In Philadelphia, popular lifestyle clog maker Dansko has begun using biobased ethylene vinyl acetate from Brazil’s Braskem. The new Kane footwear line will contain up to 50% biobased content, provide comparable shock absorption to Dansko’s conventional clogs, and feature the company’s Natural Arch technology. The clog will launch this spring at www.dansko.com/kane-blue-eva-clog.
Braskem says its I’m green bio-based EVA is sustainably produced from sugarcane and reduces greenhouse gas emissions via CO2 capture. The material can be used in footwear, toys, general foams and more.
“As the largest polyolefins producer in the Americas, Braskem is focused on partnering with clients that share our commitment to advancing the manufacture of more sustainable products with our I’m green portfolio of eco-friendly materials,” Mark Nikolich, Braskem America CEO says in a press statement. “I’m green offers the same features of a conventional resin, such as flexibility, lightness and resistance, while helping support renewably sourced materials and reducing carbon emissions in the fight against global warming.”