Rise by Bloom is an innovative footwear solution made with repurposed algae biomass, engineered to replace a percentage of plastic polymer typically used for making conventional EVA shoes. One of our first forays into biobased material design, our Bloom collection represents a bold step towards an innovative future.

Rise by Bloom is an innovative footwear solution made with repurposed algae biomass, engineered to replace a percentage of plastic polymer typically used for making conventional EVA shoes. One of our first forays into biobased material design, our Bloom collection represents a bold step towards an innovative future.

The beauty in this revolutionary material is its symbiotic two-fold system. Bloom’s process simultaneously sweeps our lakes and freshwater ecologies of overly abundant algae growth, transforming undesirable excess into an environmentally sound product. It is impacting the state of the footwear industry for the greater good, without sacrificing a shoe’s performance standards or quality of components.The beauty in this revolutionary material is its symbiotic two-fold system. Bloom’s process simultaneously sweeps our lakes and freshwater ecologies of overly abundant algae growth, transforming undesirable excess into an environmentally sound product. It is impacting the state of the footwear industry for the greater good, without sacrificing a shoe’s performance standards or quality of components.

The beauty in this revolutionary material is its symbiotic two-fold system. Bloom’s process simultaneously sweeps our lakes and freshwater ecologiThe beauty in this revolutionary material is its symbiotic two-fold system. Bloom’s process simultaneously sweeps our lakes and freshwater ecologies of overly abundant algae growth, transforming undesirable excess into an environmentally sound product. It is impacting the state of the footwear industry for the greater good, without sacrificing a shoe’s performance standards or quality of components.es of overly abundant algae growth, transforming undesirable excess into an environmentally sound product. It is impacting the state of the footwear industry for the greater good, without sacrificing a shoe’s performance standards or quality of components.

Stream of Conscious

Bloom’s algae technology checks all the boxes for those who want to see innovation, longevity and everyday comfort on a level playing field. Did you know that the algae harvest required for one pair* of our Bloom-based shoes restores up to 80 liters of filtered water right back into the ecosystem? That’s equivalent to 3 months of water consumption for one person! The same manufacturing process sequesters CO2 and purifies 50 cubic meters (50m3) of air for a cleaner, healthier ecosystem. Rise by Bloom is another stream in the right direction to lessen the introduction of virgin materials into consumer goods

Bloom’s algae technology checks all the boxes for those who want to see innovation, longevity and everyday comfort on a level playing field. Did you know that the algae harvest required for one pair* of our Bloom-based shoes restores up to 80 liters of filtered water right back into the ecosystem? That’s equivalent to 3 months of water consumption for one person! The same manufacturing process sequesters CO2 and purifies 50 cubic meters (50m3) of air for a cleaner, healthier ecosystem. Rise by Bloom is another stream in the right direction to lessen the introduction of virgin materials into consumer goods

Bloom Family

In 2019, the iconic Jefferson was revamped with full Bloom treatment. We are the first and only to introduce an entire shoe from upper to outsole, engineered with Bloom’s innovative algae-blended material. To further our sustainable mission, we’ve integrated Bloom-based technology in even more styles, including the Ava and Jefferson Kids.

Adults Sustainable Collection

Kids Sustainable Collection

Bloom Family

In 2019, the iconic Jefferson was revamped with full Bloom treatment. We are the first and only to introduce an entire shoe from upper to outsole, engineered with Bloom’s innovative algae-blended material. To further our sustainable mission, we’ve integrated Bloom-based technology in even more styles, including the Ava and Jefferson Kids.

Adults Sustainable Collection

Kids Sustainable Collection

How Does It Work?

Specially engineered water tanks filter up to 175 gallons of excessively algae-polluted water per minute; while also netting 300 lbs of algae in a single day. Managing the freshwater algae epidemic is helping to sustain the wellbeing of aquatic life and restore ecological systems.

Specially engineered water tanks filter up to 175 gallons of excessively algae-polluted water per minute; while also netting 300 lbs of algae in a single day. Managing the freshwater algae epidemic is helping to sustain the wellbeing of aquatic life and restore ecological systems.

It’s a waste-to-wellness ethos that we can proudly stand behind, supporting other brand initiatives such as post-consumer shoe recycling through the Native Shoes Remix™ Project. To date, we have recycled over 30,000 shoes to create five playgrounds across Greater Vancouver.

It’s a waste-to-wellness ethos that we can proudly stand behind, supporting other brand initiatives such as post-consumer shoe recycling through the Native Shoes Remix™ Project. To date, we have recycled over 30,000 shoes to create five playgrounds across Greater Vancouver.

* All calculations above are based on the Jefferson Bloom Archive, US size M9.