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Three Ways Converse’s Renew Initiative is Rethinking Waste

Converse Renew Cotton Chuck Taylor 2020 Release Date Info

Initially released as a basketball shoe, the Converse Chuck Taylor All Star is an enduring icon of footwear design.

Converse Renew, emblematic of a new era of Converse design, takes on the challenge of — and finds solutions for — product creation using post-consumer and post-industrial waste. It blends a new approach to materials with inventive new methods of manufacturing, and with a singular aim: develop new and more sustainable ways of making Converse icons.

Converse Renew Cotton Chuck Taylor 2020 Release Date Info

Starting with the Chuck Taylor All Star, three Renew Processes — upcycled textiles, recycled PET and recycled cotton canvas blends — will give literal tons of waste a second life.

Converse Renew Cotton Chuck Taylor 2020 Release Date Info

Chuck Taylor All Stars and Chuck 70s featuring Converse Renew Canvas, which uses recycled PET, release July 5. A Chuck 70 with Converse Renew Denim, which demonstrates Converse’s upcycled textile capabilities, follows in August.

The Converse Renew Cotton will officially release at select retailers and online at Converse.com during the early part of 2020.

Brian Betschart
Founder and Editor of SF, Brian is considered an expert when it comes to sneakers. Collecting since he was in elementary school, his collection has grown to over 500 pairs and counting. Brian has published articles since 2004, and in 2006, he decided to create Sneaker Files.

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