Ecoalf worked with the Footwear Technology Centre of La Rioja to create the first flip-flops with a 100% recycled outsole. Two years of research and development produced a treatment capable of fixing the dust particles from recycled tires through pressure and high temperature, without using any adhesive or chemical substance.
This pair of flip flops is made of 344 grams of recycled used tires.
Ecoalf’s flip flops are handmade in a local Spanish factory that Ecoalf visit regularly.
- This pair of flip flops is made of 344 grams of recycled used tires.
The used tires are sourced from Signus, a not for profit initiative set up to ensure that used tyres are not seen as waste but rather a resource with value.
It is difficult to recycle tyres as they contain metals, antioxidants and fabric pieces. It took Ecoalf two years of R + D but the result was a process that separated the elements and created a clean powder that can be compressed into shape without any glue or chemicals.
- The straps are made from 100% recycled rubber.
- ECOALF has chosen to produce in the same geographical regions that the raw materials they use are recycled. This cuts down on C02 emissions from unnecessary transport.