Twisted X Global Brands is striving to create new and innovative ways to sustainably make footwear. Here are a few of the methods and materials in play today!
ecoTWX® (pronounced e-koh-twix)
Each pair is made from an average of 13 recycled plastic bottles. This material is created by deconstructing recycled plastic water bottles and weaving in the fiber into knit materials. To date, we have recycled more than 4,600,000+ bottles from polluted oceans and landfills.
Additionally, for every pair sold we planted a tree in the United States. To date, we’ve planted more than 200,000 planted and counting.
corkTWX® (pronounced kÔrk-twix)
Noninvasively harvested from the bark of cork trees. Cork is breathable, lightweight and odor-resistant, which makes it an ideal sustainable material for footwear.
Made from 100% recycled P.E.T. bottles.
Migration from nylon lining, to a 50/50 ecoTWEED® and bamboo charcoal blend, is an initiative that encompasses a more natural approach. More breathable, antibacterial, and odor-absorbing.
Renewable and biodegradable natural fibers sheared from Merino Sheep. Naturally balances body temperature all while keeping feet dry. This wool is soft, breathable, and odor resistant.
Vegetable Tanned Leather
Environmentally friendly, plant-based vegetable matter is used to create rich color in our leathers.
Our goal is to protect our waters and everything that lives in them. Harmful wild algae can be noninvasively harvested, providing a clean and balanced environment for aquaculture and ecologies. By implementing algae into our midsoles, we are able to do good with something that is harmful.
We substitute more than half of the EVA with sugar cane molasses, thus, resulting in a more natural approach. Leveraging eco-friendly agricultural waste instead of harmful substances makes for a better environment.
We turn rice husks, a by-product of the agricultural industry that is typically thrown away, into a comfortable outsole blend of 20% rice husk and 80% rubber.
Migration from nylon and/or cotton laces to 100% bamboo laces.