Project aims to collect 10,000 shoes by the end of 2018
VANCOUVER, Dec. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, Native Shoes is excited to announce it is joining forces with the Vancouver Park Board to build playgrounds with safety flooring made from recycled, well-loved Native Shoes.
A playground at China Creek North Park will be the first to use the recycled shoes. It is expected to open next summer.
This initiative, named the Remix Project, is one of Native Shoes' programs which supports their declaration that each and every pair of Native Shoes will be 100% sustainably life cycle managed by 2023. Consumers can help build playgrounds by visiting the Native Shoes flagship store in Gastown (14 Water Street) and dropping off all styles of well-loved Native Shoes to be recycled.
Fans of Native Shoes will be excited to learn that for every pair of shoes recycled at the Native Shoes Gastown location, a 10% discount is offered on the next pair. The project's goal is to receive 10,000 pairs of recycled shoes by December 31, 2018. This is made possible in part, by a charitable contribution of logistics support from NRI Distribution.
"This initiative is special - giving back to the Vancouver community, where Native Shoes was born and calls home," said Kyle Housman, President, Native Shoes. "We look forward to working with the Vancouver Park Board to identify areas that would benefit most from playgrounds where communities can gather to keep it lite and have fun."
"We're very pleased to work with Native Shoes on this fun green initiative and perhaps see it expanded to other playgrounds across the city," said Vancouver Park Board Chair Stuart Mackinnon. "The playground at China Creek North Park is one of 18 new playgrounds being replaced in neighbourhoods across the city."
How to Participate in The Remix Project
Recycling Native Shoes is easy:
- Collect your well-loved Native shoes (all styles welcome)
- Drop-off at the Native Shoes flagship store at 14 Water St. in Gastown
- Follow-us on social if you'd like to learn when the new playgrounds is ready for you to play
For more information or to learn more about The Remix Project, please visit nativeshoes.com.
ABOUT NATIVE SHOES
Native Shoes is a global footwear brand creating accessible, easy-to-wear silhouettes that tread lite-ly on the environment. Born out of the temperate rainforests of Vancouver, Canada in 2009, Native Shoes concocts its signature Future Classics recipe by combining innovation, originality, and the key ingredient — lite-ness. The result is a selection of iconic styles paired with the best of evolving technology. Native Shoes are proudly Beast Free - no animals are harmed in the production of our shoes – since day one. Native Shoes was also awarded the PETA Approved Vegan certification. For more information, please visit nativeshoes.com.
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