Beyond Skin, Spring/Summer 2011, eco-friendly shoes, sustainable shoes, vegan shoes, vegan fashion, eco-fashion, sustainable fashion, green fashion, ethical fashion, sustainable styleDYNAMITE DINAMICA

Beyond Skin creates its faux-suede footwear using a microfiber called Dinamica, which is made in Italy from 100 percent recycled PET, including post-consumer waste such as plastic bottles. Although Dinamica has found applications in the furniture and automotive industries, Beyond Skin is the first footwear label to get its foot in the door, so to speak.

Compared with petroleum-based polyester, Dinamica cuts carbon emissions by 60 percent.

Compared with petroleum-based polyester, Dinamica cuts carbon emissions by 60 percent. And because the material is super-durable and water-repellent, the shoes are capable of surviving both adverse weather (rain, snow) and careless drink-spillers. Despite its hardy qualities, Dinamica is pliable and soft to the touch—a true eco-fashion innovation.

Beyond Skin doesn’t use polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in its collections, opting for breathable and antibacterial polyurethane for its faux-leather effects and linings. The soles of the shoes are made from a partly recycled rubber resin. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the label could meet our eco-handbag needs, too? You heard it from us, first: Beyond Skin will be launching a capsule range of accessories for spring.

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