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Waste-based footwear

Sneature is the design of a waste-based sneaker. The shoe consists of dog hair, a biological waste material. The yarn made of dog hair, also called Chiengora, is an innovative solution for the upcycling of protein-based waste materials. The design integrates both functional requirements of a trainer and individual customization by the user. The integration of the 3D knitting technology enables both individualization and on-demand production with the lowest possible energy consumption. After use, Sneature is biodegradable.


Emilie Burfeind

Hochschule für Gestaltung

Offenbach am Main

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