In 2015, the startup Austin Footwear Labs launched their brand at Earth Day Texas. The Texas-based company produces stylish shoes made out of 50% recycled tire rubber, which creates great footwear and also keeps tires out of landfills. Their mission is to “deliver high quality products using innovative technology and materials science to offer both sustainable and cutting-edge design elements.”
Last year, AFL received an incredibly positive response from Earth Day Texas attendees and took customer orders at the event. In 2016, they will be back to share everything their brand has learned over the past year and provide visitors with stylish ways to walk green.