The Remix Project

The Remix Project by Native Shoes recycled shoe material

The Remix Project, our first initiative on this journey, recycles your well-loved Native Shoes by giving them new life in projects across the community.

How does The Remix Project work?

The unique composition of Native Shoes can be reground into 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!

Our Goal by December 31st 2019: 30,000 Shoes Recycled

We champion the tiny activists among us who commit themselves to taking small steps toward positive change. We’re excited to announce that our first project is providing matting for new playgrounds in our local communities. Help us create a better world one tiny step at a time by recycling your shoes and supporting our goal of collecting 30,000 shoes by the end of the year!

Where can I recycle my Native Shoes?

To mark the start of the new school year, we’re making it easy (and free!) for you to s​end ANY old shoes off to be recycled through The Remix Project with help from our partner, Canada Post.

Option 1 - Post Office

  • Find your nearest Canada Post Office.
  • Bring in your old footwear in a properly sized box or bag.
  • Give the Canada Post representative our return authorization number: PR747684.
  • They will provide you with a label, complete the form, affix it to your package and you are done.
  • Canada Post will send us your footwear and we will donate (where appropriate) or break down and recycle your footwear for you.

Option 2 - Mail box

  • Ensure your package will fit in a mail box
  • Go to the Canada Post Returns Site
  • Fill in the form and print off the label.
  • Put your old footwear in a properly sized box or bag.
  • Affix the label to your package and and drop it in your neighborhood mail box.

We are also collecting well worn Native Shoes (only) at the following locations:

Worn out Native Shoes collected for The Remix Project by Native Shoes