Bobux leads the way in producing an eco-friendly shoe that supports growing feet and the planet
The Bobux Seedling is a new environmentally minded, super comfy trainer, produced with natural textiles that both little feet and the planet will love. Made with one of the softest fabrics on earth, the bamboo-knitted shoe is super lightweight, breathable, durable, and designed to support free movement.
Consciously crafted with recycled and naturally-sourced core materials, Seedling helps children leave more environmentally sound footprints, while staying comfortable and protected. Naturally insulating, hypoallergenic and UV protectant, bamboo is kind to kids’ feet, while the natural and recycled rubber sole offers durability, flexibility and grip for all adventures.
The Seedling trainer features cotton laces, woven eyelets and an open weave knit - helping kids tread a little more lightly on the earth, and wherever their adventures take them. No socks needed, just lace-up and go! The style comes in three gorgeous hues – Indigo, Turmeric and Rosa.
The Wonders of Bamboo
Bamboo is considered ‘carbon negative’ because it releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide than other plants. Because of these features, bamboo greatly decreases the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and cleans the air. Here are just some of the many benefits of using bamboo fabric in shoe design:
- Super soft - One of the softest fabrics on the planet
- Sweat absorbent - Naturally moisture absorbent and quick-drying
- Antibacterial - Keeps little feet odour free and feeling fresh
- Eco-friendly - Super fast growing, carbon negative plant – it’s in fact the fastest growing plant on the planet.
- Powerfully insulating - Keeps feet cool in summer and warm in winter
- Hypoallergenic - Gentle on sensitive skin
- Naturally UV protectant - Protects little feet from harmful sun exposure
This is the first plant based, plastic and metal-free shoe. The design challenge was to make our hugely popular and much-loved unisex Grass Court trainer but without using leather, plastics or metals, ensure it was 100% vegan-friendly and eliminate waste.
Bobux X One Tree Planted
For the launch of Seedling, Bobux is proudly collaborating with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organization focused on global reforestation. For every pair of Seedling shoes sold around the world, one tree will be planted in Indonesia. Indonesia is home to Bobux’s factories and shoe crafts people. By supporting this regeneration project Bobux and its customers will help protect critical wildlife habitats and provide sustainable livelihoods to local people. Bobux sees this new product as an exciting new direction, and from little changes come big things!