Luc Houle, a Toronto fashion designer, has a cool, innovative product that supports sustainability. His canvas shoe line has an apple seed implanted in the sole, so when you decide to move on to your next new pair of shoes, you can either plant them in the ground or, if they make the landfill, will break down and grow into a tree. The product is made free from plastics and made with naturally-occurring compounds that attract microorganisms to feed on and break down the shoe. The shoes will sprout into a tree in just three years, giving re-forestation a hand.
“The nice thing about this project is that because it’s a biodegradable sneaker that grows into a tree, we can kind of help number one, offset people’s carbon footprint, but we’re also helping eliminate plastics,” Houle told Blog Toronto. “And the more people we can reach with that the more of an impact we can have.”