To be carbon neutral by the end of 2020. Here are the steps that we are taking to do it.
At Twisted X, we are committed to doing our part to save the planet by creating products from recycled plastic, agricultural waste, and natural resources, while at the same time aiding in the reforestation of the troubled tree population in the United States.
Each pair of footwear from our ecoTWX® collection is made from an average of 13 recycled plastic water bottles. To date, we have recycled more than 3 Million bottles from polluted oceans and landfills.
We are making a complete migration from the industry standard of using harmful petrochemical nylon lining, to an eco-friendly blend of 50/50 ecoTWX® and bamboo charcoal.
This blend is more breathable as well as moisture and odor absorbing. By encompassing a more natural approach to footwear production, we are contributing to better environmental health as well as offering a product that is healthier for those wearing our shoes.
We utilize the renewable and biodegradable natural fibers sheared from Merino Sheep. This wool is seriously soft, odor resistant, naturally balances body temperature and wicks away sweat.
VEGETABLE TANNED LEATHERS
Using the oldest known method of tanning techniques, we leverage materials that grow naturally on our planet, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals that are often damaging to the environment.
This technique dates back centuries, using vegetable matter to create the supple richness in color in our leathers.
Our goal is to protect our waters and everything that lives in them. Harmful wild algae can be noninvasively harvested, providing a clean and balanced environment for aquaculture and ecologies.
By implementing algae into our midsoles, we are able to do good with something that is harmful to our delicate ecosystem.
We turn rice husks, a by-product of the agricultural industry that is typically thrown away, into a comfortable outsole blend of 20% rice husk and 80% rubber.
Through our partnership with One Tree Planted®, we will plant one tree in the U.S. for every pair of shoes purchased from our ecoTWX® collection. Forest restoration is one of the best solutions to climate change available today. To date, we have planted more than 200,000 trees, restoring over 4,000 acres of forest in the United States.
THE ARTIC SHIPPING PLEDGE
We have joined Nike and other like-minded companies in the Arctic Shipping Pledge, vowing that we will not be shipping our products through arctic waters that are now accessible due to climate change. Previously unnavigable, the melting arctic ice allows faster transit times, but at a high cost to an increasingly fragile ecosystem.
Our Office is single-use plastic free.
Our Production process strategically cuts our leathers to minimize waste. By utilizing the leftover materials from these cuttings, we upcycle the leathers for our youth and infant shoes. Ongoing efforts are in place for glue usage by minimizing and/or removing glue for a greener product and world.
Our Shoe Boxes are made from 85% recycled materials.
Our Catalogs & Collateral materials utilize soy-based ink, recycled paper, and small-batch printing to prevent overproduction and waste.