner in OTHER SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
  • Expertise
    Brand
  • Design Team
    Giovanna Cafaro, Eric Folsom, Elias Stahl, Vladimir Chvorun
  • Firm Size
    Small

A 3D-printed and completely recyclable shoe representing an evolutionary step for a slow-moving industry. The Georgia was impossible to make just 18 months ago. This style represents the latest in hardware, software, and material development for digital manufacturing.

HILOS launched the Georgia in May 2021 to showcase the possibilities of this new technology. Each pair is made on-demand 72 hours click-to-ship, eliminating overproduction while saving 1700 gallons of water for every pair made. At end of life, every shoe is engineered for disassembly and complete recyclability.

Photo Credit: Hilos