By and  on December 20, 2018

Often made from synthetic rubber, nylon, polyester and other synthetic materials, footwear leaves behind a large environmental footprint. According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, 300 million pairs of shoes that get thrown out every year end up in landfills.

And now fast-fashion players, derided for flooding the world with cheap apparel that often doesn’t get worn, are “creeping into the footwear space,” commented Stuart McCullough,  managing director of the The Woolmark Company, which recently partnered with Los Angeles-based Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) on what’s billed as the first technical-knit shoe to hit the global market with the wool certification trademark.

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