Reformation Launched Its First Sneaker–& It’s Fully Recyclable

Reformation has long had sustainable practices at the forefront of its business model, including utilizing dead-stock fabric in the production process, offsetting resources and energy used, and disclosing the individual environmental impact of each garment to customers. The brand’s latest release is just the cherry on top of its already sustainable fashion: a fully recyclable sneaker.
The white leather shoe comes with contrast piping in five different colorways: light green, green green, midnight blue, beige-y pink, and a blue floral print. Scroll down to learn more about Reformation's first-ever sneaker that just happens to be sustainable.
The Harlow sneaker is an entirely closed loop. This means that when the shoe is no longer capable of functioning as proper footwear, the remaining parts and pieces can be recycled and used to make a brand-new sneaker. Ref isn't completely new to the world of fashion recycling. The brand has been reusing clothing since 2015, but this is the first time it's used old Reformation products to make new ones. All of these focused and intentionally sustainable efforts are part of the company's goal to become a certified climate-positive company by 2025.
The Harlow is crafted in Brazil from soft cow leather that's tanned without using chrome or other harmful metals, which can pollute local water supplies and contribute to soil erosion. From a styling perspective, these versatile white sneakers pair well with a wide variety of outfits. If you want to go casual but clean in anything from jeans and a crop top to a summer-weight suit to a flowing dress, these kicks will easily become your summer go-tos.  
If these trainers are piquing your interest, it may be smart to act quickly. After launching in mid-May, a few colorways quickly already sold out. However, some of our favorite color-accent options like Lawn Green and Avocado Swirl are almost fully in stock in women’s sizes 5-11. For out-of-stock options, you can also add your name to a waitlist. For in-stock options, the Harlow is available to order on the Reformation website now.
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