By 2023, each and every pair of Native Shoes will be 100% life cycle managed.
Introducing our first initiative on this journey, The Remix Project – turning your well-loved Native Shoes into something new! We’re collecting worn out Native Shoes, recycling them and giving them new life in projects across our community.
Where can I recycle my Native Shoes?
It’s not the end of the line for your well-loved Native Shoes. We are currently collecting well worn Native Shoes at the following locations:
Native Shoes Gastown
14 Water St.
Native Shoes Santana Row
1007 - 356 Santana Row
San Jose, California
Zappos for Good
Recycle my shoes
THE GOAL: 30,000 SHOES
BY DECEMBER 31ST 2019
The unique composition of Native Shoes can be reground into a versatile material that is useful in the creation of seating, playground flooring, insulation and more. Leveraging a proprietary regrind process, we are able to break down the materials found in every style of Native Shoes including sandals, slip-ons, knit sneakers and boots. From that point – there’s no telling where your soles could turn up!
To kick off the project we will be accepting Native Shoes for recycling at our flagship location in Vancouver, and at our store in San Jose’s Santana Row. In addition to expanding our collection program across Native Shoes retail stores, we have partnered with Zappos for Good where you can return your Native Shoes for free.
We’re excited to announce that our first initiative through The Remix Project is providing matting for a new playground in the Vancouver area. This requires 10,000 pairs of reground material – so get recycling!