Project aims to collect 10,000 shoes by the end of 2018
VANCOUVER, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Today, Native Shoes is excited to announce it's joining forces with Zappos for Good, the community outreach arm of Zappos.com, the customer service company that just happens to sell shoes, clothing and more, to collect well-loved Native Shoes to be recycled and made into playground matting. The initiative, called The Remix Project, is one of Native Shoes' programs that aims to have each and every pair of their shoes 100 percent life cycle managed by 2023. Consumers can help build playgrounds by visiting Zappos for Good, requesting a free shipping label, and sending all styles of well-loved Native Shoes to be recycled. The project's goal is to receive 10,000 recycled shoes by December 31, 2018 and build its first playground in 2019.
"Our customers are always showing us how to keep it lite and have fun when they wear Native Shoes. It seemed like a perfect fit to turn them into something useful, on a playground where communities gather to have fun and play," said Kyle Housman, President, Native Shoes. "We're excited to be working with Zappos for Good on this project, what a great opportunity to team up and bring fun to communities."
"As an advocate for environmental sustainability, joining forces with Native Shoes is an amazing opportunity to help communities do more with less by encouraging an environmental best practice in the retail industry that simultaneously creates a fun space for kids–and their imaginations–to run wild," said Steven Bautista, Head of Zappos for Good at Zappos. "With our overarching goal of delivering happiness, this project's sustainability efforts allow us to spread smiles on both a national and local level."
How to Participate in The Remix Project
Recycling Native Shoes is easy:
- Visit the Zappos for Good website
- Select Recycle with Native Shoes – The Remix Project and box up your well-loved Native Shoes (all styles are welcome) in any shipping box
- Login or create a new Zappos.com account and print your special prepaid shipping label
- Attach the label and drop off your box at any UPS Store in the continental United States
To contribute a pair of well-loved Native Shoes today, visit https://zapposforgood.org/recycle/native
For more information or to learn more about The Remix Project, please visit nativeshoes.com.
ABOUT NATIVE SHOES
Native Shoes is a global footwear brand creating accessible, easy-to-wear silhouettes that tread lite-ly on the environment. Born out of the temperate rainforests of Vancouver, Canada in 2009, Native Shoes concocts its signature Future Classics recipe by combining innovation, originality, and the key ingredient — lite-ness. The result is a selection of iconic styles paired with the best of evolving technology. Native Shoes are proudly Beast Free - no animals are harmed in the production of our shoes – since day one. Native Shoes was also awarded the PETA Approved Vegan certification. For more information, please visit nativeshoes.com.
ABOUT ZAPPOS FOR GOOD
Zappos for Good is a long standing Zappos.com department dedicated to fostering Zappos' community and charitable efforts. Having supported a variety of causes over the years, Zappos for Good's primary mission is to spread happiness and celebrate the good in everyone while encouraging employees to be the good they want to see in the world. This bold mission is supported by a series of programs and partnerships including GIVE, by Zappos for Good, Pawlidayz, Friends On Us Fridays and many more.
SOURCE Native Shoes