Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Plant a Sneaker and Watch it Grow!

What do you do with your old sneakers? The maker of these shoes ask that you not throw them out but bury them in your back yard.

OAT takes biodegradable to the next level presenting not only a biodegradable shoe but one that will sprout a tree when planted. Dutch shoe company OAT debuted the first fully biodegradable shoe at Amsterdam's Green Fashion Awards and took second place. Made from canvas and cork, the materials are fully biodegradable.  Tree seeds are packed into the lining material so the idea is that when buried deep in the soil, a tree will emerge.